I decided that it might be fun to share some of my favorite patterns right now here on the blog. I go through phases, like most knitters, so my favorites change up and sometimes I re-discover pieces that I forgot I'd favorited ages ago. For fall, here are a few things I'm hoping to make - maybe you'll add them to your favorites (or queue) as well?
The general mood of these pieces would be moody and textural. I am really into making things in odd colors this season, and even know some of the yarns I want to use (as shown):
I am kind of obsessed with the beautiful simplicity of Purl Bee patterns lately, that's why there are two pictured - the top left corner is a pair of Cuffed Handwarmers, featuring Purl Soho's new in-house yarn, which is a worsted weight, in a lovely ice blue. I picked up a similar color in a dk-weight Pear Tree yarn a few years ago at Loopville in Knoxville, Tennessee, and have been meaning to make something like this since then - it was happy coincidence that the pattern exists now and I can modify it slightly to work for my lighter weight yarn (the fluffy innard yarn of mine will be the ever-reliable Rowan Kidsilk Haze).
Directly under is a gorgeous scarf made of Habu - what else could give so much structure and drape simultaneously? I decided to go just with the drape part for this lovely Kristen Johnstone pattern, and will be using a prized skein of Plucky Knitter Lace in the colorway Narragansett Gray. I'm very excited about it, as this is my first 'Plucky', and it is such a beautiful base of camel, merino, and silk, with a most fabulous sheen. I got it in the mail today and will have pictures of it tomorrow (along with another prized mail arrival!)
Rotating around to the top right corner, this poorly-photographed (not my problem, you can thank the original company, Plumo Limited) hat is a manufactured beanie. I love the thick and thin texture and am going to try and replicate it for an upcoming pattern release (this will be a freebie!) I can't wait to get going on it - but my color palette is going to be very different. I'm thinking Malabrigo Aquarella in Palmar with a Blue Sky Cotton 'Cumin' brim is going to be just perfect!
Last but not least, this lovely cowl is the new Ombre Cowl pattern from the Purl Bee. I fell in love with this the minute I saw it on their blog and I'm looking to recreate the effect with some varying Shibui Knits yarns. I just can't decide on a color sequence! I love the original grays but I am thinking something softer and perhaps a bit more coral - maybe the colorways Poppy, Clay, and Nude - with Nude being at the bottom - would be flattering? What do you guys think?