Category Archives: favourite patterns

Charvet

A new edition of Interweave Knits will be released shortly but I have to confess that I'm feeling a little underwhelmed by the preview. Nothing here that I'm all that desperate to knit. I like the cheerful, candy-cane stripes of … Continue reading

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Purity

As much as we all love to splash out on luxury fibres, most of us can’t afford to cover ourselves head to toe in Qiviuk. Luckily there are some economical alternatives out there, like Purity from Twilleys. It’s an undyed … Continue reading

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Deco

Another fabulous pattern from the talented Kate Davies (of Owls and Paper Dolls fame). Taking its inspiration from Art Deco buildings, the slip-stitch pattern gives a humble cardigan the elegant vertical lines of a skyscraper. And the overall shape of … Continue reading

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Broken Rib

One for the men today. Although as it's damp, cold and grey outside, I confess I'm coveting it for myself… I'm liking the simplicity, with the button band and collar integrated into the body. The textured stitch gives some stability … Continue reading

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Skylark

This is the pattern I mentioned recently on the podcast, from the new book Cherished by Kim Hargreaves. Naturally I'm biased as it's written for Rowan Lima, a yarn for which I have a dangerous obsession. I've been keeping an … Continue reading

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Slanted Peerie

There are about a gazillion projects in the new issue of Interweave Knits Holiday (well alright, 60) but I'm going to get the ball rolling with these mittens. They may be festive, but I'm not entirely convinced by the colour-combo. … Continue reading

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Aran Epidemic

One of the fun things about living in my part of London is that you get a chance to enjoy the endless fashion parade from uber trendy young Hoxtonites. And in the last couple of weeks I have noticed an … Continue reading

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Brambles

A little something for the weekend….another great pattern from the latest issue of Knitty. Brambles is a charming beret, with cables tangling their way up towards petal-shaped decreases at the crown. Love it. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf10/PATTbrambles.php

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Daisy

Well the temperature's finally starting to drop over here, leaving me burrowing into the handknits. And what could be better to ward off the chill than a chunky textured knit, big enough to house a small family? An all-over stitch … Continue reading

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Shetland

For once I'm not highlighting this design for the pattern of the garment itself. As far as I can see it's a pretty traditional aran-weight cardigan. No, what has me drooling here is the colour scheme. So often when you … Continue reading

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