We start working on our pattern collections so far in advance that sometimes it's difficult to be patient! We're really thrilled with the collection for this winter--it's full of approachable texture and color with projects ranging from cozy sweaters to colorful shawls. Part II launches next week for even more inspiration!
Tendril by Lana Jois
Lana's triangular Tendril Wrap features intricately entwined tendril motifs in slipped stitches that blend in perfectly with stripes, lace, and cables. The pattern is both charted and written out, and is deceptively relaxing to knit. Our sample is knit in Tarte in Beanstalk and Spring Green. Tendril is available on Ravelry, and is 20% off until 2/7 using the code TENDRIL.
Sugar Cone Sweater by Jennifer Weisman
Jennifer's Sugar Cone sweater is a scrumptious treat of knitting. This luscious pullover, knit up in a delicious combination of silk, mohair, and merino, is worked from the neck down, allowing you to try it on for size as you go. Its graceful scooped neckline, optional princess-seam waist shaping, and bracelet-length bell sleeves are timeless and so flattering. Instructions for customizing the length of the sleeves and body are included. Our sample uses Yummy 2-Ply held together with Moonglow, both in the Fogbound colorway. You can find Sugar Cone on Ravelry and it's 25% off through 2/8 (no code necessary).
Mija Pullover by Kirsten-Michele
Mija (which means "turning or alternating" in Latvian) expresses the beauty of falling snowflakes and sunlight sparkling off crystal fractals. This top-down seamless yoke sweater features stranded colorwork that fades in hue with the interplay of geometric forms inspired by traditional Latvian knitting and crystalline geometry. The sweater is knit in Yowza in White Peppercorn, and the contrasting colors are three Yowza Minis in Ghost Ship (Blue/Green Gray), Tucked Away (Plum/Green/Tan) and Rise and Shine (Rose/Orange/Purple).
Joatinga by Beatriz Rubio
The Joatinga Wrap was inspired by rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, where the ocean ends abruptly in high, rocky mountains. Beaches, sea, and friendships go hand in hand; moments shared close to the ocean make us remember we are all part of something bigger than ourselves.
In this design, the delicate lace changing organically into cables referencing the water, and the sudden ending with garter stripes, referencing the land.
Joatinga is knit with two skeins of contrasting Yummy 2-Ply (shown here in Orchid and Amethyst Crystal), and is available on Ravelry, Payhip and Lovecrafts (with a 20% discount through 2/28 using code JOATINGA).
Winter Garden by Nadya Stallings
Nadya's triangular symmetrical wrap is worked from one corner to the other. It is gradually shaped, first with increases to the shawlette center, and then with decreases from the center to the other end. This design construction allows for easy customization of the size, and the mosaic slipped stitches add to the texture and color play. Winter Garden is knit in Yet in Embellish and Bittersweet Chocolate. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
Selaron Sweater by Beatriz Rubio
The Selaron Cardigan, named for Chilean artist Jorge Selaron's 400 ft long mosaic tiled stairs, is a super-oversized, drop-shoulder cardigan with a unique and unexpected construction. The entire sweater grows from the big-statement cabled panel of the back. The remainder of the knitting is worked in sections, and the entire sweater is finished off professionally with an i-cord trim. Our sample is knit in Big Silk, in Cornflower.
Hint of the Highlands by Michael Harrigan
Michael's latest colorwork cowl incorporates two main Fair Isle patterns that call to mind the Scottish Highlands – providing a hint of tartan and argyle patterning. The double-wrap cowl is knit in the round, from the bottom up, and, as only two colors are used in any round and there are no long floats, it makes for a relatively easy yet interesting project. Hint of the Highlands, available on Ravelry and Lovecrafts, is knit in Yummy 2-Ply Toes in Rhizome, Stippleback, Sadalmelik, and Bullfinch.
That should be enough to keep you busy til next week!