In the past week or two, I've had two new patterns come out, both for accessories. One is a self-published slipper sock pattern, and the other is a polka dot hat in Issue 54 of Knit Now magazine.
These are the Bienville Slipper Socks. They start with a cabled cuff that's knit sideways and seamed, then stitches are picked up around the bottom of the cuff for the sock itself. Knitted in worsted weight yarn, these are quick and make great gifts!
You can get the pattern on Ravelry for just $2 until November 21st.
Next is the Polka Dot Hat (clever name, I know) from Knit Now magazine.
Stranded colorwork doesn't get much easier than this. The hat is worked in two colors of Malabrigo Worsted, one of the lovliest yarns on the planet, and it's topped with a pompom. I love pompoms. A hat is not a hat without a pompom.
This magazine is available in the UK, but you can get a copy here if you live elsewhere.
In other news, yesterday was the first day that I wasn't too hot, so I think fall has finally arrived in Louisiana. I opened up the handknits bin this morning, and I'm looking forward to a day of football, knitting, apple cider, and kitty snuggles. Happy Sunday knitters!