In August we discussed knit outerwear designs for Fall and before I launch my September Newsletter I want to "wrap up" this discussion! A new knitwear artist has joined Sandrasingh.com, Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits, and she has her needles on the pulse of this new favorite garment. Stephanie's outerwear collection has perfectly captured these modern classics, but with some interesting techniques & whimsical twists.
Warm and cozyGrimm's Cottageis an easy to knit capelet with matching gauntlets. Both capelet and gauntlets are knit in the round with no seaming!
TheForest & Frillshrug is a combination of knit & crochet with cables & lace. As with many of Stephanie's patterns, Forest & Frill is written to customize the fit and includes sizes from small to XXXL.
Forest & Frill
DarlingForget-Me-Notcape is also super easy and done entirely in crochet. Your results from this fast project are a romantic and sophisticated look.
Oh My Bear
Love colorwork or have you always wanted to try it? The Oh My Bearsweater will keep you warm with its rounded hood and optional bear ears. The pattern includes a full page color bear graph.
Stephanie'sFawn Poncho is knit top down making it very easy to try on as you go and adjust the size by simply working more, or less, shoulder increases and adjusting the length before binding off. The fawn design is also fully charted.
Cables are popular for Fall and these two designs showcase them beautifully. The Woodland Hoodletis a cozy hoodlet made for picking berries in the woods, or looking fantastic while running your errands! The woodland cables are knit lengthwise in short rows to make a nice curved yoke. The back is knit straight with a cabled border and the hood is picked up afterwards. Knit yours up fast in your favorite super bulky yarn.
Layer it with a long sleeved top, colorful scarf and top your look off with the matching Parseltongue Hat you're ready to stylishly face your day.
And designer Joji Locatelli of JOJI has also played with cables this season and her new cardiganOpposite Pole is flattering and a fresh take on a classic. This seamless, A-line shaped cardigan features a reversible shawl collar and set in sleeves, but what gives it a Wow factor are it's bold cables!