Halloween Knits

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Wednesday morning at Stitch ‘n’ Spin, Anne, one of our regulars, was crocheting a witch cap in orange and purple. I’d almost forgotten that Halloween was coming up! This time last year, Jennifer shared some fabulous knit and crocheted Halloween costume piece ideas and Catherine got into the Halloween knitting zone with some darling knit pumpkins. Halloween is a fun excuse to let loose in your real life and your knitting life – how about knitting something a little more playful than usual? There are so many ideas for Halloween decor and costumes big and small on Ravelry. It was hard to pick just a handful, so hopefully this post will be a feast for the eyes! Here are a few of my favorites, by theme.


First, Candy Corn!

Whether or not you love eating candy corn, you can’t deny its iconic shape and color scheme! Why not celebrate Halloween with some squishy candy corn decor (possibly with a face, because it’s more fun that way) or a candy corn striped hat?

 


Next, Pumpkins! Because pumpkins are a Fall classic. And they’re not just for Halloween – unless we give them Jack-o-Lantern faces. These stranded colorwork pumpkin mitts are quite elegant, and these pumpkin booties are adorable, like little elf shoes!


Next, Spooky Critters! 

Like ghosts, vampires, witches and spiders. For folks who like the scary side of Halloween – but really not too scary, when it comes to knitting. These stuffed toys are awfully cute, and these tiny Halloween stockings could grace your home straight through Christmas.

  


Last, Black and Orange!

The classic Halloween color scheme. If it’s black and orange, it screams Halloween no matter when you wear it. Since black and orange are highly contrasting colors, they’ll really make your stranded colorwork shine!

Ducks in a Row

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It’s no secret that we adore Quince&Co’s Baby Duck Booties, look how cute they are! A wonderful pattern in equally wonderful Chickadee.


I’m not normally an orange fan, but I quite like the combination of it with orange and brown. I’ve had several people in lately who love it too, but have wondered if there are other possibilities for colors– especially if they want it to be more gender specific. Well, my lovelies, I’m more than happy to share some of the colorful discoveries I’ve made while pondering these requests!

We carry quite a lot of Chickadee, so this list is by no means complete. If you’d like to try out this pattern in different colors, I’d be happy to help you go on your own color adventure!

 

 

Colorful Shawl Spotting!

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Yes I know. The mention of color? From me? The person you can hardly ever see without at least one article of black clothing?

It’s true. I do have a bit of a soft spot for colors now and then. If you follow our Instagram account you may have seen a photo or two of some brightly colored skeins I picked out amongst our orders from our beloved On The Round— shockers, to be sure! Not only do I peek into the Bright and Colorful camp some of the time, but I also have quite the fascination when it comes to finding eye catching color work shawls! I may enjoy sticking to my knit-and-felted dolls, but I’m starting to build a pattern collection of these beauties. Here’s what I found this week!

Dreamcatcher © Natalia Moreva

I think we have some Malabrigo Sock that would work up nicely with The Dreamcatcher Pattern !

Raindrop Shawl © Ruth Sorensen

I could see the Raindrop Shawl working up nicely in Chickadee, or maybe even some Painted Desert for sure!