One item I will definitely be knitting is socks, using the latest installment of Sweet Fiber Yarns Sock Club called Stepping Stones, which arrived in the mail this week. Isn't it lovely? If you haven't knit with Sweet Fiber Yarns before here's your chance. Melissa Thomson keeps hinting about an upcoming shop update selling Cashmerino DK...so stay tuned. If you look at her Instagram account you will see some of the photos of this most gorgeous yarn. And then to top it off Baby Cocktails has blogged about a pattern that she has designed using Sweet Fiber Yarns. (If you click on the link I provided to Baby Cocktail's blog you will see the orange knit..maybe Spiced Pumpkin?). I confess that I am not good at waiting so I emailed Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails and asked what kind of pattern it was. She told me it was a scarf using four skeins of Cashmerino DK. She is an amazing designer and the combination of Sweet Fiber Yarn and this pattern will be stunning. Hopefully the pattern will be released soon.
|Sweet Fiber Yarns Super Sweet Sock in 'Stepping Stones'|
Fall Back: A Plucky Knitter Collection
Amirisu Issue 8-Fall 2015
Knitty Deep Fall 2015
Sweet Georgia Fall 2015
And then, of course, Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2015 is coming out on September 16th which is always gorgeous.
But before I start any new patterns I need to work on the Slade cardigan I am knitting for my son. I wanted to show you the swatch I knit for it using Harrisville Watershed. I love how the yarn bloomed after blocking and the specks of colour in the Granite colourway adds a lovely dimension. I can hardly wait to see what this pattern will look like knit in this yarn. (For those of you interested in buying this yarn in Canada you can order it online from Urban Yarns in Vancouver).
|Harrisville Watershed swatch|
And if I wasn't already in the mood for fall knitting I was lucky enough to attend the annual Knitter's Fair held in Kitchener/Waterloo. There were so many beautiful yarns, knitted samples and knitting bags. Here are a few things that caught my attention starting with the big photo on the left and working clockwise:
1. Dream In Colour Yarn Classy with Cashmere (Needle Emporium)
2. Bare Naked Wools: Better Breakfast (Shall We Knit)
3. Magmatic Boom knit in Party of 5 Kit from Sweet Georgia (Needle Emporium)
4. A gorgeous sock yarn blanket by Passion Knit
5. Madelinetosh Merino Light (Needle Emporium)
|Sights at Knitter's Fair in Kitchener, Waterloo|
And as for my purchases I could not resist String Theory Caper Sock in Kiwi, 80% merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon blend from Shall We Knit.
|String Theory Caper Sock|