With this week’s sweltering weather, summer has definitely arrived. While we desperately try to cool off with some help from air conditioning, there is no reason we can’t start planning our fall wardrobe! This week brought along the Fall 2014 edition of Knitscene Magazine. Complete with a some truly adorable sweaters and accessories, this edition has me dreaming of cool fall nights and a little sweater weather. Complete with a feature on designer Julia Farwell-Clay, some modern takes on the traditional Gansey sweater, and some fantastic ideas for using tweed yarns, this issue is a definite must-knit collection.
Ravelry has already been buzzing about Julia Farwell-Clay’s Steampunk Pullover, a super cute bottom-up sweater with a gear-inspired fair isle yoke. Knit in sport weight, this sweater would be gorgeous in either The Fiberists Audubon Sport or Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sport.
Nothing makes me happier in the fall than a comfortable hoodie and I’m loving the traditional stitch patterns with a modern twist in the East Neuk Hoodie. For a simple and sturdy knit, go with Rowan Pure Wool Worsted or Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool or show off some hand-dyed color with Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted.
Keep your hands toasty while trying out a new stitch with a pair of Glenveagh Mitts by Hope Vickman. These cute herringbone creations would look fantastic in Brooklyn Tweed Loft!
Love knitting scarves but ready to branch out to some different designs? Try a Soldier Canyon Scarf, which features a great chevron pattern that really shows off those gorgeous variegated yarns like Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted, Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein!, or Manos del Uruguay Maxima.
Now, who doesn’t want to wrap up in a cozy cardigan? The Baleshare Cardigan is timeless and would be perfect for fall! Try it in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter or maybe Manos del Uruguay Maxima if you want something a little brighter. Gorgeous!