The fashion for the 2017 season is full of classic, country, folk, cozy and casual looks. Think of your favorite long skirt, a cozy sweater and boots. A prominent stand-out sweater is with a Fair Isle yoke. These lovely pullover designs are from Interweave Knits Winter 2018. They are all worked in the round for easier color knitting and little sewing. Knit in the best yarn, this look will stand the test of time.
Jolly Elf Kit from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
I can’t believe how fast this year went by; another Christmas is upon us. I love knitting small items like toys and decorations. These adorable elves are by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. The kit comes with everything you need to make 12 elves to decorate a tree or create a vignette this Christmas.
Half and Half Cowl – Churchmouse Yarns
Like a reversible coat, it’s nice when an accessory can be worn in different ways. This Half and Half Cowl from Churchmouse Yarns, serves a dual purpose. A cowl to wear over your coat, and on days when you just want to be fashionable yet keep warm, its the perfect cape that stays in place. The Half and Half Cowl would make the perfect gift for a stylish lady. And it’s not too late to make one for Christmas!
Vogue Knitting Fall/Winter 1985 – Classic Elite La Gran Mohair
When I was looking for an old article, I found this advertisement in Vogue Knitting Magazine from Fall/Winter 1985. I feel this design is timely, knit in two trends for Fall 2017, cranberry, a shade of this season’s hot color red, and mohair yarn. The mohair in this ad is Classic Elite’s La Gran, which is still in production; a beautiful blend of mohair, wool, and nylon.
Holiday 2017 Vogue Knitting
Nothing is cozier and easy to wear than a knit jacket. The latest issue of Vogue Knitting Holiday 2017 contains the above hooded jacket with a simple toggle closure. It knits up quickly in Debbie Bliss’s bulky yarn, Roma, a blend of 70% wool and 30% alpaca. Casual elegance at its finest!
Classic Herringbone Fabric
Mini Herringbone Scarf from Purl Soho
Herringbone fabric is one of my favorite weaves. It’s a classic fabric choice for jackets and coats. Purl Soho has designed a handsome scarf in one type of herringbone pattern stitch, that mimics herringbone fabric. I envision this scarf made in a camel color or soft grey tweed, to really make the pattern stitch stand out. Purl Soho includes in their free instructions a quick video demonstrating how to knit this version of a herringbone stitch.
Pearl Cardigan – Anthropologie
I noticed this classic, ladylike Pearl Cardigan on the Anthropologie site; one of my favorite clothing stores. If you like DIY projects, this might be a great one, and you don’t have to be a knitter to obtain this look. Pearl beads on garments is a hot trend for Fall/Winter 2017. You could either purchase a basic cardigan or knit one up, then attach the beads. Either way, I think a mohair blend with silk, or fine alpaca or merino wool would be a good yarn choice. If you know how to knit with beads, and the yarn isn’t too thick, knitting in the pearls is a doable option. I may give this DIY a try and create my own beaded look.