Knit and Crochet Patterns With Lion Brand Yarns

Knit and Crochet Patterns With Lion Brand YarnsImage Source – Lion Brand

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October sees Lion Brand Yarns introduce ‘chestnut’ as their colour of the month and as the weather starts to get much cooler (depending on where you live that is!) this month is the perfect time to make a cozy sweater, vest, poncho or shawl.

If you live in a hot climate on a gorgeous little Greek island like me, during the cooler months of fall anything made from bulky yarn might be the last thing you want to wear, since the temperatures are still quite balmy, so instead you could make something for your home, like a cozy knit blanket or afghan.

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Fall knits for women

Lion Brand Yarns

Below is a roundup of the Lion Brand patterns that I think will be practical for the month of October, made in those rich, strong chestnut hues.

When fall comes those warm shades of brown, including earthy tones are often featured in fashion and in interiors.

Recently the fashion world has seen a resurgence of neutrals, including stronger browns in many collections, featuring various textures.

seventies style fashion

October Style – Knit and Crochet Patterns

If you enjoy making your knit or crochet projects in shades that have the essence of autumn, those colours are usually always in style.

Whether you want something strong – in a coffee rich hue or something softer, there are colours and textures that will appeal to everyone.

Often seen in the 1970’s, this colour was popular in fashion, in suede, leather and of course crochet afghans!

dark brown sweaterImage Source

1. Top-Down Raglan Cardigan (Knit)

This comfy looking top down raglan cardigan knitting pattern, designed by Irina Poludnenko is available on the Lion Brand website.

It has been made with Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick yarn.

This knit cardigan could be worn all through the fall, with jeans or trousers.

I want to make one and wear it as a substitute for a fall jacket.

Skill level – Level 2 – Easy (Beginner+).

cardigan knitting pattern

2. Colourfully Modern Cardigan (Crochet)

If the stronger browns are not your colours, perhaps something with a bit of colour thrown in will inspire you.

This gorgeous colourfully modern cardigan uses two different types of yarn, Lion Brand Heartland Yarn and Landscapes.

It will give you the opportunity to expand your crochet skills if you are a beginner.

Skill level – Level 3 – Intermediate.

free crochet cardigan pattern

3. Knit Pullover & Basic Hat (Knit)

Two patterns for you to try out here – including a knitted pullover and a hat.

The pullover with it’s square shape and interesting stitch pattern is shown off with a light coloured yarn.

The pattern calls for Lion Brand Woolspun – which it seems is out of stock, but they have a substitute in Vanna’s Choice in honey or toffee.

The basic knitted hat pattern has been made with Lion Brand Landscapes yarn in mountain range.

This is self striping and looks so pretty, perfect for any beginner knitters.

Skill Level – Pullover – Level 2 – Easy (Beginner+) / Hat – Level 1 – Beginner.

easy knit hat pattern

4. Fisherman’s Rib Scarf Pattern (Knit)

If you want to make a scarf with a free scarf knitting pattern, then this is for you!

A huge oversized scarf can be a great alternative to wearing a jacket on a cool day, or with a jacket if it’s freezing outside.

The scarf has been made with two yarns,from Lion Brand, Mandala and Touch of Alpaca.

A great way to create texture is to combine two yarns when you are knitting, creating unique looks.

Skill level – Level 2 – Easy (Beginner+).

fishermans rib scarf knitting pattern

Fall Knitting Patterns

Whatever you decide to make this season, those rich browns and earthy tones never go out of style, work with everything, from denim to the ever lasting camel wool coat.

Mix with this seasons tailoring, tweeds, leather or even leopard print for the bold and brave.

Choose your colours and get those needles (or hooks) out!

Till next time, happy making! xoxo


All of the Lion Brand yarns below are discounted through October with up to 60% off the regular price until October 11th (Online only).

Get yourself a baragin and plan your next make!

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