Reclaiming the Fall – and a giveaway

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Fall has always been my favorite time of year – even when I was young, I was always excited when September rolled around: the weather starts getting cooler, the leaves begin to turn, and hot apple cider and various pumpkin flavored items begin to appear in shops. (How much do I love fall?  Well this guy pretty much sums up my excitement)

So way back when we started discussing doing an Autumn collection as a follow up to First Light, I had a feeling this would be an incredible collection.  Then when I saw the submissions we received from the designers, I knew this would become an all time favorite.  Even better, as the designer coordinator, I got to work with all 13 of these incredible designers and got a first look at everything!

And now we are excited to share with you Reclaimed - the  Knit Picks Fall 2014 Collection! I could talk about each design & designer in this collection but rather than make this longest post ever,  I decided to just share a couple of favorites.

I’m not normally one for knit dresses, but seeing Thayer Preece’s Addison Dress has completely changed my mind.  It just looks so warm & comfy and I’m always immediately attracted to any pattern with stripes!  I’ve got the yarn picked out (our new Wool of the Andes Superwash!) and now I’m trying to decide what colors I want to make – either keep it more neutral or go a bit brighter.

swarm

I want to say Lisa Kereliuk’s Swarm of Bees sweater was the first submission to go in the yes pile – all of us absolutely loved Lisa’s idea, with the different textures all over the sweater – including a mock belt at the waist with a bee cable pattern.  Be sure to check out all the photos on the pattern page to see the full effect!

atmos

Hilary Smith Callis is one of my favorite designers – all of her designs are instantly wearable for everyone and so well written (and she’s honestly one of the nicest people I’ve ever met).  Atmos is no exception – such a great shape and beautiful cables – I like big cables and I cannot lie (sorry for that earwarm).  Knit up quickly in Swish Bulky, I can see making this for a holiday gift this year.

There’s so many great patterns in here – for instance, I didn’t even include the accessories!  We’re so excited to share this with you, we’ve decided to have a giveaway -  to enter, check out all the Reclaimed patterns here, then come back and leave a comment on this blog, letting us know which pattern is your favorite and why.  That’s it!  I’ll randomly draw 3 names on Monday August 19 and each one will win a copy of the book!

Rules: One entry per person. Must have a US or Canada mailing address. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts or on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Ravelry, etc.) will not be valid for this contest. We will close the comments at 7am PST August 19th and randomly select the winners then!

As a note, don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away – because of not-very-nice spammers that slip through our filters, we need to approve each comment.  So there might be delay, especially over the weekend – but don’t worry, we’ll get your entry!


1380 comments

  1. Linda Meadows / August 16, 2013

    Love to try new patterns & designs!

  2. Elana / August 16, 2013

    I like the belt cardi. It’s kind of simple, but with nice style.

  3. Elizabeth Miller / August 16, 2013

    I love texture and insects. Bees!

  4. Cindy Cooper / August 16, 2013

    I love Calistoga Tunic because of the unusual front and the sophisticated look!

  5. Danielle / August 16, 2013

    I LOVE the Calistoga tunic. The matching detail On the arms and neck just make it simply wonderful!

  6. Caeli / August 16, 2013

    My favorite is the Cable Embrace Cardigan pattern. I love layering my outfits so this pattern would be perfect for me!

  7. Greta / August 16, 2013

    I love the Swarm of Bees pattern and think I need to knit it next, even though I’d planned something else, it just looks like the perfect sweater!

  8. Helen / August 16, 2013

    Would love to add this one to the knit section of the bookshelf, you can never have too many knit books :) The Atmos cardigan would be a definite knit.

  9. Vanessa / August 16, 2013

    There are so many lovely patterns, but the first one that caught my eye was the Jayashri, I liked the unusual collar and simple ribbing.

  10. Marta / August 16, 2013

    I love the Jayashri Pullover. It’s simple, but yet very elegant at the same time.

  11. Lisa / August 16, 2013

    love the Swarm of Bees pullover.
    It has lots of interesting detail.

  12. Julie / August 16, 2013

    Oh, how can one choose just one favorite! The Savitri coat is exquisite! It would be a nice deep fall sweater to keep cozy and warm. Love it!

  13. Alex Woods / August 16, 2013

    Love the book and the Calistoga Tunic

  14. Christine G / August 16, 2013

    I would love a copy! These sweaters look gorgeous and so comfy!

  15. Anna / August 16, 2013

    I really like the Landslide Cowl. Living in the coastal Southern California region, I tend to knit accessories more than garments due to the mild winter weather. The Landslide Cowl is perfect for a winter look and a bit of warmth without bundling up too much.

  16. Debi / August 16, 2013

    Oh! The tunic…definitely the Calistoga tunic! I can’t wait to knit it. Did I say the tunic? Yep, that’s the one :)

  17. Christa / August 16, 2013

    Swarm of Bees – so imaginative and beautiful!

  18. Diane / August 16, 2013

    I love the straight A dress. I’ve been looking for a dress pattern that’s not too lacy, and I think this is it!

  19. Bevy / August 16, 2013

    Love the bee swarm sweater because I LOVE bees!

  20. Jennifer Knowles / August 16, 2013

    I love the beautiful short sleeve grey cardigan!

  21. Pam C / August 16, 2013

    I love the landslide cowl! I dress in layers especially when hot flashes come and this would go with any outfit. Thanks!

  22. Laurence / August 16, 2013

    For me it was really the Calistoga tunic. I saw it first in the official photo and it never even clicked but then during the week you showed it off in other outfits and suddenly I saw the geometric patterns and the slight grunge look of it stole my heart! I want to make it in something sinfully soft to contrast those two ideas :D

  23. Margaret Wabaunsee / August 16, 2013

    Swarm of Bees hits all my faves:
    Top down with texture and pattern.
    Shapely and not boring.
    Its a winner!

  24. Cindy fell / August 16, 2013

    Reclaimed looks like a great addition for fashionable knits that are eternal

  25. Shirley / August 16, 2013

    I really would love the reclaimed book…..I can’t choose what thing I love the best …..I probably would make more than one thing…as Christmas gifts or for a special someone for their Birthday.

  26. Linda / August 16, 2013

    The Cable Embrace cardigan has my vote–it’s a classic with a twist.

  27. Cathy Voss / August 16, 2013

    Love the Calistoga Tunic! Great classic piece to dress up or down.

  28. Barbara Behringer / August 16, 2013

    Swarm of Bees looks so comfortable to wear. I’m learning to knit but one of these days I hope to add this beautiful sweater to my wardrobe.

  29. Alicia / August 16, 2013

    My favorite is the Bellflower Coat. I love sweater-coats in the fall and spring when it isn’t quite cold enough for a regular coat or jacket.

  30. Rebecca Myers / August 16, 2013

    My favorite would be the Belt Cardi. It looks like it would be figure-flattering, and something I would wear with a skirt, or pants. It also looks like it would be easy to put on and take off without having to remove my eyeglasses, or messing up my hair, as the weather warms up or cools down throughout a day.

  31. KMaldonado / August 16, 2013

    Love cable so Atmos is my absolute favorite.

  32. Erin / August 16, 2013

    Beautiful patterns. Would love to check it out further!!

  33. Rose / August 16, 2013

    The belt cardi is a cool style for a sweater!

  34. Tracie Stec / August 16, 2013

    The Belt Cardi and Straight A Dress are 2 projects I would LOVE to get working on…

  35. SMorton / August 16, 2013

    The straight A dress is so stunningly classic. It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. I love anything with seed stitch.

  36. Sabrina / August 16, 2013

    That Addison dress is pretty awesome!!

  37. Haizle / August 16, 2013

    My favorite pattern is the Addison Dress.

  38. Sandra / August 16, 2013

    Love the Swarm of Bees sweater!

  39. Alia / August 16, 2013

    Oooh, I really love that Addison dress! It’d be awesome to win this book! :)

  40. Judie Agee / August 16, 2013

    Love these patterns…AND your cashmere is on sale! What a coincidence!

  41. Debora Wilburn / August 16, 2013

    I really think there is a good mix of patterns I really like jayashri pullover.

  42. Dee / August 16, 2013

    Calistoga Tunic!!! I want to knit that pattern.

  43. Lyn H / August 16, 2013

    I love the patterns. I think Swarm of Bees is my fav!

  44. BJ King / August 16, 2013

    My fav is the Belt Cardi. Perfect for layering.

  45. Sally / August 16, 2013

    I love the Tokyo Toque & Mitts because cables are one of my favorite things to knit and I have become very fond of fingerless mitts as they are wonderful at keeping my arms warm during the cooler weather for motorcycling.

  46. Sharon Bobbs / August 16, 2013

    Love the Gray short sleeve sweater, for some reason recently, I have been really drawn to the Shades of Gray!..Thanks.

  47. Bev S / August 16, 2013

    Swarm of bees is so lovely – wouldn’t a soft cashmere be wonderful.

  48. Wendy Williams / August 16, 2013

    I just love the Jayashri Pullover! It’s simple but has those details that just make it wonderful! And it looks so comfortable! I think I could make this as a first garment. 8-)

  49. Laura / August 16, 2013

    Great way to transition into autumn!

  50. Vicki / August 16, 2013

    The belt cardi caught my eye first. It is a pattern that will look good on any figure, any age. But the straight a dress is really elegant.