As the petals of the hydrangea blush into pink and the leaves on the maple pop orange overnight, the call of wool tugs knitters and crocheters into the yarn store to sniff out their next project. They squeeze skeins and flip through magazines in search of the perfect fall project to ease them into winter. The Fall Interweave Knits issue is just the magazine for them. It has twelve patterns for pullovers and cardigans, all of which are interesting, modern, and beckon to the knitter. I had a hard time deciding which ones to highlight, but two weaknesses intervened: fair isle and men. The Prairie Wind Cardigan by Amy Gunderson is a knit-in-the-round, steeked hoodie, a perfect blend of traditional and modern. The Nelson Pullover by Irina Anikeeva takes its queue from athletic wear with a drawstring tie on a cowl neck. The Whiskey Creek Pullover by Amy Christoffers has a shawl collar which is reminiscent of the military pullovers of the 40’s and 50’s. All are worsted weight and knit in the round for the majority of the body, which is my preference when knitting sweaters. Come in and take a look!
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