It’s only a few weeks since I wrote a blog about a capsule wardrobe of summer knits – but with all the new Autumn/Winter collections being released, I’m now ready to start planning for winter!
I think my capsule winter knits wardrobe would consist of a tank top, a fair-isle jumper, a short cardigan, a long comfy cardigan and a tunic/dress.
With Rowan celebrating the release of their 60th magazine this month – I decided to compile my dream winter knits wardrobe from the new Mag 60 and a few favourites from older Rowan magazines.
I think I will definitely be knitting Nimbus by Sarah Hatton, which is on the cover of Mag 60 – but probably in teal and grey! I think I have enough odd balls of Felted tweed to knit Anatolia by Marie Wallin from Mag 54 and this has been on my list for a while. And how lovely is Rainey by Sarah Hatton from Mag 60?! And in Kid Classic it would be a nice quick knit.
You can’t go wrong with a cosy long cardigan, and Umbra by Martin Storey from Mag 60 looks ridiculously cosy! I also love Unst by Lisa Richardson from Mag 58 (I will have to work out a substitute for the yarn!) and Reya by Marie Wallin from Mag 60.
I tend to go for plain cardigans, but I think Orkney by Marie Wallin from Mag 52 or Alderney by Martin Storey from Mag 58 would fit in with my wardrobe really well. I think I would go for a more limited palette for Orkney and perhaps knit Alderney in Felted Tweed.
I haven’t had much luck with jumper dresses/tunics and haven’t worn the one’s I’ve knitted much. I think this is because I’ve chosen shapes that are quite straight but clingy in the wrong places – not very flattering! I love Lidiya by Kaffe Fassett from Mag 48 and Franziska by Galina Carroll from Mag 56. They would both be a rather big commitment to knit so perhaps I’ll wait until I have a bit more time on my hands!