I’ve bit on a bit of a coffee cozy kick lately (alliteration hello!) so I admit I drooled slightly when I saw these chevron coffee cup cozies on Ravelry:
I love the direction crochet designs are going. It’s still lagging a bit behind knitting, but it finally feels like crochet is modernizing itself. I’ve talked about this a bit on this site already, but for some reason crochet always treads a fine line between really cool and 60s grandma’s couch from a Sears catalogue.
That being said, how adorable are these slippers?
Ummmm I need to make these! Stat! And I just so happen to have some Paton’s Superwash Merino DK begging to be used up.
The pattern is in British terminology, but the designer put in lots of descriptions and pictures which will undoubtably make it easy to follow for American crocheters.
And hey! Looks like you can download the pattern free for a limited time on Raverly! Just head over to the pattern page.
Cochram is a quick, easy, and trendy slouchy hat pattern just in time for the cooling weather. Worked up in Plymouth Yarns Haciendo, this hat has an interesting and attractive texture due to the yarn’s thick-and-thin spin. It knits up so quickly you can knit it, start to finish, by the end of Star Trek: First Contact.
It was only a matter of time before Doctor Who found its way onto Knitty.com, one of the most popular knitting pattern magazines on the Internet. This summer’s Knitty Surprise features “Bigger on the Inside,” a cleverly designed shawl with modern shaping and a slew of adorable lace TARDISes.
I love the ‘Time Vortex’ lace, and the angular ribbing compliments the TARDISes perfectly! And hey, maybe this will get more knitters watching Doctor Who!
And get it here!
It’s been over three years since I originally released my Noble Cowl pattern, so I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the finished products and provide a few comments that I keep running into via email and Ravelry messages.
Raveler Neelo made hers extra long and treated it like an eternity cowl. Love that! I’m also a total sucker for that lovely yellow!
This one was of the first dozen or so of the pattern completed and shared on Ravelry. The red is beautiful and the cowl against a dark background really shows off the lace.
This is just a gorgeous photo! I also adore the shawl pin.
I’m so happy that shhanalog knit this up in Malabrigo, and in such a terrific colorway. No project is complete without someone using Malabrigo! I’m also chuffed by her comments:
This is hands-down my favorite thing I’ve ever knit. Favorite yarn, best color, gorgeous pattern. I’m in love with it.
Now to some additional pattern notes!
- I get asked quite often if there is a chart. Well, there is!
Thank you Raveler Megalion for making the chart!
- As you can see in the chart, from rows 11–22 the pattern repeat changes from 15 stitches to 16 stitches. This is a consequence of the decreases in row 11. You won’t end up with extra stitches at the end of the row or anything funny like that so long as you follow the pattern as written.
- A few people have asked about parts of the pattern in red. These are merely corrections. I should probably just take that out, but I didn’t want to bother uploading another version of the pattern to Ravelry. So don’t worry about the red; just know that the pattern used to miss some instruction but it’s all there now!
- If you are a native German speaker you can find a version in German here (PDF file, requires a PDF reader to open).
- If you are a left-handed knitter, you can find a translation here.
To those of you that have made any of the current 1919 (!!!) Noble Cowls linked on Ravelry: THANK YOU!!!!!
If you haven’t made one and want to, you can find a copy here.