Last Friday in February! This year is flying by. I suppose they all do, but I feel quite aware of this year for some reason. Have you noticed this too, or is it just me? Maybe I’m just having too much fun knitting two cardigans simultaneously. I suspect I will be able to finish the second Larch sleeve this weekend—I’m over halfway there as of writing this, and will probably knit more at lunch. More on that tomorrow, on Sweaterday! For now, though, here are some of my favorite finds from the last couple of weeks—that’s right, there’s been so much awesome lately that I’m a little backed up. Keep up the great work, knitters of the world!
- I adore this children’s Penguins Pullover (free) from Ístex. I appear to have reached that age when everyone around me has decided its time to have children, so thankfully I have a lot of options for recipients.
- I love chevrons, and I love baby blankets, and so I love this Zig Zag Baby Blanket (free) by Elizabeth Rowen.
- The Candle Flame pattern is a popular one, and it’s easy to see why. This versatile stitch pattern works wonders on a straight piece of fabric but adapts beautiful in this Slouchy Candle Flame Hat (free) by Sisse Holmstrup.
- Atelier Alfa’s Wrapped Pullover ($7.50) is clever in its structure and design, with it’s slanted cable to cowl and hidden pocket.
- Options are great, and Judy Marples’s Elowen Shawl (CAN$5) provides an option of edgings, as well as endless combinations of yarn colors.
- Short-row shaping and subtle welts add detail to Alexandra Tinsley’s Wale and Course hat ($5.50). A pop of color along the welting adds style.