Favourite Patterns Friday, August 16, 2019, Issue 112: Lazy summer days...

Favourite Patterns Friday, August 16, 2019, Issue 112:  Lazy summer days...

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.

 

Veera Välimäki’s Riverway cardigan - lacy, stylish and classic

 

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.

 

Love both of bmccuskey’s Riverway cardis. She knit both using recycled yarn from her closet!!

 

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 Riverway by Veera Välimäki using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Tart

 

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!

 

I cast on Riverway by Veera Välimäki using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Tart

 

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!

 

PATTERNS

 

Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman - a free pattern from Universal Yarn

 

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.

 

Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman

 

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.

 

emasunshine’s Jay sweater WIP using Berroco Remix Light

 

This is emasunshine’s Jay sweater WIP using Berroco Remix Light!

 

Andrea Mowry’s The Shift is a cowl version of the Nightshift

 

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 Shift by Andrea Mowry - a perfect all-the-time accessory!

 

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 shawl

 

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!

 

Nightshift by Andrea Mowry

 

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 cast on a summer version of Ranunculus by Midori Hirose using BC Garn Tussah Tweed

 

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 cast on a summer version of Ranunculus by Midori Hirose using BC Garn Tussah Tweed

 

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.

 

Irma Hat

 

I cast on Aneta Gasiorowska's Irma Hat and shamelessly copied our Christina's version knitting mine with Malabrigo Rios in the Playa colourway just like she did!!

 

Irma Hat by Aneta Gasiorowska knit using Malabrigo Rios in the Playa colourway

 

I added a pompom that attaches with a snap too...

 

Christina loves the Irma hat that she knit herself with Malabrigo Rios! Now she plans to knit herself matching mitts!!

 

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

 

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!

 

Sandi’s Stripes Hat test knit using gifted stash yarn!

 

 

Veronica (xovee.knits)’s Rhombus Beanie by Sophia Knits87 is fabulous in Malabrigo Mecha

 

Veronica (xovee.knits)’s Rhombus Beanie by Sophia Knits87 is fabulous in Malabrigo Mecha

 

Pannouschka’s Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

 

Pannouschka’s Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

 

Connie (knitnut246)’s Plain Vanilla Socks by Keri McKiernan

 

Connie (knitnut246)’s Plain Vanilla Socks by Keri McKiernan

 

Another amazing test knit shawl knit by JChan8! This one is The Beanstalk Shawl by @baroquepurls.

 

Another amazing test knit shawl knit by JChan8! This one is her Beanstalk Shawl by @baroquepurls. She used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.

 

A new pair of socks completed by Jen! Aren’t they gorgeous!

 

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!!

 

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!

 

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!

 

zanderlidy’s Jelly Rolls by Mara Catherine Bryner...cute shortie socks!

 

Lise knit this super cute mock fair isle  baby cards loosely based on a photo someone sent her

 

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.

 

UPCOMING EVENT

 

 

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 coming up fast! Stop by, say hi and check out the yarn, kits and other yarny goodness!

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

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