I can't believe it but it is already September tomorrow, Labour Day weekend, and my daughter and grandson both have birthdays next week! Where has the time gone?
Angela shared this - love it so I just have to share it with you too! I have to admit to an obsession with all things yarny and being a yarn and knitting addict! As Dinah says when comes in and raises her hand, "Hi! My name is Dinah and I am a yarn addict!" Now is definitely time to start our fall knitting...
Turtle Dove by Espace Tricot is a loose, dolman-style sweater with a turtleneck and a modern silhouette. It’s knit from the top-down with optional short-rows to raise the back of the neck slightly. The entire sweater is knit in the round so there is no seaming at all! There are two options for finishing the body - a simple rolled hem or a twisted rib split-hem. This sweater is designed to be worn with 14-18”of positive ease. Measurements below are given for the finished circumference measured at the end of the raglan increases (underarms). The sweater is knit using a bulky yarn and 6.0 - 7.00 mm (US 10-10.75) needles for a gauge of 14 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette. You will need 766 - 1203 yards (700 - 1100 m) of yarn depending on the size you make. The sizes available are XS, S, M, L, XL with finished circumference measured at underarms of 47.5 (50.75, 54.25, 57.75, 61)”.
ShelbyWoo’s Turtle Dove
Andrea Mowry’s The Weekender is a drop-shoulder pullover with texture, faux seams and some positive ease for a versatile, flattering style no matter what your body type. It is perfect for wearing to the office or out on your weekend hike in the woods. The pattern includes sizes to fit chest measurements of 30 (34, 38, 42)46, 50, 54”/76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5)117, 127, 137 cm and is intended to be worn with approximately 10”/25.5cm of positive ease. You will need 915 - 1640 yards (837 - 1500 m) of worsted weight yarn to be knit using 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 mm (US 7, 8 and 9) needles to get a gauge of 18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round and blocked with the larger needles.
WIP's and FO's
I took this pic of my skirt and the progress of my Zweig sweater by Caitlin Hunter on August 25th.
My Zweig has not grown too much this week...I've been working out the text for Fall Classes!
I knit a simple neck warmer for an upcoming Knit 1 - Beginner knitting class. Pattern 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 July 1 to September 15, 2018; and the Swirl Skirt, Any Skirt and Any Project KAL running at the same time. Don't forget to post a pic to the finished object (FO) thread! Just a few weeks to go before the next draw!
My skirt is almost finished! Just needs the waistband for which I have already picked up the stitches! 2 more weeks until the next draw!
Nadine’s Boy Bunny by Julie Williams. She said, "I love how this guy turned out… except the face :-(" but we all love his expressive "curious" face!
Connie (knitnut246)’s Galiano Socks by Tracie Millar
Lise (mattedcat) has knit another Flax by tincanknits
Karen (kyoungson)’s Starry Dishcloth
Sandi (sandima)’s Vacation Time shawl by Susan Ashcroft
Sandi’s plaid test knit using dome leftover Drops Alpaca from her Birds and Bikes test knit
Nik (mamaboj)’s Coddiwomple Socks by Knitting Expat!
Trina (kwiltz) looks wonderful in her Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier
Trina also finished an Einstein Coat by Sally Melville!! "Too hot," she said - so she didn't put it on!
Our list of upcoming classes is up on the website! Take a look to see if there is anything you are interested in. There is a Basic Socks Class, a Beginner Knitting Class (Knit 1), a Beginner Knit Hat Class (Knit 2), Crochet 1 and any one who saw the rabbits that I had for a short time in the shop before they went to their forever homes with my grandbabies will by happy to know that we will run the a class for the Girl or Boy Bunny by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits. This Class will introduce you to colourwork, increasing, decreasing, and grafting to name a few although it is recommended that you be an advanced beginner to intermediate knitter to be able to keep up. I have also included a Workshop for Yarn Dyeing, one for learning How to Fix Mistakes and one for Weaving which is not yet posted.
I will be closed the Labour Day long weekend! Back to regular hours on Tuesday.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!