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.
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 wearableâ€”just the thing for a day with changeable weather.
I’m also taken with the child’s Strawberry Hill 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.