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15 Knits That Will Make You Crave Fall Weather

...and how YOU can make them for yourself.
 
For most people, cool weather just means kids going back to school and needing to get out your winter clothes. As a knitter, cold weather means people wearing the beautiful knits you have been working on all year.

Here are 10 patterns that make the wait for fall even more unbearable. They are accompanied by Leisure Arts' instructional material that will help you master the technique most prominent in the pattern. Enjoy!





Entrelac

What a gorgeous and unique technique. Leisure Arts' has a book published by Marly Bird I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting that can teach you, even if you only know the basics of knitting. 
Ravelry: Rosemary Drysdale
Ravelry: Sandi Prosser 





Fair Isle 

Mary Jane Mucklestone

You might be avoiding learning this because it looks complicated. Here are a few gorgeous patterns to help you decide. Leisure Arts' I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting book makes learning, and personalizing fair isle knitting easy. See Jen's post about I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting

  
West Coast Knitter
Tumblr: Rosa Loves



Chain Knitting

I'm thinking this is a somewhat-new technique because I didn't find as much on it as I did the other techniques. I see it all the time, it's just not tagged as a technique yet. A beautiful technique you can master with  I Can't Believe I'm Chain Knitting by Lisa Gentry (designer of our Celebrity Slouchy Beanies patterns). 


Cables

I am making the Felted Clutch from Take the Fear Out of Cables right now, and it wasn't hard to learn. This technique looks so awesome that it took me awhile to narrow down the pictures I wanted to use for this post. Feel free to browse around Pinterest and see for yourself! If you like the "I Can't Believe I'm..." books, Leisure Arts also has one for cables. Check out I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Cables!

Chic Knits
Ravelry: Georgie Hallam
Ravelry: Cirilia Rose





Lace

Although I usually see lace that's been crocheted, lace knitting has definitely taken over its share of Pinterest. Leisure Arts just put up Beginner's Guide to Lace Knitting on our website! Also, we offer I Can't Believe I'm Lace Knitting. Before writing this blog post I did not realize how many "I Can't Believe I'm..." books we have. Leisure Arts wants you to be as impressed with your work as we are! 

Ravelry: Jenny Johnson Johnen
Craftsy: Rita Maassen



Mittens

My favorite part of cold weather. They are so cute and soft. I am already planning on picking up this skill before the temperature drops. You can, too, with our I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Mittens book! Leisure Arts also has a wonderful Texting Mitts (fingerless mitts) book, but this year I want mittens. Who's with me? 

 We Heart It
We Heart It 

 

    Ravelry: Lifeline Pattern
Ravelry: Vivian Aubrey
 My mitten WIP from Instagram
Instagram: LeisureArts



In the Round

There nothing like a chunky cowl in the cold weather. It's my secret to staying warm. Last year I had a crochet cowl. This year I'm knitting the Tempting Texture cowl (in the round) from Knit Cowls by Lisa Gentry. I'm guessing many of you know how to knit in the round, but for those of you who are avoiding it, have no fear! The book Beginner's Guide to Knitting in the Round was recently put up on the website. Jen interviewed the designer Kristin Omdahl!

 Barksdale Blessing
Barksdale Blessings
Lara's Cowl

Thanks for reading! I hope you were inspired to learn something new.

Stay crafty!

-Marie

 

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