I am hoping to make this a regular monthly feature, a pattern round up of some of my favourite patterns from the previous month along with some yarny inspiration. September is always a great month for new patterns, autumn is on the horizon and the light cotton is being put away in favour for wool, wool and more wool.
First up is Puck by Dani Sunshine. I saw this hat in its first incarnation last year at the first Great London Yarn Crawl. I was so happy when I saw that Dani had published the pattern.
The clever chevrons make this hat much more exciting than your average striped hat. You could go as crazy as you liked with colour combinations or keep it classic for everyday wear. The colours of the sample are one of my favourite combinations so I chose the same colours for the yarn I’ve paired it with. Bessie May Smile is a DK weight and is 100% merino wool.
Next up is Hediye by Ysolda Teague. Part of the Knitworthy collection is it one of 8 patterns which will make great gifts for those on your knitworthy list. Three patterns have already been released and the rest will be sent to your inbox ever fortnight until the 8th December.
A triangular shawl with a cabled edging. The edging is knitted first and then stitches are picked up and the centre triangle is worked. I love the contrast of the two colours, I think it really makes the cable edge pop. I have paired this pattern with John Arbon’s Knit by Numbers, which like the sample is DK weight and 100% merino wool. This yarn would make up a lovely soft shawl and the best thing is that there are so many options of colour combinations. You could even thing about striping the centre triangle for something a bit different.
Next up is Odd Stripes by Joji Locateli. Sometimes the most simplistic ideas bring about the most striking effects.
Worked half right side out and half wrong side out I think this hat would be great for kids, adults, men and women. Anyone who likes things that are a bit on the unusual side. I have paired this pattern with Bessie May Nettle, a worsted weight yarn made from 70% wool and 30% nettle. This yarn has great stitch definition and has a nice range of colours to make up some great combinations.
Last up is Neon Beast by Veera Välimäki. I love the projects that are coming up on ravelry for this project, the brighter the better!
This garter stitch shawl uses short rows to achieve its interesting shape but its real mission is showing off the yarn. Bright as you like, as florescent as you can handle. But if that’s not your style I think this would still look great in less dramatic colours. I have paired it with Eden Cottage Yarns Titus 4ply, a 75% merino wool and 25% silk blend which comes in some lovely bright colours. The ones I chose above would make some great candy stripes. This is definitely a shawl to bring a bit of cheery energy to the impending dreary mornings Autumn will bring.
There are of course many many more patterns which were released in September but these are the ones which particularly floated my boat. What is on your “must knit” list for the autumn?