Make it Now with Manos del Uruguay Yarns
The days are getting longer and the weather is occasionally getting warmer, though there is still plenty of opportunity for a hand knit or crochet sweater. This is the season when we start to crave lighter layers and color! The 2019 Spring Make It Now collection includes six knit and crochet accessory projects that explore our lightweight yarns.
Make it Now: Crochet
Edie Eckman’s Ahora scarf is a crocheted wrap, worked in a lightweight stitch to show off Serena’s airiness and drape. 5 colors connected give this scarf a playful way to work with your favorite Springtime hues.
Siempre, by Dana Fiddes, is a crocheted poncho and is all about the fabric. Two strands of Marina held together in an easy mesh stitch produce an airy garment with excellent drape; they also allow a subtle fade from one color to another. Choose 3 colorways that have a hue in common, or go bolder with 3 totally independent shades.
Make it Now: Knit
While you're waiting for the flowers that bloom in the Spring, knit a few of your own in the Ligero Hat by Lori Gayle. The aster motifs in this cheery hat pop in Alegria Grande’s space-dyed color against a semi-solid background.
It's not intarsia -- it's short rows in the round! ND Designs’ Rápido Cowl is seamless, uses no bobbins, and has no floats. Instead, soft organic shapes drift across a garter-stitch surface. The yarn is Milo, a three-season linen blend with lovely drape whose heathery colors coordinate in lots of beautiful combinations.
Veloz, by Kate Groop, is a reversible wrap worked in 2-color brioche. Garter-stitch bars punctuate the gentle flow of the shaping, giving the eye (and the hands) a place to rest. Fino's silk content provides both luster and drape; we chose two colors that are close in value so as to let the varied tones within each skein shine through.
Jen Lucas’ Momentito is a not-too-big, not-too-small crescent for trans-seasonal wear. The deep border highlights two soft semi-solid colors of Alegria in a couldn't-be-simpler slip-stitch pattern.
What are you stitching this spring? We’d love to see your pattern and yarn choices from the Make it Now collection and our collaboration with Susanna IC (click here in case you missed it). Leave us a comment on Facebook, tag us in your Instagram project photos, and when on Ravelry give the patterns a heart and add them to your queue.
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