This months Pattern Round Up featurs lots of cold weather items! With the storm and crazy weather this week all we have been thinking about are cost knits. We can look forward to springy knit items next month. For now, pass us our big woolly WIPS!
Firstly are Amanda Reversible Mitts by Yvonne B Thorsen. We love the simplicity of one side, and the spine like cable stitch on the other side. Especially when it is peeping out round the cuff, the mitts are long enough to fold, creating four looks in one pair! Use two tonal shades in a fingering weight yarn to keep the ice at bay. Jamiesons and Smiths fab colour palette offers plenty to choose from. Whilst the Shetland fibre is soft and will keep you super cosy.
Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies must be the coolest cardigan EVER. Super stylish cropped cardi is perfect for wearing over a dress or big skirt. Lovely and chunky with a structured ribbed collar it will sure keep you warm. Use a DK weight yarn held double for ultimate cosyness. West Yorkshire Spinners Jacob in two natural colour create a beautiful marled effect yarn.
Rose Plank by Monika Sirna is a gorgeous triangle shawl, featuring lace and cables galore. The pattern also gives you two options for the texture work! We would use Nua by Stolen Stitches Carol Feller for this beauty. And wear two, like the model. Why wear one when you can wear two?
Sponge Coat by Anna and Heidi Pickles looks very cosy indeed. A long and spongey coat surely would keep the wind out. Holding two strands of fingering weight yarn together, you could combine solids and speckles from the best of our hand dyers, Life in the Long Grass Fine Sock, Hedgehog Fibres Sock or Malabrigo Sock.