top ten free for fall

October 06, 2014

Just back from Maine, and boy did I love that state!  Somehow I just I knew I would, it's a truly beautiful place. We were lucky, everything was all blue skies and orange-red leaves.  Just so I can prolong those wonderful vacay memories a bit,  I've got a little gift for top ten leaf themed patterns that I love the most.  All are on Rav, and most are free.   Prolong the beauty of autumn leaves by wearing them around your neck or on your tootsies.  And the best news is there is no cable needle required for all or most of these; simple leaf knitting is just some knit togethers and yarn overs. Links included with each picture caption.

1. I know from experience that this is fun to knit and wear.  Lonely Tree by Silvia Bo Bilvia is a winner.

2.  Easy to wear Saroyan by Liz Abinante has a lovely leafy border.
3. There's lots of leaves to knit, but I like Little Leaves by Alana Dakos best.
 Any weight yarn is appropriate but they are extra pretty in tweedy yarn.
Knit a bowl full for a fall decoration, or use them as book marks, napkin rings, or appliques.  
You could even make a wreath or a baby mobile!

Alana Dakos also offers a free pattern for Tiny Ivy.

 I also had to share this totally adorb Wee Acorn by Pamela Wynn.

4. Leafy Baby Blanket by Leyla Alieva is a beautiful example of the overall leaf pattern.

5. Knit Cascade by Reva Budrevich for baby's first autumn season.  Make sure you knit it in a softy superwash.

6. You could knit a beautiful shawl.  It's hard to believe that A New Season by Maanel is free.

7.  We could knit some leaf themed socks. 
 Interlocking Leaves by Kelly Porpiglia are very nice, don't you think?

8. Foliage Hat by Irma Dmetrieva.
9.  Leaving Cuffs by Maria Magnussen.

10. Lastly, the gorgeous Hemlock Ring Afghan, an old pattern updated by Jared Floor, aka Brooklyn Tweed.

Surprise!  Here's a bonus for ya!  Love the Hallowig, free from Knitty.  Come on, I know ya want one!

See you soon with some dinner party ideas and as always, more knitting.

Winners of the Ally Pally tickets contest are WarboysWitch,
and Pygmina.  Congratulations!
I've contacted you all and will have the tickets waiting at the will call window.  Have fun!



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  1. Crusty old curmudgeon here. Kids - can't stand 'em. But that baby sweater is soooooo sweeeeeeet!

    1. Have I told you that you have the best name in blogland?

  2. What an awesome idea! Thanks for all these links! I'm loving that baby sweater, and just found out a friend is expecting - might have to give it a go!

    1. Hi Gail! You'll knock that baby sweater out in a few days! xo

  3. Just love saroyan, but there is no pattern link on Ravelry. Is the pattern available?

    1. Oops, sorry Nancy. It is corrected now and the link works.

  4. Some great patterns, some not so great. Choices for every taste. Thanks.

  5. Love your pattern choices Kristen, I've always liked leaf patterns. I am just finishing Saroyan myself; a bit tricky at first translating from US jargon to UK but once I'd worked it out it's been a joy to knit. The leaf shawl above is going in my rav library as is the baby jacket & blanket. Many thanks for sharing

  6. Welcome home! What fun leaf patterns, this is a great theme now that autumn is here. Looking forward to seeing some photos of your time in Maine....


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