Can it be the first week of Fall already?? Barely have we had time to pull on a pair of woolly socks and the page is turning from an incredible Summer, one that will long be remembered as being too hot to knit in July. Right on cue, vibrant splashes of red, yellow, and orange have suddenly appeared across the treeline sending a clear message to bundle up!
Looking for a cosy new Fall jacket? With skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced, and knitting needles sized from 4 mm to a whopping 10 mm, there is sure to be a style that is hard to resist in this season’s pick of the crop-
Here are the Top Ten Jackets For Fall 2012-
Knit a blue streak! Grab those knitting needles and try your hand at this flattering rib collar jacket, knit in Tepa from Araucania, a softly spun blend of mohair, silk and wool in sixteen brush stroke shades.
Teal the world! About this cosy design, a longer length jacket from Katia’s Elegance Collection, knit in Tikal, a self-striping wool blend trimmed with Chamonix, a shaggy merino mix available in ten shades.
All roads lead to Montana! This lively jacket is styled for easy weekend wear, and knit in Sirdar’s newest multi-hued sensation- Montana, a dk weight fusion of wool and acrylic with ten colourways to choose from- ‘custer’ (shown above).
A change of pace! An acorn stitch compliments the natural texture of this yarn, in this striking wide lapel jacket designed by Elsebeth Lavold. Knit in Silky Wool XL, the same popular blend of wool and silk is now available in a chunky weight as well. ‘Green slate’ (shown above).
Double duty! Expect the unexpected from Katia with this trendy textured jacket knit in Dual, a revolutionary new yarn that morphs from smooth to loopy with just the pull of a thread. Available in a choice of fourteen colours for Fall and Winter knitting.
Fall for shawl collars! Sharpen up your knitting skills with this sensational sampler style jacket, at express lane speed on 10.00 mm needles. Knit in Big Bamboo by Sirdar, a comfy blend of bamboo sourced viscose and acrylic for easy care. Four new shades are available this season- ‘roan’, ‘moss’, ‘kindle’, and ‘teasel’ (shown above).
Tap into your inner artist! Knit your way around the colour wheel and create a masterpiece with Odori from Noro, a chunky all-natural mix of silk, angora, wool and kid mohair knit up in an eye-catching cabled yoke jacket. Six new splashy colourways are featured this season.
Diamonds in the rough! Oversized cables make a big impact on this stylish raglan sleeve jacket. Knit in the all-new Faroe from Sirdar, a tweedy blend of wool, cotton, and acrylic raring to go in six shades- ‘kindred’, ‘artisan’, ‘nestle’, ‘island stone’, ‘origin’, and ‘thatch’ (shown above).
Bat an eyelid or two! At this elegant red jacket by Debbie Bliss designed to maximize comfort with deep armholes and batwing sleeves. Knit in Blue Faced Leicester, homegrown pure wool from British sheep in a range of sixteen shades.