January has finally come to an end after what feels like forever. And although January sometimes has its blue moments, there have been some pretty fabulous pattern releases that have cheered us up. Here is our first ever pattern round up of 2019!
1. Novemberist Hat and Novemerist Mitts by Vanessa Smith
We loved this hat as soon as we saw it but when we saw the matching mitts we were completely won over. Our new solid colours of Skein Queen’s Crush DK are perfect for the contrasting colour work.
2. Little Môme by Xiaowei HU
How sweet is this little jumper by Xiaowei HU. We love the textured stitch pattern at the bottom combined with the brioche at the top, making a suitably cosy jumper for these colder months. Malabrigo Sock is ideal for this sweater as there is a gorgeous range of rich colours to choose from. It’s also machine washable which is quite handy when it comes to knitting for little ones.
3. All of the Lights by Joji Locatelli
A festival of cables, lace and colour! We are obsessed with this cardigan from Joji Locatelli, just look at the V detail at the back of the neck and it has pockets! This cardigan would be an ideal trans-seasonal piece when we move into Spring. We also love how the use of variegated yarn works so well with the stitch patterns. Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK has the perfect colour palette to do this cardigan justice.
4. Un grand arc-en-ciel by Solenn Couix-Loarer
We have long loved the Little Miss Rainbow cardigan (the Demoiselle Arc-en-ciel) by Solenn Couix-Loarer and we are so happy to see a Big Rainbow version for grown ups in De Rerum Natura’s Gilliat.
5. Toasted Marshmallow Infinity by Toni Lipsey
This super cosy crochet cowl is an ideal beginner’s crochet project, with step by step video tutorials so you can learn as you go along. Perfect for some Crazy Sexy Wool held double, for a quick make and maximum warmth.
6. Pasquier by Anna Maltz
Inspired by the paintings of Nathalie du Pasquier in its palette and construction, we love the stripes and colour block pattern in this latest shawl from Anna Maltz. What’s more, the shawl has been engineered to leave only 16 ends to sew in, which is amazing considered all those stripes and changes in direction! We recommend Skein Queen Crush 4ply for this one.
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