In this post, you will see 9 easy knits to make in a weekend.
My favourite season is autumn, I love enjoying it from the comforts of my home with my dog by my side and my knitting.
With the cold crisp and sometimes sunny weather, I have become more than enthusiastic about starting new knitting projects and finishing old ones.
So many colours and yarns are to be found this season, so I have treated myself to new yarns from Wool and the gang, Cascade and We are knitters.
I just love the creative vibes I get from this season, the colours of the changing leaves, the countryside walks, snuggling in a blanket to knit and of course reading design magazines.
The fall colours I am in love with right now, ranging from greens, blues and teal to browns, creams and burnt orange.
The autumnal colour palettes are best found from nature, with thick chunky yarns used to make hats and scarves for the colder months.
Fall Blanket Patterns
You can also put those super bulky yarns together to knit cosy blankets.
Knitted on huge circular needles, blankets using two strands of super bulky yarn or jumbo yarn together will be comfortable and warm.
Take a look at this post here to see free blanket knitting patterns.
Free Knitting Patterns
Making knitted items for fall is always a fantastic idea!
If you don’t have much time, you can make a hat in an afternoon or a pair of fingerless gloves.
The patterns include;
Fall Colour Palette + Yarns
Get inspiration from fall when creating your next colour palette and plan your October/November knitting projects.
With greens, orange, browns and blues there are yarns in yummy fall colours just waiting to be made into sweaters, scarves, hats and socks.
Inspirational colours this season include; greens and burnt orange.
Go for textured yarns in stunning colours, like neutral colours mixed with a bright green.
Greens are mixing well with dark greys and teal blues.
Chunkier yarns are also a firm favourite with knitters as large chunky knits are still really popular.
Yarns like Rowan big wool is one of my go-to yarns for the autumn/winter.
Knitting For Beginners Tips
If you want to try out some of the patterns listed below, but are just starting out and learning the basics, here is a list of things that you will need to know before choosing a pattern;
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl – as this is a commonly used stitch.
- You will also need to know the basics of increasing and decreasing.
- You should also be comfortable reading a knitting pattern.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
I love seeing your finished projects!
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Happy Knitting! xoxo