At the trade show last week we got to check out all the new patterns and yarns for the fall – so here’s my little fall fashion report for you!
Rich jewel tones (especially deep reds) with pops of coral, gold, green and warm greys are in – and of course we were inspired by this when we placed our fall orders.
One vendor at the show even had cards printed out with the Pantone Fall 2010 colors on them so we could refer to them while we shopped. (Thanks, Tahki Stacy Charles!)
Another new color not shown above is Purl Gray (Pantone 18-4105) – it’s all about the knitters this fall. (Check out Vogue Knitting’s Early Fall issue for their “Purl Gray” article featuring knitting designers Lutz & Patmos.)
Cables are back for fall along with tweeds – this year with new textures, weights, and colors. Look for Campus, Sundae, Remix, and Blackstone Tweed yarns from Berroco that will be in the shop for fall.
Luxe shine is in too (think velvet, satin, and silk) – silky, shimmery yarns from Fyberspates, Mirasol, Cascade, and more will be here soon, along with new colors of hand-dyed silk ribbon.
Colorful accessories like cowls, wristwarmers, and mittens are perfect for holiday gifts (it’s about time to start planning!) O-Wool Classic 2-Ply and the new fingering weight merino from Stonehedge Fiber Mill provide a palette of colorwork choices.
Laceweight yarns for scarves, shawls, and airy garments (perfect for layering) are on the way – look for hand dyed colors from Madeline Tosh, Neighborhood Fiber Company, etc.
Last but not least, luxury and exotic fibers are the perfect indulgence (kind of like all that ice cream we brought back with us, but with way less calories!) Our shopping rule for these was that picking up the yarn had to make us go weak in the knees – and we found some AMAZING yarns. I’ll keep these a surprise for now, but I will tell you to look for boxes arriving from far off lands like Australia, New Zealand, England, and Canada… We’re super excited!