I'm knitting a new sweater!
In spite of the snow on the ground (and in the forecast), I've got spring knitting on my mind. I've had Thea Colman's Vodka Lemonade cardigan in my Ravelry favorites for quite a while. The designer describes this piece as a '...springy sweater with a vintage vibe. Seed stitch and lace details add texture and a feminine touch, and the classic styling ensures that it will go with jeans and a tank just as easily as a sundress and sandals.'
Thea Colman is notable for her introduction of details that are 'just right.' This cardigan is light and simple to knit--resolving from a seed stitch collar with interesting, textured raglans, into a sweater with a beautiful lace detail on both fronts and the center back. Just enough to make it beautiful. It's just right. Coincidentally, yellow is my favorite color, so I am knitting my sweater with Hikoo's Simplicity DK in 'Goldfish.' This yarn has a lively hand, is soft and washable, and it has excellent stitch definition.
Vodka Lemonade is a totally customizable pattern, too. 'You can play with the width, length, waist shaping or the sleeves without changing the design. And if you prefer to wear your cardigans closed, there's plenty of room in the seed stitch panels for a few buttons.' I'm long waisted, so I am adding some length in the body so that my sweater fits me like I want it to.
The combination of a cropped sweater with 3/4 length sleeves and a lightweight (dk) wool blend yarn are making this is satisfying winter knit. When the weather begins to warm up, I can't wait to pull on this sunny sweater!