Autumn knitting - Long Line Belted Jacket PatternWhile most of us will be holding on to the last of the summer weather, there are some nice things about the fact we are now heading towards autumn – like getting back into knitting.

I love digging out my favourite knitwear and heading outside knowing I’ll be cosy and warm no matter how chilly it is.

Why don’t you prepare for the autumn by getting stuck into a some autumn knitting or sewing projects that will leave you with a stunning new garment?

Even if you’re just a beginner at knitting, it’s easy to rustle up a scarf if you’re willing to put in the hours. Simply set aside some time on a Sunday afternoon or weekday evening to knit and when all your friends start complaining about the colder weather, you’ll be loving the fact you don’t have to worry about staying warm!

What’s more, if you start your craft project now, by the time it is freezing in January and February, you could have a whole collection of gorgeous hats or gloves to throw on to keep you feeling snug.

Of course, the most important autumn knit is a jumper made from thick wool for extra warmth. For inspiration, check out our range of beautiful patterns in the Woman’s Weekly Shop.

Jumpers are a wardrobe essential and are actually extremely versatile, as they look great with both a pair of jeans and smart boots or thrown over a dress. You can also knit them in a variety of styles, depending on whether you want a round, slouch or scoop neck.

Cardigans are another garment that every woman needs, as they can be used to make an outfit look more formal and serve as a fashionable alternative to sweaters.

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