Happy Monday! Time to look back at the previous week’s recently added knitting patterns on Ravelry and pick a few favorites.
First pick: “Toorie” by Carina Spencer ($5.00)
I absolutely adore the unusual shape of this hat. The gathers, the close-yet-casual shape, the nifty decreases opposite mimicking (but not repeating) the gathers — it all works. For those averse to pompoms, perhaps a crocheted flower or big dramatic button could substitute. This pattern looks like it would work with hand-painted yarn quite prettily.
Second Pick: “Castle on a Cloud” by Katia Smits (€3.50 EUR)
I was lured in for a closer look by the allusion to “Les Miserables” — I mean, who doesn’t love Cosette? These fingerless mitts have something interesting going on every few rows — exactly my kind of pattern.
Third Pick: “130-12 Jacket” by DROPS Design (FREE!)
I had a hard time settling on a “free” pattern this week — but this little cardi is just fine. Looks like it has some interesting construction, with right and left front panels curving to meet at the neck and lower back, with the upper back panel bridging the gap. I’ve heard about DROPS patterns being terse — this one is no exception! Definitely no hand-holding here.