The Knit Vibe: Chaleur by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Vickie Howell’s new book, The Knit Vibe, was released today and I’m delighted to share my contribution, Chaleur!

Chaleur by Kate Gagnon Osborn from The Knit Vibe

Chaleur is a quintessentially “Kate” hat: deep ribbing, intricate cables, integrated increases and decreases, and a slouchy fit are all incorporated into the design.

Chaleur by Kate Gagnon Osborn from The Knit Vibe

Knit in Scout in orchid heather, Chaleur is a wooly, modern, and functional design and a super fun knit. The pink as shown is a great color to brighten you up on cold winter days, but it would also look amazing in one of the gorgeous neutrals or greens in the Scout palette.

Aall of the designs in The Knit Vibe are up on Ravelry, where you can queue and heart Chaleur. Ask for the book at your LYS or find it at a local bookseller via Indiebound.

Images: Traci Goudie

Designer Feature: Assemblance by Amy Gunderson

You may remember we had a chat with Amy Gunderson a little while ago about Canyon, her design in our KW Crochet Collection, and we’re delighted to feature another design by her for fall in Germantown!

Assemblance, from Knitty Deep Fall 2019, is a fun, inventive, and unique exercise cables.

Amy said it best: “Assemblance combines basic cables with a graphic pattern to create a sweater that's fun to wear and a blast to knit. The sleeves are extra long to give a slouchy feel, and the body is slightly cropped. If you prefer a longer length, simply add more length to the ribbing before beginning the cable crosses.”

We couldn’t agree more!

Knitty ranks Assemblance at as “piquant,” which means it’s just right for a knitter looking for a medium spice level of cable-y goodness. The symmetrical cables provide a logical and orderly way to keep track of all the cable rows, as you are mirroring cables on either side of the front.

The back and sleeves of this sweater feature a simple, all over garter welt that’s delightful to work after completing the busy front. We love the slouchy arm construction of the sleeves in contrast to the slightly cropped body. It’s totally a 90s throw-back silhouette that has us searching for our scrunchies, flow-y skirts, and Doc Martens.

Check out our tutorials on cabling without a cable needle, mattress stitch, and more, for a successful Assemblance in no time flat!

Germantown is available at our retail partners, including Jimmy Beans Wool, where Amy works as their Yarn Director!

All Images: Sarah Krutz