The postie brought my copy of the latest Knit Now magazine today and that made me realize that I completely forget to tell you about some more new patterns. Because ta-dah! this time round there are also two patterns of mine included. Since we are heading into spring, the issue is filled with spring-like colours and motifs, and my first contribution fits the theme perfectly: Peach Lantana cowl.
The cowl is worked in fingering weight yarn in a favourite technique of mine: in double knitting. This technique creates a reversible fabric with two 'right sides. I find this particularly attractive for long loop cowls with both sides visible at the time like this one with a circumference of approximately 130 cm. Or, wear it as a double loop and place the side to the outside that matches your wardrobe bests. Lots of possibilities and also lots of different looks depending on the yarn chosen. My second sample - I'll show you that another day - is a completely different style.
My second contribution to the magaine won't be a big surprise, since you all know by now how much I like to knit and design socks. ;-)
Rugged Ruby Socks are knitted from the cuff down with an integrated heel and gusset. This means, the gusset increases and the heel flap are knit with the leg in the round, which makes it easy to incorporate the gusset decreases within the pattern. The zigzagging lines are formed with slipped stitches and the pattern gradually vanishes on the instep.
There's plenty more to see and knit in the magazine, to learn more find your copy from newsstands all over the UK or have a look online, for example here.
Happy reading and knitting everyone!