Today there was no sun, only gray and intermittent rain so it was the prefect weather to wear a cozy, oversized sweater like Nik is here!
It is warm enough to wear a summery sweater one day but not the next!
The Purl Code by Isabell Kraemer is worked seamlessly from the top down starting with some short rows to shape the neck. Raglan increases are then worked to a yoke depth that is designed to be rather deep, where sleeve stitches are placed on hold. From this point the oversized body is worked in rounds to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves in rounds top down to the cuffs. Optional neck finishing is worked last. Purl stitch lines are added every now and then throughout (add purl stitches where you like/when you like/as many as you like) …you may like the idea of using the morse code alphabet..what morse code message will you hide in yours?
Faliine knit her Purl Code test knit using Madelinetosh Vintage. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn for a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking using 4.0 mm (US 6) needles or the needles to get the gauge. 3.75 mm (US 5) needles are the recommended needles for the neck finishing and ribbing.
Ivy Line by Yoko Johnston is my favourite kind of cardigan - a-line and lacy! It is worked seamlessly from the top down and then picking up stitches for the front yoke edge for the gathers and joins with the back at the underarms. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down to the cuff with short-row shaping in the shoulder cap.
This one is Roko’s test knit that she knit using Madelinetosh Merino Light. Knit Ivy Line using a fingering weight yarn and 3.5 mm (US 4) needles or the needles to get a gauge of 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette after blocking.
Byrons Cardigan by Anne B Hanssen is a classic design; the beautiful double-moss stitch-pattern creates a lovely background for the front and center back cables. The hem, cuffs, button and neck-band are all worked in rib-pattern, as well as the sleeves. The neckline is a classic V - so nice for wearing on top of tees and shirts. The sizing includes 3 months up to 6 years and it is knit using DK weight yarn and 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.0 mm (US 6) needles or the needles to get gauge. Gauge is 22 stitches = 4 inches in double moss st itch, washed and blocked.
WIP's and FO's
Progress earlier this week on my Barnstable shawl by Lisa Hannes. This shawl turned out to be a very quick knit, taking less than two weeks to complete!
Here it is almost finished! When I took this photo, I still had blocking and sewing in the ends to go.
This was the first time that I did mosaic knitting - it wasn't as complicated or time consuming as I thought.
Lisa's pattern which she wrote for Malabrigo for their Dos Tierras yarn is enjoyable and easy to follow. I knit my shawl exactly as written using Dos Tierras and couldn't be happier!
My Rainier by Kate Gagnon Osborn has only grown a few more inches but when I hold it against myself, I only need to knit five more inches to finish the body of my dress.
I cast on the Felted Clogs that Kathy’s class are working on using my 100% non-superwash wool stash from some of the sweaters I knit recently!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Sweater KAL and the Knit Any Shawl KAL: As always there is also an everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from January to April 30, 2019. 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 next draw!
Nik’s The Weekender by Andrea Mowry...is oh so comfortable and easy to wear! it really ticks off the requirements for favourite sweater status for comfort, versatility and flattering look. Nik knit it using Berroco Ultra Alpaca!
Sandi’s Breast Cancer Awareness hat test knit! Love the blue with pink!
I am always amazed at Veronica’s beautiful hats that are squishy, light and super soft! Aren't they wonderful?
Love Valerie’s crocheted beauty using yarn that she was gifted!
JChan8’s Moonlit Path shawl by Lisa Hannes...Love Jenny’s beautifully knit shawls!
Christina’s Leafy Baby Blanket by Leyla Alieva
Debbie knit this striped sweater for her granddaughter!
Last of the Classes this season...
Granny squares are the mst versatile thing you can learn to make. And they are gorgeous! Learn how in a few hours over a couple of evenings beginning April 17th with Valerie! Register HERE!
Strange Brew Colourwork Class with Paulette is the last class scheduled this season starting Saturday, May 4th from 10 am until 12 noon for 4 sessions. Register HERE!
The second annual Local Yarn Store Day is April 27, 2019! Save the date and plan to join in! There will be a Koigu Collector's colourway, a special Ancient Arts Limited Edition colourway and shawl pattern, a new pattern release from Casapinka that will be free with the purchase of yarn, door prizes and much more.
Sue2Knits will have the Euroflax Trunk Show from mid-April! More details soon! Louet Euroflax linen yarn is one of the few yarns that actually improve over time with machine washing! Thanks to the breathability of linen, it has been used for centuries to create garments that are light, airy, and well suited for warmer climates. As with all flax and hemp yarns, Euroflax linen yarn will soften and look even more beautiful with every wash.
The factory where Euroflax Sport is spun has been in operation for several generations and they produce very high quality, fine yarn products. The yarn goes through many processes to ensure maximum softness including a steam process. Unrivaled in price and quality this yarn is sure to please. Euroflax sport is available in 100 gram skeins and 1/2 pound cones.
- Yarn Weight: Sport
- Texture: Smooth
- Cone Weight: 1/2 pound
- Yardage/Meters: 650 yards
- Gauge: 6 stitches per inch
- Recommended Needle Size: 2-4 US (2.75-3.5 mm)
- Fiber Content: 100% Wet Spun Linen
- Care Instructions: Machine Washable and Dryable
We will all of the Euroflax 100% Wet-Spun Linen Yarn colours as well as samples for the upcoming Trunk Show!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!