Feature Pattern of the Week - Step Into Spring Knits
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Clockwise from top left: Spring Bud Wrap by Shannon Dunbabin, Fascinating Rhythm by Shannon Dunbabin, Moclips Socks by Cascade Design, Blanca Lake Shawl by Susie Bonell
Step into spring with lighter weight accessories knit in a colorful palette of pastel & jewel tones. These fun pieces are knit in four yarns from our newly expanded selection of Cascade. Based near Seattle, Washington, the company is family owned & operated by Shannon & Rob Dunbabin. In addition to curating the yarn & color selections, Shannon is also a knit designer.
The Spring Bud Wrap by Shannon Dunbabin is knit in Cascade Cantata, a light & airy yarn with an unique structure that gives cables & textured stitches definition. Ideal for three season garments, the yarn is constructed of a cotton tube with superwash Merino wool fibers blown into it.
The wrap requires 4 skeins of Cascade Cantata (sample in Cactus) & a size US 9, 16”-24” circular. This versatile piece is knit flat (20” wide) & features a modern lace pattern that can easily go from day to night.
Perfect for little ones, Fascinating Rhythm by Shannon Dunbabin is an adorable hat knit in DK weight Cascade Anchor Bay; a soft blend of cotton & superwash Merino wool. The hat knits up in a snap with 1 ball of Anchor Bay & size US 6, 12”-16” circular & double point needles (based on size). The pattern features finished brim sizes of 12”- 21” so you can make an adult version as well!
Great for feet & the environment, the Moclips Socks by the Cascade Design Team are knit in Cascade ReFine which is spun from 100% recycled fibers. The lace design & shorter cuff is ideal for warmer weather. ReFine has wonderful yardage (503 yds), so you will need just 1 ball for a pair of socks, as well as size US 1 double point needles.
Ideally worn as a effortless scarf/bandana or shoulder wrap, the Blanca Lake Shawl by Susie Bonell is knit in Cascade Hampton, a lovely blend of pima cotton & linen. Perfect for keeping cool in summer, the yarn is also wonderful for tees & tanks. This lacey wrap features garter stitch, simple lace & a picot border. The shawl requires just 2 skeins of Hampton & a size US 8, 16” circular needle (knit flat, 18” deep).
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The Wool & Co. Team