Elsewhere there is still way too much snow but here in the Windsor-Essex area, it feels like spring in the not too distant future.! Featured in Natalie in her beautiful Corrine!
I included Corinne by Crystal Erb Junkins in one of my earlier blog post (Issue 6). It is a cardigan knit all in one piece, from the left side to the right, with almost no seaming. The yoke and body are shaped with short rows, and the garter stitch throughout keeps the design simple but sophisticated.
Knit it with a DK weight yarn using 4.0 mm (US 6) needles or the needle size to get a gauge of 20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.
Now, I know it isn't really going to be spring for quite awhile yet so here are a few more cozy knits!
Do you like to keep your hands warm but your fingers free? These Point Edwards Mitts by Fairlight Fibres fit the bill! They are like sweaters for your hands! These cuffed mitts can be worn either as fingerless mitts, or with the cuffs unrolled to cover cold fingertips, including the thumbs! They are perfect for winter walks or for driving on cold mornings. These mitts use simple techniques, like knitting in the round and basic increases to create warm, dense mitts that fit the average woman’s hand. Knit them with 190 - 200 yards (174 - 183 m) of DK weight yarn using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles or the needles needed for you to get a gauge of 11 stitches = 2 inches in stockinette.
Hedgehog Mitts for Adults by Brenda Saydak are fun worsted weight mittens that are a bit more subtle than a child's version. Use a tweedy worsted weight yarn and the bumpy texture on the back will give the suggestion of a hedgehog and its spines! You will need 75 - 110 yards (69 - 101 m) of worsted weight yarn and 3.75 mm (US 5) needles for a gauge of 10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches in stockinette.
Hedgehog Mittens by Ekaterina Sokolova are similar and yet not! These are knit using 109 - 131 yards (100 - 120 m) of bulky weight yarn and 5.0 mm (US 8) needles for a gauge of 8 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches and a 6.0 mm (J) crochet hook.
WIP's and FO's
This was my progress on my Monochrome Pullover by Katrin Schneider that was on my needles for my mom. I was partway finished my second sleeve!
Well now I am finished! it is washed and blocked and ready to be sent to my mom!
I used Cascade 220 Heathers in Japanese Maple and Straw Gold.
I have Kate Davies Sheep Carousel on my needles. It is the project that we are using for our colourwork and steeking class.
The Vikkel braid is pretty amazing!
I haven't worked very much on this WIP but the bottom hem is finished and I have started the right front band.
I'm sure that you won't be surprised but I cast on another project - Cedar Point by Espace Tricot that I am knit once again with Berocco Brielle. Right now I have 285 stitches on my needles and still one more set of increases before I separate the body and the sleeves.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Sweater KAL and the Knit Any Shawl KAL: As always there is also an everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from January to April 30, 2019. Don't forget to post a pic to the finished object (FO) thread whenever you finish a project during the Knit-Along so that you will be included in the next draw!
Bev finished another sweater...this one is Flax by tincanknits! A winner!
Veronica's knit scarf and mock cable hat...so pretty!
Veronica’s super cozy baby hat knit using Drops Air!
Gorgeous, especially so with her use of Drops Kid Silk!
Two Baby Surprise Jackets by Paulette!! The top one including the hat are knit using one ball of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Starke 6.
Pannouschka’s Lace Leaves test knit
Christina’s stunning Sunday Sweater by Petite Knits - knit with Berroco Brielle
The Berroco Yarn Tasting Event scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 6:30 pm - 10 pm has sold out...Well one spot left but I think I need to save a pack for myself! If there is enough interest, I will host a second yarn tasting to be held in the daytime, probably on a Sunday. Please message me to show your interest and I will run a second yarn tasting.
BOOKS / MAGAZINES
Laine Magazine, Issue 7 is their latest Nordic knit and lifestyle magazine - this one with 12 beautifully photographed and illustrated knitting patterns, seasonal recipes and a travel guide to London. Other Issues are also available.
Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 28: Spring 2019 has arrived. This botanical-inspired issue is filled with transitional pieces including three crochet patterns. Many other issues are also available.
Making Magazine is another beautiful publication of projects for knitters and makers. Making Magazine No 2, 3 and 6 are available.
Knit How: Simple Knits, Tools & Tips from Pom Pom Press, Milarrochy Heids from Kate Davies is a collection of 15 hats with thirteen talented designers; Strange Brew: a colourwork knitting adventure by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of tincanknits.
Rowan Magazine 65 is the newest of the Rowan Magazines that are in stock.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!