Autumn brings fresh energy to knitting, a true season of renewal. Case in point: Jill Draper, known for the innovative, domestically grown and produced yarns of her Jill Draper Makes Stuff label, has just launched her first pattern collection: Rural Renewal.
Like Jill’s yarns, these patterns have a strong sense of place. Like Jill herself, they beam with warmth and self-confidence. Knitwear is fun! We look great in it!
Photographer Gale Zucker gets the urbane countrified look perfectly, right down to the dove on the shoulder here. (Hashtag: #SnowWhiteRemake.)
The patterns have fun knitterly details, with comfort and subtle whimsy.
I’m the bull’s eye in the target market for lining a sweater pocket in Liberty fabric. That detail alone does it for me, and the shape and heathery stripes of Seneca Falls are great, too. (The yarn is Jill Draper Makes Stuff’s Rockwell and Rockwell Mono.)
Accessories galore. A cowl, two wraps, and two mitts.
The collection is available as an e-book on Ravelry (with special pricing until Saturday, October 15); individual pattern downloads also will go on sale on October 15.
(All photos by Gale Zucker.)