Shuffling through the fallen leaves and listening to them crunch underfoot while breathing in the woodsy scent wafting from a nearby chimney, and don’t forget that once-a-year craving for freshly-baked pumpkin pie, well…………..isn’t that just fall in a nutshell? There is something intrinsically comforting about this time of year, as the days get shorter we ease our way back into layer after layer. Knitters adore this season, more than any other it offers an abundance of opportunities to cover up in chunky woolen armor, all in an effort to keep the cold at bay. Far from the silky allure of alpaca and the smoothness of merino, tweed wools have their own unmistakable charm, exuding warmth with a rustic texture that creates a heathery look flecked with tiny cotton nubs in contrasting colours. The British have a fondness for tweeds, having been a part of their attire since the 1800’s, and brought to the forefront by Sherlock Holmes in his distinguished-looking cape and deerstalker cap.
Building on their British heritage, Sublime, have produced two separate tweed yarns, a dk and aran weight, each featuring a collection of more than twelve designs. Let’s see a sampling of the newest styles-
Available in eleven distinctive tones, Luxurious Tweed DK by Sublime is softly spun in a premium wool freckled with colourful cotton bits. This season’s range include four paler hues- Dawn, Stone, Buff Blue and Dusk. See below an example of two of the exquisite designs featured in the Second Luxurious Tweed DK Book-
Sophisticated in an unassuming way, this Textured Pop Over Vest is designed with an interesting medley of stitches to add even more character to the finished fabric. Pattern is also available with alternate three-quarter length sleeves. Dawn (shown above).
Put away your leather and zip away the frosty cold in this stylish boy-meets-girl Biker Chic Jacket, designed with crisp lines and the comfort of wool. Dusk (shown above).
Available in eleven colour options, Luxurious Aran Tweed by Sublime is richly dyed and spun in a blend of wool, cotton and llama. The newest shades of the season- Beech, Fauve and Whistler are highlighted in these three knitwear designs from the Third Luxurious Aran Tweed Book.
Artful construction gives this Wilde Green Vest the look and feel of an origami project. The wide front lapel transitions gracefully into a straight back collar that projects over the shoulders. Raw edges are right on trend. Fauve (shown above).
The Sublime design team has mixed together a smatter of innovation and a sprinkling of youthful spirit to create this Mitts and Match Cardie. Clearly it is more than first meets the eye. The cardigan itself has a lovely unstructured look with softened edges, and for extra coverage check out the integrated arm warmers knit in a textured pattern stitch. Choose either a solid shade or optional contrasted sleeves. Beech (shown above).
Well-shaped to trace the curve of the shoulders, this Tweedy Girl Vest borrows from a classic with a Jackie O face-framing collar knit horizontally in a staghorn cable pattern. Whistler (shown above).