I don’t know if Emily remembers this, but I met her years and years ago at a knitting “meet up” when she was still living in Vancouver and I was shyly attempting to find a knitting group. She was already a rising star, with her stunning lace designs and great knitwear design mind. Over the years, we’ve been so happy to support Emily and Alexa’s Tin Can Knits designs as they grow an incredible collection of beautiful designs from luxurious lace to sweaters for both adults and kids. Their designs are modern yet timeless, infinitely wearable and full of interesting knitterly details.
When Emily Wessel proposed this pullover design to me, I was already smitten with the name, Raindrops. It’s perfectly “wet coast”. Her design is an exquisitely simple pullover with a lace yoke of randomly placed eyelets, which gives the impression of falling raindrops or falling snow.
Construction-wise, this pullover is extremely simple. It is knit from the top down, beginning with the neckline, then the circular yoke is increased within the lace pattern. Once yoke is complete, arms and body are separated and worked in the round to cuffs and hem.
Tin Can Knits is awesome at offering a wide range of sizes. For the ladies version, they have written sizes for XS to 4XL! Finished bust sizes range between 31″ and 58″ and the pullover is intended to be form fitting, with 0″ to 1″ positive ease. And for the kids version, there are sizes from 0-6 mo all the way up to 13 years! You can knit yourself an adorable mom and daughter set!
The ladies version is knit in our SweetGeorgia Merino Silk Fine in Mist, a 50/50 blend of fine merino wool and cultivated silk, which gives the pullover an elegant drape, delicate shine and immense softness. The baby/child version is knit up in our SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Boysenberry, which is an easy-care, soft merino-blend yarn that is ideal for kidswear.
You can find both patterns on Ravelry now! The Ladies version of Raindrops is here for $6 and the Baby to Child version here, also for $6.
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