A favorite pullover can be as comforting and familiar as a big bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese, a batch of freshly baked cookies on a rainy Saturday afternoon, or a slice of warm apple pie straight from the oven. Its a special cocoon to wrap yourself up in when the weather is cold and damp, a familiar embrace to come home to after a hard day, and a soothing friend when you are feeling under the weather.
There are a few essentials that make a pullover extra cosy, the yarn has to be soft and supple with a luxurious feel, and thick enough to be warm and toasty. The style should be easy to layer under or over, long enough to keep the chills out, relaxed and roomy with extra sleeve length to tuck cold fingertips inside.
Here are Diamond Yarn’s Top Ten Cosy Pullovers For Fall-
When your plans call for something a little more casual, this roomy pullover pairs up perfectly with jeans and cowboy boots. Knit in Balder by Viking Garn, a superwash bulky wool available in twenty-eight marls and solids.
The name of this yarn says it all- Souffle by Katia, whipped up into a frothy light concoction of wool and acrylic, the ideal comfy pullover emphasized with a voluminous roll down collar. Available in eight graduated hues.
Debbie Bliss is well-known for her relaxed design style and this season she has a wide range of easy to knit styles to cuddle up in. Change the look of this wide neck pullover with a different colour layer underneath each time. Knit in Paloma, a real ‘feel good’ blend of baby alpaca and merino wool, in more than a dozen warm enticing shades, including chocolate, pebble, and camel (shown above).
Jenny Watson pulls together another stunning collection of edgy designs for Noro in City Girl. This A-line cabled pullover has lots of swing and vertical lines topped off with a ribbed turtleneck to chase the chills away. Pick your favorite colourway in Kochoran, a natural mix of wool, angora and silk in sixteen subtle shadings.
A little splurge of luxury is all it takes to make this simple crew neck pullover stand out in a crowd. Beginner knitters select this pattern for its minimal shaping and subtle texture in the yarn (great for hiding any tension imperfections). Choose from a range of twenty-six rustic colours in Luxury Tweed Chunky, a weighty mix of eighty-five percent wool spun with a dreamy swirl of angora.
Lightweight and ready to throw on for some r & r, this polo neck pullover looks warm and inviting in three complimentary shades of Extra Fine Merino DK, a sophisticated yarn from Sublime in a paintbox of over forty sizzling colours.
Call this one a ‘swug’ (sweater shrug), with its colossal sleeves, definitely a style that you will want to get comfy in. Knit in Miski by Mirasol, a favorite amongst knitters, pure baby llama yarn that drapes wonderfully with every stitch. Available in thirty-two sensational shades, including wine, blackberry twinkle, and orange amber (shown above).
Cuddly soft Paloma from Debbie Bliss shown above in a vibrant shade of hot pink makes this turtleneck a favorite addition to any wardrobe. Twin cables playfully accent the unique texture of this ultralight yarn. Knit it up quickly on 10.00 mm needles!
A lacy flowing tunic from Tuha Book #24 by Jane Ellison. Elegant and a great layering option over leggings this Fall. Tuha is a dk weight yarn that blends baby llama with merino and angora. In stores now in a palette of Mirasol’s happiest colours.
Garnering lots of raves from knitters this Fall, Riva, by Debbie Bliss shows off dazzling shaded effects in cherry (shown above), heath, cork, viola, royal, and many more. This generous fitting pullover is knit on 7.00 mm needles.