As the weather cools (at least, it is in the Philadelphia-area), my mind goes to falling leaves, brustling winds, Halloween and Thanksgiving (either US or Canadian). Here are some projects to get you in the mood.
Let’s start with Halloween…
- Arachnid II by Karen Fournier – Fun-to-knit cables and you get a spider when you’re done.
- Cat’s Mane by Mer Almagro (free) – I doubt I’m the only one who finds this completely irresistible (and ok, the pic looks a lot like my cat Orange). Yeah, there are 98 projects so I’m not the only one.
- Angus the Attic Monster by Rebecca Danger – omg he’s so cute and if you don’t have a little person to make it for, make it for yourself. How awesome would he be looking out your window on Halloween? Plus you get all 20 monsters when you buy the pattern.
- Punkin Head by Tara Thomsen (free) – A cute pumpkin hat and an adorable leaf to top it off.
- Spice & Clove Knit and Crochet Pumpkins by Hannah Meier (free) – Make em for your mantle, your shelves and even your office. If you put in cloves or spices make sure they’re easy to take out and refresh. Bonus – it’ll keep your Halloween decorations smelling nice even after you pack them away.
- Voodoo you love me? by Susan Claudino – Another cutie – this one’s a bit smaller but still way cute. Take a look at all the variations people have done in the projects.
And then for general autumn and Thanksgiving…
- October Glory by canarysanctuary (free) – this one is in Knotions and truth be told I forgot about it until I was working on the new site. It’s a simple cowl with fun leaves hanging along the edge.
- The Woods in Winter by Laura Aylor – Garter and leaves in relief. Easy to knit and fun to wear.
- Coolidge Cardian by Amy Cristoffers – From afar it looks like a well-made, simple cardi. Up close though you see all those leafy details.
- Hexileaves by Susan Ashcroft – A straightforward cowl with some fun leaves. And you know how easy it is to knit leaves. This one will be released in the next couple of days.
- Woodland Shawl by Nikol Lohr (free) – Another rendition of leafy goodness.
- Petropolis Cowl by Alosio santos – A bit more to the leaves this time, with patterns inside each leaf and a garter border. Some added effort but still very doable and striking when you’re done.
So there you are – 12 projects to get you in the mood and have your knitting match the season. I might make up one of these for Rhinebeck. How do I not? It’s the quintessential fall knitting extravaganza.
What’s your favorite fall pattern?