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Mirasol Sulka Nina

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

First appearances are everything when it comes to choosing a knitting pattern, starting with the shape, the fit, and the tiny details that distinguish it from all the rest, yet ultimately it is the feel of the yarn that will hold your interest and get you to the finish line.  If you are a tactile knitter (aren’t we all?), this brand new quality from Mirasol might spoil you for all the others.  Geared towards the minimalist, who appreciates the finest in luxury fibres, Sulka Nina is spun in a swishy blend of merino, silk and alpaca, a classic dk weight arriving in shops now for early fall knitting in a wide array of heathery tones…… and by the way, this stunner of a yarn is an exact replica of Sulka, only scaled down to offer the best of both worlds.

Here is a peek at our line up of designs for Fall/Winter 2014 to knit in Sulka Nina-

 

M5077

m5077

If it ain’t got that swing………..and in this case its the silky drape of Sulka Nina that makes it the ideal choice for this dressy cropped cardi featuring wide angle fronts that sway with the slightest of movements. Claret (shown above).

 

m5079

m5079

You’ve got to accentuate the positive………..clean lines are far from ordinary as this eye-catching chevron hem pullover clearly demonstrates with set-in sleeves and a crew neck to balance the look.  Cypress (shown above).

 

m5078

m5078

Time after time………. its the classics that stick around and become our constant companions as in this cabled cardigan designed with a soft silhouette and a slimming v neck.  Bark (shown above).

 

m5081

m5081

Working 9 to 5…………. is a breeze in this slipover vest beautifully textured in an intricate-looking basket weave stitch, a sharp little office cover-up designed to make the shift from early fall into deep winter.  Cinnamon (shown above).

 

m5076

m5076

Living for the weekend…………. and switching into relaxed gear just doesn’t get any easier with this casual pullover, designed to look fresh and modern with sleeves pushed up to three quarter length and the back hem let out just a notch.  Moss stitch borders add a simple finish and a tad more substance to the overall sleek look.  Blackberry (shown above).

Top Ten Suntops 2014

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Let in the breeze this summer with one of our Top Ten Suntops, ready to knit in a winning mix of drapey cottons, silks, and linens, from bold and sassy in chili pepper brights to elegantly composed in sand-swept neutrals.  This season’s crop of sleeveless styles will take you from poolside to dinner and drinks at night without losing your cool.

 

Katia Tahiti

Katia Tahiti

Shoot the breeze all summer long in this cool cotton ribbon shell, a basic two-square design created in a chevron pattern with elongated stitches.  Knit in Tahiti by Katia, a chunky tape yarn that twists and twirls across the needles.  Twenty-one colour picks are available including Coral (shown above).

 

Katia Viscoseta

Katia Viscoseta

Graded A+ for sophistication, this sampler top offers variety in knitting, from the gently-scalloped border to the reverse stocking stitch stripes rendering additional sheen to the finished appearance.  Knit in Viscoseta by Katia, a silk blend in a chunky weight.  Meringue (shown above).

 

Diamond Luxury Collection

DLC Fine Merino Superwash Heather Lace

Whether you are a fan of top-down convertibles, or top-down knitting, this wispy design by Sachiko Burgin will take you for a breezy ride.  Knit in Fine Merino Superwash Heather Lace, a featherweight yarn, a new addition to the Diamond Luxury Collection in ten understated hues.  Heather (shown above).

 

Katia Tempera

Katia Tempera

Cool comfort with a sporty attitude, this cotton hoodie features trendy high/low shaping and a fun injection of self-striping colour.  Knit in Katia’s summer essential, Tempera, showing off eight transitional shadings for the young-at-heart. Turnsole (shown above).

 

Katia Cotton Jeans

Katia Cotton Jeans

For mermaids and seafaring gals, kick back and relax in a pair of blue jeans and this matching knitted tee, featuring a straight neckline and simple garter stitch armbands, a new design from Katia’s Casual Collection.  Knit in Cotton Jeans, a dk weight yarn with a subtle print effect.  Blueberry (shown above).

 

Noro Silk Garden Sock

Noro Silk Garden Sock

If the clouds are hiding your sunny disposition, add a rainbow to your day, with this dramatically different slipover top, long and lean in a two-row lace rib pattern with minimal shaping.  Knit in Silk Garden Sock by Noro, cosy yet light enough for cooler summer days.

 

Sirdar Cotton DK

Sirdar Cotton DK

The leaves are falling, not everywhere, just across the yoke of this attractive sleeveless top.  Knit in Cotton DK, a new quality with a pearly finish from Sirdar, packing great value and yardage into every 100g ball.  Black Velvet (shown above).

 

Katia San Remo

Katia San Remo

Polished metal and lacy glam are a striking combo in this vintage style tank top, part of the City Collection by Katia.  Knit in San Remo, a viscose mix in a dozen glistening hues.

 

Louisa Harding

Louisa Harding Colline

Rated extra hot and spicy, Abbagliare by Louisa Harding combines a wavy stripe pattern with a linear neckline, for a simple unstructured style.  This tropical beauty is knit in Colline, a super smooth cotton laced with baby alpaca.  Confiture and Ricrac (shown above).

 

Noro Taiyo Sock

Noro Taiyo Sock

In full swing for summer, this sleeveless shell keeps the look carefree by focusing on playful skirting and a rolled neckline.  Knit in Taiyo Sock by Noro, a mainly-cotton blend enhanced with silk and wool for stability.  There are thirty inspiring colourways to mull over.

Noro 1.2.3

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Keeping it light and simple, that is the key to knitting in the sultry, sticky weather. Wherever you may be unwinding to enjoy the dog days of summer, this hot new release from Noro gets a thumbs up from us and should be high on your list of pack ‘n’ go essentials, with a mesmerizing line-up of thirty projects to knit in three skeins or under.  Confirming the fact that a little Noro goes a long way, this collection of quick knits showcases the brilliance and unsurpassed artistry of one of the most cherished yarns in the world.

 

Noro 1.2.3 Skeins

Noro 1.2.3 Skeins

With an adventurous spirit and touch of whimsy, knitted accessories have never looked so tempting.  In this fourth installment of the Knit Noro book series, creativity overflows as a team of talented designers pull out all the stops to include a project for every skill level and style preference.  From rainbow-hued shawls, cowls, and capelets, to fanciful mitts, beanies, and much more, take a peek at what’s inside-

 

Twig Lace Shrug

Twig Lace Shrug

Shrugs are increasing in popularity this season, heading up the ‘must knit’ list as a cross between a shawl and a bolero, always ready to slip on to chase away the chill.  Knit in Ayatori, a plush mix of wool and silk available in an understated colour palette, this Twig Lace Shrug in knit in one piece, with a pretty back panel edged in seed stitch.  Requires three balls.  Col. #15 (shown above).

 

Pleated Cowl

Pleated Cowl

A well-crafted topper for sleeveless shells and dresses, this Pleated Cowl combines short row shaping amidst vibrant shifting colour.  Knit in Noro’s irresistible Shiraito, a splurge of cashmere, angora, and wool. Two skeins required.  Col. #31 (shown above).

 

Honeycomb Cable Hat

Honeycomb Cable Hat

Capping it off in dramatic style, this Honeycomb Cable Hat forges a bond between homespun texture and spirited colour.  Knit in Kirara, a dk weight spin in wool, cotton, silk and angora.  Two skeins required.  Col. #13 (shown above).

 

Head Kerchief

Head Kerchief

Short and sweet, this Head Kerchief keeps the look cool and refreshed, whether its a bad hair day, or a change it up sort of day.  Knit with one ball of Silk Garden Lite, a high-end blend of silk, mohair and lambswool in rich jewel tones.  Col. #2080 (shown above).

The Kids Are All Knitting

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Keeping kids busy this summer, all ninety-four days of it may seem pretty simple, but when you factor in the ever-changing weather it does have its challenges, especially at that precarious age when a bag of water balloons, a pail of beach toys, or a stack of books may not get the same enthusiastic reaction as it did in previous years.  Offering them a pair of knitting needles might just ignite their creative interest and start the ball rolling.  Beginning with a small project right off the bat is the best approach, a scarf, a cowl or a hat requires a shorter attention span and greater satisfaction as a result.

 

Head Start by Sirdar

Head Start by Sirdar

A fresh idea from Sirdar, Head Start is a project in a ball, topped off with a fuzzy flash of faux fur.  This yarn is soft and cosy, yet thick enough to make it rewarding for first time knitters.  Look for all four shades- Pink Rocks, Soda Pop, Teen Spirit, and Electric Blue.  Hat pattern included on label.

 

Head Start Scarf by Sirdar

Head Start Scarf by Sirdar

A great follow-up to the Head Start hat kit, this scarf project requires two balls and a pair of 10 mm needles.  Kids will learn the basic knit stitch quickly with this super chunky yarn and enjoy a few hours of simple enjoyment, working with their hands and creating a trendy accessory to wear when the weather cools down.  Also a great little kit to giftwrap for birthdays.

 

Big Impact Cowl by Wisdom Yarns

Big Impact Cowl by Wisdom Yarns

The arm knitting craze shows no signs of slipping away, quite the contrary, it is gaining more momentum as fall yarns appear on the horizon in luscious new colours and textures.  This technique utilizes both arms in much the same way as knitting needles to create a very loose airy scarf or cowl.  Its a great way to keep the kids occupied while on a road trip, around the campsite, or anytime a group activity is required.  This Big Impact Cowl is a speedy project, worked over six stitches with two strands of yarn held together.  Requires two balls of Poems Forte by Wisdom Yarns.  FREE Pattern.

Susurro by Louisa Harding

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Exquisite detail in each and every delicate stitch, combined with the illusion of an enchanting fairytale captured in a single dramatic pose, that’s what takes our breath away as we browse through the latest knitwear collections from Louisa Harding.  In this dreamy compilation for fall and winter 2014, inspired by The Princess And The Pea, Susurro is the nucleus upon which such stunning elegance is created, an almost translucent whispery-soft baby alpaca spun into a chainette-style yarn, surprisingly light in volume and lofty in warmth.  Keep your eyes open for all twelve sophisticated shades of Susurro to magically appear at your lys this summer and in the meantime why not get inspired by a few of these beguiling designs featured in the accompanying booklet.

 

Suzette by Louisa Harding

Suzette by Louisa Harding

Raising the bar from quite lovely to knockout nice with this barely-there shawl which graces the shoulders in an open leaf pattern stitch, and is polished off with Louisa’s trademark picot edging.  Rosehip (shown above).

 

Repunzel by Louisa Harding

Repunzel by Louisa Harding

A little something to keep your back and arms warm while showing off that fancy dress.  This posh shrug features a peekaboo back panel comprised of cables and lace plus a sawtooth sleeve edging.  Fir (shown above).

 

Francine by Louisa Harding

Francine by Louisa Harding

While fashionistas zoom in on the latest runway trends for fall, this light and frothy cropped cardi will be waiting in the wings.  Knit in a romantic vintage-inspired lace pattern complimented by an eyelet neckline.  Natural (shown above).

 

Imogen by Louisa Harding

Imogen by Louisa Harding

It doesn’t get any more ladylike than a gathering of lace and ruffles on this ribbon-trimmed pullover designed by Louisa Harding and knit in a demure shade of morning mist.  Glint (shown above).

 

Elenora by Louisa Harding

Elenora by Louisa Harding

Making a splash with colour, double-edged raglans highlight the shapely shoulder lines on this regal-looking pullover while multiple cables give the peplum plenty of panache.  Pea with Sailor contrast trim (shown above).

A Gentle Footprint

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Watch out… a chance encounter with one of these charming fuzzy dark-eyed creatures can melt your heart in an instant.  More than just an adorable face shyly-covered by an outrageously comical mop top, alpacas are known for their sweet disposition and curious nature.  Quickly becoming the more sustainable choice for wool, these long-necked members of the camelid family which are native to the Peruvian highlands, have softly padded feet and graze on tall grasses leaving a very gentle footprint on the environment.  Alpaca fleece is hollow and contains no lanolin (which eliminates the need for cleaning with harsh chemicals) yet it is much softer, warmer and more resilient than sheep or goat wool.  Alpacas grow enough fleece to produce wool for an average five sweaters per year.  It would take four cashmere goats to produce a sufficient amount of wool for just one sweater.

 

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Alpacas come in a variety of natural colours ranging from blue-tinged ebony, golden-brown, honey beige to silver and creamy white, a surprising twenty-two shades in all, with the white fleece being in greater demand for it’s ability to accept dyes.

 

Suri Alpaca

Suri Alpaca

There are two types of alpaca, the Suri breed (shown above), easily recognizable by their long spaghetti-like locks that grow up to six inches per year and produce a luxurious fine fibre with a polished sheen.  Suris make up less than twenty percent of the worldwide alpaca population.

 

Huacaya Alpaca

Huacaya Alpaca

The Huacaya (shown above), the more common and hardier of the two breeds is otherwise known as the South American teddy bear for the rumpled, cuddly appearance and springy fleece which differs greatly from that of a sheep.  Not only is it highly rated for its thermal value, alpaca fibre has a lovely soft drape and blends smoothly with silk, merino, linen, cotton and bamboo.

 

Alpaca Gold

Alpaca Gold

In limited release and at the head of the queue for fall knitting projects, look for Alpaca Gold, a softer handle in comparison to cashmere and with much more gloss.  Make no mistake, this is a hand-sorted premium fibre which accounts for only ten percent of all combed baby alpaca.  Exclusive to Diamond Luxury Collection in a dozen richly-dyed shades.  Truly decadent!  Mallard (shown above).

 

Alpaca Blush

Alpaca Blush

Alpaca Blush will put a rosy glow on your needles with eight semi-solid lollipop colours ideal for mixing it up in fairisle cowls or striped gloves and matching caps.  This new quality from Diamond Luxury Collection is a superfine alpaca spun in a dk weight.  King Crimson (shown above).

 

Alpaca Peru Heather

Alpaca Peru Heather

Also in the mix for fall knitting, Alpaca Peru Heather has subtle highlights in a pleasing palette featuring both prominent hues and demure washes of colour.  Cerulian (shown above).

Baby Blues

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

It’s a boy’s world out there with frogs to catch, forts to build, and the occasional kite to fly. With a slighter higher ratio of boys being born over girls (a prevalent trend since 1940) it really is no surprise that baby outfits are being knit predominantly in shades of blue.  Finding a good selection of patterns for baby boys is a walk in the park, just take a browse through the extensive catalogues of both Sirdar and Sublime, two leading British manufacturers offering tiny designs that are contemporary and appealing in yarns sturdy enough to stand up to whatever little guys can get into.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4440

Just one of the boys!  No bells and whistles are required on this one, an easy-fitting raglan cardigan featuring subtle rib detail and a matching cap.  Knit in Snuggly DK, Sirdar’s classic baby yarn rounded off with more than ten shades of irresistible blue.  Peaceful (shown above).

 

Sublime Little Pip Tank

Sublime Little Pip Tank

Oh boy!  Keep the look crisp and modern with this popover vest, a much-needed layer for wee guys offering comfort on cool days.  Just one of the seventeen designs in Sublime’s Book 671, knit in ultrasoft Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, offering more than thirty-five storybook colours in the range.  Puddles (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4428

Button Up!  Looking dashing and dapper in this gentleman’s vest, a combination of stripes and cables to knit in either a pullover or button front style.  Knit in washer friendly Snuggly Baby Bamboo.  Dinky Denim and Bobbi Blue (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4433

Little boy blue!  This cosy cardigan is fit for a pint-sized prince in a crew or v neck style, with convenient fold-over pockets just big enough to be stuffed with little treasures. Knit in Snuggly Baby Bamboo, a dk weight yarn that feels soft and silky against baby’s skin.  Bobbi Blue (shown above).

 

Sublime Captain Lively Sweater

Sublime Book 671

Sailor boy!  There must be a sandy beach nearby for this tiny tyke to wile away the hours in this Captain Lively sweater with a nice roomy neck opening and stripes that add pizazz.  Knit in Sublime’s Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK,   Rubadub and Puddles (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #4429

Boys will be boys!  That means spills and thrills, so it might be best to keep the look relaxed with a sporty pullover knit in alternating bands of stocking stitch and ribbing.  Knit in Snuggly Baby Bamboo, a seasonal favorite from Sirdar, with thirty-eight popular shades to choose from including Dinky Denim (shown above).

NORO Magazine Issue 4

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Colour is the spice of life, and with a generous sprinkle here and there our whole world pulsates with vitality.  The same goes for knitting, we love, love, LOVE colour!!  Not only is it the eye candy that we crave after a winter far too long for our liking, it is at the heart and soul of every ball of Noro yarn, and just happens to be in full bloom on the pages of the latest issue of the Noro knitting magazine.  Take a peek inside this issue, filled with more than thirty stunning projects to knit and crochet by forward-thinking designers who challenge the rules and veer away from the mundane by manipulating colour into amazing new directions.  Contact your lys to reserve a copy, issue four is due out in the first week of June.

 

NORO Knitting Magazine Issue 4

NORO Knitting Magazine Issue 4

The only thing missing on this cover is a bright red warning label- May cause abnormal heart rate, proceed with CAUTION!  

 

Cold Shoulder Pullover

Cold Shoulder Pullover

It’s open season on lacy knitting, and this issue showcases a flurry of designs that will make your eyes marvel in delight, with vests, tunics and tees that utilize innovative techniques to create a little more breathing space.  Cold Shoulder Pullover designed by Deborah Newton in Taiyo Sock col. 17 (shown above). 

 

Waterfall Vest

Waterfall Vest

Elongated stitches and cables intersect with poetic ease on this one piece Waterfall Vest designed by Kim Haesemeyer in Taiyo Sport col. 10 (shown above).

 

Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter Stitch Jacket

Make a few waves this spring without getting your feet wet.  Pick a new project to knit from the latest Noro knitting magazine and get ready for the oohs and aahs that will follow.  Garter Stitch Jacket designed by Ann Klimpert in Silk Garden col. 357, 387 and Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran col. 26 (shown above).

 

Flower Lace Scarf

Flower Lace Scarf

Crochet hooks will be swinging in fine style as Noro showcases a profusion of blooms to rival the prettiest of gardens.  Flower Lace Scarf designed by Jacqueline Van Dillen in Taiyo Lace col. 28 (shown above).

 

Reversible Cowl

Reversible Cowl

It’s all about accessorizing the positive in unexpected ways this season, from dreamy cowls and wristlets, to fanciful hats and socks.  This time around Noro injects self-striping colour to intensify the dramatic fashion palette of animal prints, geometrics and floral patterns.  Reversible Cowl designed by Linda Medina in Obi col. 3 (shown above).

Top Ten Vests For Spring 2014

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

From brisk mornings to balmy afternoons, this time of year can have that proverbial seesaw effect on all of us.  That’s why sleeveless vests have such mass appeal, when it comes to adding a cosy layer they are by far the most versatile garment pieces.  Set your sights on the season’s best designs from breezy beach wraps to casual weekend toppers, this selection of top ten vests has a style to suit all tastes and skill levels.

 

Katia Tropic Vest

Katia Tropic Vest

Look at what’s showing up in yarn shops this season from Katia’s S/S Collection, multi-toned cotton tape in a new polar weight for days spent soaking up the sun.  This stylish vest is worked without side seams and combines a border in stocking stitch with an uncomplicated mesh pattern.  Knit on 8 mm needles in TropicTahiti (shown above).

 

Katia Jaipur Wrap Vest

Katia Jaipur Wrap Vest

Catch the breeze in a swingy wrap vest, an easy to wear crocheted style worked up in a shell stitch pattern and finished off with short and sweet fringe detail.  Choose from one of eleven gelato-hues in this lightweight cotton, Jaipur from Katia.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7089

Sirdar Leaflet #7089

Polish and panache go a long way on this dressy vest, designed to flatter with a wide waist panel that gives a gentle cinching detail.  Choose either the v neck or shawl collar option.  Knit in Soukie DK from Sirdar, a cotton blend threaded with tiny paillettes to reflect the light.  Endless Days (shown above).

 

Katia Belice Hoodie

Katia Belice Hoodie

Off for a walk around the block with the dog or a bike ride to the park with the kids?  This casual hoodie may become your new BFF.  A cosy layering piece outfitted with handy slash pockets for keeping your cell phone and keys right at your fingertips.  Knit in cool, comfortable Belice, a wash n wear mix of cotton and acrylic.  Look for Lilac (shown above) and more inspiring colourways at your lys.

 

Katia Mali Vest

Katia Mali Vest

A quieter neutral palette combined with crisp seed stitch texture makes this vest all the more tempting.  An easy breezy project for novice knitters requiring no buttonholes, just a pretty shawl stick as a closure, this design is knit in Mali, a natural cotton with an unique twist available in eighteen shades.  Beige (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7004

Sirdar Leaflet #7004

Cables create all the drama needed on this loose-fitting v neck vest which can be knit short or long to suit your style preference.  Knit in Simply Recycled Aran, a washable cotton blend from Sirdar.

 

Katia Cotton Ribbon Vest

Katia Cotton Ribbon Vest

Looking for that pie-in-the-sky project to keep your fingers busy this spring?  Don’t be fooled by the complex look of this cotton vest, it really is much easier to knit than it looks.  The back is knit in straightforward garter stitch and the fronts are constructed by domino knitting, a technique which applies centre decreases to form a block which leads right into the next one without any seams.  Knit in Tropic, a multi-hued cotton ribbon yarn from KatiaCuracao (shown above).

 

Katia Tie Front Vest

Katia Tie Front Vest

Play up those summer whites with this Kool-Aid inspired vest from Katia’s Casual Collection.  Wear it loose and flowing or tied at the midriff for a figure-flattering fit.  Knit in Jaipur, a lace weight cotton yarn featuring eleven self-striping picks.

 

Katia Tahiti Vest

Katia Tahiti Vest

Make waves at the beach with a trendy shawl vest, knit from side-to-side in one piece mixing pretty openwork with garter stitch.  Knit in Tahiti from Katia, a cotton tape showcasing an eye-catching range of vibrant hues.  Surf (shown above).

 

Katia Iris Vest

Katia Iris Vest

Without a doubt, linen is the shining star of sultry weather.  It has a carefree vibe and offers plenty of air circulation on hot, sticky days.  This openwork vest is ideal over sleeveless tops and knits up in the blink of an eye with double wrapped stitches.  Knit in Iris by Katia, a lightweight blend of linen enhanced with a metallic sheen.  Lavender (shown above).

 

Top Ten Cardigans For Spring 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

No matter where you live, a handknit cardigan is indispensable especially when it comes to navigating through the transitional days of early spring.  Wafting in like fresh air through an open window, this season the styles are far more relaxed, with an emphasis on open fronts or simple one-button closures.  Current silhouettes vary from long and lean, to short and cropped, with sleeves that barely sweep the wrist or fall just below the elbow in a demure Grace Kelly kind of way.  Edgings shift away from tradition to show off pretty curves, decorative scallops, and soft draping.  This week we have put together a selection of inspiring designs to knit in our most pleasing array of cotton, linen, silk and easy care blends.

Top Ten Cardigans For Spring 2014-

Katia San Remo

Katia San Remo

Whether it is walking the dog or commuting to the office, this comfy cardigan will get a real wardrobe workout.  Casual yet polished with a wide garter stitch border and roll back collar, plus just enough lacework added to keep it light and airy, this design is knit in San Remo by Katia, a worsted weight yarn gushing with metallic sheen.  Blue Grey (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7005

Sirdar Leaflet #7005

This perfectly proportioned cardigan is ready to ring in spring, knit in a warm poppy shade, featuring rounded edges, a turnback collar punctuated with chic button detail and elbow length sleeves.  Knit in Sirdar’s Simply Recycled Aran, a cotton blend particularly appealing to anyone on the lookout for speedy projects.

 

Katia Brisa

Katia Brisa

Sometimes it is the simplest of pattern stitches that can create the most impact as it is with this fabulous openwork cardigan, capturing the feeling of spring with a flowy edging.  Knit in Brisa, one of our favorite crisp and cool yarns from Katia’s impressive range, a mercerized cotton and viscose boasting a palette of more than thirty shades to choose from.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7001

Sirdar Leaflet #7001

Surf’s up with this flattering longer length cardigan featuring a deep v and tie front detail.  Knit in Raffaela from Sirdar, a nubby cotton blend highlighted with a pearly sheen.  Amalfi and Lido (shown above).

 

Noro Taiyo Sock Cardigan

Noro Taiyo Sock Cardigan

Refreshing last year’s outfits is a breeze with this colour-banded cardigan from Noro Favourites by European designer, Claudia Wersing.  Knit in Taiyo Sock, a fingering weight blend of cotton, wool, silk and nylon available this season in thirty-three colourways.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7086

Sirdar Leaflet #7086

For the winter weary, this boost of colour may just be what the doctor ordered, knit in Sirdar’s newest arrival, Cotton DK, a contemporary cardigan composed of lattice and lace with optional three quarter or cap sleeves.  Look for the popular range of eighteen colours.  Sailor Blue (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7013

Sirdar Leaflet #7013

Flower buds underscore the lower half of this v neck cardigan styled with three-quarter or alternate full length raglan sleeves, a smart well-fitting design in Sirdar’s classic Calico DK, washer and dryer friendly in a combo of cotton and acrylic fibres.  Bay Blue (shown above).

 

Katia Iris

Katia Iris

For a look that is both timeless and elegant go for natural shades of linen, cream and white.  This wispy cardigan has a modern vibe and adds the coolest, lightest layer possible.  Knit in the slinky new Iris by Katia, an innovative blend of linen and metallic polyester in seven shimmery sun-kissed hues.  Stardust (shown above).

 

Debbie Bliss Juliet

Debbie Bliss Juliet

The Chanel Jacket, an iconic style revamped this season by Debbie Bliss in a her latest softly-toned cotton tweed, Juliet.  Look for all twelve shades in stores now including Hyacinth (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7002

Sirdar Leaflet #7002

Conveying a sense of ease, this ‘take anywhere’ cardigan is gentle on the eyes in spring’s must-have lilac shade.  Knit in Raffaela by Sirdar, a textured cotton blend with a subtle twist.  Capri (shown above).