The mercury is heading up to the triple digits outside my window today, and I’m thinking fall thoughts, dreaming of the crisp, bright days of autumn… a bracing wind from the west and the first brilliant leaf releasing its hold on the maple tree… Even though I haven’t been in school for years, I love the industrious promise of September, that buy-a-new-notebook feeling. Here’s a new shawl pattern to fill you with that September spirit.
Inspired by the gorgeous orange leaves and scrumptious yarns on display at last year’s Rhinebeck, this shawl will give you that peak foliage look the whole year round. An intuitive traditional lace leaf pattern narrows into a unique trapezoid shape, and since it’s widest at the bottom, each row is shorter and faster than the last. Knit with big needles and worsted weight yarn, this project is quick enough to finish in a weekend or two. Just enough extra warmth for those first afternoons of autumn, and colorful to brighten away the impending winter blahs. Wear it on a crisp, clear day. Eat an apple and crunch leaves underfoot.
Oh, and this shawl has a theme song! It’s named for the gorgeously wistful Kurt Weill tune, September Song:
Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn’t got time for the waiting game
Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
And these few precious days I’ll spend with you
These precious days I’ll spend with you
The September Song pattern is available here in the MoltingYeti shop.