Remember when I welcomed autumn by knitting the most spring-like socks imaginable? As the warm weather creeps up on us and we’re forced to say goodbye to ski season, it’s entirely reasonable that I reach for yarn reminiscent of fall. Right?

This yarn is not one of my regulars, but I’m already a huge fan: Fleece Artist merino sock yarn (from the kit), in russet. Although I can’t pinpoint what’s different about the dyeing process, the way the dyes penetrate the fibers reminds me of Manos del Uruguay. Amazing.

The lucky pattern (truly, lucky) is another one from Favorite Socks called the Uptown Boot Socks by Jennifer Appleby.

Everything is working harmoniously and knitting up beautifully. I feel total calm whenever I pick up this project.

The Hidden Passion socks, on the other hand, are causing me a bit of a headache. I’ve been in touch with Jaya Srikrishnan, the designer, and Anne Merrow, the editor, and it appears that there are a couple of mistakes in the chart. Once the corrections are processed, we can expect to see them here. Just to let you know, the Merino Lace socks also have a mistake in the charts. There’s more to talk about than just the chart, but first I need to brace myself for starting over again. Until then, I’ll be enjoying the colors of fall.


66 thoughts on “Autumn

  1. Rebekkah

    That’s a gorgeous colorway. Autumnal colors have always been a weak spot for me.

    I’m about to start the Autumn Color Cardigan from Sweaters From Camp. Glad to see I’m not alone in my off-season knitting. I prefer it to Spring, anyway.

  2. Trico

    So beautiful color…I have the same yarn in my stash but another colorway. I cannot stand waiting to try on. For off-season knitting, I have just started my all-over cabled roomy aran sweater recently, but I know I wouldn’t complete it before next winter…

  3. Sarah

    That socks is gorgeous. Fleece Artist Merino is my all-time favorite sock yarn. Can’t wait to see how the pair turns out!

  4. alyson

    Wow, the pattern and yarn together really are beautiful. I have a skein of very autumnal Fleece Artist in my stash, too – now I’m getting all antsy to try it out…

  5. Greeley

    I’ve been knitting the uptown socks again, this time out of FA seawool. The colors -are- amazing and the pattern is very satisfying.

  6. Wannietta

    I think that I will definitely pick up Favourite Socks!

    I’m sorry that you’re having grief over the HP socks – but I for one appreciate you trouble shooting it!!

  7. May

    Wow! What a great colorway! I love it. I think it’s a perfect compliment to the stitches in the sock pattern. Looking forward to more photos of this project.

  8. maryse

    i just received the favorite sock book in this morning’s mail delivery at work. i’m sad to hear about the mistakes though. and frustrated.

    lovely yarn by the way.

  9. Ashley

    So, I opened this on my susper-slow-loading work computer, walked away from my desk to go Xerox something, sat back down and literally gasped aloud at the image that was waiting for me. That is some seriously gorgeos yarn. Terhi (mustaa vilaa) was singing its praises today too–I gess I’m going to have to add it to my list!

  10. Mia

    I am waiting on my copy of Favorite Socks to arrive. Why am I not surprised that there are corrections needed already?

    I also love Fleece Artist sock yarns. Okay, I like all of their yarns.

  11. Melanie

    I have this book and can’t decide what to make first! These are right at the top of the list — just beautiful. And calm knitting – love it.

  12. Kristy

    Wow, I love those colors! I’m really a fall colors girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for fighting to get corrected patterns. It makes it a lot easier for the rest of us!

  13. Jen

    Hey, glad you like the pattern! It looks great in the color you chose. Makes we want to knit another pair. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Sarahfish

    Oh cool! I can’t wait to see what those look like all knitted up. The Uptown Boot socks are on my short list for the same yarn (different colourway).I have a very foggy image in my head of what I want… lots of texture. Or something. Anyway, can’t wait to see!

    I have a little challenge for you if you’re interested… I have some (what I think is) Russian yarn, so of course I can’t read what it is! There’s a photo of the labels on my blog, from the 16th of March. Do you recognise it? (I hope I’m not being presumptuous…!)

  15. Deirdre

    Beautiful, beautiful colour! And because of your influence, I have now got my hands on ‘Favourite Socks’, and am readying myself for one pair after another – so thanks!

  16. Elinor

    That *is* beautiful yarn! I have way too much stash sock yarn to go out and buy more but I’ve been wanting to try Fleece Artist!

  17. Adam

    If you keep tempting me with such lovely socks, I think I might just have to pick up a copy of the Favorite Socks book for myself. I flipped through a copy in a bookstore, but held my ground…although I don’t think I can last much longer.

  18. Kellie

    oooh, I have that pattern earmarked to make so it’s great to see it here. And that yarn…wow, such rich depth of colour, just beautiful!

  19. Nikki

    Where did you purchase the yarn? Is it Merino 2/6 or Nova Socks? I can not seem to find the color russet. The color is beautiful as are the socks. Many thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

  20. Dana

    Thanks for looking out for us by pre-knitting and not only finding the mistakes but pursuing the corrections. Your work is lovely!

  21. Laura

    Thank you for sleuthing out the errors. Funny how mistakes crept into patterns that were presumably correct when originally published in the magazine — at least no corrections are listed on the website for the magazine versions of those two patterns.

  22. Amy

    That is the perfect pattern for that yarn! I’m also working with Fleece Artist Merino Sock Yarn and I love it. Looks great!

  23. Brenda

    I have knit more socks with FA Merino than any other sock yarn. It has never let me down. And it washes beautifully. The sock looks fantastic! Enjoy!

  24. kitkatknit

    So far no luck with the book either. I started the Spiril socks and they were coming out stupid looking so I frogged them. Those boot socks are on my to do list. No problems with that pattern so far is there?

  25. Dipsy D.

    What a very, very beautiful yarn this is! Okay, probably not the perfect spring colours, but who cares, they’re awesome! And so is the pattern – looking forward to seeing the finished socks!

  26. Mary T.

    I’ll just be adding that sock pattern to my “to do’s”. I love the Favorite Sock book and enjoy seeing the patterns knit up in other colorways. Thanks for sharing.

  27. ali

    Wow, that is a beautiful yarn! I love those colors, they’re just yummy. And the sock is off to a wonderful start.

    Happy knitting,


  28. domesticshorthair

    That’s it! I can’t take it anymore, your pictures have caused me to order a copy of Favorite Socks (of course, I enjoy knitting socks a lot, anyway). And the color russet is just so…so gorgeous! Thanks for keeping us all informed on this book and what projects you’re making.

  29. Jenn

    Ok, so I haven’t read blogs in a while (a month?), and I thought I’d start with yours. When I saw you were doing the uptown boot sock I was intrigued because I started a pair of those last week and I’ve already completed one sock.

    Then I read this post.

    And I realized that We’re doing the same pattern. With the same yarn. In the same color. We will be sock twins of coincidence! I love both the pattern and the yarn btw. I think the yarn makes the sock look somewhat tweedy. It’s happy!

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