New Knits at Caron

In the last week or so, Caron has added some great free patterns to their web site. I’ve put several of them in my Ravelry queue, but they aren’t showing up in the Ravelry pattern directory yet, so I thought I’d best bring them to everyone’s attention. This is clearly a new venture for Caron, and most categories have only a few patterns (some have none), but what’s there is quite nice.

I love the inset shawl collar in contrast yarn on the Toronto pullover.
Caron's Toronto pullover
The pattern calls for changing yarn colors every two rows on the collar, but I’d be tempted to simplify by using self-striping yarn. (What a great opportunity to use a special single skein of Noro or a hand-dye!)

I’m not sure what to call “Portland“: cardigan? vest? shrug? But it looks quite wearable—just the thing for a day with changeable weather.
Caron's Portland pullover

I’m also taken with the child’s Strawberry Hill cardigan.
Caron's Strawberry Hill child's cardigan
The cables on the top that work like smocking are cute, cute, cute and make for a loose-fitting garment that will give little one plenty of room for movement.

One Reply to “New Knits at Caron”

  1. Thanks again to Sarah-Hope, my pattern scout! I love the Toronto sweater; I’m a sucker for deep shawl collars. And the Strawberry Hill cardigan is just a great shape; perfect for a drapey yarn, but the cables/faux smocking should give it some body.

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