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Our Inspirational 9

Our Inspirational 9

We sat down and went through some of the patterns that have caught our eye recently. New-to-us techniques, inventive shapes, detailed colourwork motifs, stunning cables. Here are nine designs that have inspired us in the last few months:

Ocean by Christina Danaee
Christina’s Oshun is one of those patterns you just can’t wait to cast on. Sini already knit hers (pictured at the beginning of the post) using Garthenor Ronas DK, and we’re already planning many more!

Midnattsol Hat by The Petite Knitter
We’ve recently seen some stunningly beautiful versions of this hat pop up in our feed. We love all her colouwork patterns for their inventive yet timeless motifs and their wearability.

The Botanist by Thea Colman
It was love at first sight with this one. We adore Thea's work and this heavily cabled cardigan is what our dreams are made of.

Carlina Pullover by Whitney Hayward
Whitney’s Carlina jumped right to the top of our to-do lists. Beautiful, delicate colourwork and plenty of positive ease – we’re sold!

Column by Hiromi Nagasawa
This one is an elegant, timeless classic that we see ourselves wearing time and time again. We’re looking forward to a fun, quick knit with an interesting construction.

Shifty by Andrea Mowry
The colours of this one have stayed on our minds ever since the pattern was released. Thinking it will be such a fun knit, if only we could decide which colours to use in our sweaters.

Tui by Libby Jonson
Tiia already cast on hers using some Isager Tweed and is loving every stitch. Tui is one of those patterns you go back to because you find yourself needing one in every colour.

Bouquet sweater by Junko Okamoto
We’ve been fans of Junko’s work for quite some time now and her Bouquet sweater is another stunning example of her recognisable aesthetic. It’s exciting, inventive and so beautiful. We also adore the Bouquet scarf that uses the same technique.

Mondays by Camilla Vad
You can never have too many woollen shawls. The combination of garter stitch and slipped stitches makes for a relaxing knit, and the stripes allow you to play with colours endlessly.

Warming Red Lentil Soup

Warming Red Lentil Soup

Test Knitting

Test Knitting