Stitches West takes over the Santa Clara Convention Center this weekend. Fiber lovers from all over the country will come together to learn about, share with, and revel in all the wooly wonders of our beloved hobby. To celebrate this fiber packed weekend, several designers released patterns to support the yarn vendors who will be set up in the festival’s Marketplace. While we may not be headed to California for the show, we’re still excited about these four patterns (it’s completely a coincidence that they are worked in DK weight yarn!) that are also available to download now on Ravelry.

The Massallo Shawl by Louis Boria

From Brooklyn Boy Knits, The Massallo Shawl combines texture and color in a fun-to-wear way. Slipped stitches and color changes give this striped, asymmetrical shawl symmetry and texture. On one side find vertical columns of a 1×1 rib and other other horizontal stripes of floated bars. Use a gradient palette of colors, contrasting colors, or a flight of neutrals to create this color changing shawl.

See the sample and shop for yarn at the Marianated Yarns booth #1233.

Sarah by Julie Weisenberger

We love everything about this DK weight jacket from sweater master Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits. With a half-fisherman rib stitch, large front pockets, and dropped shoulders give this boxy jacket a modern feel that will help transition you from winter to spring. Knit with DK yarn and the Cocoknits method from the top down.

See the sample and shop for yarn at the A Verb For Keeping Warm booth #918.

DeMarco Cowl by Katy Carroll

This close fitting cowl explores color in a unique way. The slipped stitch sections give color the opportunity to jump out of line, while color sections are symmetrically divided by neutral stripes. With a flair base ribbing along at the bottom edge, this cowl lays nicely on the chest so it looks great worn alone or under a jacket.

See the sample and shop for yarn at the Marianated Yarns booth #1233.

Silver White Winters

This allover cable sweater is subtly stunning and one we would love to wear. Worked from the top down, Silver White Winters is constructed with drop shoulders a cable pattern on both the front and back panels. Available in 11 sizes, this sweater is knit with fingering weight and lace weight strands held together, adding up to…you guessed it…a DK weight fiber.

See the sample and shop for yarn at the Miss Babs Yarn Booth #722.