Autumn is the perfect season for knitwear! Break out the scarves and sweaters you put away for summer and embrace these fall-inspired knitting projects.
You know what your fall wardrobe needs? THIS! 😍😍 Elegant lace arches and twisted stitches make an architectural design in the Sweet Cedar Shawl. Knitted in the round from the center out in worsted-weight yarn, this shawl is a quick but satisfying knit. Designed by Meghan Jones. Find the pattern here:
As the leaves start to change colors, many knitters are shifting color palettes to earthy tones and reaching for bulkier yarn. If you’re in the mood for autumn, here are 15 fall sweater knitting patterns featuring the colors of a rich pile of fallen leaves. These sweater patterns are from a variety of magazines and designers and range in difficulty from easy to intermediate to experienced. Which one is calling your name?
No fall collection would be complete without a lighter-weight top knitting pattern, as the beginning of the season always seems a bit confused, temperature-wise. The Strafford Tee by the brilliant Amy Christoffers is a great fall (or spring!) layering piece. The lack of sleeves, upper body-panel lace, and hemp and cotton-blend yarn, allows you to wear this under an open cardigan or jacket, and keeps you a little cooler on warm days.
Wait. . . is that a vest or a sweater? It’s both! This fall knitting pattern becomes whatever you need it to, thanks to the placement of the buttons. Wrap it like a scarf or shawl, or button it up to wear as a cozy shawl-collar vest. The traditional cable pattern never tires, and creates a thick fabric perfect for cooler weather. You can wear this project as a garment or accessory in a number of different settings, such as a dressy event, or cozied up in your living room.
The Breakwater Beach Vest honors the gansey sweaters worn by British sailors, celebrating the beauty, craftsmanship, and utility of these traditional garments, but without the sleeves! Having no sleeves makes this turtleneck vest knitting pattern a wonderful layering garment. It keeps your torso and neck supremely warm, while still allowing you to throw a jacked on over the top.
If you’re planning a trip to the Cape, or you just want to bring some of that preppy New England style into your fall wardrobe, you’ll want to cast on for the Great Island Pullover knitting pattern from Interweave Knits Fall 2018. This cozy, luxurious sweater has sharp tailoring, thoughtful cable placement, and a traditional vibe, but the deep V-neck keeps it modern and fashion forward.
The Race Point Pullover from Interweave Knits Fall 2018 perfectly captures the best of life in New England. The wiggling cables are clearly inspired by sailboat rigging, and are simple enough for a cable novice—I promise! The oversized fit, high-low split hem, luscious ribbing at neck and sleeves, and luscious squish of the moss stitch make this beautiful cabled pullover knitting pattern the ideal fall layer to wear through the winter and for years to come.
Fresh out of the pages of Interweave Knits Fall 2018, the Sandy Neck Pullover is a timeless, cabled pullover knitting pattern handsome enough for a man and charming enough for a woman. Since this pullover is made in pieces, it’s an easy travel project; take a piece with you for a fall foliage ride, a hike in the woods, or a autumnal walk along the beach.
Made in traditional Shetland wool, the Cambridge Cardigan knitting pattern is worked in the round using stranded knitting. After finishing the body, you cut open (or “steek”) the front opening and armholes. It’s a very traditional method for making cardigans. It allows you to work the plaid colorwork in the round rather than working back and forth!
It's the details that make Irina Anikeeva's Mt Auburn cardigan knitting pattern a must-have: the body is worked in one piece, the sleeves are worked in the round, and the cable pattern is interesting without being overwhelming. The cables are confined to panels at the center of the back, fronts, and sleeves and are framed with simple Moss stitch at each side.
The Oxford Street Pullover knitting pattern from Interweave Knits Fall 2018 evokes some of the same feelings that come up for me when I’m inside a library. If I had been knitting complicated sweaters in college, as an anthropology student who worked in the library, I would have knit this sweater and donned it proudly. It has a collegiate astuteness to it that reflects the rich layers and history of libraries and universities.
Looking for a sweater knitting pattern this fall that fits like a glove and exudes elegance from every stitch? Cheryl Toy’s form-fitting Wendell Street Pullover from Interweave Knits Fall 2018 is a modern and very feminine take on the traditional cabled pullover that will impress knitters, non-knitters, and most importantly, yourself!
Looking for the perfect mitten knitting pattern to knit now for cooler weather? Check out Alexis Miranda's Eleanor Mittens from knitscene Fall 2018! A stretchy ribbed cuff on one side of each mitten fades into stockinette, but there's allover seed stitch on the other side for a “not your usual mitten” look. You can wear them with seed stitch or stockinette on the palms—whichever you prefer. Either way, the extra-long cuff means you won’t have any chilly gaps between mitten and sleeve.
With its hood, pockets, and open front, the Ingrid Vest knitting pattern by Emily Ringelman is a thick, versatile extra layer that can be worn with a number of different outfits in all seasons...but especially fall! This cute hooded vest is quick to knit and adorned with cute seed stitch edging. Check it out, plus 19 more fall knitting patterns, in knitscene Fall 2018!
For a fun exercise in striping, look no further than the Cate Cardigan by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan. How fun would this knitted cardigan be for back to school, worked in a student's school colors? This playful striped handknit sweater with two-toned solid sleeves is worked back and forth in reverse stockinette stitch for an easy but striking fall knit. Get the cardigan knitting pattern, plus 19 more fall knitting patterns, in knitscene Fall 2018!
In the Beatrice Sweater knitting pattern, designer Lana Jois uses lace to highlight an asymmetrical hemline. At first glance, this knitted pullover has a classic silhouette. But a style surprise awaits with a lace inset panel that is knit first, then set aside. The body is then worked flat from the bottom up to make the side vent, and then the work is joined in the round, at the same time joining the lace panel with the body. Get the pattern in knitscene Fall 2018!