Two of the fashion trends for this Fall and Winter are bold colors and graphic designs.
I don’t know about you, but that makes me think of Noro yarns. Sure, you can accomplish interesting color patterns though intarsia or sewing together squares that you knit or crochet…or you can just let the yarn do the work for you.
The patterns in the new City Girl book by Jenny Watson fit the bill for the current trends, but will still be wearable in the future.
This sweater coat is knee-length and features a cozy shawl collar. With the many color of Silk Garden available you can choose the perfect color to make it your own.
This hooded cape is as adorable as it is functional.
The front, which you can see on our website, ties shut and has slits you can put your arms through to help keep it secure on your shoulders or to fight a draft on a windy day.
You will be surprised just what a useful addition to your wardrobe a cape style shawl can be. During the autumn months, when this is just a little nip in the air, a cape can provide the warmth you need until you are ready to drag out your heavy coats. Paired with a warm sweater a cape can help you delay coat season for that much longer.
With eight new colors of Kureyon this season you can make a cape for every mood!
This hooded scarf (with pockets!) is another garment that will carry you through to winter and beyond. You can bundle up in the wide scarf when there is just a nip in the fall air. Then in the winter it will pair nicely with your winter coat and eliminate the worry of keeping track of a hat.
Noro Kochoran is a 50% Wool, 20% Silk, 30% Angora blend that is warm, soft, and cuddly. The angora gives it just a little bit of a halo which softens and blends the appearance of the garment. At 3.5 sts per inch, you’ll be wearing this scarf in no time!
In the Details
The last pattern I’m going to highlight is this great coat.
I just love the interesting styling, which reminds me of a classic pea coat.
The contrast between the stockinette stitch body and the textured trim adds interest while you’re knitting it as well as visual interest while you’re wearing it.
Since the different textures bring up the colors in the yarn at different rates the coat has the graphic patterns that are fashionable right now with very little effort on your part.
Finish it off with some unique buttons and you’ll be turning heads wherever you go.
These are just a few of the 12 designs in the City Girl book. You can see the rest on our website, or check it out the next time you’re at your local yarn store.