I'm so excited for the new batch of patterns from Spud & Chloë and not just because a couple of them are mine. The Spud colors/textures are so great and I can vouch that the yarns are seriously superb to work with. I love the photos for this season too! All I want to do right now is go bowling at this place, in these sweaters.
I'm going to start with my favorite, Garth's Vest:
I designed this vest years ago (in my brain) for my dear pal Garth. I'm super psyched that it now exists in the flesh. It's a simple knit, mostly stockinette, with lovely ribbed side gussets for a snug fit. The blue diamond is shaped intarsia and the hot pink lines, perfect for Garth, are created with duplicate stitch. It's for a modern and daring guy, yet it still has classic appeal. It would look great in many color combinations, but I highly suggest going bold for the stripes. Click here for the Ravelry link.
My next pattern for Spud this season is called the Heartgyle vest:
I replaced the traditional argyle diamond with a heart and voila... instant cuteness! This bulky yarn, Spud & Chloë Outer, knits up in a flash. I bet you could finish this in a day if you wanted. No joke. Ravelry link here.
Now, isn't this next pattern is awe inspiring? I would love, love, LOVE to make this. I wish I was stranded on an island with the yarn and hook to make this. First I would crochet a hammock to sleep in and then lounge all day in that hammock, crocheting granny squares in perfect color combinations. Once I was done, I'd think about coming back to the real world... or then again, maybe not.