With the cooler weather hitting many areas across the US, Canada and even Europe, followed by the crispness of the sky, the buzz on Ravelry seems to be fall knitting.
Items on many knitting lists for fall include hats, mittens, scarves and even a few cardigans. I have to say I’m getting anxious for fall weather here in Phoenix, which typically doesn’t hit until late October but that just means I have time to get prepared with a few accessories and maybe even another cardigan!
This past week on Ravelry, a few new designs have caught my eye that are perfect for a bit of fall knitting. Here’s what I found and what instantly went into my forever growing Ravelry queue:
Rocky Road by Heidi Kirrmaier is a highly texture seamlessly top -down cardigan that provides a very cozy fall feel. This design offers knitters three length options, with the short giving a gentle waist shaping and no pockets, and the medium and long options giving a slight A-line shape with pockets. I love this design and plan to knit it up as soon as I’m finished with my project for my Mom.
Twisted Flax by Mimi Hill of Eskimimi Makes has just published a lovely cable and lace hat that offers a bit of texture as well. This design provides knitters with fully written and fully charted instructions, provides details on how to lengthen or shorten the design and is available in two sizes. This project requires under 200 yards of yarn, perfect for stash busting!
A fun diagonal knit is the Diagon Alley Mittens designed by Louise Robert, who also created a matching hat. Both of these projects call for worsted weight yarn and would be another perfect project for stash busting.
The Dolphin Cowl designed by kniTTina is quite a lovely lace and cable creation. This pattern is not available in English, but the designer does provide a chart for the lace pattern.
A versatile piece that can be used as a scarf or a cowl is Tallin designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn. This is a quick knit design that calls for bulky weight yarn and a size US 10 1/2 needle. I love the diamond moss cable design that Kate chose for her latest creation and the i-cord edging gives a nice finished look.
There are so many more wonderful designs to choose from but maybe these few have inspired you to start a bit of fall knitting!
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!