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?
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
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.
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!
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 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!
It grew a fair bit in length after blocking to a length I like...
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.
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.
Garter stitch, short rows and dropped stitches...
A lovely lacy shawl knit by Trina...
The back of Trina’s shawl!
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 Regia 4 Ply Tutti Frutti in Watermelon - non-wool socks!!
Look at Brooklyn’s finished sock...and to think she just turned 13!!
Love the gorgeous colour palette of Connie’s wonderful Vertices Unite by Stephen West!
Nicole modeling Tamsin’s crocheted jacket!
Lise’s Apple Tee by Dani Sunshine
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.
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!!
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!