We're excited to present to you our Winter 2023 pattern collection - ten new designs showcasing the wonderful colors and textures of our yarns. There's a little something to entice any kind of knitter here, whether you like cables or lace, accessories or sweaters, something with colorwork or plain. You can also see all these designs together on their Ravelry collection page or on our Project Gallery.
In no particular order, here we go!
Ivy Lane by Emily Wood
Cables climb and twist like ivy across an airy trellis on the front of this raglan pullover. This sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan increases at the shoulders. It finishes with a cozy, ribbed cowl neck and is meant to be worn with some positive ease. Instructions are included for optional waist shaping. Knitters may also choose to shorten the length of the pullover for a more cropped look, if desired. Perfect for chilly days and casual comfort, Ivy Lane’s classic design will help it become a wardrobe staple. Shown in Killington in Enchanting. The Ivy Lane pattern is available on Ravelry and Payhip.
Night Sky by Lana Jois
As light as air, fluffy as a cloud, and colorful as a nebula, wrap the Night Sky around your shoulders! Spice up stripes by throwing in some eyelets and lace and make yourself a large, colorful yet light, triangular wrap. The easily-memorized patterns may be worked from charts or written instructions and are perfect for some relaxed knitting. Shown in Avon in Night Sky and Moonglow in Optical Illusion. The Night Sky pattern is available on Ravelry.
Puzzle Night by Helen Cosgrove-Davies
Everyone in Helen’s family loves puzzles and games. When they gather together to play the newest board game or assemble a puzzle, she always brings her knitting along, too.
The mosaic pattern on this shawl is reminiscent of interlocking puzzle pieces or the pawn pieces sometimes used in board games. The intermingling of the gradient and main colors throughout the shawl is like the relationships between members of a family–each unique, but blended into a beautiful whole. It's knit in the Scenic Overlook Gradient Set with Plover Yummy 2-Ply. The Puzzle Night pattern is available on Ravelry and Payhip.
Sea Pearls by Jennifer Weissman
Sea Pearls is a simple, yet elegant shawl to warm your shoulders or wrap around your neck as a scarf. Shaped like a wide crescent, the body of the shawl is relaxing garter stitch. The border features graceful waves of stockinette stitch and slip-stitch pearls, culminating in a curvy garter edging. Worked from the top down in one piece, this shawl is an entertaining knit and a lovely way to play with colors. It's knit in Yummy 2-Ply, shown here in White Peppercorn and Blue Parakeet. The Sea Pearls pattern is available on Ravelry.
Pickwick by Crystal Hiatt
This design has been inspired by a love for cables but also a desire for a simple, yet classic, sweater to add to your wardrobe. The name Pickwick is for a small, quiet village in Minnesota that is best known for its mill. The churning of the water wheels and the waves produced are reflected in the cable and ribbing detail. The water from the creek is quiet and stable like the stockinette stitch, then as it flows through the mill and water wheels it creates power, resulting in the ripples or cables. Shown here in Fleur de Sel Intrepid. The Pickwick pattern is available on Ravelry and millysknits.com.
Wings of a Fancy by Helen Cosgrove-Davies
Helen writes, “As I was knitting this shawl, a friend mentioned it looked like a feather. My mind immediately came up with a line from a song in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: “On the wings of my fancy I can fly anywhere, and the world will open its arms to me.” The song stayed in my head the rest of the time I was knitting, and I couldn’t resist borrowing a line for the shawl’s name!”
Knit with one skein of Yearning, this lightweight shawl is the perfect accessory for an evening spent knitting at home in your own little corner or for an evening out at a ball! Shown here in Sanderiana. The Wings of a Fancy pattern is available on Ravelry and Payhip.
Proclivity by Kirsten-Michele
Proclivity is a top-down seamless yoke sweater that is inspired by Icelandic lopapeysa designs, and features bold geometrical patterns in strongly contrasting colors. The cuffs feature small elements and colors that echo the yoke design. The body of Proclivity is slightly cropped, and the sleeves are loose fitting and then brought in at the wrist, to add a contemporary flair to the more traditional lopapeysa fit. Shown here in Wolf Yowza with Yowza Minis in Dark Chocolate, Obsidian, Plover, and Roasted Pumpkin. The Proclivity pattern is available on Ravelry.
Conewago by Elizabeth Beach
The Iroquois word Conewago translates to “where the rapids meet.” Designer Elizabeth Beach crosses the local Conewago Creek multiple times daily, and it is always a pleasure to hear its burbling music, enjoy its changing habitat, and watch the wildlife drawn to it.
This boxy tunic has dropped shoulders with a textured yoke, split hem, and cuffs. It also sports a lace panel on the back for added interest, and lots of positive ease gives it a super comfortable fit. It's knit in Tarte, shown here in Wolfsbane and Meander. The Conewago pattern is available on Ravelry.
Slippt by Kirsten-Michele
Slip stitch knitting is an unexpected delight, a form of colorwork that looks complicated, but is very easy to achieve as there is no stranded colorwork knitting. The combinations of slipping stitches, variations of color, and knit and purl stitches create unexpected and surprising results and is the perfect project to unleash your color creativity.
The Slippt collection is available in four different yarn weights and is ideal for using leftover scraps of yarn for the colorwork. Whether it’s knitting up the perfect homemade gift, or special items for yourself— the hat, cowl and mitt combinations will keep you and your friends toasty warm through the cold months. The Slippt pattern is available on Ravelry.
Think it Through by Helen Cosgrove-Davies
Helen writes, “When I have a decision to make and need to think something through, I reach for my knitting. I need something relatively simple, like this lace pattern, so that my hands can work the stitches but my brain can wander, pondering pros and cons of different options. After thousands of stitches I come to a decision–and end up with a lovely scarf to boot!”
Think it Through is designed to show off a six-color gradient set, with simple garter ridges separating colors. Every other row of the 10-stitch, 8-row lace repeat is a rest row, and after several repeats the lace pattern becomes intuitive, making this a great project to pick up when your mind is a bit distracted. It's knit in the Dance with Me Gradient Set with Coastal Fog Yummy 2-Ply. The Think it Through pattern is available on Ravelry and Payhip.