Happy August friends! I don't know about you but at this time of year, my needles start getting antsy for some cool-weather knitting. Despite the temperatures still being high, and the air being a little more humid than I would like, I know that in a few weeks I'm going to need some woolly transitional pieces to layer over my summer linens. If there is a gap in your wardrobe for such garment, then now is the perfect time to get making!
One of my favourite yarns for knitting transitional pieces is De Rerum Natura's Ulysse. Though technically a sport weight, it works over a plethora of different gauges and comes in the most stunning colours, so I thought today I would put together a few projects for you, to get the inspiration flowing!
Trove by Emma Ducher
Trove has been on my to-knit list for a while now (when will there be more knitting hours in the day?!), and was designed with Ulysse in mind. It really makes the most of the gorgeous colour palette De Rerum Natura has to offer, and while I love the original colour choices, I think it would look equally lovely with a darker main colour against lighter contracting colours. On the right, I've picked out Eucalyptus for the MC, with Quartz, Sauge, Genêt and Poivre Blanc for the CC's.
CLAiRE Cardigan by ANKESTRiCK
The CLAiRE Cardigan is a classic wardrobe staple, and would be perfect for throwing on over your late-summer attire as the evening begin to get chilly. One in every colour would be ideal, but the soft heathered blue of Brouillard would be timeless!
Yoki by Marianne Munier
We couldn't talk about Ulysse without mentioning Yoki by Marianne Munier from Issue 5! With it's boxy silhouette and gorgeously textured body it's perfect for when you want to savour every last minute of those late summer evenings outside. The original sample used Quartz, but how about a rich jewel tone like Cyprès?
Balou by Trin-Annelie
If colourwork yokes are your thing, Balou by Trin-Annelie should be right up your street! The striking colour work is deceptively simple with very few long floats, so it's perfect for colourwork first-timers. I'd love to do a tonal version of this sweater with Quartz and Merlot. I can't decide which would look best, with Quartz as the MC or Merlot, what do you think?!
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
I've seen versions of Ranunculus popping up ever since the pattern launched, and it's easy to see why! It's designed to use a range of yarn weights, so your outcome depends on what type of yarn you use. I think using Ulysse would create such a cozy version, and really make those textured stitches pop! I'd choose the colour Poivre et Sel for this project, because it's the perfect balance of grey and beige, and I just know I'd end up reaching for it again and again!
Do you have any patterns you'd like to share with us that you love for late summer?! Or have you used Ulysse and would like to tell us about your project? Share with us in the comments below!
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