This week I’m noticing some great knitting patterns that use clever techniques, construction, or smart yarn choices to create something that is just not like all the others.
I love the creative shape of Riemu by Suvi Simola. This crescent shaped shawl has an interesting construction and uses two colours to create the stripes.
The cable motif at the back of Hanna Maciejewska‘s Anthro sweater serves the purpose of waist shaping. Very clever and very stylish!
Rothbury by Corrina Ferguson is a sideways shawl that uses a beautiful variegated yarn just perfectly. The lacy pattern highlights the jewel tones of the yarn with the lovely eyelets. What a wonderful example of matching pattern and yarn to create something unique and beautiful!
The Palatino hat by Carol Feller is worked flat with short rows to shape the top and create a pretty star pattern. It is grafted seamlessly when finished. Very pretty.
Let’s up our knitting ‘game’ by choosing a project that can teach something new!
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 … Continue reading →
The Spring Shawl KAL has come to an end and there are so many pretty shawls to admire. Plus, I had a wonderful time meeting knitters, gaining a few new test knitters, and chatting about shawls, knitting, and lots of … Continue reading →
It’s July. And what does that mean in the knitting world? The fall knitting magazines are out! I love the fall issues with all the cozy and warm accessories and sweaters. Check it out: The Vogue Knitting Early Fall issue … Continue reading →
One of the most important steps in finishing our knitting projects is to wash and block them. Blocking is required to varying degrees depending on the item. Lace, as an example, demands hard blocking (check out my shawlette blocking tutorial). But … Continue reading →
There are more beautiful knitting patterns out this week! Plus, if you’re looking for a KAL to get involved in this summer, there are some great ones to choose from. And there are a few good deals out there too!
The Abisko Pullover by Sarah Wilson is a cute fingering weight sweater in Anzula Nebula. If it makes it to number 1 on the Ravelry HRN list, she will be giving away 3 free patterns! Plus, it’s only $4.50 until July 10th. That’s a great deal for a sweater pattern!
la playa by Sara Gresbach is a pretty shawl with texture, stripes, and a nice crisp triangular shape. So pretty for summer!
I also love Bradway by Shannon Cook. It’s a triangular shawl with texture and colour. It is designed in Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER. There is a KAL for this one too, in the Very Shannon group. The KAL thread is here.
The Vine Stripe Shawl is the third shawl in my spring trio of sideways shawl knitting patterns. I love a sideways shawl pattern. They are quick and easy to knit and they are so lovely. This project came from a great partnership … Continue reading →
It was another busy week in the world of online knitting pattern publishing. There were a couple of beautiful collections plus a magazine issue that caught my attention. Quince & Co.’s Shawls 2015 Collection contains 5 beautiful shawl patterns. They were … Continue reading →
This has been a great week for new Ravelry knitting patterns. Many of my favourite designers have new releases. Here is what I think were the best new patterns this week: Manx by Andrea Rangel is a wonderful hat pattern that is suitable for men … Continue reading →
Here’s another easy sideways shawl pattern: the Summer Lace Shawl! This one is perfect for summer with it’s light and airy eyelet lace body and cute zigzag lace edge. Like all of my sideways shawl patterns this one is worked from … Continue reading →