Persephone by Caitlin ffrench

Pattern on Ravelry: Persohone

Designer: Caitlin ffrench

Photographer: Brutally Beautiful Photography

Sizes Included: S, m, l, xl with notes on how to rewrite it for any body size

About the Pattern: I’ve got a place in my heart for black yarns knit loosely- I think it has to do with my witch heart, but I really just wanted a sheer basic top that I can wear spring through fall as I run on the warmer side. The inspiration came from a photograph on Pinterest that I found of a fence beside the ocean!

Last Note: I was holding out on publishing this pattern for over a year- I had too much stress around garment design and the process of writing patterns to fit all bodies. I hope I hit the mark on this one with the notes on how to change it to fit your body- in my grown up life I’ve had problems finding clothes to fit my 6 foot tall frame and my looooong arms.
Also the other model (Nomi Chi) is a good friend, and really talented artist. They’re a painter, illustrator, and tattooer (who works with my husband at Gastown Tattoo)

Tierney by Andi Satterlund

Pattern on Ravelry: Tierney

Designer: Andi Satterlund

Sizes Included: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

About the Pattern: I wanted a basic but not-too-plain cardigan with ¾-length sleeves and knit in a cool plant fiber. I chose Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, a DK-weight cotton, hemp, and rayon blend; I picked out a stitch pattern that I had rejected for a previous project but still loved; and I got to work creating my new pattern Tierney! The cardigan is knit starting with the textured waistband, which is knit from side to side. I originally knit a swatch with this stitch pattern for a different project. That project was a bad match for it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it and found the perfect home for it on Tierney. The stitch pattern is made up of eyelets and double-wrapped stitches, and it makes a really interesting dense-but-open fabric that has the right amount of structure for a waistband.

Last Note: When this pattern sample was still a work in progress, I took it on Vacation with me to Las Vegas, and all I could think about was how I wished I could have this cardigan finished and available to wear and something else to knit on because Tierney would have looked perfect with every outfit I packed. Since completing it, it’s quickly become a staple of my summer wardrobe.

Larking About by Dallas Ann Prentice

Pattern on Ravelry: Larking About

Designer: Dallas Ann Prentice of The Violet Pie

Photographer: Diana DeGarmo

Sizes Included:30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)” / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

About the Pattern: Summer is fairly awful for me. I sunburn in the shade, I can’t wear my hand knits, and the humidity makes it almost impossible to knit. I set out to create something, anything, to knit and also wear in the heat and also layer under linen button downs to protect my skin. It also needed to be made out of one skein for at least half the sizes. With all that in mind, Larking About nearly flew off my needles, and I met all my goals! 7 sizes only use 1 skein and I’ve already worn it a number of times to picnics, bonfires, and train adventures this summer without overheating!

Larking About is a classic bottom up design with an overall minimalistic approach. Since it’s worked seamlessly bottom up, it’s the perfect project to bring to your neighborhood block party or late summer bonfire. The tank is truly a year ’round piece if you layer it under jackets or sweaters during cold months, making it the perfect addition to a capsule wardrobe.

Last Note: The title “Larking About” came because I had a weird dream about Flower from Bambi wearing my tank as she frolicked through a field.