Summer in New England can only mean hazy, hot, and humid weather and tons of tourists flocking to our beach communities up and down the coast to find relief. Entering into our fifth day of this oppressive albatross makes outdoor activities unappealing to man nor beast. Our hats are off to those with jobs who cannot escape the brutality and if you have not heard this before, please make sure to check on your elderly neighbors during this time and under no circumstances leave your children or pets in an unattended vehicle.

So while the temperatures soar, the topic of what’s hot for fall knitting can be summed up with a Zig and a Zag, Chevron is back! I have to say for me, this brings back memories of watching my grandmother crocheting endless Chevron pattern afghans for all of us in the 70’s but the patterns I am about to inspire you with, will have Nana doing a happy dance from above.

Chevron’s have us covered from head to toes this fall and as you can see, you can create the Zig and Zag by defining it with color or by a simple SSK and K2TOG. (Check out this Craftsy tutorial)

Amy Christoffer’s Bristol Hat ,  a slouchy toque in Quince and Co’s Finch.



Kate Gagnon Osborn’s Chevron Hat   knit in Fibre Company Tundra.


Angela McGarrah’s Lindisfarne Shawl A fingering weight two color shawl.


Miriam Felton’s Furrows Shawl Knit in Manos Serena.


Paton’s Graphic Chevrons Simple two color sock.


Leslie Weber’s Summer Scarf   Provisional cast on to maintain the decorative Chevron edging knit in EL Hempathy.


Espace Tricot’s Chevron Baby Blanket 750 yards of worsted cotton.

So forget this heat, grab a cool drink and we will help you ZZ Top Knit!