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Summer Interweave Knits & the Hornbill Top April 30, 2020 16:34

The days here in Maine are finally becoming warmer and I've been enjoying spending time in the yard barefoot and without a coat. As the temps turn, my mind drifts toward summer knits, which is perfect since the Summer 2020 issue of Interweave Knits has just arrived!

Within the pages of this issue there are bunches of great designs—like the Peace Lily Blouse by Jennifer Miller Comstock and the Marmoset Pullover by Danae Smith. You'll also see my Hornbill Tee.

This seamless pullover is a joyous lace project to knit. The body is worked in a stunning lace pattern, in the round on a circular needle from the hem to the underarm.

The back and front are divided at the underarms. Stitches are cast on for the back sleeves, then the back is worked to the shoulder. The front sleeve stitches are picked up along the back sleeve cast-on stitches, then the front is worked up to the shoulders. The shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind-off before adding trim to the neck and sleeve cuffs.

The lace pattern looks complex, but there's a rhythm to it that helps it stick to memory. There's a pleasant balance between eyelet/decrease rows and knit or purl rows.

The Ecopuna yarn by Lana Grossa is a beautiful blend of cotton, Merino and alpaca. There's a gentle halo and a luscious softness that turns this into a luxurious sweater.

Read all about the Hornbill Tee here.

As you take a look at all the patterns in the Summer 2020 issue of Interweave Knits on Ravelry think of all the warm weather coming our way this summer. What will you be adding to your summer wardrobe this year? Which projects could you complete with a yarn already in your stash?

And of course, remember to download your copy of the magazine.

Leave a comment below, to let me know what you think!


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