Pattern Round Up – May 2017

It’s already the 1st of June and the least we can say is that the month of May has been super busy in Brighton! Between Yarn Shop Day, the hustle and bustle of the Fringe and Brighton festival, and the arrival of several new yarns in the shop, time has flown incredibly fast without us even noticing. Ravelry has also brought us a lots of cool patterns, here is the small selection of our favourite ones!

Jumper, 4ply, fingering, children

© Soobelle Yarn

We’ll start this round up with this adorable children jumper, PrincessD by Xiaowei HU. Knitted in the round from top to bottom, this jumper features a back opening which makes it easier to slip it on babies and toddlers. The collar is knitted after completion of the body and sleeves, by picking up stitches from the provisional cast on. It is worked from a combination of chevrons and eyelets. For this project we would suggest you to use a yarn that is machine washable like the LITLG – Fine Sock, Malabrigo – Sock or Uncommon Thread – BFL Fingering.

Pom Pom Quarterly, Pom Pom Press, Issue 21: Summer 2017, 5th Anniversary, DK, Boum

© Nicole Mlakar

From all the pretty patterns released in the Issue 21: Summer 2017 of Pom Pom Quarterly, Boum by Kiyomi Burgin would be especially suited for the warm months of the summer. This lovely vest top is knitted in the round, from the hem line all the way to the under arms. Then front and back are worked separately before to be grafted together at the shoulders. Between 714 and 952 meters of DK yarn are required to complete that project. Ideally you might want to use a blend that contains some cotton, bamboo or linen, as it would be much cooler to wear that something made from 100% wool.   With its 50% linen and 50% wool blend, the Blacker Yarns – Lyonesse DK would give a nice drape to the vest but still be soft enough to be worn next to the skin.

© Karin Weststrand

© Karin Weststrand

Ronn by Karin Weststrand is a gorgeous worsted weight cardigan designed with a simple short cut, drop shoulders and an allover bobble motif covering the body. If you like the speckles of colours on the sample shown above, we would advise you to use the Soft Donegal by Studio Donegal. Otherwise Gilliatt by De Rerum Natural would also work really nicely. 

Stephen West, Marled Magic Sweater,

© West Knits

We’ll conclude this Round Up with Stephen West’s latest design; the Marled Magic Sweater!  This over-sized jumper comes in only two sizes which are obtained through two different gauges. Designed from a combination of  sport, fingering and lace weight yarns, this is the perfect project to finally use some of the yarns that have piled up in your stash trough the years. It is knitted by sections, each of them being picked up and knitted, or attached together while knitting. The marled effect is achieved by constantly knitting with two strands of yarn hold together.  Each section features its own colour combination and textured stitch. Although this project uses on average 800 g of fingering and lace yarns, Stephen West recommend to gather 1500 g at least, so you have a wide array of shades to choose from. To add a bit of structure to your fabric, mix your superwash yarn with some mohair or non-super wash yarn. This would stop your sweater to stretch too much overtime.

We hope you enjoyed this Round-Up, and of course feel free to share any of your projects on our Ravelry group!

Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!