Spring Interweave

Posted on | February 9, 2008 | 20 Comments

The spring issue of Interweave Knits is out now and I have two patterns in it: the Drawstring Chemise and the Printed Silk Cardigan.

I wasn’t sure if I preferred the sleeves to be done in the twisted stitch motif (main sketch) or if I wanted them in 1×1 rib (upper right), so I sketched out both possibilities. Eunny chose the latter and I’m glad she did. I think the 1×1 rib ties together the ribbing in the empire band and on the neckbands. The only other thing I changed was to ditch the narrow 1×1 ribbing at the hems. I preferred the smooth edge finish and the La Luz was drapey enough to make even a crocheted edge unnecessary. However, if you find that the body hems curl too much, it’s a simple matter to add a single chain crochet finish.

I’m also very grateful for the great reception I’ve been receiving for the Henley Perfected. The last time I checked, 72 projects have been entered in Ravelry. I really appreciate the support and it’s fun for me to see the different henleys people have made!


20 Responses to “Spring Interweave”

  1. Sandra
    February 10th, 2008 @ 12:02 am

    congrats on your two patterns in the spring interweave!! fabulous as always, connie!

  2. kat coyle
    February 10th, 2008 @ 1:01 am

    They’re both lovely I would definitely wear both of them. Great job!

  3. Laura
    February 10th, 2008 @ 3:42 am

    Bravo! Your Henley Perfected was my favorite sweater from Winter Knits, and the Printed Silk Cardigan is my favorite from the Spring issue. Thanks for sharing this little behind-the-scenes glimpse of your design.

  4. schrodinger
    February 10th, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    Fantastic again Connie! Congratulations.

  5. gleek
    February 10th, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    two new lovely knits! i saw that first little camisole in the magazine and thought, oh that’s cute! and then saw it was yours :) i thought, of course! heheh.

  6. Veronique
    February 10th, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    Congrats! And thanks for including your sketch, it’s a great way to see your designing process.

  7. Jessica
    February 10th, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

    Awesome! You already know I love them, but I actually really like the cami with the extra bit of room on you. Maybe that will be my first summer knit of the year….

  8. Gudrun Johnston
    February 10th, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

    I love them both..thanks for sharing the background info on the design/submission too…always interesting to see/hear about the process!

  9. Angelika
    February 11th, 2008 @ 7:58 am

    I love both of your projects, but might only be able to pull one of them off. I can’t do camis like that. I’d need more straps on them. Can’t wait to see what’s next and the Henley is so on my list.

  10. Sarah / Blue Garter
    February 11th, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

    Both pieces are beautiful, Connie! I’ve sworn off handknit camisoles because somehow I don’t end up wearing them much, but there might be a Printed Silk Cardigan in my future. Too bad there isn’t much silk in the stash…

  11. Lisa
    February 11th, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

    I like the Printed Silk Cardigan so much. Thanks for the modeled photos and suggestions. It’s a big help when getting ready to start the pattern.

  12. Krissy
    February 11th, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

    your patterns are beautiful. I love the new printed cardigan.

  13. Craptina
    February 12th, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

    I really love your cardigan and I think t’s going to be my next sweater project after my current one.

    Congrats on two great designs getting published!

  14. Just call me Ruby
    February 13th, 2008 @ 5:24 am

    Well done. I love the camisole. Can use up my considerable stash of cotton glace as soon as my Spring issue arrives.

    Loved seeing your sketches too.

  15. Katie
    February 13th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    So beautiful, both of them. I can’t wait to see more of these knit up.

  16. Brooklyn Handspun
    February 14th, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    Wonderful patterns as usual! Thanks for giving us a little insight into the design and submission process.

  17. Faith!
    February 15th, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

    That pink one is my #1 favorite in the whole issue! It’s so lovely- congrats!

  18. Olgajazzy
    February 16th, 2008 @ 1:06 am

    Connie, congratulations! I am so happy for you, I just got my Ik issue, it is amazing to get two designs in the same issue! I am so happy for you!! You go girl!

  19. Michelle B
    February 18th, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

    Hi Connie: I really like all of your designs in IK. Do you think Artfibers Hana would work for the Printed Silk Cardigan?

  20. bluey
    May 1st, 2008 @ 12:28 am

    The two patterns are lovely.

    Had added them to my to knit list :)

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