Ravelry Round-Up: knitscene Fall 2018

Are you dreaming of chilly nights and freshly fallen leaves yet? Well, I for one am definitely looking to falling leaves and cooler temps. This summer seems hotter than most, and the projects constantly occupying my lap aren’t helping either. So I am really excited for fall to finally be here and magazines like knitscene Fall 2018 are definitely making me antsy. Let’s take a look at the most popular knitting patterns from this vibrant issue of knitscene.


1. Agatha Shawl by Mone Dräger

The Agatha Shawl is fun and flirty. Featuring beautiful fall colors and a dynamic zigzag motif, this shawl will be fun to knit and thrilling to wear.

Designer Mone Dräger
Difficulty Easy
Finished Size 56.5” wide and 25.5” tall.
Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Socknado (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 385 yd / 3.5 oz): Turkish coffee (A) and Pompeii (B), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 40 rows = 4” in garter st.

2. Olivia Sweater by Cheryl Toy

The bold, simple cable takes this sweater from pretty to unforgettable. It’s a statement piece you’ll have a hard time wearing just occasionally.

Designer Cheryl Toy
Difficulty Easy
Finished Size 32.75 (36.5, 40.25, 44, 47.75, 51.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 36.5”; modeled with 1.5” of positive ease.
Yarn Sugar Bush Yarns Canoe (61% wool, 26% alpaca, 13% nylon; 95 yd / 1.75 oz): #7003 dusk, 8 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14) balls.
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” and 24” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; removable markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 17 sts and 27 rnds = 4” in St st; 36-st cable = 5” wide.

3. Beatrice Sweater by Lana Jois

I love sweaters with exciting details and this lace inset panel is just stunning. Its sophisticated structure makes this top perfect for a professional setting but the lace showcases your creative streak.

Designer Lana Jois
Difficulty Intermediate
Finished Size 34 (38.5, 42.25, 46, 50, 53.75)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38.5”; modeled with 3.5” of positive ease.
Yarn Valley Yarns Northampton (100% wool; 247 yd / 3.5 oz): #47 rust, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls. Yarn distributed by WEBS.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” and 32” circular and set of double-pointed. Size 6 (4 mm): 16” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 17 sts and 24 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle; 17 sts and 22 rows = 4” in lace patt on larger needle.

4. Greta Cardigan by Joan Forgione

This cardigan is all-over-gorgeous—from the pocket to the cable to the high-low hem, I love everything about this sweater. And it’s at the top of my Rhinebeck sweater potentials list.

Designer Joan Forgione
Difficulty Intermediate
Finished Size 36.25 (40, 43.5, 48.25, 52.25, 56)“ bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 40”; modeled with 5” of positive ease.
Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% wool; 140 yd / 1.75 oz): hayloft, 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): straight. Size 6 (4 mm): 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; removable markers; stitch holder; cable needle; tapestry needle; three 1” buttons.
Gauge 17 sts and 29 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles; 31 sts of Cable chart = 4.5” wide.

popular knitting patterns from knitscene Fall 2018

5. Claire Sweater by Kerri Blumer

Cables and tweedy yarn are a perfect pairing but so are this top, a good book, and a chilled breeze.

Designer Kerri Blumer
Difficulty Intermediate
Finished Size 32 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 36.5”; modeled with 1.5” of positive ease.
Yarn Harrisville Designs Highland (100% pure virgin wool; 200 yd / 3.5 oz): #08 hemlock, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): straight. Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; removable markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

6. BONUS: Frances Sweater by Kephren Prichett
(Assistant Editors’ Favorite)

A lovely sweater for lounging and work, the Frances Sweater is so livable and stylish I am dying to get it on the needles.

Designer Kephren Pritchett
Difficulty Intermediate
Finished Size 32 (35.75, 39.5, 44.25, 48, 51.75)“ hip circumference. Pullover shown measures 35.75” on a model with a 31” bust.
Yarn Swans Island All American Collection Worsted (75% Rambouillet wool, 25% alpaca; 210 yd / 2.75 oz): #AAW412 lichen, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins.
Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 24” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers; waste yarn for provisional CO; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 17 sts and 25 rnds = 4” in rev St st on larger needle. 8 sts of Chart A or B = 1.5” wide.

To see more beautiful fall projects check out the knitscene Fall 2018 Lookbook.

Which project do you think should be in the top five?

Knit on, knitters,
—Sarah


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