Fall knitting

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall has arrived, and it seems everyone is back in knitting mode. Maybe it's the chilly mornings begging for a cozy scarf, or the beautiful colors surrounding us, golds and reds, greens and browns. Maybe it's the return of the Pumpkin spice latte that is the perfect companion for your WIP.

I can certainly say that for me, I am back scowering Ravelry, and reading up on all knitting blogs to see what's new and exciting. I think I am not the only one to be thrilled about the recent release of "Coastal Knits". Ever since I pre-ordered it and got the pattern for the Rocky Coast cardi, I've been obsessively thinking of the right yarn to use for it. I even knitted up a swatch in some yarn I already had, but I find it too stiff. It does not do it justice. So the search continues. I've ordered the sample booklet from "Quince and Co" , because I've heard so much about it, maybe it's a good choice. Anyone have any suggestions?


  1. That cardi is gorgeous. I haven't seen Quince and Co yarn so wouldn't know what the right substitution would be. People are using different yarns for it from what I can see on Ravelry, but most of them are not tightly spun, like Malabrigo or even Cascade superwash. I'd definitely go for merino for such a cardi - it'd be soft and the stitch definition would also be great without being too stiff like with 100% wool.

  2. I love Coastal Knits. I really need to get a copy.

  3. Siga, thanks for the advice. I certainly agree that 100% wool is not the way to go. I think I will try Quince, the sample colors look great, and Hannah herself offered it as an alternative.

    aksherry-I am thrilled to have another official follower...welcome. I already pre-ordered Coastal knits, can't wait to receive the copy!