• Nicky

Garden Path Top

Are you ready for spring? I can tell you one thing, I am more than ready to move past winter. Hygge helps, but after a month of -20C temperatures here in Ontario, I'm looking forward to sunshine and getting back outside.

I designed this top in collaboration with WeCrochet last summer and it was a terrific experience. I had been eyeing Knit Picks CotLin Reflections yarn for ages & was so excited to finally have a chance to work with it. The colour palette was made for me - white, sky blue, and indigo in a variety of speckled and tonal colourways.

This was actually my first time designing a crochet pattern! Although I've been crocheting for more than 20 years, I was still a bit nervous to design in my "second language" (knitting being my mother tongue). And even moreso when I learned that the incredible Tian Connaughton would be my tech editor! But the process was super smooth and fun. I had a great sample crocheter who also helped a ton to make sure my instructions were clear and complete.

A fun surprise for me was seeing that WeCrochet chose different colours for the sample than I had, and they turned out gorgeous! I had chosen a high contrast classic, indigo stripes on a white background (with a hint of sky blue speckles) - WeCrochet chose instead to make the stripes the s