Well, it’s May and I am still sheltering in place and doing my best to stay positive, how about you? In times like this, I’m so thankful I have knitting to keep my brain and hands busy because without it, I think I would probably go a little stir crazy. This month I’ve got a mix of patterns that are just the latest ones to make me want to dig through my stash or order some new yarn and cast on immediately.
Free to Fly by Catherine Clark
Oh to be a bird right now, flying high in the sky. If I am not supposed to be outside like I would normally be, I figure I should knit this as an inspiration. I love the delicate little birds all over this short sleeve sweater. Wouldn’t this be perfect in a sky blue as the main color with bright red birds all over? Just like the cardinals I spot in my neighborhood all the time.
In the MDK Shop
Fay Sweater by September Knits
I don’t think my love of mohair is going to end anytime soon, so I’m just embracing it for now. I know mohair can be super warm, so I love when it is used on its own as a sheer fabric. I love that the mohair is a stripe, it would be fun in the same color playing on sheer and solid or in a contrasting mohair and yarn combination. Added bonus, it won’t be too overwhelming to wear in the fall and winter.
Kuffel by Alexis Winslow
I haven’t worked on a stranded colorwork sweater in a bit, and I love the boldness of this pattern. I seem to love colorwork that is more graphic, and this is definitely a graphic pop that is screaming for a fun color combination. I’m also considering knitting this one up in cotton too so I can wear it all year long. Added bonus, it is knit in worsted weight so it should be a pretty quick project.
In the MDK Shop
Halfway by Jamie Hoffman
Sometimes a sweater pattern really captures me. and Halfway is definitely one I’ve fallen hard for this month. I’ve loved seeing it knit on every body type in bold color combinations, with or without the sheer panel. I plan to make a blue and green version of this (which knowing my mom she will promptly claim as her own).
Summer Sorrel by Wool and Pine
I’ve shared my love of summer knits here before so I’m always on the lookout for a great summer knit. I’m super excited for the release of the Summer Sorrel pattern. The Sorrel sweater has been a popular sweater I’ve seen all over my social media feed, but the neckline wasn’t really for me. The summer version, I’m all about. I love the slipped stitch texture around the yoke and the open neckline. It’s definitely one that I want on my needles this summer.