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I love fall. I know, it’s not fall. But, in the knit world it’s certainly starting to seem like fall. And for a girl who can’t stand summer, that’s good enough for me.
I’ve collected a bunch of patterns here that are speaking to me somehow — either a detail that I love, or a silhouette, or clever construction.
Or in the case of the man in the kilt, just because he makes me so, so happy.
I’ve typed up a lot of details in Flickr, but here are the highlights from my fall knitting world:
- love love love texture. can’t get enough of it this season
- was there a sale at the alpaca farm? have alpacas suddenly become extra fertile? there’s a lot of alpaca out there (berroco, rowan, ryc, just to name a few). am i the only one who has little interest in making garments out of alpaca? it’s heavy. it has no memory. it’s hotter than hell. the blends are just barely better. someone please enlighten me.
- colorwork is a close second in my obsessions, although i haven’t found much inspiration yet. i’m thinking a few colorwork mitts are in order.
- i tried really hard not to pick anything just because i want to knit it. if i wouldn’t buy it RTW, then it didn’t make it on the list. same goes with colors this season. christy and i just talked about this on saturday. she mentioned there was talk of this topic in a “why do you knit socks” discussion on the stash and burn group on ravelry. someone said she could knit any kind of sock she wanted without diluting her fashion sense. great reasoning if you ask me — it satisfies the urge to knit something quirky without being embarassed if one of your coworkers or that cute neighbor next door sees you
So what are you thinking about for fall? What’s inspiring you? What can’t you get out of your mind?
Need more details on what I’ve pictured? Go check out my full flickr set.