I’m always a little sad when summer dwindles and the days shorten again. Suddenly, all those golden hours of light that lingered long after the dinner hour, are over. Time to pack up the picnic table and plug in the crockpot. Light the lanterns and settle in. Fall is at the door. Like a long lost friend we haven’t seen for awhile. A welcome friend! Because it means sewing, stitching and knitting are back on our laps. And all the comforts and day dreams that go along with that.
Kitting and fall just go hand-in-hand and Grace's knitting needles have been clicking away. A sweater is taking shape. A 'Button Yoke Cardi', to be more precise. Done in seed stitch with garter stitching for the contrasting bands. Grace chose a russet-rose and cream combination in a 80W/20A yarn from Michael's. I think it turned out darling. This sweet little sweater is just right for the cooler days.
(Pattern from Knit Simple magazine, Fall issue 2010, by designer Sandi Prosser.)