Free Pattern Friday: 5th Avenue, Caramel February 3, 2012 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

Better late than never – here are this week’s free pattern Ravelry picks!

5th Avenue Infinity Scarf

(Project/Photo Credit: tentenknits –  Margaux Hufnagel)

The GAP-tastic Cowl has been a runaway customer favourite this year – knit in a bulky yarn, this infinity style scarf is as big as it is warm.  For those who like the idea but are after a more elegant look, we recommend the 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf by Margaux Hufnagel. Knit in a worsted weight yarn, this cowl is less bulky and the open stitch gives it a relaxed, contemporary feel.  Our store sample is knit with Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca but it would also be gorgeous in something hand-dyed from Tanis Fiber Arts or SweetGeorgia…

Caramel


(Project/Photo credit: grasflecken – Isabell Kraemer)

As much as I love the structure, support, and polish seams can give a sweater, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the top-down, seamless style – both for it’s ease of construction and flexibility.  Knit from the neckline, it’s possible to try on this type of sweater at different stages and make adjustments as you go. Add the fact that the need to sew up seams is eliminated and the appeal of this approach is obvious. Isabell Kraemer’s Caramel is a simple and casual example of a top-down cardigan. Knit in DK-weight yarn, I can envision this in anything from a basic merino to a more luxurious alpaca / silk blend. And why not a summer weight version in linen?

– Melissa