Yesterday I officially released my latest pattern, Passing Showers!
It’s a short-sleeved, open style cardigan featuring some a-line shaping and a few eyelet details for visual interest. It uses dk-weight yarn at a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch, so you can either use dk or a light-worsted weight. The yarn I chose was Berroco’s Fiora, a dk cotton/viscose/alpaca/nylon/wool blend. I love this yarn! It gave me the cotton I wanted for a warm-weather garment but the small amount of alpaca/nylon/wool made the yarn so nice to work with.
I was inspired to make this because I love to layer but wanted a little layering piece that would work in the warmer months. As soon as this yarn came into KnitWit I knew it would make a perfect choice and, of course I couldn’t resist the color.
I love the name Passing Showers because it symbolizes to me the impermanence of life – that everything is always in flux and nothing is permanent. Even on the worst of days, tomorrow may be better and today you’re just encountering a “passing shower”. And even on the best of days, it helps to know that even this is fleeting and we should then focus on living in the moment. A bit deep for just a little cardigan I guess, but I have found from both personal experience as well as from talking with so many other knitters, that knitting is not just about making stuff with yarn – it often provides emotional therapy to help get you through rough times, through those “passing showers” that are inevitable in life. So I thought it was fitting for a pattern name 🙂