Fall Fashion Inspiration

Every fall and spring season we like to drop in a little fashion post among the colorways to give you a hint at what ‘new knits’ might make your queue this fall. If you’re trying to stay in with the trends but still make your own things (especially out of yarns that you love), here are four looks from the runways – and corresponding patterns by various designers – that can help you achieve the look!

Shown: Aquascutum textured sweater, H&M wristwarmers + gloves, Tsumori Chisato sweater, Gap cabled sweater

Look 1: Textured, Simple, Pullovers

This is a great look to go with nearly anything in your wardrobe, and in the right color, it can be very trendy for Fall! This Fall’s color palette includes colors reminiscent of colorways Bergamota, Borraja or Uva, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, Verde Esperanza and Rich Chocolate. Paired with a simple textured pullover, any colorway can show of the slight variations in our kettle dyeds, or highlight only the pattern with a solid. Some great examples of patterns are shown below:

Mithril by Anne Burk; Zig Zag Pullover by Phildar Design Team; Thermal by Laura Chau

Look 2: Scrunchy Armwarmers

Go out and grab yourself a pair of warm leather driving gloves, but get them so they’re a bit loose around the wrist – because you’re going to want to tuck in some Malabrigo goodness that will bridge the gap between your sleeve and hand! Any yarn weights lace to worsted, will work for these, so pick your favorite color and a weight that works best for your climate. All you have to do is knit a stockinette tube — but in case you needed a little more direction or wanted more ‘flair’ to your handwarmers, check out the patterns below. I can’t think of any combination more divine than a buttery brown leather glove and bright Bobby Blue lace handwarmer layers!

Mariposa Mitts by Melissa Wherle; Buttermilk Channel Mitts by Rachel Maurer;

Albina Armwarmers by Vera Brosgol

Look 3: Lightweight Elegance

Using either our Malabrigo Lace or Malabrigo Angora, knit yourself a sumptuous sweater layer that can drape over your favorite tees. While the sweater from Dior is a little theatrical, you might prefer something more modern, like any of the patterns below. Not feeling this season’s color palette? Go pastel with any of the base colors – turning Verde Esperanza into Water Green, or Borraja into Orchid.

Marco by Rosee Woodland; Mouse-Stairs Top by Boadicea Binnerts;

Angel-Wings Pullover by Katya Gorbacheva; Kelmscott by Carol Sunday

Look 4: Cable Knits

Cables are HUGE this fall – both in scale and in popularity. We saw them all over the TNNA runway and they’re already showing up in many, many pattern books. Take a look at any of these sweaters and find the perfect Malabrigo yarn to knit them in. You won’t regret knitting up a cabled sweater in a stitch-defining yarn like Rios, and with the easy care of superwash, you won’t even have to dry clean!

Aeneas by Norah Gaughan; Side to Side Cabled Cardigan by Stefania Mereu;

Rutland by Kayla Dyches; Rivel Cardigan by Miriam Felton

— Hannah

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