Happy Monday! Time to look back at the previous week’s recently added knitting patterns on Ravelry and pick a few favorites. As many an avid knitter is aware, the Winter 2011 edition of Knitty was released last week. As usual, it is chock-a-block full of great patterns and articles. Rather than have Knitty dominate Ravelry Monday, I will instead devote Wednesday’s post solely to Knitty, and talk about some other patterns today.
First pick: “Goldfish in a Bag Hat” by Carol White ($4.00)
This hat charmed me right away: bold design, cute, and clever too. Looks to me like it is a simple rolled-brim bag-top hat with a color change and a bit of intarsia and embroidery. I especially love the bag-tie on the top.
Second Pick: “Open Heart Sweater” by Alice Tang ($3.99)
Let me begin by admitting bias — I tech-edited this sweater for Alice, and it was in fact my very first for-pay tech editing job. (Alice and I had swapped tech-editing services in the past.) Although I haven’t actually test-knit the pattern, I am very familiar with the pattern. It is simple/elegant, with a neat twist (literally!) up the front on a reverse-stockinette background.
Third Pick: “Lady Jessica” by Veronica O’Neil (FREE!)
This feminine cowl makes me think of a steampunk heroine, corseted and bedecked in ruffles and lace, and wielding a big brass laser gun :). It looks like a fun, easy knit and the final product is sure to win compliments.