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Fall Crush

We’re not talking about falling in love or the smashing of grapes here (although we would gladly accept a glass of anything that’s been properly aged). At Blue Moon, Autumn means a crush of of fiber festivals, a bumper crop of hands itching to make woolly things, and a bounty of well-prepared knitters readying themselves for the impending holidays. Needless to say, there’s a whole lot of dyeing going on in the barn. (Which we don’t mind, ‘cause we have a crush on making pretty colors!)

Because knitters can’t live on dye and yarn alone, we’ve harvested two new beautiful accessory patterns from Sivia Harding and Kyle Kunnecke to keep you warm as the weather gets chillier.

Sivia’s Drifting Leaves is an elegantly-beaded cowl and gauntlet set that combines twisted ribbing and eyelets for a heavenly treat in Marine Silk – Sport.

imageInspired by hand-woven textiles seen in Southeast Asia, Kyle’s Angkor Hat is colorful & creative cap made from two skeins of Socks that Rock Heavyweight. If you’re new to colorwork and working with two yarns at once, Kyle has made a Fair Isle Knitting tutorial video that’s posted on his blog.

Lastly, just a few minutes ago as I’m typing this, the doors to the Stitches East Marketplace flew open in Hartford, CT. Debbi, aka Cockeyed, is staffing the Blue Moon Fibers Arts section of the WEBS booth. She has a truckload of gorgeous garment yarns, in addition to the Socks That Rock. Be sure to visit her if you’ve got a cozy sweater or luxurious accessory project in mind. May I suggest one of the two patterns above?

Look at that, we’re at the tail end of October already. How’d that happen so quickly? Tell us your Fall Crush in the comments below before we’re well into Winter.