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Pattern Round Up – November 2016

It’s that time of the month again we’d like to share with you our selection of the best patterns that just made their way onto Ravelry. 
December only just began but we can already feel the End of Year Season mania approaching. So in between organizing the next Crimbo do with your mates, and finding presents for your family, what a better way to calm yourself down than doing a bit of knitting? 

Joji Locatelli, Vneck Boxy, 4 ply

© Joji Locatelli

Vneck Boxy by Joji Locatelli is a reinterpretation of the original Boxy pattern released in August 2012, the main difference being the shape of the neckline and the fact that Vneck Boxy is knitted top-down. Depending on your preference you can also choose to knit it flat or in the round. The pattern ask for a 4ply yarn and as the bodice is knitted in stockinette stitch, this would be a great project to use some variegated yarn like the Skinny Singles by Hedgehog Fibers or the BFL Fingering by the Uncommon Thread. The plain fabric would definitely highlight the colour variations of the yarn, more so than any textured patterns.  However for a simple and timeless look, any muted or earthy colour would do the trick.  

Bristol Ivy, Second Grace, Cumbria, The Fibre Co.

© Bristol Ivy/Leah B. Thibault

Fair Isle jumpers with colourful yoke are as popular as ever, so we could hardly resist to feature Second Grace by Bristol Ivy. This amazing jumper is knitted in the round, top-down and requires the combination of 7 different shades of Cumbria by the Fibre Co, a super soft blend of Merino, Masham  and Mohair. Stranded motifs on the cuffs and hems echo the colours used on the yoke, which make it perfect for anyone wanting to practice their colourwork skills. 

Slippers Family, Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, Chunky

© Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Looking to keep your feet cozy and warm? Family Slippers by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas are here for you. Inspired by traditional Greek woolen slippers,  this patterns suggests to use two strands of Aran yarn at the same time but of course you’ve also got the option of using one strand of a chunkier yarn. These would be super quick to knit, and why not a good last minute Christmas present?  For this one we would recommend using some Malabrigo Rios or Soft Donegal

We hope this Round Up has given you some thoughts for your next projects, and please don’t hesitate to share what’s on your needles on our Ravelry group!

Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!