It starts out something like this, an inconspicuous flyer in the local paper advertising back to school gear, then out of the blue, the first scattering of fallen leaves appear on the sidewalk, next, the CNE is ready to roll open its stately gates. Yes….this is when the wistful realization occurs, summer is quickly reaching its expiration date.
All it takes to bring knitters back into the fold is a few crisp, cool mornings and the anticipated arrival of new yarns. Sirdar is at the head of the line with Sylvan, also known as ‘spirit of the woods’. This lightweight chunky yarn is gently tri-shaded in earthy tones with a silky slub that slides effortlessly across the needles.
Here is a sampling of Sirdar’s newest rustic look in stores now-
Wanted: A cosy charmer with deep ribbed pockets to warm up exceptionally cold fingertips. This design features raglan sleeves and a turnback collar for a classic look. Balsam (shown above).
Making the grade this fall, a deep v neck vest with dual travelling cables that veer off in opposite directions to create a soft subtle edging. Instructions for ribbed wrist warmers also included. Hocklety (shown above).
Longer in the back and shorter in the front, this trendy design features simple texture, a polo neck, and we give it a three star rating as an ideal project for a new knitter. Arbour (shown above).