One week and it will officially be summer even if it hasn't felt like it! Have you like Trina been working on warm weather knits? Some of us don't knit at all during the summer season but I love the light and airy tops and shawls that can be made using cottons, linens, silks and blends of these yarns! Summertime and easy breezy knitting...
The Hermosa Tee by Robin Allen for Louet North America's Euroflax Linen Sport yarn is a lacy little tee to layer over another t-shirt or tank top, or to slip over your bathing suit for a day at the beach.
The tee is worked in one piece from front hem to back hem. You’ll cast on and then bind off stitches for both the cap sleeves and the neck opening while working the yoke.
Knit using Euroflax Linen Sport which has 270 yd per 100g skein. The pattern gauge is 25 sts and 29 rows in Rib pattern, blocked and very lightly stretched using 3.75 mm needles or as required to get gauge. Trina knit hers using colour 42 Eggplant and 3.25 mm needles.
I love the Hermosa Tee by Robin Allen knit in Louet Euroflax Sport in Teal that I had on my mannequin while I had the Euroflax Trunk Show in the shop. The samples have all been shipped back so unfortunately if you missed seeing, feeling them or trying them on, I will carry the yarn while I have it in stock.
Euroflax is the finest name in linen. The wet-spun, long line linen is smooth, even, and beautiful. As with all linen yarns, Euroflax softens immensely with wash and wear. If hand knitting or hand crocheting with this yarn, we recommend washing your swatch before beginning to get a true sense of how the yarn will behave in the finished object. Perfect for summer sweaters, string bags, weaving, and more, Euroflax is the ideal linen.
Design # 12 - Offset V-Neck Top is a delicate diagonally top design by Jacqueljne Van Dillen found in Vogue Knitting, Spring Summer 2019 Issue - knit using Hikoo Rylie. This asymmetrical top is worked diagonally from the lower corner to the upper shoulder corner. It is knitting on the bias that gives the top its off-center look while the bands of drop stitches and an organically formed V neckline adds interest. Knit using Rylie or a sport weight yarn using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles or the needles to get a gauge of 21 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches.
Purl Soho’s Notched Hem Tank Top is a free pattern that I have included in my blog before! It is an easy fitting top with stockinette front and back panels and side panels in reverse stockinette. The notched hem, slightly longer in the back than the front, gives this tank an airy feel, just right for layering over shorts and skirts. The pattern uses a fingering weight linen knit at a gauge of 21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using the 4.5 mm (US 7) needles or the needles needed to get gauge. 3.5 mm (US 4) needles are used for the ribbing. I knit my Notched Hem Tank using Schoppel-Wolle El Linio yarn with a few modifications although I admit I was still learning how to use a selfie-stick so one day I will take some better pictures!
WIP's and FO's
I thought I might have finished my Tulip by Ririko before today but no! I have finished half of the first sleeve and one more to go. I really like the shorter length that I finally decided on...too bad I didn't decide it earlier. The length is the feminine version length but I am doing the simple version sleeves. On me it is not a cropped length but just right.
Taking photos of the lace hem and sides of my Tulip top don’t do it justice! You can't see the lace pattern clearly.
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!
Sue2Knits World Wide Knit in Public Day 2019 was a great success! With all of the rainy days that we keep getting every weekend, last Saturday was the perfect day for us. Being able to use the gazebo on our deck was a bonus!
We had a great turn out...lots of good food, good company, fun and laughter as well as lots of knitting!
Connie came to WWKIP wearing her wonderful Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier! She says she didn’t get gauge but it fits her beautifully.
Jenn’s stunning cabled duster coat!
She braved the heat to put it on to show us! Is it not spectacular?
JChan8’s stunning At Your Side test knit for Lisa Hannes!
Lise (mattedcat)’s Pebbles Sweater test knit in size 4. She worked on this while walking and then sitting and relaxing at the Windsor Farmer's Market.
Connie (maltesecross) has a ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm on her needles using her leftovers in her stash!
Beautiful baby bonnets knit by Veronica (xoveeknits)
And on another note...
My grandkids were awakened to witness the historical win last night by the Raptors!!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!