Pattern Round Up – August 2017

This months Pattern Round Up shows which way we are currently thinking! The crunchy and vivid colours of Autumn and items to start layering with. 

Our first layer of today is the Burnished Night Hap by Sonja Bargielowska

© Blacker Yarns

© Blacker Yarns

This lovely shawl is knit in a light fingering weight yarn on larger needles, creating a light and airy item. We love the contrast section around the edge of this traditional style Hap. Sonja cleverly mixes simple garter stitch and stocking stitch with a little lace and an engaging construction. Selkino by Skein Queen and Luxe Sock from Walk Collection would make a great substitute and make a silky drapey shawl for special occasions. The Fibre Co Cumbria – Fingering would keep the crunchy and bouncy wool feel. 

Next is Dal by Leah B. Thibault, this spicy zingy colour is perfectly matched to the coming falling leaves. 

Dal, Leah B Thibault, Pattern Round Up

© Leah B. Thibault

Featuring an interesting stitch pattern and a couple of cables its a simple start back into those winter knits! Gilliatt by De Rerum Natura comes in a wide range of beautiful colours, so would be a perfect substitute in your favourite shade of autumn, as well as having great stitch definition, the blend of Merino’s would certainly make those cables pop. We love the clever details of the Rib travelling into the cable. 

Continuing with the understated cable theme, Ouse Bridge by Francesca Hughes 

Ouse Bridge, Francesca Hughes, Knightsbridge, Fell Garth, Pattern Round Up,

© The Fibre Co. 2017

Travelling cables follow the seams up the sleeves and down the body whist the rest of the fabric is knit in a 1×1 rib. A perfect cropped layer to wear with a big skirt or over a shirt as a replacement to a jacket. The Mock Turtle neck looks snug and warming! Sheepaca by Wool & the Gang would be a soft drapey substitute. For a more crunchy and bouncy garment try Dovestone by Baa Ram Ewe. 

Finally we have Ambling Alp by Jule of Hey Mama Wolf

Ambling Alp, Hey Mama Wolf, Silvia Philipp

© silvia philipp

We love the structure and shape of this simple jacket. Again Gilliat by De Rerum Natura would provide the structure and lightness of the jacket, and comes in a range of soft and subtle colours along with the richer tones. The trims are knit at the same time with a brioche stitch creating a phoney seam. This cropped style is flattering for most shapes and a garter stitch cardigan is part of traditional Bavarian clothing!

Until next time… Happy knitting