Fall has arrived with evening coming sooner but the weather certainly has not made up its mind yet! Hot and humid one day and cold and wet the next! Perfect weather to stay in and knit or make something!
When I look at the fields behind my house, the trees have not started to change and it is still too hot and humid out to feel like fall but my fall wreath which is ancient but can still grace my front door!
Time to start a shawl! Although, when is it not a good time to work on a shawl?? Cathy recently finished this beauty!
Cathy’s Linientreu by Ute Nawratil is a semicircular shawl, alternating equilateral triangles and simple garter stitch rows. The triangle modules are joined by knitting (no sewing necessary!) The right triangles at the border edge result from short rows. You can use any yarn with short gradients in a fingering weight using 3.75 mm (US 5) needles. You will need 1258 - 1367 yards (1150 - 1250 m) of yarn. Cathy used Lang Mille Colori Baby and Regia 4 Ply for hers.
Above is Paulette’s second Linientreu knit in shades of fall! Are you itching to tackle a Linientreu? Neither Cathy or Paulette believed that their shawl would block flat but surprise, surprise...It does!
Connie wanted something that she can wear in the heat of summer both here and in Florida...She knit the deliciously light Oasis by Shibui Knits knit with Shibui Fern.
Look how long Connie’s Oasis is!
Fall is the perfect time to knit or crochet some fingerless mitts to wear. Pieces of Eight Mitts by Sybil R of Knitting and so on are knit in one piece starting with the thumb!
These mitts form a “figure eight” shape around the thumb by increasing in the first part of a row and decreasing in the second part. The free pattern includes illustrations showing construction. You will need 164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m) of fingering weight yarn and 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles.
Octavo Fingerless Gloves by Sybil R is her crochet version of her Pieces of Eight Mitts.
For the crocheted Octavo Fingerless Gloves, you will need 208 - 262 yards (190 - 240 m) of fingering yarn and a 3.00 mm crochet hook.
WIP's and FO's
I posted a teaser on Instagram and Facebook of my Zweig sweater's progress! I can't wait to finish so that I can wear it for real! Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks is truly talented - I love her Zweig.
Really looks like my Zweig is off my needles but wait! I still have one more sleeve to knit!!
I modified my Ninilchik to give it a turtleneck - I really didn’t want to hide any of it with a scarf or cowl!! While it is difficult to do, I am setting this aside until I the class starts! If you want to join the three already signed up, register soon!
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 to December 31, 2018. Don't forget to post a pic to the finished object (FO) thread whenever you finish a project during the Knit-Along so that you will be included in the draw!
Congratulations to Lise (Mattedcat on Ravelry) for winning the September 15th draw!
This is Sandi's test knit for Angie Watson’s Funny Bunny Hat.
EVENTS, CLASSES, UPCOMING
Reminder of Culture Days is this weekend! See below...
#culturedays2018 #kingsvilleontario in collaboration with @craftmatte and @blaksheepknits
If you want to learn a new skill or improve on a skill you already know, register for one of our classes!
Laine Magazine, Issue 6 is scheduled to land in the shop Monday, October 1st!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!