Usually I have a little bit of time to spare during the weekends 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
- may either be themed or be a collection of last week’s newly published favourites
- 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
- 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:
Ok, this is not a real roundup – I’ve been oooh-ing and aaaaah-ing about the new Brooklyn Tween lookbook since it’s been published. The photography is stunning and there are soooo many pretty cables! Great, now I’ve started to drool again.
Anyways, I’ve been trying to embed that lookbook here to share all that cabled, tweedy goodness with you… but I’m quite unable to do so. So I’ll just show you my 3 favourites and let you follow the link to the lookbook for more.
This is “Stonecutter” – I love the intricate cables and the way the bottom ribbing rises up on the sides. Did I mention the cables? Look at those cables – they’re like a painting!
And another sweater: “Idlewild” is really clean-cut, simple, straightforward – the shallow ribbing and the asymmetric cable detail along front and back make it special, while the large stockinette stitch portions let tweedy or marbled yarns show off to their best advantage.
And more cables (did I mention that this collection is filled to the brim with cables?) – this time in a scarf/stole. Again, “Afton” is straightforward and clean, but all those intricate cables will make it a challenge to knit and a pleasure to wear.
Not enough cables? More tweed for you? You can view the whole lookbook on the Brooklyn Tweed website.