Since I have been doing a lot of knitting recently I decided to just compile a list of some Ravelry patterns that I really like. I haven’t made all of these, but I hope to at some point.
List is in no particular order.
Octopuss (Paid – $5 /~£3/~ 4 EUR)
Pattern link here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/octopuss-2
Now I don’t know about you, but this basically takes two of my favourite animals and smushes them together into one slightly creepy but awesome creation. And since creepy but cute things are also something I love, I am determined to make this some day No doubt if I show this to Nephee (one of my irl friends who probably wouldn’t appreciate her real name being put down) she would also want one too. It is her birthday soon…
Dragonfly Wings (Free)
Pattern link here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragonfly-wings
I made this in a midnight blue yarn with lime green Miyuki beads, and it is gorgeous. I love this pattern, the garter detail in the stocking stitch keeps it from being too boring, and the lace pattern is easy to understand and is good for a beginning lace knitter. Beads are optional, but my opinion is that more beads = better. You could disagree though.
Bigger on the Inside (Free)
I love Doctor Who, and anything associated with it. And this is a shawl that has the TARDIS on it. Can you see why this is on this list? I am definitely making this in the future, maybe when the Doctor has come back for his new series on the BBC.
Woody (Paid – 4 EUR /~£3/~$5)
Lots of i-cord which I hate, but I would be willing to put up with it for this pattern. The entire design just looks so cool, like a skeletons hand maybe? I’m just imagining making this in black and white and it makes me happy. I also prefer fingerless gloves to have separated fingers instead of one big hole to put all your fingers through so that is also a good thing.
Rock Island (Paid – $6 /~£3.80/~ 4.80 EUR)
This is a complicated lace pattern as you can probably see, and as a result I will probably not be able to make this for a while. But the lace pattern is absolutely beautiful and I can see myself wearing this a lot. I even like the designers original colour choice, in fact I’d probably make mine the same colour. Apparently people do have difficulty with this so I would attempt it unless you are a really experienced knitter, but it’s nice to have something to aspire to.
Love love love this hat, unfortunately the last time I tried to make it it was waaaay too small and I haven’t attempted it again. Usually I hate things like ribbons etc but I think with a black ribbon and a purple hat it would look really nice. Plus you can wear it several ways. Will be attempting again at some point in the future.
October is for Spinners (Free)
Love the idea of this scarf, pretty creative and has the advantage of getting quicker the more you work on it. At first I was dreading making a scarf out of lace yarn, but it’s actually four strands of it held together which is much more suited to my attention span. Despite my hatred of spiders I can’t wait to cast this on and have an awesome scarf. And everyone will be jealous.
Summer Flies (Free)
I’m not too sure how complicated the lace pattern is, but in worsted it must be less fiddly than lace weight. I just think this is a really pretty pattern that can be worn multiple ways like Dragonfly Wings. Probably wouldn’t make it in pink, but in a deep purple I think this could be really nice.
recipe of the month :: eyelet yoke sweater (Free)
I seem to be loving jumpers recently, and this is a nice simple one with some eyelet detailing: probably my most favourite detail. It also has a dip hem which I like in my jumpers, I’m not sure why. The patterns are written for a size 34 (not sure if she is referring to bust size or European sizing) but she has made it easy to modify to fit your body. This would probably just be a slouch around the house thing for me.
Snowball’s Chance in Hell (Free)
Considering I really hate wearing stereotypically Goth things like skulls, I really like this pattern. The morphing pattern is pretty unique (at least, I haven’t seen it anywhere else) and they must be warm, look how long they are! I’d probably add a proper thumb to them because I really dislike the type of thumb opening, but otherwise it is a really nice pattern.
This didn’t take as long as I though it would (thankfully), but now you can see what some of my favourite patterns are on Ravelry. I do feel like I am betraying my poor crochet hooks since they are all knitting, but I’ll make it up to them somehow.