The Deep Fall surprises from Knitty have been published, and they’re both pretty darn cute, so you’re going to want to add them to your knitting queues.
The Crosshatch Cowl by Karin Brummer uses a brioche netting stitch worked in two colors to make a reversible, double-layer cowl that doesn’t really look like knitting. It’s a really cool technique that isn’t as hard as it looks but will certainly turn heads.
And the Golden Delicious Cardigan from Mary Scott Huff has an allover pattern with little crossed stitches, a lacy border at the bottom, a collar that combines lace and cables and is much longer in the back than in the front. There’s a lot going on but it turns out to be quite harmonious and fun.
The new patterns came with an update on Knitty’s Patreon campaign, which now has more than 6,000 donors giving nearly $17,000 an issue. That’s enough to give designers a raise and to help upgrade the website. The next goal comes at $22,000, which will help fund an assistant to deal with administrative stuff and hiring a freelance graphic designer to make new Knitty shwag for their online store. If you haven’t donated and you love Knitty, I hope you’ll consider it.
In the meantime, if either of these patterns catches your eye I’d love to hear about it. I’m thinking hard about making some time for that cowl.
[Photos via Knitty.]