Favourite Patterns Friday, August 30, 2019, Issue 113: Lazy summer days but it is the Labour Day long weekend...

Favourite Patterns Friday, August 30, 2019, Issue 113:  Lazy summer days but it is the Labour Day long weekend...

I can't believe that the summer is drawing to a close but it is already almost September, Labour Day weekend, and my daughter and grandson both have birthdays next week! Where has the time gone?

I love the colour of Euroflax Sport that Bev chose to knit the sweater with above. Doesn't it look great on her? The story behind this sweater is even cooler!

Bev's sister Connie happened to be looking at patterns on Ravelry on her birthday and something surprising happened! A new pattern came live that day named Beverley by Josée Paquin that she told Bev she had to buy and knit which she absolutely felt she had to do.

 

Beverley by Josée Paquin

 

This cute and airy little tee was created during a trip down the Oregon and California coasts which ended in Beverley Hills for which it is named! It starts as a simple top-down, in the round, raglan sweater but then the back has a lovely eyelet detail (optional by the way) and a lovely but simple lace motif at the bottom. Perfect for the warmer weather! Wear it with your favourite shorts, pants, skirts or dresses!

It is designed to be knit with 665 - 1924 yards (608 - 1759 m) of light fingering yarn using 3.25 mm (US 3) and 3.5 mm (US 4) needles or as required to get gauge. The gauge is 24 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette with the larger needles.

 

Joji’s new pattern Ashes

 

Today I came across Joji Locatelli’s new pattern Ashes on Ravelry! I have been waiting for this pattern to be available since her mother showed it off on one Joji’s podcast episodes that I happened to catch! It is 25% off with no code during the weekend of its release! 

 

I have been waiting for this pattern (Ashes) to be available since her mother showed it off on one Joji’s podcast episodes!

 

Ashes is a dainty rectangular wrap with lace edges worked in 2 different yarns: a fingering weight merino and a lace weight mohair. This wrap is huge and because we are alternating the yarn (not using them together) it uses less yarn and it is much more lightweight.

Approx. 438 yards (400m) of fingering weight yarn and 687 yards (628m) of lace weight yarn is required and 4.0 mm (US 6) needles or as required to get a gauge of 19 sts and 34 rows in garter stitch. How about knitting it using Lichen & Lace 80/20 Sock and Marsh Mohair or Hedgehog Fibres Sock or Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Sock with Drops Kid Silk or Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace or Drops Brushed Silk Alpaca for those who can't wear mohair! Wouldn't that make a gorgeous wrap?

 

WIP's and FO's

 

I finished my summer Ranunculus that I started August 10th knit using BC Garn Tussah Tweed in Peppermint!

 

Progress shots of my summer Ranunculus knit using BC Garn Tussah Tweed in Peppermint

I used a tubular cast on with my first Ranunculus but even the 16" circular needle was too long to use especially with the 5.0 mm needles I started with for the first attempt at the tubular cast on for the ribbing. I tried again using a 5.5 mm needle and it worked but did not like the look of it with this yarn especially after unzipping and removing the provisional cast it. Finally I cast on with 90 stitches using a ribbed long tail cast on using 5.0 mm needles. Much, much better!

 

My finished Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

 

It grew a fair bit in length after blocking to a length I like...

 

My finished Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

 

Two skeins took me to almost the end of the hem twisted ribbing and I still wanted a short sleeve instead of no sleeve so I started a third skein. There is 31g left.

 

I now have 376 stitches on my needles for my Riverwsy cardigan by Veera Välimäki! Still a way to go before I separate the body and the sleeves.

 

My work in progress is slow going! I now have 376 stitches on my needles for my Riverway cardigan by Veera Välimäki! Still a way to go before I separate the body and the sleeves.

 

KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY

 

The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Sweater KAL and the Knit Any Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit TOMORROW so remember to post a picture of your finished project by replying to the thread.

 

Rita’s beautiful Storm shawl by Joji knit using BC Garn’s Tussah Tweed

 

Rita’s beautiful Storm Shawl by Joji knit using BC Garn’s Tussah Tweed

 

Rita’s beautiful Storm shawl by Joji knit using BC Garn’s Tussah Tweed

 

Garter stitch, short rows and dropped stitches...

 

A lovely lacy shawl knit by Trina

 

A lovely lacy shawl knit by Trina...

 

The back of Trina’s shawl!

 

The back of Trina’s shawl!

 

The second Cancun Boxy Lace Top knit by Trina / this one using El D Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10

 

The second Cancun Boxy Lace Top knit by Trina - this one using El D Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10

 

Rosemary’s Aya tank top. Done in Berroco Remix Light done in Light Birch.

 

Rosemary’s Aya tank top by Gabrielle Knits. Done in Berroco Remix Light in Light Birch.

 

Rosemary’s Bay Mitts knit with Malabrigo Mechita in Lluvias

 

Rosemary’s Bay Mitts by Mone Dräger in Knitscene Fall 2019 knit with Malabrigo Mechita in Lluvias

 

Nadine: “It is always amazing to me how blocking can really bring out the beautiful in knitting!” Linum by Janina Kallio (Woolenberry)

 

Nadine: “It is always amazing to me how blocking can really bring out the beautiful in knitting!” Linum by Janina Kallio (Woolenberry)

 

Judy’s socks knit using Regis 4 Ply Tutti Frutti in Watermelon - non-wool socks!!

 

Judy’s socks knit using Regia 4 Ply Tutti Frutti in Watermelon - non-wool socks!!

 

Look at Brooklyn’s finished sock...and to think she just turned 13!!

 

Look at Brooklyn’s finished sock...and to think she just turned 13!!

 

 

Paulette’s Icefall by tincanknits from their Strange Brew book

 

Paulette’s Icefall by tincanknits and from their Strange Brew book

 

Love the gorgeous colour palette of  Connie’s wonderful Vertices Unite by Stephen West!

 

Love the gorgeous colour palette of Connie’s wonderful Vertices Unite by Stephen West!

 

Nicole modeling Tamsin’s crocheted jacket!

 

Nicole modeling Tamsin’s crocheted jacket!

 

A beautifully finished Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter knit using Rowan Felted Tweed

 

A beautifully finished Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter knit using Rowan Felted Tweed

 

Lise’s Apple Tee by Dani Sunshine

 

Lise’s Apple Tee by Dani Sunshine

 

NEW IN

 

Ancient Arts Yarns Passion 8 has arrived!

 

Ancient Arts Yarns Passion 8 has arrived! Top quality merino wool, superbly blended with just the right amount of nylon makes this 8-ply ring spun cabled yarn lusciously soft, silky, bouncy, and a joy to knit and wear. Suitable for socks, shawls, sweaters, and anything else you care to make, this sport weight yarn has a great handle and takes colours vibrantly and is ideal for tone-on-tone colourways. Hand dyed in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 30, Amirisu Issue 18 and Rowan Magazine 66 have landed in the shop!

 

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 30, Amirisu Issue 18 and Rowan Magazine 66 have landed in the shop!

 

NEXT WEEK

 

I will be a vendor at this event coming up fast! Stop by, say hi and check out the kits and other yarny goodness!

 

I will be a vendor at this event next Saturday! Stop by, say hi and check out the yarn, kits and other yarny goodness I will be bringing!

 

We will have the Lopi Trunk Show in the shop in September!!

 

We will have the Lopi Trunk Show in the shop in September!!

 

LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND STORE HOURS

Saturday August 31: 10 am to 4pm

Sunday September 1: CLOSED

Monday September 2: CLOSED

Of course, the on-line shop is always open!

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

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