Mentionable Finds: Fall to Winter Knitting Patterns

All I want to do is knit… but I still have picked up my needles yet this season!  I keep looking at the bag I keep my knitting notions in.  I’ve flipped through my pattern books and even browsed Ravelry.  I’ve walked down the yarn aisles at the store and touched them all.  But I’ve yet to knit.  I could blame it on the fact my to do list is long and my free isn’t, but honestly I haven’t found a pattern to inspire me.

And that makes me kind of sad.

Maybe it’s something in the water, because my two knitting mentors are both taking it easy in the sense of clicking needles.

But I spent some time last night looking at past projects and I found four pieces, four pieces I really liked, that I knitted over the past few years.  And I think they’re mentionable finds… because they aren’t my patterns, I found them… and they’re somewhat inspiring too.  So maybe you and me will knit something together soon… but these struck me as the best fall to winter knits. :)

Mentionable Finds: Fall to Winter Knitting Patterns

1. The infinity scarf is still very popular and I knitted three (THREE) in a years time for my three high school girlfriends Kelly, Abby and Natalie.  The pattern is super boring (135 stitches in the round, nothing but seed stitch), but the finished product is perfect!  And I was lucky enough to have a fast knitting friend who knew I badly wanted one of my own so whipped up a gorgeous eggplant colored scarf for my birthday last year.  I’m telling you – PERFECT!
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The pattern is GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley, free download on Ravelry.com.

2. A smaller scarf, a cowl that I knitted for a dear friend in Baltimore, Miss Wendi of Bon Appetit Hon.  The pattern was simple but had a little extra plush feeling to it with the waves it created.  I used a light-weight acrylic yarn that was soft to the touch, which makes this cowl perfect for slipping on when it starts to cool down – shouldn’t overheat but instead just stay nice and cozy.
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The pattern is Lush-ious Swirl Cowl by Linda Frydl, free download on Ravelry.com.

3. I love super slouchy hats.  I just have a problem wearing them.  I do it anyway, but I occasionally feel silly.  But this green hat was made for my office-mate, Lauren.  Green is her color and the hat fit like a dream!  I will admit that I had a problem starting this hat for some reason.  I started three different times because I kept messing up the number of stitches in the repeat.  But once I figured out the issue, it was game on – and I couldn’t have asked for a better slouchy hat.
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The pattern is Ballard Slouch Hat by Felicia Lo, free download on Ravelry.com.

4. I honestly have no idea why I knit boot cuffs for myself.  I have no fashion sense in any of my bones, so even just wearing these around the house made me feel like a fool.  But I will say that when worn the right way, they are as cute as can be.  And snuggly warm.  This was my first cable knit and the pattern flew by in a jiffy.  Now I just wish I didn’t look like a twit every time I try to sport them out the door.
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The pattern is Boot Candy by Sara Gresbach, pattern download available on Ravelry.com.

So now to find something that’s calling my name…

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - The Universe is being cheeky today….I had my hand on that very cowl this morning and decided that it wasn’t time yet. But now that the temps are dipping, I can see it getting into heavy rotation.