Did you know you could see patterns virtually as they are posted to Ravelry? Just go to this page and scroll down the left hand side to the link that says “View all recently added patterns by category…” I have been stalking the newly posted patterns daily for a couple of years now. Yes, I have far too many favorites to be able to knit them all, but I enjoy seeing what is new. Over time, I have also developed a better feeling for what I like enough to make, too. Here are a few highlights from the recently added patterns. Seems they fall into four basic categories this time: Lace, Socks, Doubleknitting, and Just Plain Cute.
Always a sucker for a beautiful lace pattern, the Secret Garden Shawl by Anne-Lise Maigaard is gorgeous:
To Zola with Love by Kay Meadors caught my eye. This pattern is designed to be a prayer shawl and can be constructed by one person or three:
© Hope Shastri/Skysinger
Queen of Roses by Larisa Valeeva is stunningly beautiful (especially with the beads on the edge!):
© Larisa Valeeva
Lest you think I only like lacey shawls, I also favorited several sock patterns, including:
“There’s a Different Kind of Love” socks by Anneli Jaanhold
Carved Heart socks by Ingrid Carre, which the designer suggests you can replace the center of the large heart with the initials of you & your love – just like you would carve into a tree.
© Ingrid Carré
Four Leaf Clover socks by Lill C Schei
I have also been on a double-knitting kick lately and favorited these:
Double Knit Floral Cowl by Louise Fitzpatrick
© Louise Fitzpatrick
Stacy’s Musical Scarf by Kalliopi Aronis, for the music-lover
© Kalliopi Aronis
Flaming Scarf by Lady in Yarn, which is not new to Ravelry, but newly discovered by me. I love the idea of DK cables!
© Ela Krumpholz
On a similar note, the Six Braid Wedding Ring Scarf by Michael Dworjan is a double knit, with cables!
© Michael Dworjan
Just Plain Cute
Lee Lee’s Butterflies by Sara Elizabeth Kellner are amazingly realistic!
© Sara Elizabeth Kellner
Rainbow Tiny-er Turtles by Duchess Gala (these are crochet, but maybe someday I will learn…)
© Duchess Gala
Patroon hond Joy by Andrea Jonker is both crochet AND only in Dutch, but still adorable!
Colorful Hedgehog Blanket by Carolina Guzman is also crochet (maybe all this cuteness will inspire me to tackle learning crochet yet!)
© One and Two Company
And that concludes just the *highlights* posted since the first of the year! So much to knit, so little time!