a few years ago, Jennifer at CraftSanity contacted me to see if i would design a knitting pattern for an upcoming issue of their print magazine. it was early summer when i started, although we were looking ahead to the autumn issue. Fall is my favorite season of all (if one can truly have a favorite season, they are all so uniquely beautiful here in Ohio). i closed my eyes and thought ahead to the textures and hues of Fall. the lovely people at Briar Rose Fibers offered to contribute my choice of wool for this project, and their rich colorways helped put me in the right mood to knit for a cooler season. before i knew it, the idea quickly surfaced for a slim-fitting capelet draped with cables:
it's a great piece for nearly every season, as is evidenced by my daughter's recent restyle of it to wear to school in springtime. i love pieces that can transition from season to season, and especially for children, pieces that grow and evolve with them. one thing i really dig about Falling Cables is that i had not even anticipated my girls would do wear it as a skirt someday, but there it is. imagine if you had two differently-aged children, they could even share wearing it for years. love that.
the pattern is beginner/intermediate-friendly involving basic cables and knitting in the round, and there is sizing for both child + adult. it is available in Issue #4 of the CraftSanity Magazine, home of Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood's podcast + blog + magazine which have been such a support and inspiration to artists and crafters worldwide for nearly a decade. like many of you, i enjoy working my way through the podcast archives and am in awe of the many people who have been featured over the years. if you are a fan, i hope you consider supporting them. think about it: the magazine costs less than a few lattes + will be enjoyed for much longer.
*see it on ravelry ...ready to cast on?
* look for Issue 4 in their left sidebar
* PDF of the magazine is $6 and print copy is $12
* and all profits go to CraftSanity
HAPPY KNITTING! xoxo
if you enjoy sewing + knitting transitional pieces as much as i do, check out these lovelies:
- girly dress (dress for baby + toddler tunic)
- leisurely (summer dress + easily altered to a skirt for older kids)
- loop (felted wool clutch + handbag + wristlet)
- one willow (bulky knit cowl for adult + kids' capelet)
- summer crush (child's knit tunic + halter)