Autumn is a beautiful transitional season, a season of change. The year is leaving the warm days of summer behind and leading up to the colder days of winter, which are now just around the corner. The world outside is preparing, the trees are drawing all the energy they can from their leaves, turning them beautiful hues of deep reds through to golden yellows and leaving them brittle. One hint of a breeze blows them like confetti through the golden dappled sunshine. The blackbirds and robins are making the most of the glut of berries and gorging themselves on all the delicious treats the hedgerows have to offer. The squirrels and jays are gathering as many fallen chestnuts and acorns as they can, burying them and storing them for when they’re needed most.
You can’t help but feel this natural instinct to gather and prepare. It’s a comforting feeling. It’s a time of cosiness. Hot drinks, hot water bottles, roaring open fires, snuggly blankets and making things.
With the idea of cosiness and autumn in mind, we’ve found some lovely patterns you can enjoy during this beautiful season.
These lovely chunky and cosy cardigans are knitted in King Cole Autumn Chunky and will keep you warm on those chillier autumn days. Choose from the beautiful selection of shades in the Autumn Chunky range.
If you’re wanting something easy to add a layer to your autumn outfit, these knitted shawls are perfect and have the added bonus of knitting up quickly in the soft Autumn Chunky yarn.
Also knitted in the pretty King Cole Autumn yarn, this handy accessory set includes arm warmers, a hat, headband and scarf. These make for lovely short projects you can pick up when you have a spare few moments. They’d also make great gifts!
The beautiful Fallen Leaves Shawl is autumn in a shawl! From the gorgeous golden yellow colour to the pretty lace design. We’ve chosen the Stylecraft Bellissima yarn to use with this pattern, which is wonderfully soft and has a merino-like twist that creates lovely stitch definition.
Make every day an autumnal day, with the beautiful and warm autumnal shades of the King Cole Bramble range. Knitting up as a standard DK yarn it can be used with lots of DK patterns, so the choice is almost endless when it comes to projects to make.
Who could resist this sweet hedgehog crochet cardigan, with matching blanket. Crocheted in Sirdar Snuggly DK, it’s lovely and soft and can be washed easily in the washing machine - perfect for children’s garments! The little hedgehogs are crocheted separately so you can add as many as you like, or you could even add them to other makes to make matching items!
This super cute sweater and trousers pattern also uses the Sirdar Snuggly DK yarn. There are so many beautiful shades to choose from in this range, so you can choose your favourite. The whimsical embroidered mushrooms and flowers are reminiscent of a pretty woodland scene and adds something extra special.
We love the fluffy detail of the squirrel’s tail in this sweet sweater pattern! Something little ones would love too. The sweater is knitted in Sirdar Snuggly DK and the tail is knitted in Sirdar Snuggly Bunny. The Snuggly Bunny range is an irresistibly soft, fur-like baby yarn and has the softest and fluffiest texture! It’s a great yarn for adding sweet little details to makes. Let your imagination run wild and use it to add a bit of extra detail to other patterns!
The Emu Classic DK range is available in 50 different shades, but our Autumn bundle is a collection of all those beautiful shades inspired by this lovely season. You could use this bundle to make so many different projects including blankets, coordinating accessories such as hats and scarfs, baby garments, seasonal decorations like pompom garlands, bunting, and so much more! The yarn knits to a standard DK tension, so there are lots of patterns to choose from!
On the theme of seasonal decorations, we love these crocheted autumn leaves and mushrooms. Use them to decorate a mantle piece for an autumn inspired display, or add loops of yarn and hang them up if you have a seasonal tree. If you don’t yet have one, these are a great reason to make one! All you need is a vase or large glass jar and a selection of twigs and sticks. Arrange the sticks and twigs in your jar or vase and you’re ready to decorate with your favourite seasonal decorations! Change through the seasons and different celebrations throughout the year for a bit of fun!
We hope you all enjoy this wonderful season and make time to do the things you love the most. For more autumn inspiration why not take a look at our beautiful autumn collection here >>