Alleunmer makes the most of the simple beauty of traditional gansey stitch patterns, most of which use nothing but knits and purls. The cowl is worked in the round, in two circumferences: a large, dramatic loop perfect for doubling over and a neat, cozy buff. I love huge wraps and scarves so much I have a Pinterest board dedicated to them, but I cycle everywhere and long ends make me nervous. The larger version of Alleunmer is a more practical way to get the look, while the smaller one can be pulled up over your face on the coldest days.
The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list ( life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make).
The first pattern, Belyse, will be available to download immediately and each of the remaining patterns will arrive as a surprise in your inbox every fortnight.
Patterns will initially only be available in the collection. Patterns from the collection will be sold individually on the 20th of December.
Pattern release schedule
Fingerless gloves featuring a classic star motif and a less traditional fingers-first-construction. The high contrast two colour palette and motifs are inspired by mittens from the Selbu region of Norway. Very unusually we’re able to attribute the first of these mittens to Marit Guldseth, who began making them in 1856, starting a tradition that would spread around the world.
A slouchy bottom up hat featuring a simple, modern cable pattern. The moss stitch background is perfect for showcasing the texture of a tweed yarn — in this case a luxurious take on a traditional Donegal tweed. The blend of wool, silk and cashmere is beautifully soft with a sturdy hand that gives the hat body and structure. The pattern includes four sizes, with a scaled down chart for the child’s size.