FALL KNITTING

There is nothing like that first hint of fall to get your knitting juices into overdrive.  Scarves, sweaters, gloves, hats, blankets – bring it on!   We had a wonderful Knit Swirl knit-a-long.  Each project was unique and reflected the personality of the knitter.  We did some good work and will be strutting it all over town as soon as it cools off.

Meghan knit hers out of NORO Taiyo Sock, the colorway reminds me of river rocks.

Meghan

No knitter walks by the store sample of Fox Paws without giving up a little gasp. It’s hard to put your finger on, is it a hint of Morocco? For our Fall Knit-A-Long, we will tackle, Fox Paws, by Xandy Peters.    We will be meeting on Fridays from 2 – 4, beginning  September 18.  This is a project for the more experienced knitter.

FOX PAWS

The possibilities for color combinations are endless.  Take a look at the projects on Ravelry and get inspired. Our Knit-A-Longs are very casual.  You don’t have to keep up with any time constraints or deadlines, just bring your project Friday afternoons and knit.

My current obsession is double knitting.  I opened the latest issue of Vogue Knitting and Tonia Richter’s, Winged Triangle Shawl, made my eyeballs practically pop out of my head.  I immediately picked my colors and began casting on 360 pairs of stitches (720 total stitches).  There is no repeating pattern on this piece.  There are 6 charts, with 60 pairs (120 stitches) per chart – so concentration is key.  I am having a lot of fun with this. I am working it, “two fisted”  much the same way I would work fair-isle.  I admit, in my haste to begin, I picked colors that do not have the contrast of Tonia’s black and white, but the positive/negative effect is beautiful.

Wing Shawl