September is here and so is our latest pattern collection. We're excited to bring you a dozen new designs for fall!
Nearly all our Fall 2022 designs make the most of color, using two or more colorways in each pattern to make bold graphic statements, offset varying textures, or flow effortlessly from one to the next. We're always happy to help you put color combinations together - it's one of our favorite things to do at the studio, so don't hesitate to call or write for advice!
We have two great pullover sweaters for this fall: one featuring a colorwork yoke, and one with cable details. Both are knit in Yowza.
Stjerne by Kirsten-Michele
After the success of Kirsten-Michele's Mija sweater from our Winter 2022 collection, we are delighted to offer another colorwork pullover from this talented designer. We love her color choices and the way she's cleverly incorporated the increases into her yoke design. We can't wait to see your color selections and all the ways you can make Stjerne your own.
Stjerne (meaning star in Norwegian) is a top-down seamless yoke sweater. The traditional star shapes based on Norwegian star patterns from the Selbu region reflect the changing of seasons from summer to fall, as the stars begin to glimmer earlier and earlier in the day.
The yoke features stranded colorwork with foreground and background colors that transition to highlight the center of the stars. The cuffs complement and echo some of the yoke colorwork and colors.
Caraíva by Beatriz Rubio
Caraíva is a great, cuddly autumn sweater with a cozy turtleneck and enough cable detail to keep the knitting interesting. Dropped shoulders and generous ease contribute to a relaxed fit. We think this pullover will become a piece you reach for again and again on chilly days.
Caraíva is a Brazilian seaside village, part of Porto Seguro city in the state of Bahia. Founded in 1530, Caraíva is Brazil’s oldest village and the perfect remote location if you want to disconnect from the outside world and get connected to your inner self through abundant contact with nature.
The Caraíva sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up, with a cable panel that runs along each side of the chest both in the front and back of the sweater. It's knit in Yowza, shown here in Matar. The pattern is available on Ravelry and Payhip.
Cowls are always great little pieces to add to your wardrobe - they stay put and don't fall off - but also a great way to stretch your knitting skills, trying something new in a smaller project. Our 3 new cowl patterns play with color and texture in different ways.
Texture Trio by Elizabeth Beach
Texture Trio is a great little project for exploring colors and textures in your knitting. Try a set of analogous colors or a gradient from light to dark as shown here for a coordinated effect, or go wild with your choices for a bold and high-contrast result!
A mini adventure in stitches and color, this cowl is a wonderfully quick knit perfect for a holiday gift. Three colors and a combination of textured stitches make for an engaging project. Fun to knit and fun to wear, someone’s neck will thank you on a blustery day.
Morris Mindset by Helen Cosgrove-Davies
Helen is always impressing us with her colorwork knitting and expertise, and Morris Mindset showcases those skills. We love the way the large organic motifs move in and out of the geometric center of the cowl, and clever use of purling helps keep the edges from rolling.
As Helen was designing this cowl, she was thinking about why we knit, which brought to mind her favorite William Morris quote, “Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” To Helen, this quote, along with Morris’ mindset of elevating everyday items to art through lovely, nature-inspired designs, is an excellent explanation. We don’t knit because we need another sweater, shawl, cowl, or pair of socks. We knit because we want to make something both useful and decorative, something that will last longer than a less expensive store-bought version, something that will delight us each time we see it. Looking at life through a Morris mindset makes us appreciate the small details that go into each knitting project, helping us to turn yarn into a cowl that will usefully keep us warm while beautifully ornamenting our outfit.
Compass Rose Cowl by Tanis Gray
Tanis Gray is a colorwork pro! We love the way this graphic pattern lets you work in the round, use up equal amounts of both colorways, and come away with a double-thick, cozy cowl that's both eye-catching and warm.
The Compass Rose was a key element in hand drawn maps used to orient the viewer in the proper direction. While the only required elements of the compass were the four basic directional “arms,” style and aesthetics were up to the cartographer and were often used to show off their talents and creativity.
The Compass Rose Cowl begins with a provisional cast on. The first half of the stranded colorwork chart has a lighter background and darker motif, switching halfway through to reverse the colors to use equal amounts of both colors. The ends are then grafted using Kitchener stitch, leaving no exposed wrong side, making a cozy cowl perfect for exploring.
There's so many ways to make a triangular shawl! We have two great two-color examples here.
Woven Shawl by Makenzie Alvarez
Makenzie Alvarez' Woven Shawl is a big meditative hug of a project. Rhythmic textured knitting in the body gives way to stripes and bobbles at the border, with a bright and bold edging to finish it off.
As a knitter you could say that there is just something extra special about the cooler weather; some of us plan for it all year. Do we love it just because we can pull out all our cozy knits? Or is it more than that? Is it just woven in us simply because we are knitters?
The Woven Shawl is a top-down triangle shawl designed with a simple texture and an added accent color with mini bobbles and classic ribbing. This is one project that will keep you knitting just one more row. It is the perfect cozy knit that you will reach for time after time all season long.
Ittige Shawl by Lana Jois
In the Ittige Shawl, Lana Jois plays color and texture off each other in her yarn choices - sparkly Estrellita and matte Yummy 2-Ply - and also contrasts the geometric forms of the bricklike body pattern against the lively leafy lace border. It's a great combination that is more than the sum of its parts.
Spice up your knits and purls with some slipped stitches and lace and make yourself a large, colorful yet light, triangular wrap. The easily- memorized patterns may be worked from charts or written instructions and are perfect for some relaxed knitting.
Long Wraps and Scarves
Wraps and scarves are so versatile and can be worn by anyone! We're thrilled to have three new patterns by Jennifer Weissman in our collection, plus designs that we know you'll love from Michael Harrigan and Elizabeth Beach.
Sequence Fade by Elizabeth Beach
There's so much to keep you engaged while you knit this beautiful wrap: colors, textures, lace, and more!
Sequence Fade is an exploration of sequence knitting principles combined with reversible lace and stitch patterns. Knit it in a 12-color palette to create a beautiful fade effect in this reversible, textured bias wrap.
Mosaics and Medallions by Michael Harrigan
Soft cashmere-blend yarn, a bold mosaic pattern, and easy stripes come together in another of Michael Harrigan's scarves that you're sure to love - or give as a special gift.
This rectangular wrap is knit from the top down in three colors and features three mosaic stitch patterns followed by wide stripes of color separated by garter stitch eyelets. It is a design that’s suitable for a man’s wide scarf or a unisex wrap, and is a relatively easy knit that’s accessible to confident beginners.
Dream in Texture by Jennifer Weissman
If you're looking for a simple wrap that is still engaging to knit, look no further than Dream in Texture. The combination of a DK-weight yarn with easy texture patterns will make this project zip along!
Dream in Texture is a beginner-friendly fantasy of knit/purl stitch patterns. It begins and ends with just a few stitches (no lengthy cast on or bind off, thank you), and the mash-up of four easy stitch patterns makes for an entertaining knit. On wrong side rows, stitches are knitted as they appear, so most of the knitting is intuitive. When you are done, this cozy reversible scarf will look handsome from every angle.
Drifting Diamonds by Jennifer Weissman
Slipped-stitch colorwork produces bold results in this beautiful wrap. We love the cozy autumnal color palette here and can't wait to see what other color combinations you choose for this project.
Looking for an intuitive knit with stylish results? Drifting Diamonds is a combination of stockinette stitch and garter stitch, with simple slipped stitches creating all of the glamour. Both the length and width of this fingering weight wrap can be customized to make the most of beloved yarn.
Sparkler by Jennifer Weissman
Interesting construction and high-contrast stripes make Sparkler a fun wrap to knit and wear.
Slip-stitch sparks fly outward in this two-color fingering weight wrap. Sparkler begins in its center with a striped diamond featuring columns of sparks in each of its corners. When the diamond is complete, two columns of sparks continue out toward the wrap’s tapered garter stitch tips.
Between the stripes and the sparks, you will be captivated by this eye-catching knit. Light your sparkler, and let the fun begin!