Free Pattern Friday March 9, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

This Friday we’re back with two great free spring/summer patterns (dental surgery kept me from posting last week – my apologies!).  Knitty has just released it’s Spring/Summer 2012 issue and there are so many great shapes and textures on offer for warm-weather knitting. Be sure to visit the Knitty site and have a look at the collection – as usual, all Knitty patterns are free!  Two of my favourites in the issue are:

 Flaming June by Cheryl Niamath 

(Photos:  Paul Lesack)

From the Knitty site: Flaming June is a lightweight A-line cardigan in crisp, breathable hemp that will take you through warm spring days, cool summer evenings and gentle autumn afternoons with ease.  Mitered decreases provide fluidity and interest at the hips, and are echoed at the sleeve cuffs. The minimalist design is worked in one piece to the armholes. It is self-finished with bands of ribbing edging the fronts that continue up to a narrow shawl collar, with no buttons to interrupt the flowing lines.”  

A great transitional piece!

Gemini by Jane Richmond

(Photos: Betsy Webb)

From the Knitty site: “The Gemini tee shirt is knit using a cotton linen blend at a loose gauge. The result is an elastic fabric that works up quickly and fits beautifully. The top half of the yoke features a lace panel covering the shoulders and back. Named after the duality of the Gemini, this pullover can be worn with the lace to the back for a more casual look or with the lace facing forward for a dressier look.” 

I love the simplicity and shape of this design combined with the lace for added interest. To queue or not to queue?

– Melissa