contributed by Shawn
I may knit all year round, but I have to admit I love the lead-in to autumn in the shop as new yarns and patterns come in! There are new temptations that will urge anyone to pick up their needles in the recently arrived pages of Interweave Knits Fall 2011 magazine.
The Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti is a simply stunning sweater. This piece has a delicate and eye-catching lace motif centered on the back of the sweater and is knit from Manos Serena yarn. The simple rectangular shape of this sweater drapes into a lovely silhouette due to the Serena's lightweight blend of alpaca and cotton fibers.
Take a look at the colors and patterns that Odessa Raichel used in the True North Mittens. Snowflakes, deer, and evergreens, oh my! These will be a cozy treat knit from Berroco Blackstone Tweed.
I'm especially pleased to see that the ladies from Kelbourne Woolens are the feature of this issue's designer profile. It is so nice to learn more about the folks who answer the phone when we place orders for our Fibre Company yarns! Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley also have some lovely patterns and we have a number of them available here.
I love the lines in this long cabled coat and can imagine pulling the collar up on a chilly day. Wouldn't this be lovely knit from the Aquatic color of Twinkle Handknits Soft Chunky Yarn? It's the Cardiff Coat by Jennifer Wood. It makes me think of leaf season in Vermont! And the Shadow Tuque would match my coat when the weather turns to snow.
Have you noticed that summer is slipping by? It's August already and that means it's time to start thinking about your autumn knitting!