My Fall KAL

My Fall KAL

On October 15th started a new fun KAL/CAL organized by AndiMy Fall KAL. It is devoted to this wonderful time of a year when the temperatures get cooler and knitting gets hotter. KAL is not limited only to knitting projects. If you are a weaver, crocheter, spinner – jump right in!

My first project for the KAL will be something-I-do-not-know-what-yet, but definitely out of this yarn.

hand dyed yarn

I think the colors are so perfectly “fallish”! I got this yarn during my first weeks in San Miguel and I cannot be more excited about it! Just swatching with it was such a great tactile experience. Not only the colors change, but also the thickness of yarn – it goes from very tightly spun, I would guess fingering weight thread, to fluffy DK-thick bumps.

hand dyed yarn

The uneven thread creates a gorgeous texture that is perfect for simple stockinette. I think the “busier” the yarn, the simpler the stitch should be to show it off properly. The most difficult thing is to figure out the gauge, as the stitches are so uneven.

hand dyed yarn

After knitting a big swatch, I couldn’t decide which side will be the right one – both purl and knit look great. I am still not 100% sure, but I think I will go for the purl one. The colors are slightly blurred on the wrong side and it looks like a painter’s palette where he mixes the colors to get just the right shade for his masterpiece.

hand dyed yarn

I am so inspired and excited to dive into this new knitting adventure!

I hope you are enjoying this weekend spending it with dear ones and enjoying the things that you love !


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By | 2016-04-10T08:40:19+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Knitting, Work in Progress, Yarn|24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Carie @ Space for the Butterflies October 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Oh wow what wonderfully autumnal colours; it would make an amazing shawl …!

    • Alina October 19, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

      The colors are marvelous, aren’t they? The simple shawl would definitely look great in this colorway!

  2. Andi October 18, 2015 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Thank you for mentioning the KAL. Creators such as yourself make each KAL that much more special with your inspirational knits.
    Look forward to seeing what that beautiful yarn becomes!

    • Alina October 19, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for you kind words, Andi!

  3. Patricia October 19, 2015 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see what you are going to make!

    • Alina October 19, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Thank you, Patricia! Looking forward to this project as well!

  4. Tahnee October 19, 2015 at 3:25 am - Reply

    That is some very yummy yarn indeed, I think the purl side looks amazing! And I might join in on the KAL as well!

    • Alina October 19, 2015 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Oh, you should absolutely jump in! Your projects are always so beautiful and inspiring!

  5. carmela biscuit October 19, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    This yarn is gorgeous, I’m sure the end result will be amazing!

    • Alina October 20, 2015 at 8:25 am - Reply

      It is gorgeous! I hope I’ll be able to find the perfect project for it!

  6. Tracey October 19, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Love that yarn and think you are so right, it is the perfect fallish yarn. I am thrilled that you picked the pearl side of the swatch, love how the colors swirl together. Now to see what you create!

    • Alina October 20, 2015 at 8:26 am - Reply

      I started working with it already and it’s so addicting to see how the colors and the texture change!

  7. Jessy at Our Side of the Mountain October 19, 2015 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I haven’t ventured into specialty yarns yet, but I am being pulled that way. I’ve just used simple, acylics purchased at near by stores (as we don’t have a lot of stores around).

    • Alina October 20, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Thank you, Jessy! Specialty yarns is also a new territory for me!

  8. DKnits October 20, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

    What an original yarn! Can’t wait to see what you are going to knit 🙂

  9. Alina October 20, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Thank you, Dona! I am so looking forward to this project!

  10. Melissa October 20, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    LOVE those colors. Wow. what a yarn 🙂 And I agree, the purl side–such a nice bog swatch!

  11. Zeta October 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Yummy yarn, yummy project! I’m sure you’ll do magic again! 😉

    • Alina October 21, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Oh, thank you for your support, Zeta!

  12. Becki October 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Pretty colors in that scrumptious yarn! And thank you, Alina for linking to the KAL/CAL. I decided to join up for the fall. I suspect I’ll be mostly impressed with all the wonderful things you awesome knitters create, but if crocheters are truly welcome it will be fun to share my creations, too. Thank you for blogging about it.

    • Alina October 21, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Oh, I am so happy you are joining! I actually consider myself more of a crocheter than a knitter, though you can’t tell by the number of my knitting projects 🙂 But crochet is my first crafty love! And I am also planning to crochet something for the KAL/CAL!

  13. Lauren October 28, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Very pretty colors! It does look very “fally”!

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