There is something perfectly delightful about the seasons changing to fall. The colors, the crisp air, layering in cozy sweaters... Yum! Sweaters, Please is my ode to the end of August heat and the return to sanity on the thermostat! ;).
This design comes as a paper pattern and features some of my favorite autumn elements. There are pumpkins, leaves, acorns, and hearts. Mums flank a fox who is wearing a cozy fall cardigan. The text reads, "Autumn Breeze and Sweaters, Please."
The design is stitched in shades of orange, red, brown, yellow, green, and off-white.
The model was stitched on 14 ct. Vintage Smokey White Aida (Zweigart) using 2 ply thread.
The stitch count is 121w x 125h and the finished design measures approximately 9 1/8"w x 8 3/4"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only (whole stitches = beginner friendly and Aida friendly!). The model was stitched with threads from DMC, Weeks Dye Works, and Classic Colorworks. DMC equivalents are provided for the specialty threads. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you.
WHERE TO BUY: Shops can purchase this pattern wholesale from Dinky Dyes. If your favorite stitchy shop does not have it in stock, let them know to order a copy in for you!
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Cording: The cording I used as trim is 5mm jute rope off of a bulk spool. The particular spool I purchased is no longer available, but most craft stores have something similar. The 5mm size is my favorite.
The wine-colored bow is made from a 3/8" grosgrain ribbon from Ribbon Boutique at Hobby Lobby. The SKU is 1924679. All the ends were sealed with fray-check.
I pulled the green button out of my stash. I have no idea where it came from originally (sorry, no SKU!), but the size is 7/8."
The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing. I use backing board, Aleens Tacky Glue, and Warm and White Craft Batting. I make cuts with a rotary cutter on a rotary cutting mat.
One more time, here it is. Hope you enjoy!