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Pattern Round Up – February 2017

In little more than two weeks, we’ll joyfully celebrate the advent of Spring, the return of sunlight and blooming nature. So for this Round Up we selected light cardigans, jumpers and accessories that will perfectly suit those warmer months of the mid-season. 

Bombus, Miriam Jarrs, Pom Pom Quarterly SPring 2017, Pom Pom Press, Pattern, Cardi

© Nicole Mlakar

Two of our favourite publications were also released this February: Pom Pom Quarterly – Spring 2017 and Interpretations: Volume 4! Both collections includes so many lovely patterns, it was pretty difficult to narrow them down to the two designs we chose to feature in this post. First of them comes from Pom Pom and is called Bombus by Miriam Jarrs. This DK weight cardigan is knitted in one piece, from top to bottom. Its simple shape enhances the light bubble stitch used all over the body and sleeves, as well as the dainty cable ornaments on the shoulders and back of the neck.  
A bouncy yarn – like the Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK – would gives a better definition to to the bubble stitch, but if you prefer keep it simple by using more subdued colours, John Arbon – Knits by Numbers would also be a good match. 
Flyaway Twist, Veera Välimäki, Interpretations Volume 4, Shawl

© Jonna Jolkin

Flyway Twist is a beautiful, eye catching shawl by Veera Välimäki published in Interpretations: Volume 4. The simple combination of contrasting  colourwork, with garter stitch and  small brioche section, gives a great visual impact to this piece. The pattern asks for fingering weight and with the numerous 4ply yarns we’ve got currently on offer, it shouldn’t be too much trouble to find the perfect colours match for that project. 
Captain Rex,  Natela Astakhova, Jumper, Star Wars

© Natela Astakhova

Captain Rex by Natela Astakhova has being going around Instagram for a little while now, and we’re so pleased the pattern has been finally released! Although the stranded yoke gives a real winter feel to that jumper, it calls for 4ply yarn, and so would be quite light weight and pleasant to wear during the mid-season.  If you’ve got a Star Wars fan in your life – there’s always one – this would also be a great present to offer.
Yvonne B. Thorsen, Kjegasen, Jumper, Children

© Yvonne B. Thorsen

We’ll conclude this round up with this lovely childrens jumper; Kjegasen by Yvonne B. Thorsen. Kjegasen is another one-piece design, knitted in the round from top to bottom and with its simple stranded motifs, it can easily be tackled by knitters of every level. For this project we would suggest you to use Ulysse by De Rerum Natura

Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!