End of Summer - Free Knitting Patterns

Stacked I-Cord Cowl - Vogue Knitting Free Pattern

Aran Coat - Verena Knitting's Free Pattern

Woven Snood by Taryn Nikolic - Free Pattern

Leather and Knitwear

Crop Biker Jacket - $89

Trends indeed come and go, but anything, such as a long, light weight knitted dress, paired with leather is timeless and gives you that raw edge without going over the top. Black on black is always stylish, and I like to wear silver jewelry while wearing black from head to toe.

Get the Look:

Ellos Knit Dress in Dark Grey

BKE Linear Ring 
Note: this ring is adjustable with a stretch but inconspicuous band!


Recommended sites:

View the latest women's fashion in dresses, footwear, accessories and ellos nightwear at Ellos UK online. Visit Ellos.co.uk and receive free delivery as well as the option to buy now and pay later on purchases.


Missoni for Target

As you all may know, Missoni for Target will be available in stores and online on September 13th and will go through until October 22nd. Love it or hate it, it's coming and I hope you all buy a few pieces. Have fun shopping for one of the most well known knitwear labels in the world!

Missoni creative director Angela Missoni takes a walk down the runway at the conclusion of the Spring/Summer 2012 men's show in Milan.


The Sleek Lady

I couldn't pass up the chance to share some information about this label with you. Lafayette 148 New York dresses a woman impeccably, with style and grace. Click the link above to learn more. Can you believe how sexy and cool these outfits are? You walk into a room wearing something like this, and you are sure to be stared at and remembered.


Alternative Look - Fine Knits

Free People has some of the nicest knitwear I have seen but they're prices are beyond my current budget. Do you like these designs? The Rio Sweater Dress is made of rayon and polymide. I especially like the look of the white tank dress showing beneath it.

My Wardrobe features this long cardigan by Helmut Lang. I like how it is styled here. Care for this item is crucial, however, because it is made of wool.

To finish these looks, try some platform shoeties, monochromatic jewelry, such as black and white or any color really, as long as you keep it to one color with black and white. A small clutch with the eye catching knitted dress above will work, and a oversized handbag with the long cardigan would be fine. I would opt for a bright bag for both since these looks are mainly focusing on black, white and grey.


Verena Knitting's New Knit-A-Long

Verena Knitting is hosting a new knit along for the Autumnal 2011 season. Here is more information taken from my Verena Knitting e-newsletter:

"Yell" Fair Isle Yoke Pullover
by Ursala Marxer, Fall 2011

Sizes: 4/6, 10/12 and 14/16
Yarn: Lana Grossa "Cool Wool 2000" 100% superwash merino; 8 (9-10) balls White; 1 ball each Light Green, Dark Green, Yellow, Lilac and Violet (all sizes). 

"Yell is a fantastic pullover and knits up quickly in worsted weight superwash merino. Fun and engaging for more experienced knitters, Yell is also a great project to start with if you've never tried stranded knitting before."

"Knit this pullover while sharing your successes, your troubles and your photos with other great Verena knitters! Forum discussions will let us all chat with each other and ask for and offer help when necessary. Knit-alongs are always fun and a great way to get in touch with other knitters. And, you'll have a gorgeous Fair Isle yoke pullover when you're done!"

"If you're interested, please send an e-mail to Sara (s.vallejo@vikantpublishing.com) with "Yell KAL" in the subject line for more information!"

"If you've already got a few too many knit-alongs on your plate, don't worry! Yell will be available in our Fall Issue as well, so you can knit it at your leisure."

So what else is new at Verena Knitting? Here is today's free pattern!

"Cable News" is made with Schoeller + Stahl "Big" in the color #7823 Rubin

Have fun with these free patterns and good luck on your KAL!

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