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Guys, it’s been a weird summer around here. After what felt like the longest winter ever, we were fully prepared to switch over to the heat and humidity we normally get. Instead we had a few months of moderate temperatures and bursts of heat for a couple of days at a time, and it wasn’t until the calendar flipped over to September over the weekend that I realized I was still expecting summer to fully arrive. You know, next week probably. Instead here we are with September now, Rhinebeck is only 6.5 weeks away (aieee, must start knitting some sweaters), and, uh, I guess that means we’re done with summer now?

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The long and the short of it is that sweater knitting season is back, and I’m super pleased to have completed my summer stockinette sweater project. I’ve got new sweaters ready and waiting to be pulled into service for cooler times, and a fresh pattern release to go with it. This sweater is exactly what it appears – a simple worsted-weight sweater, with a bit of waist shaping to keep it fitting nicely and some longer ribbed cuffs because that’s just how I like ’em. The notes include instructions for both a v-neck cardigan version and a scoop-neck pullover version.

It’s also done in pieces from the bottom up, so will be fairly versatile for a variety of yarn choices (seams add structure). I did these in Ultra Alpaca and Cascade 220 Heathers, which are two of my favourite yarns altogether, and also happen to be the worsted weight yarns I keep most readily in my stash.

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The Cannon St. sweater pattern is available now on Ravelry, just in time for September knitting. The name comes from the location of my local yarn shop Handknit Yarn Studio in Hamilton, who are downtown at Cannon & James St. North, and are now entering their second year of business, hurray! Also, as with all of my sale patterns, the notes have also been tech-edited as part of my pattern process.

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I’m looking forward to more designing time this fall, and already have another sweater on the needles and a couple more in swatching process in the wings. Bring on fall knitting.

Happy September, knitter friends!

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32 comments

  1. I like the cuff ribbing longer too, but it’s been a long time since I did that in a project. Your beautiful sweaters make me more sure about adding it in my next one! 🙂

  2. So pretty! Seeing the great structured look of the set-in sleeves helps me realize I am in a raglan rut!

  3. Cute cute sweaters!

  4. I really like the blue pullover. I’ve been looking around for a good sweater pattern to try out, and this may be the one!

  5. […] at: https://crazyknittinglady.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/back-to-basic/ Guys, it’s been a weird summer around here. After what felt like the longest winter ever, we […]

  6. I have been looking for a nice, classic, seamed sweater all summer! This is PERFECT! Thanks!

  7. I know what you mean about this crazy summer, it has been anticlimactic since the spring melt to say the least. This looks like a great sweater template!

  8. pacificnorthwestblogger · ·

    Both of the sweaters are really cute! I like them a lot!

  9. twistedsticks · ·

    Love the simple cardigan! So versatile for all outfits. I have started a wool headband. Can’t believe that it is going into fall either. We also had a beautiful summer here in Wisconsin. Some humid days but not bad. Love your sweaters!! Keep em coming.

  10. Just lovely. I enjoy knitting with Cascade 200 as well. I’m looking forward to trying these patterns out.

  11. it’s been disgusting this past week down south in the US… but… not as disgusting as it could’ve been all summer long. weird!

    oh yeah, cute sweaters 😉 some day I’ll work up my courage to finish my first sweater

  12. Myra Roberts · ·

    I absolutely LOVE reading your blog and get so excited every time it comes. I am an addicted knitter and can’t go a day without knitting. Because of this…my hands ache ALL. THE. TIME!! I was wondering if you have any tips on what to do to relieve this. My husband says to stop knitting, but we know that isn’t the answer! 😉 Any help is appreciated! I can’t wait to cast on the Cannon St. Sweater! You are amazing!

    Thanks in advance!!

    Myra

  13. I really like the cardigan! We also had a much cooler summer than usual(Greece). Which I personally prefer, since in the heat we usually have, one sweats just by standing (imaging knitting!).

  14. I like it! One of my favorite sweater has ribbed cuffs long enough to fold over, and they keep out the drafts when I wear it under a jacket.

  15. Here I just learned to knit a raglan sweater (baby size, no less) and now I think I need to make one with seams. That red is the most perfect color!

  16. Perfect. These are the things I would wear all the time!
    I think knitting sweaters in pieces really is better for fit and structure. I’m glad you agree!

  17. Simple & classy – love them!

  18. Elizabeth · ·

    Great Sweaters. Just wondering if anyone is going to the NJ Sheep and Wool a Festival in Hunterdon County? I can’t make it to Rhinebeck this year.

  19. perfect classic sweaters for all occasions….!!!!

  20. Nothing like classic pieces to add to your wardrobe! I love that purple!

  21. Those sweaters are great! Just in time for fall weather 🙂

  22. crazy4cables · ·

    your knitting is flipping awesome!!! had googled “how many inches do i knit the leg of a knee high sock?” and found your post on those awesome red knee high socks you made! love how you explained the process style of pattern vs an actual pattern. im knitting my first pair of top down socks so im making big house socks with worsted yarn & 5 bamboo dpn’s size 8’s. funnnnn. the hows & whys are so exciting & reading how you think when knitting is the way my mind works too. so this is a practice sock unless i have beginners luck and its awesome then ill knit another. so glad i found your blog! gonna learn a lot from you i can tell!! sooo thanks 🙂

  23. These sweaters are gorgeous!

  24. Weatherbell.com analytics says a VERY COLD winter with lots more snow in the works for winter 2014. Those sweaters are what is needed now and we had better get crackin….or should I say knittin…

    Barb R.
    Shelton CT, USA

  25. Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i
    read this piece of writing i thought i could also create comment due to this brilliant post.

  26. awesome new design!! You can’t go wrong with the classics.

  27. What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity regarding unexpected
    emotions.

  28. Those sweaters are both just lovely. Simple, clean, and flattering…and I am for sure trying longer ribbing in my next sweater! Why did I never try that before? Seeing how beautiful yours look has inspired me.

  29. We stumbled over here coming from a different website and thought I might as well check
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    to looking into your web page for a second time.

  30. Does anyone know how to thrumb AFTER the mitten has been knitted?

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