Louet Spring 2014

I’m really excited to have two patterns in the Louet Spring 2014 collection.

I really love both of these garments, and I think they are great wardrobe staples that I could imagine myself wearing throughout the warm weather months.


Abita
This all started with a swatch. I had the idea for a pleat with peakaboo lace, and I wasn’t sure where it belonged. The pleat came first, and then the sweater.

I’m in love with the finished sweater! GEMS fingering is a great choice for this project because it is soft and durable. When I took this sweater to my knitting group my friends would ask me “Is this a cotton blend?” I don’t know how Louet does it, but their gems yarns have almost a cotton feel. As a person who is very sensitive to wool I love GEMS! I can’t wear angora, mohair, alpaca, or half the wool out there next to my skin, but I could definitely wear GEMS. Because this little cardi is knit in fingering weight yarn it’s really lightweight and a perfect transitional garment for warmer weather.
pleat_swatch
Ballson
I love this tee. I think it’s fun and flirty. One of my personal pet peeves is all the high necklines I see in knitwear. Just because it’s hand knit doesn’t mean it needs to have a high neck, so here’s my personal rebellion towards the trend.

The deep square neck is deceivingly simple, and it’s a top down raglan worked in the round. The neck features a version of the feather and fan pattern in a contrast color to bring lightness around the face.

I really want to make myself one of these, though I think I might lengthen the sleeves to just above the elbow, since that is my favorite sleeve length. I don’t know about you, but my arms look much better when they are a bit more covered.

Follow  all stops on the Louet North America Spring 2014 Blog tour!

January 13: Louet North America
January 15: Mari Knits
January 17: From the Desk of Molly Purlz
January 20: Fiber Dreams
January 22: Nik’s Knits
January 24: Emma Welford Designs
January 27: Guest Post by Patty Nance on Louet Blog
January 31: Wooly Wonka Fibers
February 3: Kangath Knits

Photos by Caro Sheridan, used with permission.

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