I don't know what it is about June, but there seem to be a million and a half patterns published during the month.
Even though I spent a few days working on this month's post, I'm sure I missed many amazing patterns. So after you're done queuing these beauties will you tell me what else you've been loving lately?
Trek by Talitha Kuomi
It might be summer, but I'm already dreaming of cozy sweaters. I've had a colorwork sweater on my to-do list for ages and I think this might finally be the one. I love that each of the colors is a tonal rather than a true solid, which adds so much more interest. And as always I am a sucker for styling choices. I totally want to be this woman -- or at least raid her closet.
Hazy Cloud by Andrea Rangel
This is the cover sweater for Andrea's new book Rugged Knits, and I really could have just picked all of the patterns from the collection to feature but I held myself to just this one. This sweater looks like a basic pullover at a glance, but it is actually an all-over colorwork check pattern that creates a completely drool-worthy fabric.
Montbretia by Carol Feller
Where do I start on this one. The colorblocking? Stripes? Mosaic slipped-stitches? How about the fact that this pattern makes me believe in wearing shawls crossed over my torso?
Rotan Socks by Amelia Putri
I mentioned recently that I have a thing for truly short socks. Amelia has designed these socks to be knit either short or with a long cuff while maintaining a lot of visual interest. I love how the cable on the short version starts immediately rather than coming out of a standard ribbed cuff.
Hemiboreal by Emma Welford
I have a combo for you this time as this pattern is for both the hat and the mitts. I've knit with Pixie before and loved the results, but Emma did something I never would have thought to try -- holding the yarn double. I'm always hesitant to knit singles but this makes me want to get some in my stash.
Early Autumn by Alana Dakos
Ok, so technically this is from a book of little girl patterns, but I think this would look adorable on my son this Autumn. And how cute would we be with matching sweaters? I love the Botanical Knits collections so you can bet I've got this in my library ready to go.
Lightning Bugs by Laura Aylor
There are so many new shawl patterns out I couldn't hold myself to just one. I love shawls with unique ways of pairing colors. Long crescent shawls seem to be popular this year and this one delivers in the vein of something like the Waiting for Rain without the lace charts.
Rainbow Dash by Dana Gervais
These socks jumped off the screen when I was looking at patterns. Even without the name, there is no doubt that these were designed after everyone's favorite speedy pony. And Dana had several people test knit, so there are already several projects using other fun colors.
Did I miss anything that you fell in love with this month? Tell us about it in the comments!