knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Frosted Foliage Pullover
The Frosted Foliage Pullover is (in my humble opinion) one of the best patterns from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018. In fact, this issue has so many great knitting patterns for fall, it’s bringing up some of my old fall memories.
Like my terrible baking skills. I’ve been my mother’s pie making assistant for over 15 years and have apparently learned nothing other more than butter is what makes apple pie so damn good.
It was just last year when I decided to go at it alone and make my boyfriend and myself a pumpkin pie. I planned on cutting the recipe in half because two pies are simply too much for two people. But after the first ingredient, I completely forgot about the plan and doubled everything. The eggs, the spices, all doubled and my sweet, sweet boyfriend had to run out in the cold to get one more can of pumpkin.
Fast forward to the baking where I freak out and convince myself that the crust needs to bake separately. I grab the pies out of the oven, pour the filling into a bowl and wipe the crusts with paper towels. And only then did I think to check the directions on the premade-pie crust wrapper. It’s embarrassingly simple, just pour and bake.
In the end though, we had tasty pie with chilled whipped cream to eat, which was delightful, and we had a pie left over to give to friends! Thankfully, my ineptitude at baking doesn’t translate to knitting—even if the pattern reminds me of pumpkin pies… just like the Frosted Foliage Pullover.
The color palette is basically straight from a pumpkin pie! The orange of the filling, the lighter yellow/orange of the crust, and the white from the dollop of whipped cream on top! Plus it’s worked in the round from the bottom up and uses stranded colorwork—a technique I’ve been meaning to learn.
Which projects are you starting your fall knitting with? Let us know in the comments and make sure to check out the rest of this beautiful issue!
DESIGNER Adrienne Larsen
FINISHED SIZE 34¼ (38¼, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38¼”; modeled with 4¾” of positive ease.
YARN Stone Wool Cormo (100% Cormo wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): tobacco 03 (MC), 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins; tobacco 01 (CC1) and scoured white (CC2), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Twig & Horn.
NEEDLES Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 24″ circular (cir) and set of double- pointed (dpn). Size 8 (5 mm): 16″ cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 18 sts and 26 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle; 19 sts and 26 rnds = 4″ in charted patt on larger needle.