Ravelry Roundup – Mayday!

Usually I have a little bit of time to spare on a Saturday and yes, I have to plead guilty, I often spend too much of it browsing through the patterns on Ravelry. I know I’m only making my bad case of castonitis worse, but what can I say… I’m a weak knitter. And, since misery loves company: why not drag you all down with me into the mire of knitting addiction?

In my Ravelry Roundups I’ll share with you a handful of patterns I’ve collected and that

  1. may either be themed or be a collection of last week’s newly published favourites
  2. are available for download (paid or free), not in print publications – that’s because not everyone may be able to get their hands on those
  3. are written in English or have an English translation – because not everyone’s comfortable with knitting from only half understood foreign language patterns.

Those patterns are not tried and tested by me – they’re just what took my fancy this week.

This time it’ll be:


In honor of this week’s holiday I present you my 3 favourites of the knitting patterns added on the first of May.

Catkin Sweater by Kate Davies

Catkin Sweater by Kate Davies

I like the deep sccop neck, the muted color and subtle pattern of this sweater – it’s a perfect piece for cool spring days.


Elka Park by Heather Dixon

Elka Park by Heather Dixon

And as we move further into summer – doesn’t this make you think of long summer days, the scent of parched grassland and the sound of crickets all around you?


Ghazal Cowl by Kat Bukspan

Ghazal Cowl by Kat Bukspan

And, last but not least, this striking cowl. Not really a summer accessory, but I couldn’t skip that. I’m not a big fan of variegated yarns because of pooling issues and this cowl’s stitch pattern neatly break up blocks of color and blend stark contrasting ones. I think I’ll knit that for next fall as soon as I get my hands on a suitable yarn.

Anything you like? Or did you already find your perfect Mayday pattern?

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