Thursday, September 29, 2011

Caped Crusader

I love the look of a cape, but they can be impractical.  This fall, they are all the rage.  I especially like how they have sleeves or armholes.  The September 2011 edition of InStyle suggest wearing them with skinny pants and boots.  I'm SO there!

There are several in the latest Rowan Magazine 50.

Hawthorne by Marie Wallin using Rowan Felted Tweed Aran

True by Lisa Richardson using Rowan Kid Classic

Warmth by Erika Knight using Rowan Kid Classic

The one that I'm itching to cast-on.....

#8 Poncho from Bergere de France Creations 11/12
using Magic+

Thursday, September 8, 2011

2011 Fall Trends - Part 2

The September 2011 issue of Marie Claire had a article about how retro-style ski sweaters are "the thing" this fall. Although fair isle sweaters are too hot to wear down here the the Houston swamps, I really like the look.

There are TONS of fair isle patterns out there, but I picked just a few. These are not for the beginner knitter, but they are so beautiful.

From Rowan Magazine #50

From The Fall 2011 issue of Vogue Knitting

If you are looking for something less labor intensive try this cowl from Classic Elite.