Love of Knitting Magazine (fall 2017)
Love of Knitting Magazine
Fall knitting already? Don’t worry, it won’t be “sweater weather” anytime soon – but it is a good time to start thinking about fall sweaters so you’re ready with something cozy when the leaves start to turn! [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] delivers quite a few cute options for fall, in great natural fiber yarns.
Ashwood Hoodie, by Jenny Williams. With a sweet ash leaf motif and a super soft tweed yarn, this rustic DK weight hoodie will give you a reason to look forward to fall! Try it in the luxuriously warm, and amazingly pill-resistant Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed Yarn.
Nottingham Lace Cardigan, by Rebecca Blair.
A sleek and flattering cardigan in a DK gauge, perfect to wear now or have ready for fall. The flattering broader, neckline and lace border at the hem take this everyday cardigan to the next level. We’d knit it up in the Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn, with over 25 colors (including heathers) to choose from, this is a perfect 100% wool sweater yarn at a sweater-friendly price of only $6.90/107 yard ball (when you purchase 8 or more, sweater requires 10-16 balls). Or for an extra squishy 100% merino superwash, try the Jo Sharp New Era Merino DK Superwash Yarn.
Tweed Water Vest, by Irina Anikeeva. A soft and slightly tweedy finish show off great cables in Acadia by The Fibre Company Yarn.
Red Moss Pullover, by Debbie O’Neill. Knit in a richly contrasting textured pattern, the pearly twist of aran weight Norumbega Yarn really shows off the stitches. Available in 45 colors of 100% wool, this made in Maine yarn is a go-to for cozy sweaters!
King’s Road Cowl, by Laura Ricketts. A cool twisted fringe emphasizes the kettle-dyed colors of the super soft and warm Malabrigo Mecha Yarn.
Snowdonia Mittens, by Tammy Eigeman Thompson. Stitch these cute mittens up in the Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn for a little practice knitting from a charted pattern.
Get that sweater to fit just right – before you knit your first stitch!
Besides the fun projects, there’s also a very helpful piece from Deb Gerish & Laura Hulslander on getting a sweater to fit perfectly! None of us are a “one size fits all” size and shape, and a wonderful part of making something for ourselves is knowing it will fit just the way you want! So the first step is getting your measurements right – easier said than done – and Deb and Laura take us through the steps with complete photos in this helpful tutorial. Thanks ladies, we look forward to Part 2 of the perfect fit in the next issue!
Related items of interest: • Our yarns • Light weight yarns • Wool yarns • Merino Wool yarns • Medium weight yarns • Bulky weight yarns