Although we have just began a new year full of hope and good resolutions, let’s take a last glimpse back the end of 2016 and the beautiful patterns released in December. When everyone was busy eating turkey and Christmas cake, some gorgeous patterns made their way onto Ravelry, here is the selection of our four favourites.
And what a best way to welcome winter than casting on some fancy accessories to keep yourself warm and stylish? In fingering weight, we spotted Cardamom Coffee by Caitlin Hunter, a gorgeous hat with stunning contrasted colourwork. Sizes available range from child to large adult and only three ball of Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper – one for each colour – would be required to complete the project.
There is another colourful hat that caught our attention, this one is by Kate Davies and is called Hat 101. We love its beret-like shape and the simple two-tones stranded motifs. Like Cardamom Coffee, Hat 101 can be completed on a low budget; two balls of Ulysse by De Rerum Natura of two different colours would be more than enough to make the hat as well as a voluminous pom pom.
A cabled jumper is one of those wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. Svenson by Jared Flood is part of them. The traditional Aran motifs are composed of honeycomb panels, horseshoe cables and moss stitch. For a soft result and a wider choice of colour, we would suggest you to use Knit by Numbers, by John Arbon. However if you’d rather maintain the kind of rustic quality characteristic of traditional Aran jumper, using the Jacob Yarn DK by WYS would be a better option.
We’ll finish this round up with the lovely Baileys by Justyna Lorkowska. Those fingerless mitts have been designed with some thick Aran weight and would make a great match with the Soft Donegal by Studio Donegal or the Cyrano by De Rerum Natura. Due to the cable, bobble motif, unusual thumb increase and the use of of a thick yarn, those mitts would be very quick to knit although very enjoyable too.
We hope this post has inspired you to get started with some new projects. And, remember we love knowing what’s on your needles so feel free to share your current project on our Ravelry group.
Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!