It is still hot and humid out...Do you have summer knits on your needles or have you started your cool weather fall knitting?? I have on my needles both, one of which is one of Veera's lacy cardigans!
Veera Välimäki's Riverway is worked seamlessly from the top down with flowing lace front panels and back panel. This light layering piece is both classy and stylish.
Sizing includes 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)”. Choose a size with approx. 2” (5 cm) of positive ease. Approx. 1200 (1300, 1410, 1520, 1640, 1770, 1900) yards of heavy lace weight yarn is required and 3.0 mm (US 2.5) and 3.5 mm (US 4) needles. Gauge is 26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using larger needle, after blocking.
I love both of bmccuskey’s Riverway cardis. She knit both using recycled yarn from her closet!! Her versions are modified to only include 3 repeats of the lace pattern in the collar instead of 5 based on Tweedy2shoes's version!
I cast on my Riverway by Veera Välimäki using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Tart for fall instead of a summery colour as I had originally planned!
At the moment, I have 350 stitches on my needles and still a long way to go before the sleeves and body are separated but look at that gorgeous lace!
The Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman is a free straight-forward pullover pattern from Universal Yarn that is would be a great first yoked sweater. Jay is worked seamlessly in the round from the top-down. The body and sleeves are separated at the armhole. The neckline and sleeve cuffs are worked in the contrast color. When working in the yoke pattern, you may wish to place stitch markers between each repeat to help you stay on track.
Sizes included give finished bust measurements of 33½ (37½, 41, 45¼, 50, 54¼, 57¾, 61¼, 65½)”. Gauge is 23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with largest needles using DK weight yarn. The pattern specifies 3 needle sizes in different lengths - 3.75 mm (US 5), 4.0 mm (US 6) and 4.5 mm (US 7) or as required to get gauge.
Andrea Mowry's The Shift is the perfect all-the-time accessory! And the answer for all of those knitters out there who love to knit shawls, but have a hard time styling them. A fun and engaging knit with shifting colors, that looks like an asymmetrical triangle shawl, and it only takes a fiddle-free second to throw it on as the finish to every outfit!
The cowl is knit using 3 colours of sport weight yarn, 200 yards each and the suggested needle size of 3.75 mm (US 5) 24" circular needles. Stitches include I-cord edges, bias shaping, mosaic knitting, mattress stitch, increasing, decreasing and slipping stitches! Suggested yarns include Malabrigo Arroyo, Berroco Millefiori Light, and Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Starke 6.
Andrea Mowry's Nightshift is a large worsted weight shawl version of The Shift needing approximately 900 yards total of 6 colours. This pattern includes a recipe, to make it all your own, or row by row directions for those who want to play it safe!
Andrea's finished shawl had a wingspan of 65" and a centre depth of 31". The gauge is 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch knit flat, left unblocked using a suggested needle size of 5.0 mm(US 8) needles. Suggested yarns include Malabrigo Rios, Noro Silk Garden or Kureyon, or Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Starke 6.
WIP's and FO's
In addition to Veera's Riverway, I cast on a summer Ranunculus by Midori Hirose!
I decided to knit this version using BC Garn Tussah Tweed in the Peppermint colourway! I think it is such a pretty colour and the yarn has a gorgeous texture.
I still have a few rows to go before I can separate the body from the sleeves. When I cast this on, I tried the tubular cast on for the smaller neckline that I used for my other Ranunculus but despite trying with the 5.0 mm (US 8) needles I was planning to use and then with 5.5 mm (US 9) 16" needles but neither worked. There wasn't enough elasticity in the yarn and the cast on looked much too loose when I unzipped and removed my provisional cast on. I the end, I frogged both and cast on 90 stitches and worked 10 rows of 1x1 twisted rib.
I added a pompom that attaches with a snap too...
Here is Christina's Irma Hat again!
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 your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from May to August 31, 2019! The end of the month is coming up very quickly so remember to post a picture of your finished project.
Linda’s Sacred Space by Helen Shrimpton WIP is of course not finished but coming along.
Sandi’s Stripes Hat test knit using gifted stash yarn!
Pannouschka’s Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
Connie (knitnut246)’s Plain Vanilla Socks by Keri McKiernan
A new pair of socks completed by Jen! Aren’t they gorgeous!
Paulette’s shawl with a gorgeous edge that she worried about but finished and blocked anyway...what?? I don’t see anything wrong!! It is beautiful!!
Christina knit a tank top using the lace pattern from Nancy Ricci’s Bamboo Summer Top and winging the rest of it!! She used less than one skein of Berroco Remix Light!
zanderlidy’s Jelly Rolls by Mara Catherine Bryner...cute shortie socks!
Lise knit this super cute mock fair isle baby cardi loosely based on a photo someone sent her knit with Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter DK.
I will be a vendor at this event coming up fast! Stop by, say hi and check out the yarn, kits and other yarny goodness!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!