It’s that time again – time to take a look at patterns published in the past month and drool over my favorites. Items sometimes make this list because they use clever techniques for construction, sometimes because they combine stitches/colors/yarns in eye-catching ways, and sometimes they make it because they just make me smile. Let’s take a look at my July faves!
Anthro by Hanna Maciejewska
Why I love it: That cable detail placed at the center back. Done. Sold. That detail is how shaping is accomplished for the waist, which is genius. And using a similar cable detail on the cuffs? So good.
Sinuous Pencil Scarf by Alice Humbracht
Why I love it: Look at it! There’s nothing wrong with a cute knitting project for back to school season.
Kith by Justyna Lorkowska
Why I love it: The asymmetrical yellow accents, of course! Coupled with the contrasting, neutral stripes, this piece packs a visual punch.
Mookari by Ambah
Why I love it: The bias knit combined with simple garter and lace panels are not only pretty, but they make this an advanced beginner-friendly project that’s great for stepping up your skills.
Tartelette by Lisa Chemery
Why I love it: Some of it is proooobabbly the adorable toddler modeling the sweater, but I have other reasons for loving this piece. Seed stitch combined with a cable edging you can’t see in this shot (but should totally click through to check out), make this a sweater I’ll be gifting my friends’ babies as soon as they’re big enough.
Pwani by Clare Devine
Why I love it: There aren’t enough pretty mesh knitting projects in the world. That’s it!
Chilkat Cowl by Rosemary Hill
Why I love it: Lace panels (clearly a theme of this month’s pattern releases!) combined with jogless stripes and an awesome drawstring are all things I’m loving in knitting right now.
Starry Summer Nights by Iris Schreier
Why I love it: This is what I call a summer shawl! Particularly this brightly colored sample.
The Turtles’ Journey Shawl by Heather Anderson
Why I love it: Obviously, look at this turtle motif! I’m going to have to bookmark that for future reference for sure.
Whippet by Anke Strick
Why I love it: A simple, subtle silhouette combined with placed lace across the body and sleeves make this a good summer cardigan with great breathability.