Friday Follow-Up: Online Knitting Highlights For The Week of July 13

It’s not often that my Friday Follow-Up post is late or on hiatus, but when it happens it’s because I’m traveling. This week I’m a couple of days late but for a very good reason. I have a teenage daughter and when One Direction comes to Canada, everything is put on hold, of course. We enjoyed their concert on Friday night in Vancouver at B.C Place Stadium. The show was great, the stadium is awesome, the weather was hot and sunny, and I have one very happy daughter.

But now, it’s time to get back to knitting! Some great patterns came out this week including:

  • Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve DesignCheck out this sweater collection from Elizabeth Doherty and Quince & Co.: Top Down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeve Design. These beautiful sweater patterns are worked from the top down but they have nicely fitted sleeves that are similar to conventional set-in sleeve construction. The resulting patterns are classic, with perfect fit and shaping.
  • The Fiona Coat and  Ella Pullover, both by Justyna Lorkowska for Swans Island Company, are both pretty and perfectly suited for fall and winter knitting. I especially love the construction of the Fiona Coat, and the Ella Pullover has some beautiful colourwork.
  • Cantharellus by Kirsten Kapur is a two-colour lacy cowl that is versatile and beautiful.
  • for you blue by Jenny Faifel is an asymmetrical lacy shawl that looks light and dreamy for cool summer nights. In a beautiful fingering weight yarn this could easily become a go-to piece for all of my summer travels. I would love to knit this one!
  • And finally, if you follow my Friday Follow-Ups regularly you have probably noticed that I have some very favourite designers and I absolutely love it when they release new patterns. I was thrilled this week to see Pennant by Laura Aylor. It’s a versatile wrap that can be worn in several creative ways. Adrift by Alicia Plummer is an aran weight cowl. And, Multiplicity by Amy Miller is a shawl designed in Plucky Knitter Cashmere and available as a Plucky Knitter kit. These designers never disappoint!

I love the great variety in knitting patterns this week. Don’t you agree?

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What is Friday Follow-Up? My Friday Follow-Up is a weekly blog feature. Every Friday, I follow-up the online knitting events of the week with my own take on things.


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