Fall In Full Color, a knitspot club, is an exploration of a variety of gorgeous fibers and colors through a series of intermediate fall and winter accessory projects. Each project is designed by Anne specifically for a custom yarn, to be portable and fun to knit, appropriate for gifting or keeping as a treat to oneself.
Yarns will include a selection of six hand dyed choices from familiar knitspot favorites as well as new collaborating artists. A range of yarn weights and luxury fiber blends (mostly animal fibers) will be represented. Signups for this club begin May 1 (current club members can signup now. check your email for a discount coupon). Members will have the opportunity to purchase a full membership, a full membership plus extra yarn, or the ebook only option.
The full membership includes a monthly shipment of exclusive yarn, starting in August, plus a chapter of the ebook. The extra yarn option is basically the full membership plus a “double dip” of yarn. This way you can knit the project for you AND a friend. The ebook only option is a great way to be part of the fun by knitting all the patterns using your stash. Peruse choices here.
This is the third offering of Knitspot clubs. Anne launched her first Fall In Full Color club in August 2011, followed by Bare Naked Knitspot in February 2012. Bare Naked is currently in its third month and explores a variety of fibers in their natural, undyed state to learn about and appreciate the unique characteristics of each. Yarns include a range of animal and/or vegetable fibers (sheep, goat, camelids, yak, silk, and cotton are some possibilities) in shades from cream to khaki to gray to chocolate—”sheepy” yarns if you will. Some will be soft, some will be lustrous, some will have stout, sturdy character that softens over time with long use (like vintage blue jeans). Yarn weights will vary; projects will focus on accessories, scarves, and shawls (possibly including a sock or baby item) that feature lace and openwork stitch patterns.
Though this club is sold out, you can still purchase the ebook and keep up with club by choosing your own yarns. Plus each club has an amazing clubhouse on ravelry for members to share info, WIPS, FOs and gain a little encouragement as they work through each month’s projects. Check out FIFC clubhouse here and Bare Naked clubhouse here.
Do you still need a little enticing to join the club this year? Check out the deliciousness of FIFC 2011…
Spirit Trail Fiberworks Nona,
Longshadows – a wide lace scarf or stole strung with leaf motifs that are highlighted all around in yarnovers, like moonlight peeking between garden vines.
Shalimar Yarns Breathless,
Hazeline – a striking triangle shawlette where cozy garter stitch accents the slender hazel leaf motifs that line the hem, in contrast with the eyelet fabric of the body above. The silvery-green base color of the yarn is shot with bright yellow, signaling the change of seasons when the hazel tree turns to a blaze of gold, seemingly overnight.
Briar Rose Fibers Fourth of July,
Oktober Zest - cozy quick knit accessories to fit older children and adults featuring an appealingly tweedy rib-and-cable texture.
String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Merino DK
Hasselnusse - neckwarmer with a ring of hazelnuts dusted with gold encircling the hem. The piece features a buttoned closure and knits up in a hurry from a surprisingly small amount of yarn.
Great Northern Yarns 70% Mink 30% Cashmere DK
Echo of Bells - criss cross scarf and wristlet set with softly-sculpted overlapping curves that create warm depth.
New Hue Handspuns Lace BamHuey,
Squall – a flirty, half-hexagon shawl featuring openwork motifs that mimic the textured patterns in ice crystals and snowflakes.
Along the way, Anne might surprise members with goodies – fiber wash, a project bag, candy or even some bonus patterns for the yarn you’ve received.
Mark your calendar! Signups start May 1!