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Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Originally written in Spanish.

On the occasion of this festival, I wanted to show you an option that Ravelry's search engine has and see the trends of the participating countries. With this filter, you can visualize patterns according to the country where the designer is located.

By pressing “Advanced Search” and scrolling down to “More search options,” you have the “Designer country” section. Using this filter, you can choose a country or even select several of them at the same time. There are different options depending on what you want to find.

I used Eurovision as an excuse to use this search engine. I started my search with last year's winning country, Ukraine. At the top, we have two beautiful designs for the summer.

Born on the Beach by Natalie Pelykh
© Natalie Pelykh

Born on the Beach by Natalie Pelykh a long sleeveless dress made with fingering-weight yarn. It has beautiful openwork on the sides and hem and is available in sizes for children and adults.

Blue Sand Top by Svetlana Volkova
© Svetlana Volkova

Svetlana Volkova's Blue Sand Top is a great wardrobe staple. It's sleeveless, has a cropped fitand is made in garter stitch.

Changing countries, we go to the event's host country, the United Kingdom.

Movement Sweater by Lily Kate France
© Lily Kate France

Movement by Lily Kate France is a beautiful sweater knit from the top down with raglan sleeves. The instructions include striped and single-colored versions.

Frog pattern by Claire Garland
© Claire Garland

From England, there's also this lovely frog by Claire Garland. This amigurumi is worked seamlessly, and you can practice techniques such as short rows to shape the body and the i-cord to make the legs.

Not all countries have designs, but it's fun to see what the trends are in other countries. I have searched for my country of residence, Germany, and the top patterns are simple and timeless sweaters in pastel tones. When searching for Spain, my country of birth, the warmer climate changes everything. Openwork t-shirts and shawls are the most prevalent, and there is also a wide variety of colors among the designs.

Keep in mind that this filter is changing and updating. When looking for Brazil, we find that Paula Pereira and her new book “Texture Knits” tops the list.

I love Eurovision, and this year, I will watch it while knitting something simple that won't hinder me from watching the performances. You can check out other articles on KnitLeaks with pattern suggestions to knit while watching the event:


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