Favourite Pattern Friday, October 5, 2018, Issue 72: Fall is here...what's on your needles?

Favourite Pattern Friday, October 5, 2018, Issue 72: Fall is here...what's on your needles?

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!

Love the Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter that Paulette knit! It is a great project for learning fairisle and beginning Sunday, October 21st she will be teaching this class. Register HERE.

 

Paulette’s gorgeous Ninilchik Swoncho!

 

Fall is also a great time to start knitting warm scarves, shawls and cowls for yourself or to give as gifts!

 

Sandi knit up the cowl we will be knitting for our beginner knitting class with Kathy

 

Sandi has finished her Painted Stones Cowl in a beautiful green!  I designed this free pattern for our beginner Knit 1 class which is scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 23rd.

 

Sign up soon for Classes!

 

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!

 

FAVOURITE PATTERNS

 

Anthology by tincanknits

 

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!

 

Anthology by tincanknits

 

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:

Hat:
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

Cowl:
worsted/aran: 175 (200, 250)
DK: 220 (250, 300)
sock/fingering: 300 (350, 400)

Tubular Cowl
worsted/aran: 350 (700, 500, 1000)
DK: 440 (880, 600, 1200)
sock/fingering: 600 (950, 800, 1400)

 

Koko Bean Hat by Judithmarieknits

 

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.

 

Rewilding Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade

 

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.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
137cm (54”) across top edge
102cm (40”) across cast off end

YARN
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,

NEEDLES
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle
1 Removable stitch marker

GAUGE
17sts/32 rows = 10cm (4”)
in garter stitch after blocking

 

WIP's and FO's

 

My finished Zweig

 

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!

 

My finished Zweig just hanging!

 

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 cast on the Bedouin Bag by Nora J Bellows

 

I cast on the size Small Bedouin Bag by Nora J Bellows of Noni Patterns using Noro Kureyon Air and 7.5 mm needles.

 

A Bedouin Bag by Noni is on my needles and Jul Design Lisbon bag hardware

 

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 Shoulder Shawl

 

Natalie's Seven Eighths Shoulder Shawl by by Lainy Haule.

 

Natalie’s Swirl Skirt - stunning!

 

Natalie’s Swirl Skirt

 

Natalie finished her stunning Swirl Skirt!

 

Liz and Jean in their Local Yarn Shawl by Cadapinka

 

Liz and Jean in their Local Yarn Shawl by Casapinka

 

Mary’s shawl is one of Lisa Mutch’s designs

 

Mary’s shawl is one of Lisa Mutch’s designs

 

Lise’s Matilda Cardigan by schneckenstrick knit with Cascade 220 Superwash in Daffodil

 

Lise’s Matilda Cardigan by schneckenstrick knit with Cascade 220 Superwash in Daffodil

 

Lotta - Lise (Mattedcat)’s latest test knit is so sweet! Knit with Schoppel Wolle Alb Lino

 

Lotta - Lise (Mattedcat)’s latest test knit is so sweet! Knit with Schoppel Wolle Alb Lino

 

Angela’s Diamond Cowl

 

Angela’s Diamond Cowl

 

UPCOMING EVENT

 

 Yarn Crawl Windsor-Essex

 

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the yarn shops of Windsor-Essex will be hosting a Yarn Crawl as a part of I Love Yarn Day! Mark it on your calendar and plan to attend...Yes, it is the same day as the Woodstock Fleece Festival and the Creativ Festival. This will be our local event!
 

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!

Participating stores:
@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!

 

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!

 

 

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