Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ravelry Roundup

So here's something I've been wanting to put in play for a while now.  I spend ample a good amount of time looking at new patterns on Ravelry.  The are are so many creative designers out there and it's just fun to see what people come up with.

I want to be able to highlight new patterns, maybe even discover the next big Ravelry hit before it happens :)  Because of this, the patterns will all be recently published- and they won't all just be from the top 20 New and Popular list.

So, without further adieu, I present to you my first ever Ravelry Roundup!

1. Stripe Study Shawl:
Ok, ok... so I know I said I wouldn't just take a bunch of patterns off the New and Popular list, but this shawl  is amazing (along with everything else by Veera Valamaki).   This Shawl is part of the reason I decided to get the Ravelry Roundup going.  As soon as I saw it a few weeks ago I knew it would be an instant hit- what a statement piece.

2. The Signiture Pixiebell Pixie Hat

Not only is this hat cool, it will also be in a movie- now how cool is that?!  You can watch the movie trailer for Theo and see it in action.  If one of my creations were to be featured in a movie, I wouldn't care what it was about- me and everybody I knew would be going to see it.  How exciting for Diane Serviss (See all her stuff here in her Etsy shop)!

3. Arrow Cowl by Madelinetosh
What can I say?  Madelinetosh knows gorgeous.

You may have recently seen her Larch Cardigan (which I will knit someday, when I have the time) all over Ravelry, now Amy offers up this simple but beautiful cowl done up in Madelinetosh Pashmina- yum!

5.  The Birds and The Bees headbands by Alana Dakos

  What mother of a new baby girl wouldn't be in love with these?  They're really quite perfect.  If a super cute pattern weren't enough, Alana also made the pattern extra interesting for not only the knitter- but also the knitter's kids- read more about it here.

Just don't ask me to spell it... or read the pattern.  Although it's not in English, there is a chart.  Double knit...two colors...knit in the round... you can figure it out!

Yes, you probably all know that Jill is a good friend of mine... you may think this is a shameless plug for her first-ever design...but you know it's one of the best new designs on Ravelry- I love it (I also got to test knit it and will post pictures soon).  If you happen to be coming to the Plucky Open House Saturday, her pattern will be available for purchase, along with the yarn. 

Remind you of something?  We all knew these wouldn't stand a chance against my love for fat little birdies- they must be knit... maybe in mobile form?


And that concludes my roundup for today.  Hope you found a new pattern or two to add to your queue.  Anything else tickling your knitting fancy these days?  I'd love to see your roundup!


  1. I love the shawl! very pretty colors!

  2. I love that smocked slouch! Oh my goodness. I WILL be making that!

  3. These are great! Thanks for posting! I would love to see you do this maybe once a week.

  4. What a great roundup- at least half of these patterns I haven't even seen before!! Thanks for showcasing some great new patterns. :)

  5. Great selections! I am most excited about the double knitting. I just went to the Black Sheep Knitting Guild last night & they had the most amazing presenter, Christa Kent Newhouse, showing us her life's work in double knitting. Our jaws were agape!

  6. Good stuff! I made the pixiebell hat in December - very cute (although one does get a few looks when wearing it ;). I've also got the Stripe Study and headbands in my queue - just need more time to knit!

  7. Love that striped shawl at the start! So pretty!

  8. Ugh! That little birdie just kills me! I love it!

  9. Thank you for the roundup. Love the headbands and already bought the pattern for the birdie one. Twin great-nieces will find one each in their first Easter baskets. Love your blog AND Elise...she is just gorgeous.

  10. Oh my; the pixie hat!! I definitely had one of those back in the 60's when I was little. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing all these designs!

  11. What a great idea! I love Ravelry, but it can be a little overwhelming to sort through a billion patterns. Great picks!

  12. Just wanted to let everyone know that I chatted with the designer of Kirahvintäplähuivi (Giraffe Print Cowl) and she translated it into English! She is super sweet and the pattern is really fun.

  13. I love seeing patterns highlighted like this because sometimes I miss the details when I wander through the new patterns. Thank you for doing this.