If you are anything like me, you are subscribed to approximately 102 different email newsletters from different stores and businesses. For me, it’s the best way to stay up on all the new seasonal trends and to make sure I never miss a sale. Over the last couple of weeks, every single store that I follow has sent a reminder that fall is here and it’s time for cables! As a knitter, I got stupidly excited. It is our season! We are in style! And then I immediately spend hours searching Ravelry for cabled amazingness.
Bonnie has been a favorite sweater of mine since I first saw it. It was probably the pattern that caused me to fall in love with Twist Collective on first sight. It’s the perfect sweater to throw on and curl up with a book (or, let’s be honest, some yarn, needles, and my iPad), or to explore fun fall activities like Octoberfest and haunted pumpkin patches. Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool would be a perfect option for this one. This yarn is soft and well plied, so your cables will pop. Not to mention, there are over 40 colors to choose from!
I have been dying to make the Aidez cardigan since it was released. It’s the perfect cozy, cabled cardigan for cold days in the office (which are every day at my daytime office). I have only become more excited about this design since the Peruvia Quick arrived at the store. Such pretty colors, I can’t decide. I have finding it hard to resist the blue, but I have so many blue sweaters…I hope to cast this one on as soon as plaid fest is over, and maybe have it finished in time for Cirilia’s visit in November. It’s a nice bulky yarn and will knit up in no time!
Cables are not just for sweaters though! Hannah is an adorable brimmed hat, perfect for chilly autumn days. It’s been in my queue for probably a year now, it might be time to get it on the needles too. We have some great colors of Northumbria DK that Babs brought us last month that would be ideal for this project, plus a brand new shipment of Viola Silky DK, which appears to be dyed with a magical substance making it irresistible to all knitters…
Jared Flood’s Dryad wrap is truly a cabled masterpiece, that I don’t think any machine knit item would be able to replicate. If you want to stop non-knitters in their tracks and have them ask where you bought your wrap, this is the pattern for you. It’s stunning in Shelter, but would also look great in either the Tara Tweed or the Donegal Tweed.
Don’t forget that little ones need warmth and cables too! My new favorite pattern for babies this season is the Gramps cardigan, knit in O-Wool Balance. It’s always hard to find cute patterns for little boys, and this cardigan is adorable. Since the O-Wool Balance comes in such great colors and is washable, it’s the perfect yarn for babies.
If you are under a gift-giving time crunch, the Pembroke vest (no sleeves!) is a super cute alternative. I have to knit a baby gift soon, and I am leaning towards this pattern in Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Worsted. The cables will pop like magic and I’ll only need one skein, which is very exciting.
If you are looking to venture into cables with a little guidance, we have some amazing class options at the shop. Jared Flood’s Fenimore hat is ideal for this time of year, and I cannot think of another yarn that cables as well as Shelter. We still have space in upcoming classes for this hat!
If you are newer to cables or a scarf is more your speed, Cinder is a great option. This scarf knits up in a bulky weight yarn so it will work up quickly to keep you warm in the coming colder months. It looks so squishy and spectacular in the Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed. Come in and join some fellow knitters for this class.
See you in Space!