Must-knit patterns for fall!
As summer winds down, we can't help but look forward to fall - and with the huge amount of fabulous patterns coming out right now, it looks like our needles will be busy! We're in awe of these incredible sweater patterns using Manos' yarns. It's going to be tough choosing which one to knit first! We were thrilled to see we made the cover of the Fall issue of Knitscene! The Lepidoptera Cardigan is a breathtaking design by Anne Kuo Lukito using the crisp stitch definition of Lace for a textured front edging. This project perfectly shows off the delicate blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere to make a soft and snuggly cardigan that is sure to become your wardrobe staple. Heather Zoppetti's Dahlia Cardigan in the Fall issue of Interweave is a fantastic new pattern using Serena. We love the drape of this sweater, and the intricate panel on the back is nothing short of stunning. You'll be sure to get some attention when wearing this sweater, and the alpaca/cotton blend of Serena makes for a great trans-seasonal piece. If you're interested in some fast-knitting patterns to be worn across the seasons, Artesano (Manos del Uruguay's UK distributor) has some fantastic patterns featuring Maxima and Serena. Shown below is Thyme; you can view the entire collection of patterns here and here. We've got one more sweater pattern to highlight before moving on to patterns for accessories. Susanna IC's Eadon Cardigan in the Fall issue of Twist Collective is a textural cardigan knit in Rittenhouse. The cabled edging detail makes this simple cardigan stand out and allows the rich colors of this hand-dyed merino yarn to take center stage. Fluorescent colors are hot this season, and what better use than this adorable fair isle cap in the fall issue of Knit Simple! This design by Carla Scott uses Wool Clasica in #08 Black and the ultra-bright contrast colors #M2175 Shocking Pink, #M2341 Acid Green and #M2060 Highlighter Yellow in Maxima. The Handful of Berries Mittens were recently featured on the Webs Yarn Store blog - this one-skein pattern is a fast, easy knit using just one skein of Maxima. It's perfect for multicolors and a great gift to keep your loved ones warm! Though this isn't a recent pattern (it was published in 2008!), we've recently rediscovered the My So-Called Scarf pattern by Allison Isaacs. It's a beautiful textured scarf that shows off the variations in each skein of Wool Clasica. Speaking of Wool Clasica, we're extremely impressed with the creative entries we've received so far for our design contest - and we're going to extend the submission deadline to Monday, September 5. You have 'til the end of the day to post your projects - we're sure you'll make good use of your three-day weekend! Don't forget to post your patterns and cast your vote in the People's Choice thread in our Ravelry Group!