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Fall Favorites

As fiber artists I think we are pretty much required to love Fall. Don’t get me wrong, I really love making lacy summer garments, but there will always be a special place in my heart for chunky sweaters and fluffy blankets. Personally, I think I love fall because it brings back a lot of fond memories from when I was a kid and somehow makes me feel more comfortable and secure than other seasons.

It is also the time of year when all the best holidays start to roll around, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are by far my favorite holidays of the entire year. So with all of that being said, I am super excited for Fall to start! I’m still brewing up design ideas and trying to make my brain make the transition to come up with warm patterns rather than ones that help you not melt during the summer.

I’m not really sure why, but I have always loved research, it is probably the feeling of instant gratification you can give yourself from learning so many news bits of information all in one sitting, and let’s be honest, with the internet being a thing we can learn SO much in a matter of hours if we really want to.

Whenever I think about almost anything I want to know as much as I possibly can about that thing (it is a blessing and a curse haha), so usually when I am planning a design, I go into full research mode and try to weigh all my options and research different stitches I can use, or color combinations, or yarn types, and while having all of this information and options can be overwhelming, it really helps me finalize designs and know that it is pretty much exactly what I want it to be (you know that feeling when you finish a design and you wish you had done something different? haha that is usually what I am trying to avoid).

The cool thing about all the research is always going to be stumbling across really new and fun things that I probably wouldn’t have found if I didn’t let myself fall into that rabbit hole, so I thought why not share some of my favorite findings for the season! Of course these will mostly be yarns that I have come across, but also some other cool things that could be related to the season and fiber arts!

Yarns

I absolutely love the warm colors associated with fall, I think it is always such a nice contrast with how gloomy the weather can be, so I am always on the lookout for rich warm colors when i’m scouting out yarns for Fall projects. Here are some of my favorites so far!

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Sweet Honey Bee by Handmade Home Fibers

Sweet Honey Bee
by
Handmade Home Fibers

($27)

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Penny Yarn by Handmade Home Fibers

Penny
by
Handmade Home Fibers

($27)

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Horchata Yarn by Handmade Home Fibers

Horchata
by
Handmade Home Fibers

($27)

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As you may know, Handmade Home Fibers is the yarn collection by Sewrella’s Ashleigh Kiser. These colors were actually released during the Summer, so I don’t believe that they are technically even part of her Fall colorways, but she has said that they are currently working on their Fall colors so hopefully all of those will be out soon! In the mean time I thought these were all gorgeous colors that could definitely fall into the Fall color spectrum! Not to mention they recently switched their production process to made to order so you can select which yarn base you want with you color, how cool is that??

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Red Wood Yarn by Red Heart

Redwood
by
Red Heart Yarns

($4.50)

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Mushroom Yarn by Red Heart

Mushroom
by
Red Heart Yarns

($4.50)

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Maroon Yarn by Red Heart

Maroon
by
Red Heart Yarns

($4.50)

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If you have ever stepped foot in a Michaels or Joann’s, then you have definitely seen yourself some Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. I think when I first started crocheting, I never really purchased any Super Saver and I think it just seemed like, how could that yarn be good quality if it so cheap for so much yardage. Then after I had been crocheting for a while I remember going down the yarn isle (as one does) and looked over at all of the Super Saver Yarns and thought to myself “How have I always just walked right past all of these without giving it a second thought??”. The main answer was that I was being stupid haha. I made assumptions about the yarn without even giving it a try. Is it THE softest yarn in the world?? Not quite, but it is still very nice quality for what you pay.

Now for any Red Heart Super Saver Solid Colors (which is what I have listed above, although there are striped and other pattern options) you get 364 yard of yarn! It isn’t super often that you can get that much yardage for such a great price. Ever since I finally gave Super Saver Yarn a try, it has been my go to for bigger Fall projects on a budget. I can make a nice chunky cardigan or sweater for $10-$15 dollars which is not bad at all in my book!

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Ivy Yarn by Red Heart

Ivy
by
Red Heart Yarns

($6)

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Sterling Yarn by Red Heart

Sterling
by
Red Heart Yarns

($6)

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Almond Yarn by Red Heart

Almond
by
Red Heart Yarns

($6)

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These fluffy yarns by Red Heart are part of their Hygge (pronounced Hoo-Gah) collection. As a little side note, Hygge (which is apparently very in style right now haha) is the Danish word for “comfortable” or “cozy” and is largely associated with a lifestyle in which you go day by day appreciated the small things in life that make you feel happy and comfortable. Personally I think it is a great mindset to have and it is something that I try to live by. With this being said it is no surprise why Red Heart named this yarn Hygge because it is one of the coziest yarns I think I have ever come across. Unfortunately, I do not own any of this yarn yet, mostly due to the fact that I discovered it last week when I was in Ohio and as much as I wanted to buy a bunch of it, my suitcase simply would not allow it. However, I do plan on getting some ASAP now that I am back home! these are a few colors that I thought screamed Fall, but honestly the yarn is so fluffy and soft and has such a cloud like texture that you could wear it in any color and it would still scream Fall haha.

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Seaweed Yarn by King Cole

Seaweed
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Spice Yarn by King Cole

Spice
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Bronze Yarn by King Cole

Bronze
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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I have recently discovered King Cole Yarns and although I have not yet ordered any, their yarns look very nice, with a beautiful color selection, and they are affordable, what more could you want?? Looking into it, King Cole Yarns consistently have very positive reviews, which is clearly a good sign haha. I plan on ordering some different yarn from them soon and doing a review myself, but in the mean time I will just admire them through the computer screen. Can we also just take a minute to appreciate the Spice color?? I have been looking for the perfect burnt orange for years and honestly that might just be it haha, I know that they cary that color in several other yarns collections that they have as well.

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Oatmeal Yarn by King Cole

Oatmeal
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Redcurrant Yarn by King Cole

Redcurrant
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Copper Yarn by King Cole

Copper
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Olive Yarn by King Cole

Olive
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Sand Yarn by King Cole

Sand
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Brown Yarn by King Cole

Brown
by
King Cole Yarns

($3)

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Hooks

Getting new hook is obviously not a necessary thing to do every season, but sometimes it is nice to treat yourself to really pretty hooks. I don’t know what it is about it, but when I work with a really visually appealing hook it gets me even more excited to work on projects, not to mention it help make social media posts for us makers a little prettier as well haha. I recently partnered with Furls Crochet for The Megara Skirt and Crop Top Pattern and the best part about Furls, other than being pretty, is that they are super ergonomic! they fit right in your hand like a glove which reduces the chances of hand and wrist pain, because who hasn’t said “One more row” and then continues working for 3 more hours?? It’s hard not to work that long if you really love what you are working on, but working long hours doesn’t have to be har don your hands. I know Furls may not be an option for everyone financially, but their streamline hooks are actually rather affordable compared to other small business brands, not to mention gorgeous!

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Rosewood Hook by Furls

Rosewood Streamline Hook
by
Furls Crochet

($17.50)

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Ebony Hook by Furls

Ebony Streamline Hook
by
Furls Crochet

($19)

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Camwood Hook by Furls

Camwood Streamline Hook
by
Furls Crochet

($16)

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Miscellaneous 

These are a few things that just some other fun little embellishments you could add to designs or use to do a different diy project if you wanted! Buttons and charms are always fun to add to Fall Projects! I’m slowly trying to escape my comfort zone when it comes to adding different elements to my projects rather than just using one color or one yarn. Fall is definitely a good time to experiment and get cretive with buttons and such with all the cardigans, boot cuffs, and cowls being made!

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Leaf Printed Buttons
by
Tierra Cast on Amazon

($5 for 2)

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Wooden Pumpkin Buttons
on
Amazon

($4 for 40)

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Wooden Apple Buttons
on
Amazon

($4 for 50)

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Biscotti Button Pack
by
Jesse James on Joann

($7.50 for 150)

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Wooden Fox Buttons
by
Joann

($2.50 for 6)

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Ombre Button Pack
on
Amazon

($6 for 90)

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I hope you guys liked this little Fall Favorites round up! I spend so much time just browsing the internet for cool and different brands and products so I figured it was only fair to share and do something with all of the great things I have been finding! Let me know if you would be interested in me doing any other specific Favorite Round Ups! I could do specific types of yarns, colors, accessories, you name it and I will research it!

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