The Most Popular Sweater Knitting Patterns of Fall 2019
As a newly-confident sweater-knitter, who finished her first sweater right at the start of July, I am seriously ready for the start of sweater season, which kicks off today in anyone’s book with the first day of autumn! Is the weather here in Colorado in any way cool enough for sustained sweater-wearing? No! Am I going to round up the most popular Fall 2019 sweater knitting patterns from Interweave Knits, knitscene, and Wool Studio anyway? You bet! But will I be able to pick one to cast on? Well, we’ll see.
Evaluating the “popularity” of knitting patterns is obviously completely subjective. As Interweave’s social media manager, I look at Ravelry favorites and projects, at Instagram makes and likes, and at web traffic to paint a picture of which projects are generating the most buzz. I limited myself to one pattern per Fall issue . . . and one bonus sweater at the end that I couldn’t bring myself to leave out.
Without further ado, here are a couple of sweater knitting patterns that are just begging to help you usher in cooler weather, whenever it arrives where you live.
From Interweave Knits Fall 2019: Caramel Apple Pullover
Enjoy knitting Aran-inspired lace cables, sweet eyelets, and lots of plush ribbing in this delicate and snug design. The Caramel Apple Pullover is worked in pieces and seamed for great structure and fit. The color pops of the nepps in the yarn give the fabric a traditional tweedy quality that longs to be shown off at pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and walks in the leaves.
Designer Anne Jones
Finished Size 34 1/2 (38 1/2, 42 1/2, 46 1/2, 50 1/2, 54 1/2)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown modeled with 5 1/2” of positive ease.
Yarn Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% wool, 30% mohair; 109 yd 100 m/7⁄8 oz 25 g): #J845 Garth, 9 (10, 12, 13, 14, 15) balls.
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 24” and 16” circular (cir). Size 3 (3.25 mm): 24” cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
From knitscene Fall 2019: Riprap Top
An extremely flattering and simple all-season top, Riprap is what TV binge-knitting dreams are made of, and there’s very little finishing to fuss with. You knit in the round up to the armholes, then divide and knit up to the shoulders—no shaping required! The yarn is a luxurious and warm pick from Berroco that will show off the allover lace pattern beautifully.
Designer Cheryl Toy
Finished Size 59½ (64, 68½, 73¼)“ circumference at underarm. Top shown modeled with 32” of positive ease.
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.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” and 47” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
From Wool Studio Vol VI: Undulating Lines Pullover
I think it’s safe to say that most peoples’ jaws dropped upon first seeing this stunning sweater knitting pattern from the cover of Wool Studio. The integration of the traveling stitches into the circular yoke shaping is simply a work of mathematical genius that you have to experience for yourself. Treat yourself to some 100% Merino and Targhee wool yarn from Mountain Meadow Wool for a traditional, crisp look.
Designer Stella Egidi
Finished Size 36 (40, 44 3/4, 48, 52 3/4, 55 1/4)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown modeled with 4” of positive ease.
Yarn Mountain Meadow Wool Alpine (100% Merino-Targhee wool; 255 yd (233 m)/ 3 1/2 oz (100 g)): Natural Cream, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” and 32” circular (cir). Size 6 (4 mm): 24” and 36” cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
~ BONUS ~
From Interweave Knits Summer 2019: Kalaloch Pullover
This pattern was released in summer, not fall, as part of the “Summer Sweaters” story in Knits Summer, but I simply had to include it. Not only is the Kalaloch Pullover from extremely popular, but it’s also extremely fun to knit and everyone should make one. It’s incredibly flattering, even if you think you can’t pull off the “bubble sweater” and/or “swoncho” look. This one has just enough definition and vertical break-up to look incredible.
Designer Kate Gagnon Osborn
Finished Size 42 (48, 54, 60, 66)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown modeled with 15” of positive ease.
Yarn BC Garn Bio Balance (55% organic wool, 45% organic cotton; 246 yd 225 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #bl05 marsh, 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.
Needles Sizes 2 (2.75 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): 40” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” and 24” cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
You might have guessed by its forced inclusion into this list, but the Kalaloch is my favorite from this list, and my most-likely candidate for a sweater cast-on this week! Stay tuned to see how it shapes up, as my second sweater and first circular yoke design.
Which of these fall sweater knitting patterns is calling your name? Let us know in the comments and give these designers some love!
Yours in Stitches,