I may have mentioned before just how much I adore autumn. It is most definitely my favourite season, not only because of the gorgeous colours associated with the falling leaves, foliage and autumn veg, but also because the fashions just get so much better! I might be biased, but as soon as the needles and hooks come out for cosy sweaters and scarves I want to layer up in snuggly wools and go on long walks through golden coloured fields.
Admittedly, this might be quite a romantic view as it will probably also be pouring with rain for the rest of the year, but the new season certainly brings with it a lot more choice in the crocheted and knitted fashion department. If you are interested in what the new trends are, take a look at our guide to what you should be wearing this autumn and winter.
As the temperatures drop, handmade socks will definitely be the hero of this season, as they are warmer and more comfortable than most pairs you can buy. Karen Ratto-Whooley's feature on page 38 is a handy how-to guide for hooking a perfectly fitting pair, and you can apply her tips while making Rohn Strong's gorgeous socks on page 70, which use a cosy ribbed stitch for warmth and comfort.
At the top of my queue this month is Lynne Rowe's fabulous Boo! Bunting, perfect for any Halloween party, with just the right amount of humour and horror for my tastes. It will take pride of place above the toffee apples and baked potatoes!
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