It is hotting up here in Brighton and I took my first dip in the sea yesterday! We all know however that is neccessary to take advantage of such weather here in the UK when we can because right on queue it is now raining again. But personally I’m more than happy to have the summer interdispered with drizzle. Just enough that I can get a couple of rows in before the sun comes out again. So for those moments, grab your needles and take a look at some patterns that were released last month.
First up CineCittà by La Maison Rililie.
A very feminine design by La Maison Rililie this month. The lacy details and curved hem are pretty features which make this otherwise plain t-shirt something special. I love how the lace flows all the way down the side from shoulder to hem. I was slightly dubious at first glance how this would look on different body sizes but was really happy to see lots of projects from people of all different sizes pulling this t-shirt off! You could definitely go all out with the yarn on this one, a silk blend would give this a nice drape or linen would make this more summery, but I’ve gone with what Rililie used, a 100% merino sport weight. Milla Mia is wonderfully soft and come in a great range of colours from bright and brash to subtle grown up shades. The yarn has a great stitch definition so would make the lace detail really pop especially if you used a light colour.
Next up is Arrival by Dani Sunshine.
Dani can’t be blamed for having babies on the brain seeing as she’s due to be having a wee one in the not too distant future! And we especially can’t complain because in anticipation she has designed this cute, practical baby jumper. The envelope neck opening has a really clever construction using raglan increases. All the better for fitting big baby heads through! The rest of the jumper is left nice and simple for optimum unisexness and it sizes up to 2 years. This one is knitted up in Life in the Long Grass in the colourway Bramble but if you have a look at other the projects it looks great plain with a contrast binding too. I do love this speckled yarn though. Babies are fun and this yarn is fun so I think they make the perfect combination.
And now for some accessories. First up, Gyre by Bristol Ivy.
Now in it’s 9th edition, Wool People by Brooklyn Tweed is still cranking out some fabulous designs by some fabulous designers. Bristol Ivy is a regular addition to the line up and this scarf is one of my favourites from this collection. It’s nice to see a scarf for one, a scarf between the shawls. I do like a nice shawl but considering I usually wear them like a scarf I’m not bias. The honeycomb lattice lace which makes up the body is broken up with an asymmetrical burst from one corner. I have paired it with The Uncommon Thread BFL Fingering a wonderful crisp 100% Blue Faced Leicester wool. We just increased our range of colours in the BFL so there’s now even more options.
Lastly, Chevy by Andrea Mowry.
It might not be the season for hats but this one is making me wish that is was. Chevrons with a detailed stitch pattern make this something of a classy beanie. This is the first pattern I’ve come across of Andrea’s but I would definitely recommend having at look at her others as well. I’ve paired it with YAK, a lovely and soft 50/50 blend of wool and yak.
June is over, July is now. Over and out.