Knitting Stylish Ponchos for Fall

In the Northern Hemisphere, today — Monday, September 23, 2019 — is the first day of fall. You know what that means: If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to put away your shorts and t-shirts, and start getting out your ponchos, mittens, hats, scarves and sweaters to prepare for the chillier days ahead.

If you don’t already own any lovely ponchos, perhaps you’d enjoy knitting yourself a new one. There are bunches of gorgeous poncho patterns to consider. Check out this one:

This knitted poncho is perfect for fall! You'll find the pattern for making this poncho in the book Knitting for the Fun of It! by Frida Ponten, published by Trafalgar Square Books.
This knitted poncho is perfect for fall! You’ll find the pattern for making this poncho in the book Knitting for the Fun of It! by Frida Ponten, published by Trafalgar Square Books.

Knitting for the Fun of It! is one of my all-time favorite knitting books. In addition to poncho patterns, the book also includes patterns for making shawls, fingerless gloves, sweaters and bunches of other lovely items that are suitable for wearing in fall. It also has some interesting articles on topics like how to dye your own yarn. I find the book highly inspiring — and if you knit, I bet you’ll love it, too.

If you’d rather knit a shawl or a wrap than a poncho, another fabulous book to consider is Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps 2. The entire book is dedicated to giving you knitting patterns for making pretty, feminine shawls and wraps that will ward off the chill on crisp fall days.

If ponchos and shawls aren’t what you feel like working on right now, no worries. We have bunches of other craft ideas you might enjoy. You’re invited to check out this list of fall patterns to discover ideas for crocheting or knitting just about any type of knitwear you might want to get started on making this fall. Happy crafting!

By Amy Solovay

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a studio art minor; and she has also obtained another degree in textile design. Amy has been crocheting and making crafts since childhood, and knitting since her teenage years. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, KnittingandCrochet.net and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

This page was last updated on 8-31-2019.

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