September Pattern Roundup

It's October!

Best month of the year in my opinion. It's still awfully warm here, but I'm dreaming of crisp Autumn days and cozy handknits. The last month was a bounty of new patterns for just that purpose, so let's dive right in.

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Sweater

Lifted Pull, Natalia Polyakov

Pullovers are essential for this time of year, at least here in the Southern US. We get cold mornings and evenings and you just want to throw on something simple that will look great with the jean shorts you are wearing for the inevitably warm afternoon (or is that just me). I love the little bit of visual interest this piece gains from the lifted panel in the front and the simple elegance of the thin stripes.

For the Head

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Two Birds Cloche, AbbyeKnits

I love hats, and Fall is always the perfect season to add a few more to my wardrobe. This particular piece is my favorite from an ebook filled with gorgeous cloches. The two color brim means you can add a fun pop of color or keep things a little more reserved depending on your style.

For the Neck

Sugar Shack Cowl, Tamy Gore

This one caught my eye not only because of the color combo (which is dreamy), but also because the yardage is lower than that of a lot of other cowls of this style. You could easily use up some leftover skeins in what appears to be a relatively quick knit.

For the Hands

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Pumpkin Spice Mittens, Skeindeer Knits

Skeindeer Knits is a designer who's star seems to be on the rise. She has a growing catalog of colorwork patterns, but this is my personal favorite. And if you love coffee but PSL is not your thing, you could always leave out the pumpkin pieces and just make a pair of cozy coffee mitts. 

For the Legs

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Brandywine, Rae Gronmark

I love a good pair of legwarmers or boot toppers and these are another stunning entry into the category. I'm cheating a little with this one because it is actually a part of a set with matching mitts and hat. Do I need these in my wardrobe? Well, probably.

Kids

Whispers of Autumn Pullover, Lara Simonson

I know this is pictured on a girl, but this is a lovely gender neutral pattern. What caught my attention was the fact that the sides are not actually seamed, but actually button together. As someone with a squirmy toddler this looks like a great piece to keep him warm without wrestling him into the sleeves of a full sweater.

Honorable Mention

Wonder Woman, Rachel Vowles

I mean . . . how could I not. The sweater stands for itself. Go look at it.

As always there is no way for me to highlight all of the amazing patterns that were published in the last month. For more inspiration you can check out this month's Ravelry bundle. What patterns did you find in September that I missed? Tell us about them in the comments!