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Meg Ryan in the Fall - String Theory Yarn Co

Meg Ryan in the Fall

By Emily

Ah yes, it’s fall once again. Every year on the first semi-crisp September day, I crave apple orchard visits, warm comforting soups, mugs of hot spicy beverages, and of course, gorgeous cozy chunky knits. Aesthetic-wise, think Meg Ryan in pretty much any of her movies between 1989-1998. 

Whether you’re going for shop-girl vibes a la You’ve Got Mail or whip-smart When Harry Met Sally chic, here are my top pattern and yarn suggestions for manifesting your best Meg-Ryan-in-fall persona:

Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail"

For this iconic fall ensemble from "You've Got Mail", I recommend knitting up the Bertie Cowl using two skeins of DK- or Worsted-Weight yarn. Malabrigo Rios or two skeins of Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio DK would be perfect. Now go don some wool tights and visit your local pumpkin patch!

Meg Ryan in "Youve Got Mail" 

Ponder your quaint little bookshop's future in an oversized chunky turtleneck, such as Jemison in Manos Del Uruguay Cardo

Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" 

While this sweater-and-blazer combo might not technically be a knit, it'd be killer as a faire-isle pullover. The Wise Weeds Sweater or Hello from My Colors Crop  would be gorgeous in fingering-weight Pascuali Bayalage, which is unbelievably soft and comes in tons of fabulous fall-palette colors. 

Meg Ryan with Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally"

Two for one! Knit a pair of matching cable-knit sweaters for you or your favorite will-they-or-won't-they couples! I'm getting classic fisherman's sweater vibes from this image, so I'd recommend a pattern like Svenson or Svenson for her, which is knit up with DK-weight wool. Harrisville Daylights would be perfect, or Peace Fleece for an oversized option. Simply add additional rows of ribbing to the collar to make a turtleneck!

So there you have it - Meg Ryan's best knitwear looks for fall. What are your essential fall movies?  Have you ever been inspired by a film or character to knit a garment? Tell us in the comments! 

Bonus Harry for kicks:

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Kristina M - October 12, 2022

Love this. You’ve Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally are great knit-along movies too, I watch these every fall. It’s Complicated (and really all Nancy Meyers movies) is another fave, tons of gorgeous drapey sweaters and shawls.

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