On Wednesday’s blog post I shared some pictures from our Fall Fling Retreat, which was held last weekend. Be sure you get in on the drawing for one of the goodie bags! One thing I really love about the Fling is seeing all of the knitted items that people are wearing. I always add several things to my “to make” list. Here are some patterns that inspired the Flingers last weekend.
I shared this photo on Wednesday, but am sharing it again. Cindy and Patricia both had on their Hitofudes. Cindy is currently making a second one, and she told us that she’d do an unofficial KAL with us to make a third! I already had Hitofude on my favorites list because the back is so pretty, but I wasn’t sure about the length. Cindy made hers longer, and that’s what sold me on it. I also loved Patricia’s gorgeous teal color. The pattern calls for fingering weight. It would be beautiful in Blue Moon Fiber Art’s Worthy, Baah! LaJolla, Cascade Heritage Silk, Fable Fibers (Novel or Story), and Shalimar Breathless.
I’ve wanted to make a Boxy ever since I first saw Claudia wearing one in Germany. Here’s a picture of Claudia in one of two Boxy’s that she has made, and Julie from Juliespins. (I did get the ok to post this today.) 🙂 The first Boxy pattern calls for fingering weight (and it would be great in Mrs. Crosby’s Satchel, Spud and Chloe Fine, or Dream in Color’s Jilly). There is also Boxy and Buttony (also fingering weight, more texture), Boxy Cape (in an Aran weight like Superwash Aran), and Boxy Worsted (quicker to knit up in this weight. Try it with Blue Sky Worsted Hand Dyes, Dream in Color Classy, Mrs. Crosby’s Steamer Trunk, or Shepherd’s Wool Worsted ).
Since I am not good at finishing sweaters, I know you’re doubting my ability to get these two done. (I’M doubting it, too. But I really would love to do them!) First, I will finish my Funky Grandpa that I started last year, after visiting Claudia in Germany. All I have left is the two sleeves. THEN I will move on to one of these other patterns.
Here is a link to some of the other patterns that caught the eye of different Fall Flingers over the weekend: Textural Healing Cowl (calls for sport/dk), Yarden (calls for fingering), Sandbank (laceweight), Stripes Gone Crazy (fingering), Lipstick Cardigan (worsted), Brickless (worsted), Nuvem (laceweight), Paulie (fingering), Golden Hazel (fingering), Primula Florindae (laceweight), and Myrna (worsted).
What do you think? Did any of these pattern links catch your eye, too? And now that you have a chance to win a Fling Goodie Bag and have seen some of the knitted inspiration that we were treated to last weekend, do you almost feel like you’ve been to the Fling?