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Autumn Means Colorwork Inspiration! Moogly Shares 4 Color Palettes Based on Regional Foliage

Today's guest post is brought to us by Tamara Kelly, author and designer of Moogly Blog. Today, Tamara's sharing some inspirations for fall color palettes based on the various regions of the country. She has brought this information to us with the help of her crocheting friends who live in different parts of the country: Jessie Rayot, Kim Guzman, and Andee Graves.

Autumn has to be the very best season for crocheters and knitters! Getting comfy on the couch with hooks and yarn, snuggled under a handmade blanket, yummy drink by your side - what could be better? But Fall also provides inspiration in the beautiful colors that show up every time we leave the house. Here in Iowa, the leaves are turning - and falling - at an incredible rate!

And... there's just something about the beautiful colors, the quality of the light, and the scent in the air — it's all a little different in various parts of the country. With that thought, I asked three of my best blogging friends from all over the USA to send me their favorite fall photos, and I matched them up with some of my favorite Lion Brand yarns for a little extra autumn fun!

First up is my friend Jessie Rayot, knit and crochet designer at Jessie at Home. Jessie lives in the Northeast, and she sent me a gorgeous photo - You can practically hear the crunch of the leaves! You can bring these colors home with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, for extra cozy!

The lovely Kim Guzman, designer at CrochetKim.com is a hobby nature photographer, so I had to ask her as well. She lives in the Southwest, so her autumn has some colors we don't see too often here in the Midwest! Wool-Ease® pairs perfectly with her pretty pumpkin scene, and the yarn is light enough for winter use even down south!

Way out west, like in Colorado, they'll be gearing up for the busy ski season, but first — they enjoy some gorgeous fall foliage. The amazing Andee Graves, designer at Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts, sent me this photo from her home in the Rocky Mountains, and I found some complimentary colors in Vanna's Choice® - great for a mama of active boys living on a mountain, like Andee!

And last but not least, is my home in the Midwest US, Moogly headquarters! The trees here look much like the trees in the Northeast and in the Mountains... but there is this breathtaking bush out in front of my house that I look forward to seeing every autumn! Over the next month it will start looking as if it's on fire! Right now it's just begun.. and matches perfectly with LB Collection Superwash Merino!

I hope these gorgeous photos have gotten you in the Autumn crochet and knitting mood! Taking cues from nature is always a great way to get inspired, and Lion Brand has the right yarns to translate what you see into works of yarny art! If you'd like to learn how to make your own collages like those seen above, check out the tutorial on Stitch11! Thank you to Jessie, Kim, and Andee for sharing your lovely photos!

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  • Kimber Hebert Miller

    These palettes are beautiful. Thank you for putting these together!

  • Cat

    The color pallette posted for the Northeast is far too drab. Vermont's Green Mountains (where I grew up) explode with Brilliant red, Dazzling orange, Bright yellow and Vibrant greens.