My October Knit pick is actually the first thing I decided to knit with August winding down and and my 'fiberous' spidey sense flaring at the sight of it. The Brooklyn Cowl looked like such a fun, adorable compliment to all of your Autumn jackets.
The Brooklyn Cowl by Aunt Janet's Designs is inspired by the bold styles showcased in Brooklyn, New York. I loved the beautiful bow which can dress an outfit up or offer a little pizazz to your chill-out clothes. This pattern calls for two and a half skeins of Lion Brand's Heartland Thick and Quick which is a super soft bulky yarn that won't hurt your wallet! I chose Yosemite, a beautiful tawny pumpkin color that reminds me of Autumn. The pattern itself is a simple alternation of basic techniques with the added twist of using a tapestry needle to sew the bow together and fix it to the cowl. This is definitely a great pattern to try if you've begun your journey with knitting and you want to up your ante a bit.
Are any of you interested in knitting centric novels? I've only read a few of these but they always fill me with cheeseball feels. One of my favorites was The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs, a warm hearted story that has characters who felt like my best friends! I've recently started reading The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood, which is definitely heavier in tone, so emotional guys! But it's forming into a beautiful journey of how knitting helped a woman come to terms with the death of her daughter. What are your favorites?
I'm still hard at work on my Seafaring Scarf. I have three skeins left! It actually doesn't take years to knit up, I've just become a little busy with work! That being said, I hope to finish up by mid month. And just in time for sweater weather in New York.