Fall Knitting? Already?

There is something about this time of year that gets my fingers twitching and my mind racing about all the things I want to make for fall. I think it goes back to when I was a kid. It was always around this time of year my mom and I would go back to school shopping. And somewhere in my yarn obsessed mind I relate back to school shopping with sweaters.

So it comes to no surprise that I am mentally lining up my queue of things to make. Yes…I already have a ton of things on my needles (including, but not limited to 2 afghans, 1 sweater, 1 pair of socks and a few shawls). But…I…just…can’t…help…myself.

Our newest book, Every Day Knits, is full of great items that, well…you would want to wear every day. And the first one that I think is going in my queue is the Dunlow Sweater.

When the photo sample of this sweater was being knit, everyone at the office was drooling over it. I love how the two lace patterns that Susan Mills chose work together. The pullover is knit in Mohawk Wool, our newest yarn (as you can see in a previous post…I really love this yarn). It’s one of those great sweaters that you will want in every color, because you will be reaching for it again and again.

The other great go to piece in Mohawk Wool is the Buckhannon cardigan. I know you know how much I love cardigans and this one is no exception. Simple garter stitch really highlights the yarn and the shape of the garment.

These two pieces are great three season garments. The yarn is light weight, yet warm. Perfect to pull on in those early fall evenings that are just around the corner, well into winter and again as a layering piece in the spring.

Another great sweater in this book is Cameron by Susan Mills.

Color blocking is a trend that is back with a vengeance this fall.  Made from two colors of Chalet and one of Chateau, this turtleneck is not only stylish, but extremely wearable. While the bulk of the garment is stockinette, the color changes will keep you interested as it flies off your needles.

Another trend this fall is bold stripes, so we made sure to included Albright in Every Day Knits as well.

Also by Susan Mills, this striped raglan pullover, knit in Fresco, is worked from the top down – which means no seams! It features deep garter stitch split hems and cuffs.

Next up is Ravenswood by Tian Foley, designed to be a simple pullover with just a hint of detail.

Another top-down beauty, this pullover has a patchwork of textured rib on the front and the sleeves. Knit in either Blackthorn or Wynter, Tian wrote the pattern with your choice of elbow length or long sleeves.

Our last duo of sweaters comes from Cathy Payson.

The Rainelle pattern gives you a choice of a traditional cardigan or a pullover with a front slit. Or for yet another choice, sew the slit together for a more traditional pullover.

Knit in either Blackthorn or Wynter, this sweater features cables that travel up the fronts and into the mock turtleneck. I can totally see pulling this on as a jacket in the fall, or wearing it as a sweater during those winter months that I don’t even want to think about yet.

As you can see I have a lot of knitting to do (and there is never enough time).

What is in your mental knitting queue for the fall? Haven’t started thinking about it? You’d better. It’ll be here before you know it.

Knit on!

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