Tags: Colchique, Saturday Pattern Day
How fitting that the first time I forgot about Saturday, Pattern Day would be lucky number 13. (EDIT, later: and then of course I realize later that this is actually #12.) This past week has been full of craziness, but now that I’m settled into my new place and have all my classes chosen and my office dealt with (I have an office!) I’ll have a little time to spend on knitting and blogging about knitting. I have quite a bit finished on my sweater and I can post those photos on Monday. I’m also working on a swatch for Colchique! Now down to business.
If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.
- First, I want to talk about the new Knitty that’s come out; it’s the most promising issue I’ve seen in a long time! I love nearly everything. The phrase Wood-ins reminds me of the whole “hop-ons” problem in arrested development. (If your car is also a house, you’re gonna get some live-ins.)
- I wouldn’t knit it, but I think Q has an ingenious construction and quite cleverly deals with calf increases.
- I want to link to Flower Power because the photo of the kid modelling it is thigh-slappingly hilarious. He just looks so grumpy and adorable! The hat is really nice, too.
- Patch Pocket is a guy’s sweater, and I can’t make up my mind about it. It looks a little hipster-y, but it also looks a little my-gramma-knit-this-for-me-y. Which are both not too great as concepts. But I still like it for some reason. Maybe because the model looks like Peter Petrelli from Heroes.
- Henry is a scarf I would picture Sherlock Holmes wearing. I love it for a girl or a boy. It’s just so classy and perfect, I love it.
- I like the Percy bag, and I like that there’s some internal structure to give it shape. I’m not sure if I could stand all that finishing, though.
- Roam looks like a perfect studying hoodie (or bunny-hug, if you’re Albertan). I love nice warm sweaters with hoods for when I’m reading in my room with my legs under the blankets, because then I’m entirely swaddled in warmth. I really want to knit this.
- Urchin is a lovely beret pattern, even if I am getting tired of berets. An example is already here.
- Cherie Amour is gorgeous, and it looks nice and quick with bulky yarn. I’m thinking about knitting this one, too. How warm do you think it’d be? Given that it’s lace, I’d do this in cotton and use it as a cover up in the spring.
- Blossom is a MagKnits shawl that looks Japanese inspired. There’s a version being begun here. This pattern’s name is a bit annoying because there’s a baby sweater from MagKnits that’s also called Blossom, so searching “magknits blossom” gives me all sorts of unnecessary links.
- Lucy Brown is another MagKnits pattern and it’s so damn sexy. Sexy librarian, even. Oh baby.
- This Nordstrom Hobo Bag is a very nice emulation.
- This Swiss Cheese Scarf makes me want to knit it.
- Here are some beautiful Branched Fern Socks. Examples here and here.