Casual Comfort Jacket

Image of Casual Comfort JacketThis just up on the Lion Brand website. I don’t usually use thick yarns, but I like the color gradations on this jacket. If I decide to make one, I’ll probably cut the length to about the hip line. Usually unlined jackets bag around the seat when they’re too long. This does look cozy, doesn’t it? And I like the self finished edges without buttons or button holes.

Just talked myself into it! Requires three skeins of Homespun Thick and Quick, and a 36 inch circular needle, size 13. First you make the front and the back, then cast on for sleeves.

Metallic Color Dipped Sweater

Didn’t do much knitting over the summer, but now that October’s here, with its beautiful New England reds and golds, I’m starting to get motivated again. Actually, I’m relaxing out on the deck, and though the sun is bright, it’s chilly enough for a light sweater today.

Color blocking is in style again, and this pullover is shown in basic but attractive and go-with-just-about-anything colors, with a little bling thrown in. From Yarnspirations, pattern by Paton’s.

Knits for Fall: Sapporo Cardigan

Yes, I know, it’s hot and muggy out there today, but it’s time to start planning for fall and winter knitting. I like short sleeve cardigans with pretty yokes for winter, wearing them over shirts or turtlenecks, sometimes adding a scarf. Less bulky under coats, this style is still warm, and very comfortable. This week NaturallyCaron.com posted a really pretty one, in a yarn that is soft, inexpensive and drapes so nicely. Pretty colors too – what could be better?!

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