a few years ago, Jennifer at CraftSanity contacted me to see if i would design a knitting pattern for an upcoming issue of their print magazine. it was early summer when i started, although we were looking ahead to the autumn issue. Fall is my favorite season of all (if one can truly have a favorite season, they are all so uniquely beautiful here in Ohio). i closed my eyes and thought ahead to the textures and hues of Fall. the lovely people at Briar Rose Fibers offered to contribute my choice of wool for this project, and their rich colorways helped put me in the right mood to knit for a cooler season. before i knew it, the idea quickly surfaced for a slim-fitting capelet draped with cables: Falling Cables.
it's a great piece for nearly every season, as is evidenced by my daughter's recent restyle of it to wear to school in springtime. i love pieces that can transition from season to season, and especially for children, pieces that grow and evolve with them. one thing i really dig about Falling Cables is that i had not even anticipated my girls would do wear it as a skirt someday, but there it is. imagine if you had two differently-aged children, they could even share wearing it for years. love that.