Heart of Glass Knitting Pattern

Add Wool to your Spring Wardrobe (really!) + Heart of Glass

My heating is still on inside my house. But when you’re a knitter, you have to plan ahead. So my brain is already thinking spring when it comes to my knitting!

Heart of Glass Knitting Pattern

I adore Heart of Glass, a pattern by Mary Annarella. It’s a drop-shoulder top worked in fingering weight yarn… and check out that gorgeous lace detail at the waist! You can knit either a sleeveless version or add sleeves, so it’s a pattern that’s super-versatile!

And I love patterns that have ‘a little bit of action’ but also provide a healthy dose of can-do-while-watching-tv stockinette.

The sleeveless top is perfect for those of us in warmer climates and the version with sleeves is great for cooler ones!

Heart of Glass knitting pattern

And can you picture the compliments you’ll get?

Wool for spring? Yes, really! The yarn-y secret.

I know what some of you are thinking. Wool? In Spring? Yup! Our Gems Fingering is perfect for this piece… and the secret is that it’s worsted spun.

A worsted-spun yarn is a yarn where all of the fibers are lined up before spinning. It’s a very expensive process (20% of the fibers are removed before spinning!), which is why you don’t see many yarns using this process. But the result is a smoother, more-pill resistant yarn. And do you know what else? Worsted-spun yarns are cooler than traditionally-spun yarns. That means you won’t get as toasty-hot wearing Gems. Perfect!

If you’re looking for great pattern inspiration, check out Heart of Glass and select your favorite color of Gems Fingering. Rich, saturated tones are trending right now, as well as neutrals… a palette we have totally covered!

Louet North America Colinton 2015

Louet North America is now the proud North American distributor of the beautiful line of luxury yarns from Colinton Australia! To celebrate this new collaboration, we’re releasing three classic patterns which were originally written for our now discontinued Louet KidLin, along with five brand new patterns from Susanna IC and Patty Nance which combine Colinton with our Gems line of yarns!

We’ve already realeased the first two patterns, and we’ll be releasing more throughout this week and next. You can view the entire collection here, and don’t forget to keep checking for new updates! We’ll also be announcing new pattern releases on Louet’s Instagram: @louetnorthamerica, on the Louet North America Facebook page, and of course in the Louet – Make It Your Own Ravelry group.

The first pattern is Myraavailable for free through Sunday, April 12 as part of our kickoff celebration for this new collection! Myra uses just one skein of either the Colinton Australia Lace or Ultrafine, and it is a beautiful infinity scarf that’s light and airy.

The second pattern is Concurrence, a new pattern by Susanna IC that combines Louet Gems Fingering Weight with Colinton Australia Lace to make a reversible triangle shawl that’s perfect for transitioning into warmer weather.

Here are some sneak peeks of the upcoming patterns we’ll be releasing thought this week and next week!