While it has been hot and humid some of the time, our evenings have started to cool down...With cool, crisp fall days on the horizon, it will be the perfect weather for a sweater or poncho!
Fall is also a great time to start knitting warm scarves, shawls and cowls for yourself or to give as gifts!
If you haven't already, check out all of our class offerings HERE. Our beginner to advanced classes will leave you feeling confident, equipped and inspired! Imagine what you will make next!
Anthology Recipe - by Tin Can Knits is a a free recipe pattern where you just follow the directions. They have done the math for you so all you need to do is pick some pretty motifs and cast on. The recipe includes:
- Instructions for either a hat, cowl, or tubular cowl in multiple sizes and 3 gauges
- A ‘plug and play’ design so you can try out yarns, colours, and patterns in an accessory
- Nearly 100 stitch patterns to get you started!
The recipe includes these sizes:
- Hat: newbon (baby, toddler, adult SM, adult L
- Regular Cowl: toddler (child, adult)
- Tubular Cowl: child short (child long, adult short, adult long)
Because this is a recipe, you can use any needle from a 2.75 mm (US 2) up to a 5.00 mm (US 8) needle and sock/fingering, DK or worsted weight yarn in amounts below:
worsted/aran: 100 (120, 150, 190, 230, 270) total yards
DK: 120 (150, 180, 220, 270, 320) total yards
sock/fingering: 140 (170, 200, 250, 300, 360) total yards
worsted/aran: 175 (200, 250)
DK: 220 (250, 300)
sock/fingering: 300 (350, 400)
worsted/aran: 350 (700, 500, 1000)
DK: 440 (880, 600, 1200)
sock/fingering: 600 (950, 800, 1400)
The free Koko Bean Hat by Judithmarieknits is the hat that she designed with her son Kohl whose nickname is Koko Bean. It is based on a store bought hat with a similar design that she kept seeing around. It is knit using 200 yards (183 m) of worsted weight yarn using 4.5 mm (US 7) needles or the needles to get a gauge of 4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette. The hat fits a 20"-22" head but it has a lot of give and can even fit a 19"-23" head.
The Rewilding Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade was created for the Autumn 2018 Curious Handmade Country House Retreat. As with many of the shawls I create for retreat knitting, this asymmetrical design features large comforting sections of garter: my ultimate “just be” stitch. A simple eyelet lace section adds a sprig of pretty detail, and the shawl is finished with fun, boho tassels. This is a light shawl, a perfect transitional piece for those in-between seasons.
The Rewilding Shawl was designed using the stunning Meadow from The Fibre Co, an incredibly luxurious yarn, a blend of merino, baby llama, silk, and linen. It creates a very sophisticated, drapey fabric, but the little flecks running through the yarn give it a gently rustic, untamed character, just perfect for this design.
137cm (54”) across top edge
102cm (40”) across cast off end
Heavy lace weight/ light fingering 374m/409yds; 75g
or The Fibre Co. Meadow
40% Merino wool, 25% baby llama, 20% silk, 15% linen; 498m/545yds per 100g skein, 1 x 100g skeins,
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
1 Removable stitch marker
17sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”)
in garter stitch after blocking
WIP's and FO's
I finally finished my Zweig! You are all probably tired of seeing all of the progress photos but I really do have to say that it going to be a go-to sweater! I love the fit, the yarn, the colour and just about everything about it!
So many have knit this sweater...all different yarns and different needle sizes but they all look pretty darn terrific! I used Koigu KPM in colour 1040 and KPPPM in P480.
I will be using the Jul Design Lisbon bag hardware that Nora designed the bag to use. The owners of Jul Design and Noni Patterns are sisters!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Project KAL: An everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from September 15 until December 31, 2018.
Natalie's Seven Eighths Shoulder Shawl by by Lainy Haule.
Natalie finished her stunning Swirl Skirt!
Liz and Jean in their Local Yarn Shawl by Casapinka
Mary’s shawl is one of Lisa Mutch’s designs
Lotta - Lise (Mattedcat)’s latest test knit is so sweet! Knit with Schoppel Wolle Alb Lino
Angela’s Diamond Cowl
We love yarn! I Love Yarn Day turns seven on October 13th, 2018 and to celebrate we’re calling all fiber fans to share their affection for yarn!
@sue2knits - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Sue2Knits and Yarn
12045 Ducharme Lane, McGregor, ON;
@littlesheepyarnboutique - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Little Sheep Yarn Boutique
1505 Ottawa St, Windsor, ON;
and @thehookpusher - 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
The Hook Pusher
628 Monmouth Rd # 1, Windsor, ON
Drop in at each location for knitting, crocheting, crafting demonstrations. Check out our special kits and patterns to complete a set! Patterns - a headband from @thehookpusher, a knit scarf pattern and a crocheted cowl pattern from @littlesheepyarnboutique and both a knit and crocheted mitt pattern from @sue2knits!
We will have some yummy fall goodies at each location. Stay awhile, snack and craft a bit before going on to the next shop!
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family! We will be be closed Sunday and Monday but will be open on Saturday until 4 pm!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!