…today was supposed to be a newsletter day, but our website is having issues, so we’re holding off a day. I’d planned a quick post for today and saved a photo from Tuesday to share. Don’t you love those blond (!!!) curls?!
And now that I have a little more time, I thought I’d share two of the knits I’m planning for fall. Completely inspired by The Yarniacs Podcast‘s Pantone Colors Fall knit-along … and this gorgeous palette.
|you can read more about the fall palette here|
We cast on after the Summer Solstice (June 21) and finish by the Autumnal Equinox (September 23). Any project that incorporates a color (or colors) from the Pantone palette is eligible.
First up, I have three balls of Rowan Fine Lace (acquired a few months back) for another Color Affection. I originally bought the top ball (in a Marsala-like colorway) to knit a one-tone Two-tone Twill Scarf. Yeah, that was an epic idea…I finally admitted defeat, frogged it, and bought the other two balls. Seeing them again, I think the bottom ball is Amethyst Orchid, so double win!
Next, I have three balls of Shibui Staccato that I’ll use for another 3 Color Cashmere Cowl. The navy (Shibui Suit) and red (Shibui Brick) are re-claimed from my recently frogged Crackerjack Cowl (turns out
knitting tennis elbow and 16″ circulars don’t play well together). Yesterday I picked up the gold (Shibui Flaxen). The navy is Reflecting Pond and the gold is Oak Buff. I haven’t decided how to place the colors in the cowl – suggestions welcome!
The final requirement for the KAL is that we post a photo of the finished project, styled for fall. It’s crazy to think about fall in early June… but I need some ideas. Otherwise I’ll end up with jeans, boots and a chambray shirt (just like last year!) What do you think?
The Yarniacs knit-alongs are always fun; their forum on Ravelry is busy and welcoming. Are you going to join? I’d love some (more) company!