Forever Autumn

We had an ice storm here last night. We don’t often get them, and while they make for a beautiful, shiny landscape, they are dangerous things. This winter has been filled with cold, snow, and wind. Autumn seems like a long, long time ago and who knows when spring will get here. But I have a reminder of autumn, when the days were still warm and the leaves filled the world with color.

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The pattern is “Forever Autumn” by Welsh designer, Sally Pointer, under her “Wicked Woollens” label.

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I varied the heel slightly. I have a very narrow heel, so instead of the eye-of-partridge stitch that the pattern called for, used a simple 1×1 rib for the heel. This gives me a tighter fit. I also added an extra level of the leaf pattern.

And although it is a bit hard to discern because of the difficult in photographing white, that is an autumn-blooming azalea sheltering the fairy door below.

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The yarn is Three Irish Girls Adorn in the “Lucky Penny” colorway, a lovely coppery color that looks like autumn leaves.

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Given the winter we are having, if I can’t have spring, I would have settled for autumn lasting longer!

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You get a much better idea of the design with the socks on.

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I added the extra leaf at the front ankle.

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And continued the cable down the foot.

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I love the oak leaf motif!

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And these took exactly one skein, with the extra rounds of the design. A very happy marriage of a pattern and the right yarn!

 

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