Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Pattern: Harris

I swear, I can't forecast trends.

But it was a little eerie when I realized that I was TOTALLY ahead of the trend curve this June at TNNA. I discovered this bit of magic while watching the fashion show.
As I sat there, poncho after poncho came down the runway. And all I could think of was that sweet, cabled poncho I had designed for the Knit Picks fall 2015 collection, Harris.

Harris came out of my love of the cozy, fixation on pleats, and admiration of cables and texture. This is a garment that is sort of a poncho/sweater hybrid. It's knit in the round from the bottom up; the sleeves (cuffs, really) are picked up from provisional cast ons and knit afterwards.

Why you want to knit Harris:
  • coziness!
  • it's seamless
  • you get to play with pleats
  • it's easy to throw on for an extra layer, when you're enjoying a lovely autumn stroll outdoors
  • just take a peak at those cables and texture. Mmmm....

I'll be giving away a copy of Harris to one lucky Canary Knits Mailing List member this week. Not a member? Join here.


Leah said...

I love this so much!

Brightfield Farm said...

What a great idea!!! Exactly what i need to walk around the farm on cool days! Thanks!

Andrea @ This Knitted Life said...

How clever. A poncho with sleeves. Looks super cozy.

Rosemary said...

For the giveaway, my favorite tip is to use stitch markers between repetitions in lace knitting.

cjrgemini said...

I absolutely love this! said...

Theresa, I absolutely love it and even tried to get it without success! Cross fingers!

Michelle said...

This is the best poncho! I love the pleats- so unique! This would be the perfect winter project. So, for the giveaway, I try to print out the pattern sections' directions and charts all on one page with room for me to write out row numbers and tick marks beside them so I don't lose track of what row I'm on. I may include any mods here too. If a pattern is complicated or if I'm distracted, having everything on one big, foldable sheet with a pencil beside me can save me having to re-knit. My email is mamatronic [at]