As we move into October, ‘sweater weather’ is becoming more of a reality. Our to-knit queue is packed full of cozy sweaters and you might even have a project on the needles. But to ensure you’re ready for the first cold snap of the season, we’re offering up quick, bulky knits that are wardrobe or gift worthy. Get your needles warmed up for those bigger sweater projects by first adding a few wins to your ‘finished object’ portfolio.

“Metropolis” by Tanis Lavallee

This classic turtleneck sweater is new and free from Tanis Fiber Arts. The top-down sweater has a slightly baggy silhouette and generous ribbing to give it some modern flair. Available in 11 sizing options, “Metropolis” is worked in a tight gauge for maximum warmth. Plus, the simplicity of the design lends itself to any color way you love most. Choose to work with a solid, speckle, or even variegated yarn.

“Little Moments” by Fifty Four Ten Studios

With a 6-row repeat and size US 10.5 needles, this blanket is one you can be snuggled under in time to watch the Macy’s Day Parade. From your sofa, of course. Full of texture and reversible style, this blanket is great on a couch, in a stroller, or at a sports game. Especially since the pattern includes sizing instructions for baby-sized blankets all the way to an XXL Afghan. Make one for every room in the house!

“Sage” by Woolture

“Sage” is the latest cool, bulky beanie from Woolture. With chunky cable columns around the circumference of the hat and a slightly exaggerated length, the hat is equal parts classic and cool for heads of all ages. With instructions ranging from Child XS to M/L adult, cast on with a solid color, like Ewe Ewe’s Baa Baa Bulky, to let the texture and cool detail pop.

“Pop Top” by Heather Walpole

Another contender for the top winter wardrobe spot, is the just-released “Pop Top” from Ewe Ewe Yarns. With texture from allover seed stitch detailing, this raglan-sleeved, cropped sweater is perfect to throw on with jeans or over a dress. Pick a neutral color way of Baa Baa Bulky or pick a pop of color like Citrus that is shown in the sample!