IS #18: Spring Cardis

I’ll get right to the point with this week’s Inspiration Saturday post: the new Spring 2013 edition of Twist Collective is a veritable smorgasbord of adorable spring cardis. There are more sweet, feminine, delicate wardrobe pieces than you could shake a flower-bud-studded-stick at, and though I’m normally drawn to the shawls and accessories I pretty much want to knit every single sweater in this issue. Here are three I really loved.

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This design is Floriston by Elizabeth Doherty. That lace detail continues along the open fronts of this one-step-up-from-basic cardigan but I chose to show the back because I love the pleating. It’s such an unexpected, pretty detail that creates a gorgeous silhouette.

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This pretty-in-pink creation is Cayley by Amy Herzog. Amy actually has two designs in this issue, both of which I loved. I like the classic shape of this one and how the lace details on the cuff repeat across the upper back, giving it a delicate feel. I tend to favorite so many of her patterns on Ravelry, so I think whenever I get around to knitting a sweater for myself one of her designs might be the first. She had a great fit-to-flatter series of blog posts that she’s now turned into a book and a Craftsy class, all about how to modify your knitwear to fit your body type, which is super helpful for people with curves and different proportions.

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Finally, this is Haussmann by Kate Gilbert. I love the wrap style of this piece, which I find very flattering to my body type, plus you all know how I feel about ribbons. What’s also really interesting about this one is the semi-sheer fabric knit from a lightweight linen yarn. I’m not sure if I’ll ever knit it since it involves linen yarn on size US 3 needles and a crocheted scallop border all around the edges, but it sure is pretty to look at.

What are some of your favorite new designs? Did any of the others in the issue speak to you? Please link along below if you’re feeling inspired!


5 thoughts on “IS #18: Spring Cardis

  1. I think Haussmann is my favorite from the issue as well. I'm not sure how flattering the wrap style would be on me. But there is something about that garment that speaks to me.


  2. Ah yes, you do love your ribbons and you know how to use them and make them really work well too. I like all of the designs here, especially the first one. But I'm not nuts about the colors they knit them in. Pastels just aren't my favorite. Although the yellow is quite pleasant.


  3. The entire Spring issue of Knitscene is really inspiring for me, it has some lovely spring sweaters.
    I like the ones you show here, they are all very lovely. I will have to look into Twist Collective sometime.



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