My Fall ’18 Knitting Plans

I’ve got the windows open at home while I work and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to plan my fall knitting & sewing! This is pretty much my favorite time of year so I’m always super excited to plan for it. I’ve honestly had these plans figured for a while, but figured I should wait till at least September to post. So today I’m sharing my *very ambitious* fall ’18 knitting plans with sewing plans to follow on Thursday!

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I’m super excited to give Rainier from Kelbourne Woolens a try and hopefully improve my colorwork skills a bit. I’ve been super into this sweater since it came out and I’ll be using the recommended yarn, Kellbourne’s Scout. I’ve knit two hats in this yarn already and it’s a dream to work with. I’ll be making one change to the sweater and that is to give it a crew neck. Turtlenecks look amazing but I cannot wear them without feeling like I’m choking. I think that should be a pretty easy change though so I’m not worried.

My Fall '18 Knitting Plans | Grainline Studio

Have you all seen the new bouclé yarn from Woolfolk yet? I was sent a skein leading up to the release and I’m totally obsessed with Flette – I basically started searching for a sweater to make with it immediately. Well that sweater will be Addison from Julie Hoover for Purl Soho. The sweater is the perfect base for a yarn like Flette and I’ve already swatched and gotten gauge. Rather than knit this sweater in seed stitch I’ll be doing stockinette because the yarn has enough texture on its own. I’m using color 01 – light grey which is second from the bottom in the skein photo to the right above. Nice and snowy, I cannot wait to wear it!

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In addition to the two sweaters above I have two that I’d love to make this fall but are sort of more on the dream list. On the right we have Aspen from Michele Wang’s Capsule book with Brooklyn Tweed. I’d love to make this in a yarn that’s a bit softer than Shelter, but I’m not sure what that is yet. On the right we have, once again, Honsestrik Inspiration from Issager. You might remember this one from my knitting plans last year, yep, still haven’t made it! I’ve been terrified of the colorwork but I’m hoping that Rainier gets me feeling confident enough to do a crazy sweater like this. I have the yarn and hopefully get to this over the winter.

Have you started planning your fall making yet? Let me know what you’ve got planned in the knitting department!

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8 replies on “My Fall ’18 Knitting Plans

  • Martha

    When I first saw Flette I was sort of skeptical, but now I am obsessed with it. I kind of want to double it up and do a chunkier cardigan in it. We shall see! Addison would be amazing it in.

    Also, love that colorwork. I bet changing that turtleneck would just be a matter of switching to crewneck. It looks like it goes up high enough that it wouldn’t have any neckline weirdness.

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    • Jen

      Ooh I love the idea of Flette doubled, that sounds amazing! Any idea on a pattern? As for the neck – I think it should be pretty easy. I talked to Kate at Kelbourne and she said just stop knitting early and I’ll be fine so barring anything bizarre I happen to do I should be okay.

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  • Val

    I’ve been thinking about making a stockinette version of the Addition Pullover in that yarn too! I really like the idea of the yarn providing the texture on the sweater instead of the seed stitch. I actually really love seed stitch too, but this is an intriguing variation! You’ll probably get to knitting this before me, so I look forward to seeing your version!

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    • Jen

      I can’t believe there’s another person out there who also loves seed stitch!! For some reason I find it really quick and relaxing but everyone thinks I’m nuts. I’ll try to photograph my swatch for Instagram soon, I got gauge right away so I’m really optimistic it’ll work out great. I also did a seed stitch with the yarn just to be thorough and it was sooooo busy!

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  • Brigid de Jong

    I am just starting “Bellows” https://www.brooklyntweed.com/shop/bellows/ out of Knit Picks “capra”–a cashmere blend that is heavenly. I’m making it off white because everyone needs an off white cardigan. I also have the St. Brigid https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/st-brigid by Alice Starmore to finish (3 years in the works, oh dear.) I have the front and back done and am starting the sleeves…the end is in sight! I’m using yarn that Alice sells, a gorgeous lavender color. After that is done I have yarn for Vidje https://woolfolkyarn.com/?s=vidje&post_type=post. Since it has a fair amount of cabling I have vowed to not cast on until St. Brigid is done.
    And I have the Christmas knitting to do…my daughter in law has requested wool socks for their hiking and camping trips. Plenty to keep me busy!

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