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Autumn Glow Collection Knit 2017

Annie’s Signature Designs


With the first cool breeze of fall easing down the golden coast, my crafty spirit is awakening. It’s that time of the year when we can all look forward to snuggling up on the couch to start some new creations. My lifelong love of working in yarn makes me so excited and proud to present this Autumn Glow Collection for Annie’s Signature Designs. Last March, I gratefully collaborated with a talented team of individuals with the goal of bringing you these two collections of crochet and knit designs. The creative stages since then were exhilarating as we immersed ourselves in trends, colors, yarn and creativity. Traversing the globe from traditional Nordic heritage to boho Californian influences, a thread is woven through this collection, creating a classic, timeless look. I think you will see that my uniquely Scandinavian style shines through as I apply my background and traditions in every detail of my designs. The designers I worked with also did an amazing job interpreting my thoughts in the creative process. Their garments look and feel as close to my heart as my own designs. As far as yarn selections go, natural fibers will always be number one on my list as they provide the best quality, look and feel. The rich, vibrant colors and textures stay crisp and graphic. You’ll see, though, that we provide you with a great variety of yarn choices. We’ve carefully paired these with each garment, hoping you’ll fondly reach for these gorgeous creations in your closet for years to come. The photo shoot took place in and around the one and only San Luis Obispo, California. I think the coast of California is out of this world gorgeous, and some of the places here are the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. With this lookbook I wish to take you on a journey through the back roads, watching these rolling hills bathed in the golden glow and exploring what has inspired me. View the trees, rocks and earth weaving together in an autumn tapestry. I just love seeing these garments photographed against the California backdrop. I hope looking through the pages that follow inspires you to create something in the Annie’s Signature Designs Autumn Glow Collection. Enjoy! XOXO,


Baywood Cardi


Baywood Cardi


Sweet Springs Cardi


Sweet Springs Cardi


Sweet Springs Cardi


Fun, Chunky & Fast Hat & Infinity Cowl


Fun, Chunky & Fast Hat & Infinity Cowl


De Luxe Vest


De Luxe Vest


Forevermore Poncho


Forevermore Poncho


Autumn Dust Messy Bun Hat & Cowl


Autumn Dust Messy Bun Hat & Cowl


Tenaya Tunic


Tenaya Tunic


Moss on a Twig


Moss on a Twig


Epic Embroidered Wrap


Epic Embroidered Wrap


Breezy Birch Cardi


Breezy Birch Cardi


Twin Ridge Tee


Twin Ridge Tee


Sierra Point Sweater


Sierra Point Sweater


Beguiling Basket-Weave Cap & Scarf


Beguiling Basket-Weave Cap & Scarf


Shadowplay Pullover


Shadowplay Pullover


Asti Sweater


Asti Sweater


Baywood Cardi Design by Meghan Jones Chic, flattering and comfy design to knit in no time! Knit this bulkyweight cardigan with simple lines and a single knit stitch accent. Worked from the bottom fronts up and over the shoulder in one piece, the sleeves are picked up and knit down from the armhole. The main body and sleeve bottoms are seamed after blocking to complete the garment. Knit with 5 (6, 8, 9) skeins of bulky-weight Patons Alpaca Blend using U.S. size 10/6mm 32" circular needle. Instructions are written for sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL).

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Sweet Springs Cardi Design by Amy Christoffers Knit the ideal staple for your wardrobe. This season, greet the outdoors in a stylish cardigan that will keep you cozy all day long. Knit with 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9) hanks of Berroco Vintage DK using U.S. sizes 4/3.5mm and 6/4mm each 29" circular needles and double-point needles. This garment is designed with approximately 4–8" positive ease. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X).

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Fun, Chunky & Fast Hat & Infinity Cowl Designs by Lena Skvagerson A quick and easy duo to stitch! As summer’s shades of green shift to a riot of color, shelter yourself from the blustery autumn gusts and pirouetting leaves with a beautiful hat and cowl set. If quick and easy is what you’re after, then this duo delivers! Knit with 2 hanks color A and 1 hank each of colors B, C and D Berroco Vintage Chunky bulkyweight yarn using U.S. size 10/6mm 16" circular and double-point needles.

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De Luxe Vest Design by Che Lam High fashion for the everyday knitter. Step out into a brisk autumn day in a no-fuss, showstopping vest knitted in fashionable faux fur. The straightforward, simple design is knitted in one piece for the bodice, making it your go-to layer of warmth this season. Knit with 7 (8, 9, 10, 12, 14) skeins of worsted-weight King Cole Luxe Fur yarn using U.S. size 9/5.5mm 32" circular needle. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).

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Forevermore Poncho Design by Che Lam A stylish poncho ready to go wherever you go! Forevermore Poncho embraces a wishful idea to bask everlastingly in the delightful hues of autumn. This flowing poncho of mixed texture is knitted in the round and shaped by gradually expanding lace patterns to create a luxurious and stylish classic. Knit with 8 (9, 10) skeins of Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted using U.S. size 8/5mm 16" and 32" circular needle and size 7/4.5mm doublepoint needles set of 5. Instructions are written for sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL).

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Autumn Dust Messy Bun Hat & Cowl Designs by Lena Skvagerson Join the fun trend! Make a hat that lets you wear your hair in a bun or ponytail. This sweet set uses a romantic star stitch texture, and the cowl is long enough to wrap twice around your neck if the wind kicks in. Knit with 1 ball for the hat and 2 balls for the cowl of worstedweight Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable using U.S. size 8/5mm 16" and 32" circular needles and double-point needles. Two balls is also enough if making the whole set. The hat comes in sizes teen (adult small/medium, adult medium/large), and the cowl is one size.

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Tenaya Tunic Design by Amy Gunderson Pockets, hood, roomy fit—this tunic has it all! Fisherman’s Rib gives a deep texture, and the vertical lines give a slimming appearance. Knit with 8 (10, 12, 13) skeins MC, and 1 skein CC of worsted-weight Premier Yarns Everyday Soft Worsted Heathers using U.S. size 7/4.5mm 32" circular needle. The tunic is intended to be oversize and fit with several inches of positive ease. Instructions are written for sizes XS/S (M/L, XL, 2XL/3XL).

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Moss on a Twig Design by Lena Skvagerson A sweet and simple vest to top off your wardrobe! This elegant vest is an easy knit, with a slanting texture created by easy knit and purl stitches. It also incorporates some simple decreasing for shaping. Knit with 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls of worsted-weight Plymouth Yarn Adriafil WoCa, using U.S. sizes 8/5mm and 10/6mm needles. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL).

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Epic Embroidered Wrap Design by Britt Schmiesing Wrap yourself in elegance. This striking wrap features a whimsical cascade of embroidered foliage stitched in rich earthy tones reminiscent of a crisp autumn day. This wrap also features a cable trim and deep pockets, making this a lovely, classic design. Knit with 2 skeins of worsted-weight Lion Brand Yarn Pound of Love and 1 packet of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Palettes using U.S. size 8/5mm needles.

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Breezy Birch Cardi Design by Meghan Jones Knit this bulky-weight cardigan with simple lines and an easy mock cable accent. Worked from the bottom up and over the shoulder in one piece, the sleeves are picked up and knit down from the armhole. The main body and sleeve bottoms are seamed after blocking to complete the garment. Knit with 5 (6, 8, 9) skeins of bulky-weight Patons Alpaca Blend using U.S. size 10/6mm 32" circular needle. Instructions are written for sizes S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL).

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Twin Ridge Tee Design by Alison Green A gorgeous blend of style and comfort. As the trees don their vibrant hues and a chill creeps into the air, we’re reminded to transition our wardrobe from one season to the next. Twin Ridge Tee is the perfect go-to for casual comfort and style this season. Knit with 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) hanks of DK-weight Berroco Fiora yarn using U.S. size 6/4mm 32" circular needle. This piece is designed to be worn with 3"–8" of positive ease in the bust. Instructions are written for sizes XS/S (M/L, XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL).

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Sierra Point Sweater Design by Lena Skvagerson Learn the art of color knitting! Inspired by nature, this top showcases beautiful stranded colorwork and will be your go-to cozy sweater this season. Knit with 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins CC1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of worsted-weight Berroco Ultra Wool using U.S. size 6/4mm 32" circular and double-point needles and size 7/4.5mm 16" and 32" circular and doublepoint needles. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL).

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Beguiling Basket-Weave Cap & Scarf Designs by Lena Skvagerson A must-have accessory set this season! As the intensity of the sun wanes and the brilliance of autumn greets us, bundle yourself up in a gorgeous hat and scarf set. This understated ensemble with simple stitches and distinctive ribbed border has a timeless look that complements your autumn wearables! For the hat, knit with 1 skein for both sizes, and for the cowl knit with 3 skeins of worsted-weight Premier Yarns Everyday Soft Worsted Heathers using U.S. size 8/5mm straight, 16" circular and double-point needles.

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Shadowplay Pullover Design by Sandi Prosser A timeless and classic design. As falling leaves bid farewell to summer, so must we prepare our wardrobe for the cooler, longer nights of autumn. The oversize finish and cable stitch give this classic turtleneck an instant upgrade that’s on trend. Knit with 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of worsted-weight Berroco Ultra Wool using U.S. sizes 7/4.5mm 16" circular needle and 8/5mm straight and 16" circular needles. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL).

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Asti Sweater Design by Sandi Prosser A stunning top great for any season! Every wardrobe needs a go-to layering piece, and this design delivers. Wear over a camisole in the summer or layer over a blouse for a little extra warmth on those chilly days. Knit with 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) hanks MC of Berroco Weekend DK and 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) hanks of DK-weight Berroco Mixer using U.S. sizes 5/3.75mm straight needles and 6/4mm 16" circular needle. Instructions are written for sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL).

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Contributors About the Team: Lead Designer Lena Skvagerson drew from her years of experience in the European design markets to create many of the captivating designs in this collection; and Connie Ellison provided more than 30 years of merchandising expertise. They collaborated with this group of talented designers, who did a wonderful job bringing Lena’s and Connie’s visions to life.

Lena Skvagerson Meghan Jones

Britt Schmiesing

Sandi Prosser

Lena Skvagerson is the lead designer of Annie’s Signature Designs. You may know her as one of the experts on the Annie’s television show, Knit and Crochet Now!, which airs on PBS and CreateTV. Lena passionately designs everything from exquisite knit shawls to adorable crochet booties. She draws her creativity from more than 25 years in the European knit and crochet design markets. The Autumn Glow collection is her fourth collection for Annie’s Signature Designs.

Britt Schmiesing is a former high school teacher living in rural Indiana with her family. She divides her downtime between several hobbies, including knitting, crocheting, sewing and drawing. She has been knitting since 2005. After altering most of the patterns she was knitting to fit her own needs, she started producing her own designs in 2011.

Sandi Prosser spent her childhood surrounded by knitting, sewing, embroidery and most needle arts. She began designing knitwear after receiving a Bachelor of Science with a major in clothing, textiles and design. This background led her down various career paths, and it wasn’t until 2005 that she began designing for magazines and yarn companies. Sandi has over 500 published designs to her credit. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two active children.

Meghan Jones lives in the Inland Northwest where she designs knitwear full time and nurtures obsessions with yarn, sharks, chickens, cooking and gardening. She has an experienced background of drawing, sewing and painting, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers and Textiles.


Che Lam

Amy Gunderson

Amy Christoffers

Alison Green

Scott Campbell

Che Lam is the creator behind the knit blog Handy Kitty. Once the in-house knitwear designer at Drops Design in Norway and now working as a freelancer, Che shares her design ideas, inspirations and tutorials on her blog. Her first book, Learn How to Knit with 50 Squares, was published in February 2016. Che is also a contributor to Annie’s magazine Creative Knitting.

Amy Gunderson lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two ornery dogs. She is the creative director for Universal Yarn and does a variety of freelance knit and crochet work on the side. Amy also provides services for knit or crochet tech editing, schematics and custom knit or crochet charts. Other hobbies include motorcycle riding, practicing the violin and dog cuddling.

Amy Christoffers is the Design Director at Berroco Yarns, creator of the Savory Knitting patterns and the author of New American Knits (Interweave Press). Amy lives in Vermont where it is cold enough to wear knits year-round.

Alison Green is part of the design team at Berroco yarns and lives in Providence, R.I. She has been working in the knitting industry as a designer, teacher and technical editor since 2002. She has far too many hobbies (too many to list here!), crafty and otherwise.

Scott Campbell has made a career of photographing the fiber arts for over 30 years. He continuously searches for light that illuminates and reveals the subtleties woven into the creations that he photographs. He enjoys collaborating in the creative process with designers, stylists and graphic professionals.


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Annie's Autumn Glow Knit Pattern Collection 2017  

Welcome to the Autumn Glow Collection, a sensational lookbook of contemporary knitting pattern designs created by Annie’s, a leading special...

Annie's Autumn Glow Knit Pattern Collection 2017  

Welcome to the Autumn Glow Collection, a sensational lookbook of contemporary knitting pattern designs created by Annie’s, a leading special...