Pattern Consumption

Apart from yarn consumption, there’s another consumption I indulge in and it doesn’t take up any room in my house whatsoever. The digital knitting pattern.

It’s been a little while since the last ‘Knit-along e-book’ has popped up on Ravelry, or at least knit-along e-books by my favourite designers. The thing that I love most about them as compared to just a single digital knitting pattern, is the slow release of a pattern or set of patterns. It’s the surprise element, and if you know the designer well-enough, you know you are not going to be disappointed by what comes after the initial pattern release. That’s always good. The anticipation and the joy!

So I was fairly excited to see Ysolda has just released the first pattern in Knitworthy 2. I signed up for Knitworthy 1 last year and all the patterns were wonderful… even though I’ve only made the first pattern thus far…

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I’m sort of on hiatus from buying yarn for a little while, but buying a pattern e-book is not going to hurt anyone!

What I love most about a knit-along e-book collection is the dreaming… of a new pattern, or pattern clue (in the case of a mystery knit-along), every week or fortnight. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Whilst its fair to say I have not knit most of these patterns, I certainly have dreamed about them, have thought about what yarn I would use from my stash, and who I possibly would be making the item for. I always have the intention of joining in and keeping up with the knit-along, but stuff just happens. Babies are born, birthdays arrive and before you know it, it’s Christmas.

So who’s with me, who’s casting on for Liebevoll? Mental cast-ons begin now.

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