Knitscene Winter Patterns!

Though we’ve had some warmer days in Colorado recently, we all know that winter is far from over! Many of us around the office have been working on cowls and scarves that we can wear immediately, necessary shields against those sneaky winter winds. If you are looking for some ideas to cast on post haste, look no further! The lovely patterns from Knitscene Winter 2014 are now available for individual purchase.

First up, Emma Welford’s Gothic Gloves. Paired increases and decreases on cuffs create a gauntlet feel, and overall cool style. A nice 100% wool gives you the warmth and wearability you want from hand wear and the color combinations are infinite. Worked in the round, these gloves come together quickly…you still have plenty of time to make (and wear!) them this winter!

Gothic Gloves by Emma Welford

Robin Allen’s Paros Hat┬áplays a bright solid yarn against a marled background. The stitch pattern is simple yet engaging, and the spiral that wraps around the whole hat is especially fun. This pattern is sized for both ladies and gents, and choosing different colors can easily create a more masculine or feminine feel. I also really like that you could choose bolder and darker colors and this would be a more formal piece, but with neons it kind of reminds me of a planet’s orbit…completely different feel from the same pattern!

Paros Hat by Robin Allen

This awesome scarf, by Ann McDonald Kelly, is available in a kit! You can knit this in the combination shown, teal and gray, or in plum and gray. Something about a bold color against gray is always a winning combination. This is the perfect project if you’re new to mosaic knitting, or have fallen in love with the technique and want to let it shine! Amy is doing a knit along for this pattern, and it’s definitely not too late to hop on into it. The Tessellating Leaves Scarf is generously wide, features an awesome pattern, and has fringe. I’m pretty sure that’s the scarf perfection trifecta.

Tessellating Leaves Scarf by Ann McDonald Kelly

Knit socks are a must for this time of year, and the Kelda Socks by Alexis Di Gregorio are an awesome addition to your wardrobe. With colorwork at the cuffs, heels, and toes, these are a perfect way to learn about colorwork in pattern, without being overwhelming. The Scandinavian inspired pattern is cozy and homey and engaging, just what you want to be working on at this gray and cold time of year. A merino, bamboo, nylon blend yarn is pure luxury and warmth, whether you keep these for yourself or make them as a gift for someone you like a whole lot.

Kelda Socks by Alexis Di Gregorio

All of these patterns, and the others from Knitscene Winter 2014 are on sale now…not just for┬ásale, but on sale! Check out any of the links above, and take a look at the whole issue as well!

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