Knitting for the Fall with Ann McCauley
This is a guest post from Craftsy Workshop designer Ann McCauley.
Fall means one thing – it’s sweater time! Back-to-school displays in stores make me think of back-to-school sweaters, my most frequently knit item. After all, they are the most comfy and cozy thing one can possibly wear. Here are a few other reasons why I love fall knitting…
5. Choosing new yarn. It’s an experience to be savored! I encourage a substantial amount of touching yarn as part of the process, so visit your Local Yarn Store and feel away. When I think about what fiber to knit with each season, wool is the natural choice for fall as it welcomes the crisp air.
4. Choosing the colors. I love choosing what colors to work with, even though it can be challenging at times. When possible, it is always best to look at colors in natural light and hold a skein close to your skin to judge which colors will look best on you.
3. Knitting cables. Cables are timeless, and a staple of fall knitting. They are intriguing to look at, giving your fall projects a nice element of design, and fun to knit.
2. Timing. Specifically, finishing a project when there is plenty of time left to wear it in the appropriate season. This doesn’t always happen, but it’s nice when it does which is why I start my fall knitting early!
1. Trying on a finished project for the first time. The best part about fall knitting (or any knitting!) is finishing a project, of course. You may find that once you put something on, you won’t take it off (at least if you’re me).
It may be hard for some of you to get a jump on fall knitting while summer is just winding down. If you need a push to get fall knitting on your needles, sign up for my Texture Tunic workshop today. My Texture Tunic is a great transition piece to get you from late summer to early autumn, and workshops make it easy to knit along. Not only do you get the pattern and step-by-step instructions with pictures, but you can always ask me questions if you get stuck! As the days get shorter and the evenings crisper, you’ll love having this tunic to keep you warm.