Have you noticed it? How the days are getting shorter? You venture outside at 8 p.m. and it’s DARK! How did that happen?
And just like that, Summer is over. Oh, we’ll have warm days yet to come; with all the brilliant leaf color mixed in, but summer in all its glory will have to wait for next year. Summer actually hung on right to the very end here in New Jersey this year; right up to 24 hours ago, it was in the high 80s.
So, what is the best part?
Autumn, that most enticing of seasons, will commence. It comes with its own aromas; warm apple pie, cinnamon, brown leaves underfoot, and the scent of wood-smoke from a fireplace.
The fabric of the season
In the world of knitting, Autumn has its own fabric identity. Suddenly, knitting with light-weight, fingering or cotton yarn just won’t DO anymore. We need something substantial; a fiber to sink ourselves into when summer is long a memory.
Autumn beckons with its slanty sun, shuffling through leaves, hot teas, and baked breads and pies right out of the oven. A time to begin transitioning indoors; where an evening is spent knitting a sweater or a scarf. Definitely something to wear outdoors.
Now when we all like to stay indoors, except for those football games and weekend pumpkin trips, knitting yarn becomes something else. Cotton and silk are great for the warmer months; they won’t do for when the weather starts getting colder.
Knit your best stuff
The fabric of the season in Autumn is many things. Here are my favorites to get you knitting in no time!
Acrylic and Wool Blends
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn. There is nothing better! This yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% wool. And it’s PERFECT for the colder months. A 4-ply worsted weight yarn, you can knit up so many things with it. You won’t believe ALL of the colors available to you, either. BEST OF ALL, your wallet will thank you for it!
Patons Classic Wool Roving Yarn. A soft, but very resilient yarn; perfect for knitting apparel and accessories. You can also use this yarn for all of your felting projects. This roving yarn comes in beautiful, beautiful colors.
Wool and Mohair Blends
Angola Mohair Cashmere Wool Yarn. Here is another wonderful yarn to knit all of those Fall and Winter accessories. There are so many pretty colors, you won’t know which one to choose! It’s 52% mohair, and 48% cashmere wool. Wait until you see the Rose Red!
Wool and Silk Blends
Wool/Silk Blend 3-ply Sport Weight Yarn . This yarn is in a natural color, which is perfect for those classic knitting pieces we all love. 85% Polwarth wool, and 15% silk. Very reasonably priced.
Andean Sun -100% Baby Alpaca Yarn . These come in a 3-pack and are absolutely perfect! Alpaca is the best natural thermal protection there is, so stock up on this yarn if you can. It comes in many enticing colors.
These yarns are meant as an idea file for you; things to give you ideas and perhaps help you along the way. Choosing yarn is often the biggest task of all when it comes to our knitting. All of these come in the most beautiful colors, so you’ll probably have trouble just deciding on which color to use.
Knitting brings the best satisfactions!
Here is a pretty knitting pattern for you, so you can click on one of the links ABOVE, and
START KNITTING NOW!
Size 10 needles and here is the pattern:
Multiple of 2 + 2
I cast on 32 stitches.
Rows 1 – 6: Knit.
Rows 7 and 9: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end, k1.
Rows 8 and 10: K1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to end, k1.
Repeat these 10 rows for the pattern. Add fringe or leave it plain. Either way you’re ready for those weekend knitting trips and rides to the apple orchard for late summer fruits and pumpkins. You can knit this up in a matter of days!
Knit this scarf in a weekend!
So, be sure to use one of the links or pictures above for your favorite Fall yarns. So many to choose from, but try one and then try another. Either way it’s
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