Your Favorite Patterns from knitscene Fall 2019

Inspired by the element water and its representations of cleansing, rejuvenation, knitscene Fall 2019 is packed with projects to tempt knitters of all skill levels. The designers and editors took a couple of different takes on the theme, with some projects featuring water motifs, some showing off water-like colorways, and others designed to keep rainy-day moisture at bay! It’s an awesome all-weather collection that’s playful, practical, and versatile.

With every new issue, I look forward to seeing which projects are generating the most buzz on social media, from Instagram to Ravelry to Twitter. Sometimes your favorites match mine, and other times I’m delighted to see how tastes differ. Here are the projects that have risen to the top as knitters cast on their can’t-miss projects from the issue!

Riverside Pullover by Courtney Kelley

Our cover project from this issue is perfect for those who can’t decide what type of sweater they wan’t to knit: a trendy circular yoke colorwork item, or a classic, cozy cabled sweater. In this best-of-all-worlds design,  you begin working from the yoke down. The yoke is a stranded colorwork-lover’s dream, featuring 5 cool aquatic colors—or whatever colorway you choose—forming ever-changing motifs to keep you interested. Then, just as you’re ready to settle into a stitch pattern you can memorize, you switch to classic cables from the underarm down on the body and sleeves. Intimidated by choosing a color palette for this striking project? We’ve got tips! Not sure your stranded colorwork skills are up to the task? More tips!

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 39 (49¾, 61¼)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 39”; modeled with 5” of positive ease.

Yarn Weight 4

Yarn Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% North American wool; 220 yd 201 m/3½ oz 100 g): #410 Navy (MC), 4 (5, 7) skeins; #059 Pebble (A, gray), #340 Sage (B), #105 Natural (C), and #338 Jade (D), 1 skein each.

 

Riprap Top by Cheryl Toy

If you’re looking for a project which you can knit on autopilot and get amazing results, join the fan club of the Riprap Top. This top is simply a large rectangle with a thick, cozy ribbed edging along the square armholes—no need for separate sleeves. It’s worked from the bottom up in the round to the underarms and then the front and back are worked flat. The allover-lace stitch pattern is easy to memorize, making this the perfect companion to your favorite British detective shows and Netflix binges. It may be a simple design, but you’ll have so much fun experimenting with layering this fall, and the lack of sleeves means you can wear it under a roomy jacket without the dreaded armpit-bunching.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 59½ (64, 68½, 73¼)“ circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 64”; modeled with 32” of positive ease.

Yarn Weight 2

Yarn Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 144 yd 132 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #42190 Sweet Nectar Mix, 7 (8, 10, 11) skeins.

 

Flood Tide Wrap by Triona Murphy

If you’re up for a major undertaking this fall that will yield major rewards, consider the Flood Tide Wrap. Style this versatile statement accessory a number of ways—as a wrap, scarf, or blanket—on a chilly, wet day. The sturdy Plymouth Galway Worsted yarn is up for the challenge of keeping you warm on the gloomiest morning! This wrap is worked back and forth from end to end in a simple yet beautiful lattice-cable pattern. Just wait until you put this on the blocking board and see those cables shape up. Galway Worsted comes in just about every color you can think of, so you’re sure to find something that will perfectly complement your wardrobe!

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 16” wide and 70” long.

Yarn Weight 4

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted (100% wool; 210 yd 192 m/3½ oz 100 g): #703 Mountain Green Heather, 5 balls.

 

Is one of these projects calling your name? I have already finished my major sweater project for the season, so I am strongly tempted by the Riprap Top. Let us know in the comments which project from knitscene Fall 2019 was your favorite!

 

Yours in Stitches,
Andrea

P.S. Want more fall knits? Check out the faves from Interweave Knits Fall, too!

All photography by Harper Point Photography.

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