7 Must-Knit Patterns for Fall
This weekend was the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, more colloquially known as Rhinebeck. The weather was… odd, but the people were fantastic, and the sheep were sheepy. I went with the goal of only buying yarn to make a gift for my mom, and ended up falling in love with the idea of an orange sweater. Something about the colors of the trees—brilliant oranges and reds set against moody New England sky—just inspired me so much. Looking back, pretty much all of the yarn I bought was in the colors I saw around me.
Fall provides so much inspiration in terms of color, and immediacy—that first chill in the air definitely makes me think of sweater knitting patterns. To that end, I've collected 7 cool knitting projects to make for fall into one downloadable eBook.
- The Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood is one of our favorite sweater patterns for men—though I think it would also make a pretty excellent oversized sweater to knit for a woman. Simple construction with a garter stitch yoke makes for easy knitting—great for beginning knitters looking to try seamless sweater patterns.
- Okmin Park's Every Way Wrap is a stunning example of versatile knitting patterns. Wear this cabled construction flat as a stole or scarf, tuck it up around the neck for a chunky cabled cowl to knit, or button it to make a vest. And I love the vibrant orange color of this yarn—I am missing it in my wardrobe right now.
- One of my favorite shawl knitting patterns from the pages of Knitscene, Kyoko Nakayoshi's Merging Ripples Shawl uses short-rows to these beautiful ripples of color. Designed with solid color yarn in mind, this can also be really eye-catching with one variegated yarn in the mix. This shawl is knit from the bottom up, so you cast on a lot of stitches and then decrease in ever smaller and shorter short-rows.
- The Carrot Cardigan is a perfect go-to cardigan for fall. This long, open-front cardigan features deep ribbing at the fronts and a simple construction. Designer Hannah Fettig made this cardigan easy to knit—start from the bottom and work in one piece until you divide from the armholes.
- For those who live in warmer climates, Amy Christoffers's Strafford Tee is perfect for warmer fall seasons. Knit in the round to the arm openings, this knitted tee features a simple but stunning lace pattern and little cap sleeves. Easy to knit, easy to wear!
- Agnes Kutas-Keresztes designed the Cornhusk Pullover to make the most of long-color changing yarn. Easy cable and eyelet patterning makes the knitting go fast in this one-piece knitted sweater.
- I love the deep purple color of Nora's Sweater from designer Pam Powers. The unusual construction in the back—worked in pieces with cables and lace patterning—makes this an eye-catching open cardigan, no matter what color you choose. An alpaca yarn adds incredible drape.