Style Sunday: Cool Cables
Ok, so I think that we might have to resign ourselves to the fact that summer is really and truly drawing to a close.
I know that some folks see autumn as that awkward month between summer and winter – when it’s impossible to pick out what to wear on any given day, often ending up too hot or too cold (possible soggy from the rain) and all together feeling like trying to be stylish during this season is about as much fun as eating dirt.
Well, my friends, it is this mish-mash of weather that we have come to expect in autumn that really suits my wardrobe down to the ground. I have always loved layering clothes – and can’t think of anything more perfect than a frilly, flouncy sundress teamed with boots, woollen socks and some kind of chunky knit sweater.
There is a fine line between looking stylish when layering clothing and looking like you’ve just grabbed at the items at the top of the floor-drobe pile. If you’re going to do it, then you’d better do it right. And, that is exactly what is going on over at Hobbs.
Cable Sweater £69 • Carolina Blouse £99 • Needlework Trouser £119 • Cecile Shoes £149 Hobbs
This grown-up school-smart chic makes me want to add a cute cable sweater over everything I own. Immediately. So, I thought it only right that I hunt out a lovely pattern that would allow me to do just that!
Say Hello to Chuck
You just can’t fault this design – cropped with three quarter length sleeves, elegant round neckline that is ideal for wearing over a crisp button-down shirt and cable panels that add detail to the front and sleeves – who could ask for more?!
Hobbs selection of a natural biscuit colourway got me thinking about the best tones for this season – nothing too dark, nothing too light but at the same time, nothing that just screams average either. Here are four of my favourite yarns and colourways for the autumn months.
From left to Right:
Cascade 220, Amber 9471, £5.45, PaviYarns
Debbie Bliss, Rialto Aran, Stone, £4.99, WoolWarehouse
Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted Yarn, Grey Garden, £16.63, JimmyBeansWool
Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Dark Earth, £6.83, The SheepShop
Andi, who started knitting in 2006, has already reached knitty guru status in my book, with a whole stack of fashion-focused and flattering designs to her name. You can also find this pattern over at Ravelry along with heaps more of her stunning designs. Be sure to check out her awesome crafty blog, Untangling Knots, where you’ll be treated to some of the finest contemporary knitting there is – plus (as if you need any more reasons) two cute hounds, Bean & Bjorn!