I’m trying out a new type of post – showcasing recent faves for the past week. It’ll mean twice as many posts for me to write so I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up. But if I can I think it’ll be worth it for both you and me; a great way to go catalog what I like and what I may want to cast on in the future. If it does stick. I’ll put together a few pages listing each type of fave – shocks, shawls, sweaters, cardis, etc.
Here’s this week’s faves…
We’ll start out with a few shawls.
- Fulmar by Veera Valimaki – another garter stitch striped shawl, with classic Veera creativity. Just when you think there are no new ways to make simple garter stitch sing, Veera comes out with a new one.
- Sierra Lupine by Romi Hill – You can’t see it in this pic, but the shawl has 2 distinct lace patterns in it – a version of the classic Lily of the Valley (no nupps!) combined with one of my faves – a modified leaf design. And just enough beads.
- Ever the Wind by Luise O’Neill – This is such a different take on a shawl! A slight crescent shape combined with cables and twisted stitches. Although it takes 880 yards of fingering weight yarn, it’s knit from the cabled edge up so you could use up all your yarn. The designer is new to me but she has a ton of designs. Check them out on Ravelry.
And now a few accessories…
- Romantic Lace Mini Gloves by Anniki Leppik – A pretty lace fingerless mitt with a few beads.
- Smaug Socks by Claire Ellen – Gorgeously textured socks with a winding cable around the instep. Fun to knit and wear.
- Hermione’s Cable and Bobble Mittens by Lauren Kent – Not a new pattern, but the zig zag cables and even the bobbles got me. Plus they’d only take 1 skein of Cascade 220 for the pair.
So what do you think of Friday Faves? Inspirational? Helpful? What can I change to make it more useful for you?
If you’re in the US, I hope you’re enjoying an extra-long weekend.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.