It’s that time of the month again when we reveal our selection of beautiful patterns that have been released recently. Temperatures definitely dropped within the past few days and we have to admit, we are looking forward for those cold windy days to come back! What a better excuse to spend your time cozily nesting at home, knitting and crocheting?
So for this pattern round up we’re thinking textured jumper, long comfy wrap, colourful mittens, basically all the things you need to keep you warm over the autumn winter seasons.
Brooklyn Tweed have released their autumn 2016 collection, which is as usual absolutely charming. And there is a particular pattern we could hardly resist to feature in this post: Brighton, a v neck jumper that distinguishes itself by its uncommon all over textured motif. With its classic shape Brighton is a great wardrobe essential and why not a potential Christmas present?
Because let’s be honest, if there is anything you want to knit on the sly for it to be ready on Christmas day, you might as well get started now.
For this pattern the Cumbria Fingering or Malabrigo Sock would be a good match.
We stay in the textured side of things, with Raspberry Delight by Josee Paquin. The variations of cables at the front and at the back, paired with plain sleeves offers a great variation to the classic – usually fully cabled – Aran sweater. Raspberry Delight is knitted from top to bottom, starting with the back and then followed by the right and left front. Stitches are joined together to continue the body. If you’d rather turn it into a sweater, the pattern also gives you the instructions to do so.
Personally I would tend to go for a full on Aran sweater look by using the colour Poivre Blanc of Gilliat, or the colour Scafell Pike of Cumbria Worsted. As you can see from the photo, it also looks adorable in this pinkish/purple shade and pretty much any colour would work fine with such a classic cardi.
Of course cold windy days also requires some big shawl to wrap yourself in. Long and colourful, we picked up Camp Wilkerson by Caitlin Hunter as the shawl of the month! With its asymmetrical construction, its arrow shape and lace section in the middle, it really looks like a fun project to knit. As the pattern ask for a DK weight, we would suggest you to use Knit by Numbers by John Arbon or the Fine Merino DK by Yarn Stories as both of those yarns are available in various different shades.
And to finish this pattern round up, some more lovely colourwork with Belyse by Ysolda Teague. Those fingerless mittens are designed with a fingers-first-construction. Thumbs are worked closer to the side of the hand than in the traditional symmetrical gusset construction. They’re then shaped through a single column of decreases on the palm. This allows the stranded pattern to continue uninterrupted all along the back of the hand and over the thumb. The stars stranded motifs is inspired from traditional Norwegian colourwork and add a nice winter vibe to those mittens. Again these could also be a great present to offer at Christmas. They’re small items, so quick to make, have a really nice finish and the stars motifs make them the prefect festive season accessories. Here we would suggest to use Ulysse by De Rerum Natura.
We hope this post will inspire for your next projects, and please do send us some photos if you decided to cast on any of those pattern!
Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!