Pattern Round Up, August 2020, Nadine Cretin Lechenne, Debbie Ford, Jeanette Sloane

Pattern Round Up: August 2020

Can you believe it’s already September? If the return of Autumn knitting is usually a pleasant prospect, this year we wouldn’t mind enjoying the warmth of an Indian summer for a little while longer. In this round up we’ll celebrate these last opportunities for wearing shorts and t shirts through a collection of light lacy tops and shrugs, pretty shawls and blankets.

Pattern Round Up, August 2020, Victoria
© Justyna Lorkowska
First is the lovely Victoria by Justyna Lorkowska. This oversized top features a wide boat-neck, cuffed sleeve and an amazing lace and bobble motif. It is worked in the round from the bottom-up. The yoke is then worked flat before being joined at the shoulders. The Organic Summer Wool will keep it super light and highlight the open lace beautifully.
August 2020, Pattern Round Up, Klint, Mauricette C
Mauricette C
Klint by Mauricette C. is a pretty wrapped cardi with balloon sleeves, i-cord edging and i-cord tie. Worked seamlessly from the top-down the Sandnes Garn Alpakka Ull would be perfect for it. Alternatively you could combine one strand of DK with one strand of Onion Silk + Kid Mohair to make it extra cuddly.
© Nadia Crétin-Léchenne
Amoretto by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne is a triangular shawl with a good combination of textured stripes, lace and cables. And best of all it’s only a one-baller! For a luxurious silky fabric opt for the the Uncommon Thread BFL Singles.
© jeanette Sloan
There’s something about a lace cardigan that feels so perfect for that time of year. With its allover lace motif Mood by Jeanette Sloan looks very light and delicate. It is constructed of two rectangular panels sewn together under the sleeves. The neck band is picked up along the edge and worked flat in ribbing. Like Jeanette you could knit yours holding two strands of lace weight together or alternatively one strand of 4ply by itself. We’re about to receive new colours of LITLG Fine Sock which would be perfect for it.
August Pattern Round Up, Mint Tea S
Debbie Ford treats us with a lovely sock free sock pattern the Mint Tea Socks. Again lots of texture here with some seed stitch and a lace leaf motif along the foot. For this one we’d recommend the Onion Nettle Sock yarn as always.
© Little Golden Nook
A bit of crochet now with Little Golden Nook‘s Seedling Sweater. The loose fit drop shoulders combo gives to this jumper a very cool and relaxed look. Its lace and bobble motif suffice to make it stands out but the addition of two other colours is definitely a nice touch. Here we’d be tempted to suggested Gilliatt for its amazing colour range and good stitch definition.
We’ll finish with the Linwood Place Blanket by Rachel Beth. Each square is worked individually in the round and then joined together before working the border. The border is decorated with a special cluster stitch and a scalloped edge. This is a modular blanket so technically you could use pretty much any yarn and then adapt the size by adding or removing squares. If you’d rather stick to a sport weight then Ulysse would be your best option.
© Rachel Beth
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Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!