New patterns for October!
If there’s one thing to be said about knitwear designers, it would be that they’re a prolific bunch. Every time I turn around there are 800 new patterns on Ravelry, and it is impossible to keep track of them all. I know I’m missing out on some really great stuff, and you probably are too, so I thought I’d start making monthly posts of my favorite new patterns.
Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau – This pattern came out in September, but I think because of the new Twist Collective/Knitty/IK it sort of got lost in the shuffle, which is a shame because it’s super cute. I’ve never been fond of cropped sweaters, but I can actually see myself wearing this. Instructions are also included to make the sweater full-length. My focus right now is on garments I can wear during the winter, but come spring I bet I’ll be casting on. I’m thinking a gold or red-orange color.
Ballard Slouch Hat by Felicia Lo – Felicia is the genius behind Sweet Georgia yarn, which if you haven’t checked out yet you should because she dyes up some gorgeous yarns. Actually, on second thought, it’s all truly awful stuff and you should leave it all for me to knit with. Or something. Anywho, I swear berets look good on everyone, and this pattern is free, so it’s a perfect quick knit for Christmas.
French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi – Upon seeing this pattern on Ravelry, I promptly made a noise audible only to dogs and bats because these? Could not be cuter. I already have this scheme running in my head where I make 12 pairs, all in different colors, and while I wear normal shoes to work, I change into these as soon as I arrive. And no one figures out I’m wearing slippers all day long because they look like shoes. BRILLIANT.
Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre for MadelineTosh – Do you know what’s better than cardigans that button only at the top? Nothing. I’m not a huge fan of single ply yarns so I won’t be using the MadelineTosh merino called for in the pattern, but I am going to use MadelineTosh worsted in Oxblood. Yes, I already have the yarn.
Those are my favorite new patterns! What patterns are you itching to cast on?
FYI, I stole all these pictures.
All pictures were used with the permission of the designers.