Happy Monday! Time to look back at the previous week’s recently added knitting patterns on Ravelry and pick a few favorites.
First pick: “Pansies” by Rebekkah Dickson (FREE!)
My favorite flowers are pansies, so I’m always on the lookout for good patterns (heck, good anything) that include pansies. These are far and away the best knitted pansies I’ve seen — true to the flower, without being fussy. The petals are knit flat, then sewn in place. The pansy “monkey face” in added in post-production with duplicate stitch. I can see myself adding pansies to a lot of upcoming projects … all I need is a little purple/blue/burgundy and yellow/white yarn, any weight will do. Whee!
Second Pick: “Alassë Míriel Hooded Cowl” by The Jane Victoria ($5.00)
Can I just say, WOW, what an ingenious garment! Part cowl, part hood, part shoulder cozy… I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and I LOVE it already.
Third Pick: “Grecian Goddess Socks” by Katie Franceschi ($5.95)
I’m a sock lover, it’s true. I just washed (nearly) all my hand-made socks, and stopped counting at pair 24. I’m in the middle of a sock-a-long as we speak (where is clue #3, people?), and eagerly awaiting my first 2011 Rockin’ Sock Club shipment. But these socks call to me too! Alas, there are other things on my needles, so these faux lace-up socks will have to wait in my queue.