I got my copy of First Light: 2013 Spring Collection by Knit Picks in the mail! So much goodness inside. I can’t wait to set aside some time to enjoy this book.
Introducing First Light: 2013 Spring Collection by Knit Picks
First Light is a collection of 14 patterns from 12 designers, and it features seven yarns from Knit Picks. There are 13 knit designs and 1 crochet design by me! — the Chrysanthemum crochet cardigan.
Knit Picks’ description reads:
Chrysanthemum is a full-length crochet cardigan that moves effortlessly with you as you move through your day. Wear it with a bright belt as an unexpected punch of color. Wear it as an extra layer as you head to an early morning yoga class. Wear it as a light coat throughout the transitional seasons.
Featuring long sleeves and an open front, this cardigan is crocheted from the shoulders down and joined at armholes to complete the remainder as one piece. Alternating groupings of double crochet and chain stitches create an elegant rippled pattern. Size increases are made in the dc sections, and the edges are finished with a reverse single crochet stitch border.
Chrysanthemum is available as an individual pattern or in the printed First Light book. The First Light book also comes with a free PDF version!
Knit Picks is giving away three copies of the First Light printed book. Visit the Knit Picks blog before February 25, and leave your comment on this post about which pattern is your favorite. Good luck!
What do you think of the First Light collection?
I wanted to quickly introduce my new crochet hat pattern – Belle Cloche.
One hat, multiple looks.
This asymmetrical cloche is worked in the round in single crochet. The increased length on one side is created by adding half-double crochet. Two columns of eyelets grace one side through which either the self-tie or purchased ribbon can be threaded, or wear the hat without any embellishment as a simple cloche. Weave the self-tie vertically through the eyelets, draw up the self-tie and make a bow to create “pillbox” or “turban” looks. This pattern is available here on This Is Crochet and also at Knitpicks for a reduced price.