Now we’re all enjoying a bit of calm and quiet after the holidays frenzy it is time to reveal our top picks for our December Round Up.
First up is the gorgeous Squared Jaffa by Gosia Kowalczuk. This 4ply crochet blanket is worked in the round starting from the centre. It is approximately 96 x 96 cm which would be a good size for a baby blanket. Scheepjes Whirl would be perfect to replicate similar colour effects.
Leaning into the Mohair craze is the Fishbone Chunky Sweater by Neringa Ruke. Knitted in the round from the bottom up Fishbone features a cozy turtleneck and striking stitch pattern. Yarn is held triple combining one strand of 4ply with two strands of lace weight mohair. Wouldn’t it look lovely with a mix of Life In The Long Grass Fine Sock and Onion Silk Kid Mohair?
The herringbone stitch used by Elena Fedotova in her Kruska shawl looks so squishy no doubt this would make for a really cosy piece of neck wear. The super soft Malabrigo Rios would be a great option for such a project.
One can never have enough berets. It’s a fact of life. James N Watts‘ Best Beret may very well be the best beret pattern we’ve seen so far. The trick here is to keep the tension very tight so to make it looks like it’s been felted. It will also help the beret to hold its shape and sit nicely at the top of the head. It is preferable to opt for a lofty woollen spun like Gilliatt in order to accentuate the felted look of the fabric.
We’ll conclude with one last worsted weight project: Simple Addition by Stephanie Lotven. This simple cropped top comes in 11 sizes starting 38.5 inches around the bust all the way to 74 inches. The short sleeves version would make a great little summer top and if you’re not into cropped jumper it can easily be lenghten before dividing the front and back of the yoke. Simple Addition would look great in any colours of the Malabrigo Rios range.
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Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!