Bidding Spring Arise
Combining traditional Fair Isle techniques with
some “non-traditional” techniques, Bidding
Spring Arise meshes geometric Fair Isle patterns
with organic flowing colorwork patterns.
Duplicate stitch flowers allows a pop a color
to brighten up the hem and tie the elements
The modified drop shoulder construction allows
for a relaxed fit, and all raw steek edges are
thoughtfully covered in the final finishing.
This was my Level 3 Master Hand Knitter
sweater design, and knitting the sweater
throughout the winter the floral themes had me
longing for spring. The name is inspired by a
poem titled “Spring” by Adelaide Anne Procter.
Colors of Palette Used and Quantity
(A): White (3)
(B): Mist (3)
(C): Celedon Heather (3)
(D): Spearmint (2)
(E): Ivy (1)
(F): Shoal (1)
(G): Spruce (1)
(H): Seafaring (4)
(I): Caribbean (2)
(J): Hollyberry (1)
Written for only one size, but notes are provided for size adjustments.