February has really been a month of weather extremes! Snow at the beginning and a mini heat wave at the end. But this month has brought us some pretty fabulous new pattern releases. Here are some of our favourites.
1. Woodwardia by Lydia Gluck
We love this jumper from Issue 28 of Pom Pom Quarterly. We love the simple roll neck and the cropped boxy shape with the botanical inspired detailing on the sleeves. The pattern is written for De Rerum Natura Gilliatt and there are some amazing colour options for this jumper!
2. Minimalist Cable Cardigan by Carina Spencer
A modern take on a classic wardrobe stable and unisex too. We also like that where possible the pattern is written to be worked from the wrong side to minimise purling. Knit using Lore.
3. Brioche Buddies by Nancy Marchant and Stephen West
A collaboration between Nancy Marchant and Stephen West in the latest Laine Issue 7. Featuring alternating brioche, garter and knit n’ slide sections. Knit using De Rerum Natura’s Ulysse for some winning colour combinations.
4. Shady Side by Samantha Guerin
We love the subtle stripes on this jumper by Samantha Guerin. Use Onion Silk + Kid Mohair held double with some good sock yarn for a hard wearing jumper with a slight fluffy halo. Skein Queen Crush 4ply, Life in The Long Grass – Fine Sock, and Malabrigo Sock are some good options.
5. Key to the Tree Blanket by Kelli Slack
A perfect project for some Onion Nettle Sock Yarn. How sweet are the tree and bird details throughout. This blanket also has an interesting construction being knit from the centre out, using a centre cast-on which we are quite intrigued by!
7.The Square beanie by Jean-Philippe Cliche
A great project for using up some left over yarn for the contrasting square in the centre. We love the unique rib pattern and the use of mohair held double with a worsted weight yarn. We are also intrigued by the use of intarsia in the round for the square motif! Knit using Malabrigo Rios held double with Onion Kid + Silk Mohair.