Thursday, May 19, 2011

Give in to your (summer-knitting) cravings.

Flower Child, available in Yarn Forward magazine (No. 29)

Image: Yarn Forward Magazine

Perfect for spring and summer, this top is a fresh take on 60s-inspired garments. A sleeveless top/tank top/vest (depending on where in the world you live AND how you deign to wear it), Flower Child sports an A-line skirt and bust darts.

At the curve-loving Empire waist and square neckline, brightly-colored, crocheted grannies spice things up. The pattern also features details such as bust darts, seed stitch edging, side shaping, slight gathering at waistband

Flower Child looks great on its own, and also shines when layered over a long-sleeved tee. It's a quick knit (with a bit of easy crochet tossed in for fun) that's certain to satisfy even the strongest cravings for warm-weather knits.

You can find my Flower Child pattern in Yarn Forward magazine #29 (October 2010).

Due to ongoing medical issues, I will be taking an extended sabbatical -- with definite plans to get back to designing as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and support.