I am super excited to share two patterns in this issue, including the sweater on the cover!! Yay!! Even though I have quite a few designs under my belt, I get a big thrill every time I see a new one in print. This is my second time being on a cover, and I still jumped up and down all over my office with my dog.
I absolutely loved the yarn Interweave sent me, Sabine by Juniper Moon Farm. I'm usually not a fan of pure cotton yarns, so this yarn is a perfect warm weather blend for me-- cotton, llama and merino. The yarn is lightweight, bouncy, and is nicely heathers with the different blend of fibers.
Sand Dollar Cardigan is worked flat in pieces. The body is worked in Stockinette stitch, and the sleeves are worked in an open eyelet stitch. The edges are worked in a Garter rib. The yarn, Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton, is a cotton/acrylic blend that has a very interesting two-tone color. Sometimes cotton yarns make my wrists ache and cause a callous on my fingers, but this one was actually quite pleasant to work with.