Favourite Patterns Friday, July 12, 2019, Issue 109: Summer knitting anyone?
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in Favourite Patterns, July 2019, summer knitting
Too hot to be outdoors for too long with the recent humidity but it has been the perfect excuse to knit indoors! Summer knits using linen, cottons are much easier to work on such as this beauty that Rita knit!
Rita knit her gorgeous Holey Comfort by Hinterm Stein using Schoppel Wolle El Linio, a 100% linen yarn with a chainette construction.
Love the details! This closeup shows them a little better but dark colours are harder to take pictures of!
Pictured above is HintermStein's own Holey Comfort, a modern cardigan with a light and delicate appearance. It is knit seamlessly from the top down to the length that fits you best with dropped shoulders and a flattering A-line shape. The effortless rib and lace patterns will break the boredom of long rows and keep you interested.
Knit it using a fingering or sport weight yarn and 3 mm (US 2.5) and 3.25 mm (US 3) needles or the needles to get a gauge of 25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette / rib pattern, blocked.
Marilyn had been admiring my Deschain, shown here on my sister Kim! This week at Tuesday's knit afternoon she snapped a couple of new photos of it to show her friends in the other group that she goes to in Grosse Point.
She wanted to knit a Deschain by Leila Raabe for herself and talked about maybe knitting it longer. I told her that Leila had a winter version of her popular pattern called Gabrielle...
Leila Raabe’s winter version of Deschain is Gabrielle which has a longer body and sleeves, short rows in the back and updated sizing! It is designed to be worn with 16-22” of positive ease and to be warm and wooly...
Of course, this new version also has that gorgeous lace motif in the front. Deschain has a gauge of 14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches while Gabrielle has a slightly bigger gauge at 12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches. Marilyn is knitting her Gabrielle using Berroco Remix in Mist using 6.5 mm (US 10.5) needles and despite her always saying that she can't knit lace, her project is moving along wonderfully! It is not going to be a warm winter sweater but an aran weight wool-free all season sweater!
WIP's and FO's
I did not get much knitting done last weekend because my other job needed my undivided attention...until 1:30 am on Monday alone!
I have been working on and should be finishing my Denis by Elizabeth Smith that is on my needles this weekend! However, until I block it, photos won’t do it justice! I am knitting it using LoftyFibre Euroflax Sport which up until a few weeks ago was Louet Euroflax Sport. With the loose gauge that I am using, my top curls and gives a distinct vision of uneven stitches. Linen, however, washes and blocks beautifully and will grow longer to the measurements of the pattern so I can't wait!
I am almost finished my Summer Commitment bag by Espacetricot! I am at the point where I am picking up stitches around the straps and body of the bag before the stitches picked up are bound off. I have modified the pattern a bit because I am planning to use a Jul Design Forager leather handle on mine instead .The yarn that I am using is the yarn that Lisa used in her design, Filatura di Crosa Kilim. The yarn is very sturdy but is very hard on the hands with the tight gauge and really curled while I was knitting with it. The bag itself feels great already and I am sure that once it is blocked will lay flat.
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!
Nik looking fabulous in her Tegna by Caitlin Hunter that she knit using Bergere de France Bigarelle.
Nik worries that her Tegna is little bigger and longer than she had intended but I love it! She plans to throw it in the dryer for 5 minutes before she wears it!
Veronica (xovee.knits) creates these little baby bonnets that she photographs beautifully! Last weekend, she had a pop up at Devonshire Mall!
Mirna’s Minimal by Martin Storey in Rowan Magazine Number 65 and is on the cover. She used Navia Bummull, 55% wool, 45% cotton.
Carol knit this soft and squishy blanket for charity.
Lise (Mattedcat)’s Waszka test knit using Bergere de France Ideal
Lise’s Waszka looks adorable on!
Lise (Mattedcat)’s also knit this adorable Fairy Dust by Dani Sunshine knit using Garnstudio Drops Flora and modified to be a bolero.
Emily (uhhspork)’s fabulous Speckle and Pop Shawl by Stephen West
Jenny (JChan8) does such beautifully executed test knits This is another one that isn’t available yet by Michelle Krause!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!
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