Scratching the Knitting Itch
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Patterns of awesomeness

It’s been a long time coming!

A list (and lots of links) to my favourite patterns. Mainly using sock yarn or lace weight, with some extras thrown in for good measure.

Cookie A’s Monkey
Free pattern

I could go on and on and on and on about this pattern. It is fantastic. Go and knit a pair. Now.

Alice Yu’s Shur’tugal
Free pattern
My first cables without a cable needle sock pattern. It has a great texture, and looks way more complicated than it actually is. Love!

Jaywalker by Grumperina
Ravelry Link, Free pattern
To be honest, I haven’t finished my Jaywalker. For no other reason than I got distracted. But the fabric this simple chevron style pattern makes is really gorgeous and perfect for hand-dyed yarns.

Haruni by Emily Ross
Ravelry Link, Free pattern
I frogged my Haruni, after making the rather novice mistake of not putting in a zillion stitch markers so I didn’t get lost. Put in lots of stitch makers. Gaze in awe at the thing of beauty. Mmmm pretty…

Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Ravelry Link, paid pattern
Ishbel can be found in Whimsical Little Knits or for download through Ravelry. It really is a gorgeous shawl and you will quickly see why it is a cult pattern.

Tempest by Weaverknits
Free pattern
I’m currently part way through this, and I picked it out to knit as it’s a great shape, not all frilly, and has a great size range.

Citron by Hilary Smith Callis
Free Pattern
A truly addictive knit, you should have one. Or ten. If you are using Artisan Lace for this one, go down a couple needle sizes and make an extra repeat or two (note you will need more than one skein!)

Free Pattern
Another cult knit, this big smooshy scarf is knit on the diagonal and has dropped stitches – who knew dropping stitches could be so much fun?


Rav link, paid pattern

Finally, the perfect pattern to use that Wollmeise I wasn’t quite sure about! Incredibly addictive, excellent tv knitting. A fantastic pattern for highly variegated yarns that you love but aren’t quite sure what to do with.

Rav link, paid pattern

It took  a whole four days to knit up this shawl – again super addictive (although getting through the last few veeeeery long rows can get a bit trying). Lots of fun matching up colours for the stripes – and very, very wearable. Love!