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KNITTING INSPIRATION FOR AUTUMN 2015

September 15, 2015
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I’m pretty sure that Autumn is every knitter’s favourite season. The cooler weather means sweaters and hats and scarves! Accompanied with yummy baked goods and a cup of tea. Such a perfect season. I’ve knit two sweaters in the last year, with my third almost complete, and this month is the start of the fall sweater knit-along at my local yarn shop, so I will soon have a fourth to add into my rotation.

The Bellows sweater I knit is one of my favourites!

The Bellows sweater I knit is one of my favourites!

September is the month when companies release their new Fall collection of patterns, and it can become overwhelming quickly. My knitting queue always seems to be growing rather than shrinking! Brooklyn Tweed releases their collection tomorrow, and I’m so excited because they are my favourite patterns. The patterns are so well written, with all the techniques laid out nicely for reference if you need a refresher or you’re trying something new. Last year I knit the Skiff hat, with the folded brim and pom pom. I’m determined to knit a few more of these for myself this year.

When I’m looking at sweater patterns, I tend to go for the more loose, boxy style. I like being able to layer a long sleeve shirt underneath and not feel constricted. In January this year, there was a Lila sweater knit-along I was following through social media. I wasn’t sure about the pattern at first, but now I’m loving it! It seems a little more fitted that my usual style, but I really love the dropped hem line.

This Waking Tide pullover was a favourite the minute I saw it! I simple pullover with a beautiful yoke that looks like a lace and cable mix. It’s awesome when a pattern has a good combination of stockinette and lace or cables. I’m thinking this sweater in a dark grey or navy would be perfect.

Brooklyn Tweed’s most recent Wool People collection has some great basics. The Truss caught my eye with the simple ribbing details on the sides. I have an old grey cardigan that will probably have to be retired soon (even with the few little holes, it’s my go-to!). If I could do a version of this, with a longer hem, and maybe a lighter weight yarn, that would be ideal for my wardrobe.

And last but not least, the Docklight has been on my queue since its release last year. I would love to knit this in Shelter as well because it is so cozy. The fisherman style with ribbing with the small cables is beautiful, and the colour of the sample shown just screams Fall!

Progress on the Benton sweater I'm finishing up

Progress on the Benton sweater I’m finishing up

I’m sure with the Brooklyn Tweed collection release tomorrow I’ll have lots more patterns I’ll be wanting to start. Now to only find the time!
I’d love to hear about your favourite patterns and what your knitting plans are this Fall!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Gaby September 27, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    That bellows sweater looks amazing! I wish I had the patience to knit something like that haha. Or more importantly – that I could knit :)

    • Reply Dana September 28, 2015 at 8:40 AM

      Thank you! I’ve now added it into my wardrobe rotation with the cooler weather we were having :) Knitting is much easier than it may seem, you should definitely give it a try!

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