Knitting Projects for Fall


Fall is a favorite time of year for me, and I hear the same from a lot of knitters. The weather starts to change, there’s a refreshing chill in the air, and you start to think about wearing all your cozy fall knits.

Depending on where you live, though, fall can look very different.  Here near Calgary, the temperature drops quickly, and the weather can be anything from 25 (Celcius.. what’s that, about 77 Farenheit?) and sunny to 2 feet of snow. So what’s a knitter to do?

Layer your fall knitting projects, of course!

Tips for Laying Fall Knitting Projects

My very best tip for getting the most of your fall knitting is to think in layers.   I love knitting a gorgeous cozy sweater as much as the next yarn enthusiast, but keep in mind that your sweater will work best for truly cold weather. What could you pair it with, to open the window a little to a variety of weather types?

One idea I’m rolling with this fall is knitted tank tops as fall layering pieces. Yes, I know, we usually think of tanks as summer knitting projects, but I’m starting to love them for fall as well.  A knitted tank can stand on its own on a warm day, and as the weather cools, pair it with a jacket, a sweater, or a shawl.  The sleeveless structure of a tank offers so much flexibility for layering, without creating bulk.

Right now, where I am, the mornings are chilly and the days drift into warmer temps by early afternoon.  I’ve been wearing my Cathedral Swing Tank paired with big cozy shawls for coffee on the deck, and switching to a lighter shawl or cowl for midday. The best part? Wearing so many of my fall knitting projects in a day!

Looking for some inspiration? Check out the On the Town Collection of short-sleeved tops and tanks, and take a peek at the Choose Your Angle Collection of shawls and shawlettes, in weights from fingering to worsted.  You can also see some of my styling ideas for layering with the Cathedral Swing Tank in my recent Instagram posts.

Do you have a favorite item for layering your fall knitting projects? I’d love to hear!

Photography by Piotr Angiel