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inspiration monday: deep fall, big and small

Thank you, knitty.com for splitting up all the delicious Fall kniting goodies into two batches! More to go around, and more time to savor the decision of what to knit?

pistachioBEAUTYIf you’re hankering after a sweater’s worth of somethin’-somethin’, you’ll likely have your head turned by Carol Feller’s scrumptious Pistachio Saffron, a drapey, A-line-and-therefore-super-wearable bit of stripey goodness.

(Side note: ALL THE GRELLOW!)

The subtle sheen of Silky Victoria would be amazing in this sweater. Pick a Shaded Solid for the MC: you’ll need 2 skeins for all but the largest size (for the largest size, you’ll have enough left over from your third skein for a great accessory!). You’ll need just one skein of the CC for the contrasting stripey bits – and here’s a fun place to play with either Multicolor Waves or Speckles! Those small stripes look amazingly complex when several colors are allowed to play through them.

Oooh! What about Deep Unrelenting Grey with Swamp Fog?

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If your Fall knitting menu runs toward a tasty little nibble – more like an appetizer than a full meal, what about a delicious cowl? No better place to play with damn-fine, luxurious-around-your-neck fibers than a cowl. Nossir.
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I had my head turned by Alicorn (I’m a sucker for a fun-yet-easy stitch pattern in a drapey cowl). Julie Crawford nailed it with the photography, too: see? Everyone’s so HAPPY when they’re wearing a soft, luxurious cowl! (Think of all your happy loved ones come the holidays if you get your gift-knitting game on now… right?)

I’m pretty passionate about YAKSI Fingering – the depth of color that the ‘yakky brown’ adds to all of Tina’s already-amazing colorways … it’s just to-die-for yummy (or should that be “to-dye-for”?).

One skein does the trick! So the hard part will be deciding what color. If I can get myself out of my OchroidBladderwrack – Chana Masala groove, I’ll likely fall in another one with the great bluey-greens like Big Brain Blue and Grimm Green.

And if your palate runs to a little silk with your wool, consider La Luna Laceweight. Such luster, such silky deliciousness – it would pool around the wearer’s neck like nobody’s business. Once again, one skein does the trick!

A little bird told me that it SNOWED in Colorado yesterday. Deep Fall, indeed! And winter is coming …

Better get knitting! Thanks, Knitty, for another plate full of goodies.