With the beginning of fall, many of us are happily looking forward to casting on for a new sweater that will perfectly combat the chill in the air. While it's tempting to get started on a fingering or DK weight sweater in the fall, I recommend that you consider a Chunky or Bulky weight knit for your first fall sweater.
Heavier weight sweaters knit up lightening-quick, so cast on now and you'll probably be all cozied up in your new sweater in a few weeks, sooner if you are really clocking in the hours on your knit! There are a lot of great patterns out there to choose from, too. Check out Carbeth, shown here in Fleece and Harmony Signature ( Another great Canadian Dyer) :
(Sample : Size 40", used 4.5 skeins, in the 'Bramble' colourway)
And if Carbeth isn't quite your style, here are six other fantastic bulky sweater pattern ideas - and don't worry, you can definitely knit / crochet them all in a colour other than grey. Grey is a great neutral and it's often chosen for sweater patterns because it photographs well, but I always recommend you go with a colour that you genuinely love to wear. :)
Top row, left to right: Lila Winter, Marmor, Bosco
Bottom row, left to right: The Dwell Sweater, Wolf River, Avalanche
In preparation for the cooler temperatures on the horizon, the shop is stocked with plump, cozy skeins in a huge array of colours. Come find the yarn for your new favourite sweater! And don't forget that our Project Help Clinics are particularly great to book into for guidance through a first (or eleventh) sweater. We are here to help you reach for a challenge!