Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday pattern roundup

We begin with a pretty new sweater called Manu from Kate Davies. It’s a yoke cardigan in stockinette stitch with a softly gathered neckline and matching gathered patch pockets. Longer length, three-button closure; written for sport or DK weight alpaca or wool/angora/cashmere. You can buy it from Kate’s blog or on Ravelry for £3.50 GBP.
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Next, something for men - Janet Szabo’s Cedar Trail Vest from the new issue of Twists and Turns. It’s a handsome button-front vest in worsted-weight cotton/merino blend, with intricate small-scale cable patterning and garter-stitch bands. Would be fine for women too. You can download the issue for $5.00, and there’s a nice women’s pullover in it as well, among other patterns.
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More texture: the Hands of Blue fingerless gloves are a free pattern from Lucy Hague – download the PDF file here. Bands of undulating twisted ribbing, a longer length, and pattern options for fingerless mitts, half-fingered or full-fingered gloves. Written for 150 yards of DK-weight yarn; the designer used a bamboo/merino blend.
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Now for some color – two patterns from Dutch designers. First, Alyssum from Dutch Knitting Design, a simple triangular shawl designed to show off the color changes of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn. $7.00, available as a Ravelry download (I don’t see it on the Dutch Knitting Design website yet).
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imageThese Hiroshige mittens in three colors by Hanneke Sieben are inspired by a Japanese print. A complex chart and some rounds that use all three colors make this project a bit advanced. Lovely – somehow they look wintry and springlike at the same time. Available as a Ravelry download for $3.00. Knitted in Dale Heilo and Cascade 220.

imageTo wrap things up, a spring/summer design, the very pretty Soft Linen Single Gore Skirt by Gudrun Johnston, published in Classic Elite’s Farmer’s Market brochure. Soft Linen is a DK weight wool/linen/alpaca blend. Graceful flared shape, inverted pleat with lacy embossed flowers, and a touch of texture at the yoke and hem. There are several other nice patterns in the brochure.

Enjoy! Until next week.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice !
    I like the skirt, it is very feminine.

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  2. Love the round up!! Can't wait for next week.

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