Something for the Weekend


I would like to start a regular blog feature to start your weekend off with a little knitting inspiration.  I’ll share a just a little something with you every week; some beautiful knitwear spotted surfing the web, a lovely design detail seen in a pattern, just a little something for the weekend…

After studying fashion design at college, I have the habit of looking through the catwalk shows every season.  Although to many people, the shows seem ridiculous and filled with unwearable clothes, there is often much to be taken from a show–a colour combination, an interesting texture, an idea for styling.  It is rare that I’d actually want to wear the look as it appears on the catwalk, but looking past the crazy styling, there is often something beautiful to take away and make your own.

This inaugural week I have been looking at the recent menswear collections and there were no lack of turtlenecks and androgyny on the catwalks.

Kenzo AW 15 multicolour variagation

Kenzo AW 15 photo courtesy of

Kenzo AW 2016 courtesy of

Kenzo AW 2016 courtesy of

The turtleneck is a staple of the knitwear family, so luckily there are many gorgeous patterns to make your own version of this trend.

The inspiration works for garments for both sexes. Nikol Lohr’s Ishmael is a great interpretation of the classic cabled turtleneck:

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The rolled neck on Dani Sunshine’s Caramel Latte provides a point of interest on a sweater of stockinette stitch that gives beautiful yarn a chance to shine.

Caramel Latte by Dani Sunshine

What are your turtleneck pattern recommendations?

Happy knitting,




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