Fall Pattern Round Up

Category: Featured Projects

It is officially Fall here in North America! This is a big geographical area though, so depending where you are, the weather may be telling you a different story. The Fairmount Fibers team is confident that this post of the latest patterns in Manos del Uruguay yarns will get you in the mood for the cooler days that are sure to come.

Veronica Shawl Blanket Ankle Boot in Wool Clasica Ravenna Cowl, knitscene Winter 2014

Before the Christmas catalogs fill up your mailbox, take a moment to give a closer look to the current publications on the newsstands (some of them are digital!). Interweave Crochet, Fall 2014 includes the Veronica Shawl by Dora Ohrenstein worked up in four skeins of Serena. Katie Startzman, author of the Knitted Slipper Book, shared her free pattern for Blanket Ankle Boots this month in which she combined a beautiful vintage piece of weaving with a felted boot made with Wool Clasica. Currently up for pre-order is the Winter 2014 issue of knitscene, containing the Ravenna Cowl by Katya Frankel in Silk Blend.

Lacy-Leaf Pocket Cardigan Diamond-Pane Camisole

While we wait for the return of Downton Abbey, we would love to start the Lace-Leaf Pocket Cardigan from Interweave Knits’ Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits, in Silk Blend. Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark’s new book, Brioche Chic, includes the Diamond-Pane Camisole in Serena; look for it on shelves in October!

Beorns BeesAround Midnight

Ravelry is a pattern publication platform in its own right! We love when we spot a new design in our Ravelry group, or in the “Recently Published” patterns search. Here are Beorn’s Bees, by Sarah Jo Burch in Fino and Ela Torrente’s Around Midnight in Wool Clasica.

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Embrace Accessories

Category: Featured Projects

School is back in session, pumpkin-flavored anything is showing up on store shelves, and the temperatures are starting to dip – sounds like Fall in North America! In this blog post Fairmount Fibers would like to encourage you to embrace accessories knit or crocheted in your favorite Manos del Uruguay yarns.

A skein of Franca and a handful of hours can result in a quick gratification project. The above projects were all shared on blogs this month. Click on over to Illuminate Crochet for the crochet neck-warmer, Cosmos and Cashmere for slippers, and Nutmegknitter for the shawlette.


We have also taken notice of other accessories shared on Ravely. Top left to right: Woolyeyes’ Vancouver Fog in Wool Clasica, Jennigma’s Viburnum in Silk Blend, and bottom left to right:  pkschwab’s Brickstitch Hat in Maxima, and knittily’s from Echo to Aloha also in Maxima.

Don’t forget to click over to the Fairmount Fibers Patterns page for even more inspiration in Manos del Uruguay yarns! Let us know what makes it to your hook or needles first by tagging @ManosYarns in your Instagram photos, a comment here on the blog, on our Facebook page or in our Ravelry group. Happy Accessorizing!