For knitters October is traditionally an exciting month, Fall is here with knitting season in full swing & its time for the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Fest in upstate NY. For a second year in a row I'm sponsoring the Ravelry Party, this year its on Oct. 16th. Once again I'm participating in the Gift Bag promotion and I'm also donating a Door Prize - a Jordana Paige Bella Bag filled with 4 different skeins of Sandrasingh.com Yarn, a skein of Serendipitous Ewe's Fate Fingering yarn hand dyed in an exclusive color and 10 of my Exclusive patterns. I hope you get a chance to attend, I'd enjoy meeting you. But if you plan on being there in spirit only I have another Door Prize Contest for you, visit my blog, knittingwithsandrasingh.blogspot.com for details.
Also, Oct. 18 is the launch of Yarns on Stage keep reading to learn more about this exclusive yarn event. And of course Oct. brings you loads of gorgeous new designer patterns.
In This Issue: Yarns On Stage / Sweater Weather / Warm & Cozy Accessories /
Yarns On Stage
Sandrasingh.com is anticipating the arrival of Yarns on Stage, a celebration of beautiful fingering weight yarn and of the artists who make its colors sing. On October 18 ten of today’s hottest hand-dyers will debut unique, limited-edition colorways designed for knitters who know their obsession is not just a craft, but an art.
To what do we owe Fall's tribute to cardigans & pullovers? Perhaps the return of the cardigan to the European runways has made them popular again or maybe the hit TV series Mad Men with its 1960s charm brought them back into the limelight. Either way with so many stylish designs to flatter your figure and suit your mood you'll be happy their back and inspired to pick up your needles!
There are few sweaters as cozy and wonderful on a brisk fall day as a hoodie, knit Noni's One Cute Hoodie for Little Girls and Women or One Cute Hoodie for Boys & Men in your favorite yarn and it will be everyone's favorite sweater. Both patterns include enough sizes for everyone you know and can be knit it in a solid or with color-coordinated stripes for a sporty look. With its easy care & worsted weight Karabella Aurora 8 would be a great choice for these Noni sweaters.
And celebrate fashion's return to sweaters by knitting the most prized, a traditional aran. Knit the one that's perfect for your lifestyle and you won't just have a trendy sweater, but a life time classic you can pass on to the next generation. Gardiner Yarn Works' Winter Branches is a traditional style roomy aran pullover that skims your hips and has all over cables. Or if you love the look of traditional arans, complete with deep skirts or welts but want something longer to wear over leggings or a skirt, plus a zip up front to give you even more options, knit Dawn Brocco's Zipped Up Aran Tunic. Dawn's Working Cables Cardigan has a more fitted silhouette, with just enough ease to fit over a blouse. And if you're after a pullover with a turtleneck for extra warmth knit Dawn's Cropped Cable Pullover with Detachable Turtleneck. Or take a more modern approach and strategically place your cables along the sleeves and side seams with Karabella's Raglan With Cables.
Warm & Cozy Accessories
The preliminary results of my blog Fall Knitting Poll are in (you still have time to respond, Poll ends Oct. 31st) and they indicate many knitters have begun their Gift Knitting and plan on creating Accessories such as Cowls, Mitts, Hats & Scarves followed by sweaters, shawls and socks in popularity. And Gift Knitting for family members is most common. Many of my designers are ready for you with beautiful new project ideas.