5 Autumn Knitting Patterns
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Whilst I don’t want to wish summer away too soon, I do look forward to autumn. It’s my very favourite time to go away. We usually head to the English countryside, spending the day taking long walks, kicking leaves and enjoying the countryside.
This is my perfect autumn day, finished off by a long soak in the bath with a good book and then an evening curled up knitting in front of the TV. In fact, doing all of the things my guests enjoy doing when they stay here at Hopton House!
When I start packing for my holidays these days, the thing I get most panicky about ( I have my capsule wardrobe sorted thanks to Pinterest ) is what knitting I’m going to take with me. To save you the same panic, if you’re packing for a relaxing break away in the country, I thought I’d share my very favourite top 5 autumn knitting patterns for you to enjoy.
If you want to enjoy a few days relaxing in the Shropshire countryside this autumn, check availability, book a few nights at Hopton House and pack your knitting needles today!
1. Decorate your house with knitted pumpkins
I normally buy a few mini pumpkins to decorate the house in autumn, but last year I discovered this pumpkin knitting pattern. I’ve become a bit addicted to knitting these, which is good because everyone loves them and wants to take them away.
You can use any weight wool you have handy. Your pumpkin will be smaller or larger depending on the wool you use.
I knitted a beautiful little green pumpkin using one of my favourite yarns, Rowan felted tweed DK, I love it in avocado. You can buy it online from LoveKnitting here
2. Wrap up in a beautiful Guernsey Wrap
I’ve made 2 of these Guernsey wraps now. It’s my go to wrap for when I get a bit chilly. I made the first wrap with the recommended wool but the second with DROPS nepal, which is a lovely springy alpaca / wool blend and is also very cheap!
3. Keep your tea warm with a squirrel tea cosy
I knitted this tea cosy when we were holidaying on the Gower peninsula in Wales. It was my first attempt at knitted animals and is a bit of fun. It’s a great easy to follow pattern.
4. Get ready for winter with a knitted hot water bottle cover
This is a fabulous free pattern for a knitted hot water bottle cover. It’s quite clever as you can adapt it to any size of hot water bottle. You can make it plain or add your own coloured design or cables.
5. Knit a quick pretty leaf facecloth
This is a pretty autumn leaf lace design facecloth. It’s great if you’re just starting out on lace knitting and want to practice. I knit washcloths and dishcloths when I’m in between bigger projects.
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