love list: two very fall cabled cowls


FALL FALL FALL. It's getting so real, and I am so ready to knit all of the things, spin all of the things and wear all of the knits. For fear of this turning into the most basic girly post about fall, I'm going to cut it short and just talk about these two patterns. 

The Ellerbe Cowl just got released today(!) and looks like a fun, quick knit. I want to totally knit this pattern over a weekend away in the mountains, maybe when I'm up in NY for the Sheep & Wool Festival in October. And Melissa is such a sweetheart, she did a Periscope episode yesterday on basic cabling techniques that you should definitely check out (@hey_lady_hey). It would be a great choice if you're new to cabling and want to try it for the first time. 

The Forest Cowl is a similar structure with unribbed edges and some different cables spread all over the cowl. It reminds me of the winter cowls Carrie Bostick Hoge designed for Taproot this spring being a bit slouchy and oversized with lots of fun texture. And so lovley! I love her use of texture in her knits. They're classic but modern all at the same time. 

Both would be fun options for these finally-fall days. Happy knitting!


love list: vests and such


Now that it is September, I have one thing on the brain - fall and fall only. I'm not at the point where I can imagine that it will be cold enough for sweaters any time soon, but these vests are simple and gorgeous and could knit up pretty fast, especially the middle vest! I love Danforth because of the really slight sleeve. It's gorgeous! And the Georgia cardigan looks beautiful both buttoned and unbuttoned. It looks like it would be great for layering as well. 

I can imagine wearing these to the pumpkin patch, out shopping on a Saturday or on a cooler evening. Let the seasonally-appropriate knitting begin! :)