At TNNA I was fortunate enough to flip through some galley copies of up and coming books set to be released this fall.
By far one of my favorites was this little jewel by Linda La Belle above. It is available for pre-order now at Amazon.
It truly showed the variety of ways to dye yarn and the stunning results you can get from all kinds of different techniques. The section on natural dyer Hand Jive was really great as well.
This book I have now added to my wish list although I know little to nothing about it. I have wanted to learn the magic loop method for awhile now and this seems to be even better.
I wonder if learning the magic loop bit would be better first and then moving on to 2 socks at a time. Hmmmm. Any advice on that one?!
As for patterns I must share what I saw as trends...
Look for some fabulous Fair Isle from Rowan and a thicker weight version of Kidsilk Haze this Fall. I really think overall it seemed the pendulum was swinging back to traditional knitting methods, Fair Isle, traditional/ethic patterning and designing inspiration etc. and far, far away from anything even remotely resembling fun fur.