Etta

Etta

Usher in sweater weather with this perfect worsted weight cardigan. Let your imagination run wild with a large color palette, but don’t let five colors intimidate you, you can create your perfect cardigan in as few as two color choices. Short rows and colorblocking create the iconic shawl collar, while the sleeve length is perfect to carry you through the passage of fall into truly cold weather, and will even see you through the coldest season of them all: summer in your office.

Even though the color work looks complicated, don’t let it deter you, you only have one active color in each row making it perfect for the hesitant knitter who is dying to incorporate color work into their repertoire.


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Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition

This transitional shrug bridges the juxtaposition of Summer and Fall. Ideal for that between space where it’s not quite time to put away the summer wear but not actually cool enough to pull out the beloved flannel. The DK weight shrug’s squishy texture stitch and deep ribbing provides the breathable warmth required for this in between season of life.



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Boardwalk

Boardwalk

Ferris Wheels, tufts of cotton candy, and hot summer nights were the inspiration for this sweater. As always, the goal of practicality is threaded throughout the entire top down piece; lightweight and airy with enough structure to give shape without making you uncomfortable in the heat. Cap sleeves and high-low style offers practical design elements beautifully balanced against the whimsical colorwork and hem statements. The stranded colorwork is only on the front, to avoid accidentally snagging anything you might brush up against, and the bobbles at the hem provide just enough weight to keep the edges from curling while maintaining the charming scallop.



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Bobble Paw

Bobble Paw

This triangle shawl has gentle angles and is the ideal summer travel project. Beginning in a soothing stockinette that changes to chunky garter stripes, it also has the occasional clusters of eyelets to provide visual interest and shaping support. Ending in a fun lace pattern, it offers a built in fastening solution to make the shawl extremely wearable during the active outings summer weather demands. The bobble bind off offers a charming and quirky touch without branching into a childish appearance.


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