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The Pattern Round Up! – Our Top 4 Patterns for May 2022

CASCADING PEBBLES BY MICHELLE GRAY

We’re staring off with this beautiful crochet top by Michelle Gray called Cascading Pebbles. I love the high low detail of the hem line. It is worked from the bottom up in a lovely open-worked design. 

Lovetand would be a great match for this pattern. The 100% organic linen sport weight yarn will soften when washed and drape perfectly for this pattern. 

HIVE BY MARNA GILLIGAN

Aptly named Hive, this shawl has the most beautiful honeycomb stitch pattern. You can almost hear the humming of the bees. The crescent shape is a classic shawl shape that is easy to wear. And I always find shawls surprisingly useful for summer evenings. Designed by Marna Gilligan.

This shawl calls for a strand of 4ply to be held with a strand of lace. The designer has used a mohair blend as the lace strand to give a lovely halo of fluff. I can see the Black Elephant Sock working delightfully with the CaMaRose Midnatssol.

GRAPEVINE SOCKS BY MELINDA MEASOR

Socks are a great holiday knitting project. They are small and light to carry and you can whip them out when the queue for boarding is taking an age. The Grapevine Socks by Melinda Measor would be a great pair to cast on. I really like the little cable crossover where the chevrons meet each other. 

The pattern itself is a bumper one. It has options for knitting toe up and cuff down and it comes in 8 sizes! 

Because of the stitch pattern detail I think these would look great in a solid sock yarn or just lightly speckled. I would recommend the Onion Nettle Sock

SOLITONS SWEATER BY STEPHANIE PAN

Solitons Sweater by Stephanie Pan is a really creative design which is part of a wider series of designs “integrating algorithmic computing and digital aesthetics with knitwear design”. I love the drape that the dolman sleeve produces and the complex, non-repeating pattern sounds like a fantastic challenge. 

This pattern is knitted in John Arbon Yarnadelic


Please leave a comment if you’ve been inspired to cast on any of these patterns. Or just let us know what you’re knitting!

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