It’s been a while since my last Pattern Radar post. These are semi-regular posts in which I highlight patterns which have caught my attention. Normally, when I write one of these, my “favorites” box is overfilling with new and interesting patterns; this time not so much. In any case, here are the ones that have lately caught my eye.
I really love the geometry in this cabled pullover called Allium by Nick Atkinson for Yarn Stories:
Combined with the lovely green (I am a sucker for green), this one definitely sparked my interest. I think this would look fabulous on a very shapely person, and would also impart a beautiful silhouette to a slim, willowy person.
I like the drape and swinginess (is that a word?) of this lovely pullover by Maria Chiba:
I like the ease of it, and can imagine wearing it in a pale shimmery silky grey, on a breezy summer evening, while sipping prosecco. Called Oxidar, you can find it here.
I adore Shifter by Julia Gunther:
I must be really attracted to this kind of shaping with ribbing; you can see it in the lovely Audrey which I knit for my daughter Emma, and also in the shapings of the ribbing for my Escher cardigan. I think this example is very sophisticated but also casual and fun at the same time. I would even overcome my zipper trepidation to knit this pullover.
I have a fondness for classics, and this one really does it for me:
This is the Hyannis Port Pullover by Cecily Glowik MacDonald from Knitscene Fall 2015. I think it is beautifully designed and proportioned; I would wear this all the time if I had it. I also love the styling and the photo shoot. (We should ask: Why aren’t there more women of colour in knitting pattern releases? Designers and pattern producers seem to be labouring under the impression that we want all sweaters displayed on young, slim, white women.) Here is another fabulous photo from this shoot:
I don’t think of myself as a poncho person (I remember vividly too many hideous ponchos from the 70s), but I must admit that I find this one kind of cute:
It really has a casual chic vibe to it. It is called Ella, and is designed by Lene Holme Samsøe and published in Perfectly Feminine Knits.
Here is another one from Yarn Stories; it is called Sloop and designed by Amada Crawford:
I have some very pretty grey silk merino blend yarn in my stash that would work really well for this. I am considering knitting up a swatch and seeing if Emma is interested. This is another example of casual chic, with good details and classic lines.
I am usually not a fan of triangular shawls, but this one is really striking. I also completely love the photo, which is pretty much perfect:
The pattern is called Seiklus Shawlette and it is designed by Justyna Lorkowska. It is pretty irresistable in this grey and would also be lovely in black (though it would take a brave knitter – or one with much younger eyes – to knit this in black).
I love the designs of Tin Can Knits, the designing duo otherwise known as Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel. They recently both gave birth to baby boys and released a pattern collection of adorable baby knits. I can usually resist baby knits, but this pattern really stands out. I would invent a baby to knit Peanut:
And while we are on the topic of kids, Kate Davies and Jen Arnall-Culliford recently released some down-sized versions of their adult sweaters, Bluebells and Bruton. Called Wee Bluebells and Wee Bruton, they can be found in Cross Country Knitting, Volume Two.
For some wonderful photos, and close-ups of the sweaters themselves, I recommend you read Kate’s post (actually, I recommend you read all of Kate’s posts – I never miss one).
That’s it for this edition of Pattern Radar. Happy knitting, everyone!