Apologies for the picture-heavy post. I want to share my pattern findings and possibly enable a few of you to add to your collections. So much I want to knit!
Firstly, for texture
Antler by tincanknits
Cinnamon by Elena Nodel
Sirdar Supersoft Aran 2259 by Sirdar Spinning Ltd.
Cables! Bobbles! It has to be done. It’s not too much sewing together, either. The fronts and back are knitted in one piece and then sewn with the sleeves to the cable strip which is shaped with short rows. Sirdar are really spoiling us.
Little Willow by Megan Grewal
Sawtelle by Amanda Keep
Both of these have lots of garter stitch, which I am growing to love after years of hating it because it reminded me of knitting endless practice dishcloths when I was learning to knit. Little Willow would make a nice autumn jacket, too.
Nantasket by Berroco Design Team
Or for a bit of colour:
i heart rainbows by tincanknits
Mörgæsir/Penguins by Linda Konráðsdóttir
Bunny Yoke Pullover by Angela Hahn
Starshine by DROPS Design
Patterned yoke sweaters are perfect if you want to do stranded knitting in the round without the trauma of steeking (or, if you actually like steeking, without having to use a sticky animal fibre). The penguins are adorable and I love the bright colours of the rainbow sweater, too. I want to actually knit all of these immediately. I wish I was an octopus.
Willie by Pamela Wynne
Searching for this pattern on Ravelry without any filters gets some “interesting” results! I am determined to knit this cardigan before summer is over as I originally bought a copy nearly three years ago. It’s not too tricky for intarsia, and Rose loves dogs so would wear it forever. Think I might have found my next project at last.