National Knit A Sweater Month

It's the first week of November and the cold weather has moved into Chicago. Luckily, November is National Knit a Sweater Month. This challenge is inspired by the National Novel Writing Month, a challenge for writers to write at least 50,000 words in a month. As makers, we are challenged to make a sweater (but I'm not counting how many stitches you put in it)! Let's get ready to make some warm and snuggly sweaters for this sweater weather we will be enjoying for the next couple of months.  

Little Cabin by Caitlin Hunter

This sweater is a relatively easy knit with wonderful texture. Designed for an oversized fit, this sweater is perfect for the coming winter months. I paired it with Woolfolk's FAR in color #14. A solid color for this sweater will help show off the texture as you wear it!

What you'll need:
Needle size: US 7 (4.5 mm) & US 8 (5 mm)
Yardage: 980 - 1600 yards
Weight: Worsted
Suggested Yarn: Woolfolk, FAR, #14

 Little Cabin by Caitlin Hunter Image © Boyland Knitworks

Little Cabin by Caitlin Hunter
Image © Boyland Knitworks

 Little Cabin by Caitlin Hunter Image © Boyland Knitworks

Little Cabin by Caitlin Hunter
Image © Boyland Knitworks

 
 Woolfolk, FAR, #14 Image © Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

Woolfolk, FAR, #14
Image © Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

 

Envision Cardigan by Heidi May

This is a classic cardigan perfect for the crocheter who wants to make a timeless and versatile piece. We all know layering pieces are an important staple here in the midwest. I suggest Why Knot's Sweetheart line in the color Inara. This single ply yarn will work up soft and keep it's shape as you wear it. It's a great addition to your office sweater collection, or for running around town. 

What you'll need:
Hook size: US G (4.25 mm) & US H (5 mm)
Yardage: 535 - 1880 yards
Weight: DK
Suggested Yarn: Why Knot, Sweetheart, Inara

 Envision Cardigan by Heidi May Image © Heidi May

Envision Cardigan by Heidi May
Image © Heidi May

 Envision Cardigan by Heidi May Image © Heidi May

Envision Cardigan by Heidi May
Image © Heidi May

 
 Why Knot, Sweetheart, Inara Image © Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

Why Knot, Sweetheart, Inara
Image © Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

 

Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood 

Another easy sweater you can wear casually or take it into the office. The navy color of Woolfolk's, FAR, color #11, is a deep blue that works well on just about anyone. And let's be honest, everyone wants a super soft sweater for the winter months. 

What you'll need:
Needle size: US 8 (5 mm) 
Yardage: 1210 - 1870 yards
Weight: Worsted
Suggested Yarn: Woolfolk, FAR, #11

 Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood Image © Brooklyn Tweed

Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood
Image © Brooklyn Tweed

 Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood Image © Brooklyn Tweed

Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood
Image © Brooklyn Tweed

 
 Woolfolk, FAR, #11 Image © Firefly Fiber Arts

Woolfolk, FAR, #11
Image © Firefly Fiber Arts

 

Winding Ways by Glamour4You

This sweater is a creative use of crochet cables, crating a striking sweater perfect for layering. Mix and match your favorite colors to create a dynamic sweater with this pattern. I paired Brown Sheep's Prairie Spun colors Raincloud and Coneflower, for a fun dynamic with neutral grey with a pop of fuchsia.

What you'll need:
Hook size: N/A
Yardage: N/A
Weight: DK
Suggested Yarn: Brown Sheep, Prairie Spun, in colors Raincloud and Coneflower

 Venus by Aoibhe Ni Image © halfadreamaway

Venus by Aoibhe Ni
Image © halfadreamaway

 Venus by Aoibhe Ni Image © halfadreamaway

Venus by Aoibhe Ni
Image © halfadreamaway

 
 Why Knot, Savor Image © Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

Why Knot, Savor
Image © Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

 
 

Free Sweater Patterns

 Big Hug by Josée Paquin Image © Josée Paquin

Big Hug by Josée Paquin
Image © Josée Paquin

 Granite Cardigan by Stephanie Jessica Lau Image © Stephanie Jessica Lau

Granite Cardigan by Stephanie Jessica Lau
Image © Stephanie Jessica Lau


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