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Spring has Sprung!

Hi Guys,

Photo credit; Copyright Claire Rye-Koswener

I am so eager for Spring to come! Although the season has technically already changed, I am still getting used to living in New York and dealing with Spring mornings STILL being below freezing. But sitting in my office room feeling the heat of the sun from behind closed doors is good enough for me!

With my aforementioned anticipation, I have started on making lighter projects. As said before, I like making things year round and really don’t see my hobby as a Winter-only past time. There are so many options out there now for lightweight yarns that there is no reason to put away your hooks once the weather gets warmer! 

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Photo credit; Copyright Claire Rye-Koswener

My first Spring project has been testing the gorgeous Athens Infinity Scarf for Miranda of I Don’t Give a Knit

For this project I used Caron Simply Soft in Soft Green. This is the first time I have used this yarn and I am really impressed. The colour is perfect for making any outfit look good for spring, with the slight shine to the yarn itself helping to give more depth to the colour.

Photo credit; Copyright Claire Rye-Koswener

The detail of the stitches leaves a lovely airy feel to the piece. And the drape on this is gorgeous. In her pattern are easy to follow instructions for each of the stitches used so there is none of that annoying googling each stitch to find a Youtube video just to get started!

The pattern itself is very easy to follow and I completed it in roughly 3 hours since I had quite a few breaks between. It was super easy to pick up and leave off as the repeat is fairly recognisable and allows you to jump back in whenever needed. Another great spring/ summery yarn for this pattern would be to use Paintbox yarns DK cotton. It would make the scarf a little airier and perfect for warmer weather.

To make your own Athens scarf don’t forget to follow Miranda on Instagram where you can find details to get her pattern.

I loved this pattern as the beginning of my spring makes and can’t wait to wear it this season. What will you guys be making this spring? Comment below, I would love to hear your plans for the warmer months and what you would like to see from me. I will be updating the blog at least once a week so don’t forget to subscribe to updates using the box below and follow me on Instagram for more news and updates.  

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