Is it just me, or is an autumnal wind blowing through the knitblog community these days? I think I am not the only one who is already thinking fall, a month before the season officially begins. Of course, where I am, it actually does feel – and look – like fall already.
Most of the year, I knit in a chair the living room, but in the summer, when it’s finally warm enough, I move to our (poorly insulated) back room, where I can knit while I watch the sun rise over our backyard. But this is the view today:
So can I really be blamed for this:
donning thick, handknit socks
using Cozy as a lap blanket
putting my feet up,
and setting aside all my other WIPs for….
I cast on this weekend for the Lace Leaf Pullover, in KnitPicks Decadence (color – chocolate!). I love a thick brown sweater for fall. Because this yarn is more of a heavy worsted than the bulky the pattern calls for, I am having to do significant recalculating (I had hoped that I could just knit the largest size and have it fit, but with my gauge that would’ve put the finished chest at about 29″ and, well, that won’t work). So far, my calculations seem to be working out fine (and I actually like the sweater at a smaller gauge than in the book), but I’m debating whether to continue working from the pattern and just keep recalculating stitch count or veer completely from the pattern and continue to knit from the bottom up. (Those of you familiar with the pattern will know that it’s a tad unusual – you do the bottom from the bottom and the top from the top and then you graft them together in the middle.) I have to decide in about two inches….
Thanks for the great suggestions about the Chevron Scarf. I have set it aside temporarily and am mulling over my options – y’all gave me some great ones.
So, what about you? Are you leaning towards fall? What fall knits have your attention these days?