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Two Cozy Knits for Cooler Weather {September's Featured Knitting Patterns}

Knowing that it is September is basically the same as saying it's the beginning of fall. Even though fall doesn't actually start until September is almost over! But the kids are back to school, routines are falling back into place, the weather is getting cooler (especially mornings and evenings), and the leaves will soon be changing colors. September's two featured knitting patterns, the Cozy Winters Cowl and the Going to the Mountains Poncho, are DK weight knits perfect for the cooling weather. Both the cowl knitting pattern and the poncho knitting pattern are included in the My Forever Home Collection, a collection of five DK weight knitting patterns inspired by my home state, Montana.

Cozy Winters Cowl

Cozy Winters Cowl is such a fun, addicting cowl knitting pattern that works up quickly. It features a faded purl texture (most dense at the bottom and least dense at the top) that represents various levels of snowstorms in the Montana winters (flurries, blizzards, and whiteouts to name a few). Each row repeat is short, making it quick to memorize and a “potato chip-y” knit. That means you work one row and you just keep saying “just one row!” until suddenly you've already finished the whole pattern! The pattern includes written and charted instructions for four sizes: child, small adult, medium adult, and large adult. It's worked bottom up, with periodic increases to make the top narrower than the bottom (I prefer how it lays better that way!). Shown here is the medium adult size. When you click one of the links to purchase the pattern, you will also see the large adult size knit in a teal yarn. The pattern is available for purchase on Snickerdoodle Knits, Ravelry, and LoveCrafts. You can learn more about the pattern and design details here.

Going to the Mountains Poncho

Going to the Mountains Poncho is a fun, engaging poncho knitting pattern with multiple techniques and designs (including two colorwork motifs and a textured slipped cross stitch motif). This design tells the story of experiencing the Montana mountains, with dirt trails, snow falling, and beautiful mountain peaks. I absolutely love wearing ponchos, because they're easy to slip on and off (as an accessory, like a shawl), they cover my arms (that's usually what's cold), they're cozy, and I don't have to worry about my shirt underneath matching because it's hidden 😅 I feel like they're the perfect combination of a shawl and a sweater! This poncho includes written and charted instructions for four adult sizes, designed for chest sizes of 34 (44, 52, 60) in / 86.5 (112, 132, 152.5) cm. That measurement is the actual person's chest measurement. The poncho is designed to include 5 in / 12.5 cm positive ease at the bust with arms down. If your chest size is not listed, select the next size up from your measurement, and your poncho will have a little extra positive ease. The sample shown in the photos is the smallest size (34” / 86.5 cm bust circumference) on a 34” bust.

The pattern is available for purchase on Snickerdoodle Knits, Ravelry, and LoveCrafts. Learn more about the pattern and design here.

Montana Inspired Knitting Pattern Collection

Loving both knits, and think you might be interested in the rest of the My Forever Home Collection? You can get 15% off all five patterns when you purchase the full collection on Ravelry or Snickerdoodle Knits. Learn more about the full collection here.


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