This weekend I was scouring through my Ravelry queue, trying to decide what I would actually knit someday, and I re-discovered some of my old favorites.
The 5th Avenue Shawl would be such a great design to use up some lace weight yarns that I have hanging around the house.
The pattern calls for holding together two strands – one with a touch of mohair to lend the soft as air feeling with the exceptional warmth it provides.
A neat aspect of this design is that it incorporates a moderate level of beading. Beading experts will love this, and those that are trying it for the first time, this will be a neat first-time challenge.
This open-front cardigan, Stranger, has been on my must-knit list for a very long time. The interesting construction, the amazing mix of textured stitches and cables, who could say no?
The sample on the right was created with Brooklyn Tweed’s Worsted Weight Shelter, though I could easily picture this worked in Woolfolk’s latest yarn, Tov.
If I were to make any mods, it would be to create slimmer sleeves that are full length, and possibly a longer body.
Another beauty born of the Brooklyn Tweed brand is Cusp, a specially released design by Olga Buraya-Kefelian in the Capsule release by BT. There is something so feminine about this design, and it will haunt me until the day that I can actually cast on.
It’s another design with a unique construction, and a lovely play on cables within the shaping of the garment.
What are the designs that are in your queue that make your heart sing, no matter how long they’ve been in there?