Rich, warm shades of brown, high relief texture, and filtered sunlight. Pure autumn perfection. Today feels like the perfect day to release Countryline. The straight, clean fit makes it perfect for many things-school uniforms, weekend layering vests, boys, and girls. If you visit the link above you can see the whole gallery.


The little skirt in the picture is one I whipped up in (no joke!) 20 minutes. It took 1/2 a yard of fabric and the Oliver + S Lazy Days skirt pattern (free!). Find that here. Patterns like this are perfect for me because while I do like to sew, I don’t like to take time from knitting, and I’m typically just looking for something to complement the knits! It’s also a great pattern to use when teaching your little ones how to sew. My older daughter thought it was awesome, and insisted I add lace to her version.


For the pictures, I just love the texture of wood–don’t you? It’s so warm and inviting. We took the pictures in late afternoon, with the sun in front of us for a subtle backlight.I just love the smell of the earth in autumn. I love everything about it.

That brown! It screams autumn, doesn’t it? The yarn is none but Quince & Co’s Lark (worsted weight) in the Twig colorway. It’s smooth, soft, local, and the bounce is unparalleled. Perfect for texture. Speaking of twigs, I thought dropped branches would be an appropriate addition to the photo, don’t you?

To celebrate, I’m going to give away 3 copies of this pattern to anyone who signs up to follow this blog!

Until next time!

16 thoughts on “Autumn trails & brown twig yarn

  1. Shelia

    Have been waiting patiently for this to go live! Have twin grandsons that “might” get new Christmas vests–hopefully, this Christmas:)


    1. Alicia Post author

      Oh, that sounds adorable! The good thing is that the yardage is so minimal šŸ™‚ Good luck with Christmas knitting–I always start it too late!


  2. SarAhg

    I have been watching your designs for a while and took this opportunity to sign up for your newsletter. Is that want you meant when you say “sign up to follow this blog”?

    This pattern is great and looks so fabulous with that skirt!


  3. Gaile

    Your new site looks great! The skirt and vest combo is adorable. I love to sew and can see combinations of the vest with either a little skirt or pants making a great gift.


  4. Lynn

    I love knitting vests for my grand kids, your lovely textured pattern makes a change from stripes or lots of stocking stitch! Well done on the skirt!


  5. Heather Burris

    Just followed the blog on Feedly. LOVE this pattern! I agree with the commenter above, this is going to make some beautiful Christmas presents! Thanks for the opportunity!


  6. laura

    I love this pattern too. I have twin boys who would look adorable in it, and I love making them things that are “same, but different” by letting them pick their yarn colors.
    The new site looks great too.


  7. Martha

    “Countryline” is the perfect vest to knit for our dear little grandson during this time of nature’s beauty in the western mountains of Maine. What a generous offer ….. and of course, I’d want to follow you!! Love the simplicity of your designs and of course, Q&Co yarns are fabulous.
    Happy autumn!


  8. sherri

    Great pattern & the colour is perfect! I love quick sew patterns, but I do kid that I need a super-charged sewing machine because I like to get it done fast – lol


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