Favourite Patterns Friday, July 5, 2019, Issue 108: Summer knitting anyone?

Favourite Patterns Friday, July 5, 2019, Issue 108:  Summer knitting anyone?

It has been so humid and hot that I am not going to even try to sit outside to knit! Inside the house with air conditioning on is where I want to be with my knitting in hand! It was even cool enough for my grandson to try on his new sweater:)

Caleb's Dog Star sweater by Tin Can Knits is the size 1-2 and he only had his first birthday a couple of weeks ago but here he is...

 

My grandson looks adorable in his Dog Star by tincanknits! I hope it will fit him this coming winter!!

 

My grandson looks adorable in it but I hope it will fit him this coming winter!!

 

My grandson looks adorable in his Dog Star by tincanknits! I hope it will fit him this coming winter!!

 

I was planning on making one for each of my grandsons but my daughter said her two don't like pullovers or hoodies. Maybe something with a zipper...and then she said they love shirts so a pullover vest will be perfect! I will knit them vests using the colourwork chart.

 

Progress on my Denis by Elizabeth Smith...this one doesn’t photograph well before blocking!

 

Here is a progress shot of my Denis by Elizabeth Smith from last week...this one doesn’t photograph well before blocking! Right now I am working on the neck shaping and shoulders so am almost finished the front!

 

PATTERNS

 

Tracie Millar’s Beach Days, a perfect travel knitting project

 

Tracie Millar’s Beach Days, is a slow and easy, relaxing knit that is perfect for travel knitting, or when you just need to get lost in a simple project. The combination of two eyelet patterns makes for an easy to memorize knit, and the stripes just make it so fresh, fun and quick to work up. The wrap as written uses 3 colours and has a finished size of 68” long x 19” wide but you can modify the size of the wrap by adding as many panels as you’d like….keep on knitting and make a schlanket! Use 3 colours or as many as you want.

Beach Days is knit using fingering weight yarn and 4.0 mm (US 6) needles or a needed to get a gauge of 22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in the Waves Lace pattern which is both charted and written.

 

Joji’s Hipster Cowl inspired by her Hipster Shawl

 

Joji Locatelli’s Hipster Cowl is probably the coolest accessory I’ve designed, and I might like it even more than the shawl it was inspired by, the Hipster ShawlPractical, fuss free, this cowl goes with everything in my wardrobe. And yes, I do feel cool wearing it… even if not exactly ‘hipster’. This cowl has finished measurements of 14½ inches (36 cm) wide and 56 inches (140 cm) long that you loop around your neck. You need approx. 560 yards (513m) of light worsted or DK weight yarn and 5.0 mm (US 8) needles or as needed for a gauge of 16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch.

 

 

Purlificknitter’s Hipster

 

Purlificknitter’s Hipster Cowl

 

Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter

 

Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter has more than 2014 projects since March. The Soldotna Crop is a top-down circular yoke sweater that features stranded colorwork. I designed this sweater with Portland’s unpredictable spring weather in mind. I look forward to layering this little top over linen dresses as well high-waisted skirts and pants. The design can easily be lengthened if crops aren’t your style, instructions are included in the pattern. This design is simple enough for an adventurous beginner, yet still engaging for advanced knitters. Best of all, the cropped length and sleeveless style make this a super quick and gratifying project. The body length is easily adjustable, keep in mind changes will alter the yardage required.

It is knit using DK weight yarn using 3.25 mm (US 3) and 3.75 mm (US 5) needles or as needed to get a gauge of 22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch with the larger needles, after blocking.

 

Here is our Connie (knitnut246)’s Soldotna WIP

 

Here is our Connie (knitnut246)’s Soldotna WIP.

 

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!

 

By Megan Nodecker from Knit Scene Magazine for my daughter. I used Berrocco Remix Light in Birch. It is hemmed using a picot edge and I-cord tie through casings in front and back!  Knit By Rosemary Mulligan

 

Rosemary knit this little tank top by Megan Nodecker from Knit Scene Magazine for her daughter.

 

By Megan Nodecker from Knit Scene Magazine for my daughter. I used Berrocco Remix Light in Birch. It is hemmed using a picot edge and I-cord tie through casings in front and back!  By Rosemary Mulligan

 

She used Berroco Remix Light in Birch.

 

The picot edged hem on Rosemary’s top for her daughter.

 

It is hemmed using a picot edge and I-cord tie through casings in front and back!

 

We love Linda’s third Knit Me Baby One More Time by Mary Annarella!

 

We love Linda’s third Knit Me Baby One More Time by Mary Annarella!

 

 

Jen loves knitting socks! These are Her Wild Heart by Crazy Sock Lady Designs

 

Jen loves knitting socks! These are her Wild Heart by Crazy Sock Lady Designs

 

Jen has been teaching her mom to knit! Just look at Judy’s beautifully knit socks!

 

Jen has been teaching her mom to knit...Just look at Judy’s beautifully knit socks! She was worried about how the colours changed from one sock to the other but hand dyed yarn is truly unique and I love these!

 

Dianne finished this gorgeous pair of socks!

 

Jen has also been helping teach Dianne...Here are her finished first pair of gorgeous socks!

 

NEW IN!

 

 

New to the shop!! Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock, Marsh Mohair and Rustic Heather Sport

 

New to the shop!! Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock...This yarn is a perfect fingering weight with 365 yards in 100 grams. It is strong with 20% nylon, and totally machine washable with 80% super wash merino. A very soft yarn, perfect for socks of course, but also shawls, colour work, and baby knits.

 

New to the shop!! Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock, Marsh Mohair and Rustic Heather Sport

 

Marsh Mohair...So fuzzy! So soft! So pretty! Knit it alone, double stranded or stranded with another yarn. Marsh Mohair is a lace weight yarn with 72% kid mohair and 28% silk. There is a whopping 459 yards in each 50 gram skein. Made in Sackville, New Brunswick

 

New to the shop!! Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock, Marsh Mohair and Rustic Heather Sport

 

and Rustic Heather Sport...A minimally processed (non-superwash), rustic sport weight yarn made with Canadian wool, spun in New Brunswick at Canada's oldest woolen mill, with colours hand dyed with care by Lichen and Lace. Each skein of Rustic Heather Sport is 215 yards and 56 grams.

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

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