maybe it’s the dip in temperatures, or maybe it’s just the season to release sweater patterns, it could also be that i am more aware of sweaters at the moment because i’m working on one, but yeesh! there are some SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS sweater patterns being released right now (or that i’m finding for the first time right now). so i thought i’d round a few up for you.

oshima by jared flood, from brooklyn tweed’s fall 2013 collection.

i first saw the back of this sweater, and i became obsessed! i dove into my stash (well, my online stash) and found that i have enough yarn in a weight that should suit it. i kind of want to turn it into a cardigan, though…. with a deep, gentle v-neck, and a shepherds collar that gets reallllly deep in the back, with the help of short rows? i’ve never tried brioche stitch, so that’s long overdue!

the shepherd hoodie by kate davies from the shepherd and the shearer.

OMG THOSE CABLES! tiny cables inside bigger cables! amazing! delicious!

and not to dwell too much on cables, buuuut:

norah gaughan’s aeneas.

but they’re just so dreamy, aren’t they? that collar is perfection! cozy, cabled perfection… i’m probably also responding in part to the perfect deep cardinal red of this sweater.

beacon hill by jane richmond.

i love this stitch! it’s so textural and sweet! and i’m always a sucker for a foldover collar. jane richmond’s designs are always body-concious, contemporary and very wearable. beacon hill is no exception!

and this last one was just love at first sight:

arrowhead cardigan by anna cohen.

the pattern! the colors! the big swingy coziness of it! the sophisticated and rustic qualities! i was immediately inspired to go (once more) to my online stash and see if i had any ability to make this. i think it might look amazing in seafoam green and oatmeal. kind of a sand and the sea combination?

i don’t know if i’ll actually make any of these, but i do love thinking about it! first i gotta finish the sweater i’m working on!

have you seen any patterns, new or just new to you, that have inspired you? do you try to match them up with yarns you already own, or do you start shopping for the dream yarn?