Fall is the time for drawing back, slowing down and preparing for winter hibernation, especially for me living so far north (actually at the same latitude as Skagway, Alaska). It’s getting dark earlier and the nights are longer. What can be nicer than settling down in the couch with a cup of hot tea and good knitting.
This season’s book, The City(e)scapes Collection, is larger than usual. Here are 16 extra pages of urban dressing with the comfort of country clothes.
In this book I’m happy to introduce a new member of my yarn family; Silky Wool XL. This is an aran weight wool/silk blend with the same kind of look as Silky Wool and with beautiful knitting properties. A yarn with enough character for both women’s and men’s garments. There are also designs in my tried and true Silky Wool, my Favorite Wool, and my gorgeous Silky Flammé.
As the title suggests, the collection includes sporty garments, suitable for a walk in the woods, as well as dressier garments, like the cover sweater, that would work well for the office or a dinner on the town. You will also find a couple of designs for men as well as a children’s sweater and a cute one for the pooch. There are also a number of caps, scarves, shawls and wristwarmers, and even a few bags.
As always, most of my designs are at the intermediate skill level, but, as always, I’ve tried to make knitting the garment as easy as possible at that level. There are also a few easy pieces, as well as a couple of more challenging designs.
So I hope that you will find something that takes your fancy so that you too can look forward to a fall full of wonderful knitting.