What’cha wearing this weekend? Knitting “Saturday” sweaters

Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

From Saturday StyleWho says you have to lounge around in sweatpants for the sake of weekend comfort? Not Doreen Marquart! You may know her as a designer of adorable knits for baby, but did you know she’s also a prolific designer of adult garments?

Before she wrote Grammy’s Favorite Knits for Baby, Doreen wrote the handbook for knitted weekend chic. Saturday Style is a charming collection of sweaters, cardigans, and tees that show off your fashion sense but still feel comfortable enough for the weekend. What’s better than a luxuriously comfy sweater for Saturday afternoons?

Never tried knitting garments? Doreen’s designs feature easy construction and clear instructions. Not only are these great for weekend wear, they’re also great for knitting on the weekends when you have more time to tackle a long project.

Check out these easy ways to upgrade your weekend style—and your knitting repertoire—with designs from Saturday Style:

Comfy Cardigan from Saturday Style TIP: Add a Pop of Color

Why you’ll love it: Without buttonholes, complicated designs, or colorwork, this sweater is a breeze to knit, with elegant (and comfy!) results.

Fit your style: A loose and flowy cardigan in a beautiful dye is a great way to dress up dark leggings. Add boots for a night on the town.
Classic Raglan Cardigan from Saturday Style TIP: Add Architectural Embellishments

Why you’ll love it: Nothing moves a cozy sweater into chic territory quite like architectural details. Ribbing and square buttons add interest without sacrificing style or making this sweater complicated to knit.

Fit your style: Pair with dark-wash jeans and flats for Saturday morning market trips, or throw on over leggings for a weekend spent cozying up to the fire.
Side-Button Cardigan from Saturday Style TIP: Add Asymmetrical Details

Why you’ll love it: Make a statement with offset buttons! No complicated stitching or finishing required. Get the comfort of a pullover with the impression of a stylish cardigan.

Fit your style: Choose a color that complements what’s already in your closet and this sweater will pop when paired with your current staples.
Slip-Stitch Tweed Jacket from Saturday Style TIP: Add a Structured Sweater

Why you’ll love it: The comfort of a weekend sweater, but with enough structure to work as a jacket. With gorgeous, understated colorwork, this sweater will be a fun challenge that you can wear with class.

Fit your style: This sweater can pull double duty in your closet; pair with slacks for nine-to-five or with a graphic tee and jeans for the weekend.

Saturday Style: Casual Knits for Weekend WearCheck out the rest of the designs in Saturday Style—and remember that when you buy the book at ShopMartingale.com, you’ll get the eBook for free right away. Instant gratification is so…well, gratifying!

How do you style the garments or accessories you’ve knit (or crocheted)? Tell us in the comments!

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