Favourite Patterns Friday, May 10, 2019, Issue 100: It is Mother's Day weekend!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in Favourite Patterns, May 2019
Mother's Day is almost here, that special day when moms are honoured with brunch, breakfast in bed, flowers and anything to show our love! Well for us yarn lovers, forget the flowers because your Mom wants yarn!
A skein or two of fabulous yarn...and of course there are thousands of beautiful shawls to be found on Ravelry! Come in and let us help you choose something fabulous or of course, a gift card! These are some ideas for some three skein shawls that can be found...
KNITTING - Magical Thinking, All Points South and Your Slip is Showing by Casapinka; In the Light by Casey Day-Cosier; Powder and Dust by Veera Valimaki; Free your Fade by Andrea Mowry; 3 Color Cashmere Shawl by Joji Locatelli; Impressionists Shawl by Helen Stewart; Alla Prima Shawl by Susanna IC
CROCHET - Waroo by Deanne Ramsay, Amsterdam Crochet Your Fade Shaw by Stitch & Hustle; Frosty Lace by Kate Veselunka; Kimberly Crochet Shawl by Briana K. Designs; SalHas Shawl by Cheryl Chow; and Zen Garden Shawl by Carolyn Calderon
Below are some yarn and colour combinations that I put together before LYS Day to give you some ideas!
Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Birthday Cake, Zephyr and Pinky Swear
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Tart, Rocky Mountain High and Dark Roast
SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock Combos
Manos Del Uruguay Allegria in Ghostbusters and Coopknits Socks Yeah! in Peridot and Topaz; ZenYarnGarden Serenity 20 in New Apple, Mento and Coast Guard; ZYG Serenity 20 in New Apple and Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in Lime Mix and Starry Night Mix
Suggested groupings of Koigu KPM and KPPPM to include the special Great Lakes colourway
Single skein patterns also very popular!
KNITTING - Kari Shawl by Sari Nordlund, Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander, Stormy Sky Shawl by Life is Cozy, Close to You by Justyna Lorkowska
CROCHET - Fortune's Shawlette by Tamara Kelly (Moogly), Stegosaurus Shawl by Anna Hooker, V-eekender Scarf/Shawlette by Kimberly Slifer, Ripple As You Go by Mandobug
WIP's and FO's
I finished my Rainier by Kate Gagnon Osborn but now it is too warm to wear it until next fall!I knit it using Kelbourne Woolens Scout and I love, love, love it!
I actually did wear it yesterday because it really was a damp and chilly day! The yarn was such a dream to knit with and even though I still have not blocked it, it is super soft and wearable.
I am so glad that I decided to make the main colour the dark charcoal and the contrast colour the lighter gray!
This was my progress on my Odyssey Shawl by Joji on Wednesday!
I can’t wait to see how the lace blocks out! I was so worried playing yarn chicken that I know I tightened up on the lace. Check out how little is on my cake and at the time I still had about 6 more rows.
Last night, I was up to the start of the lace section of colour 2! I am knitting mine with Rowan Creative Linen which is a 50/50 blend of cotton and linen instead of wool and happy with how it feels already!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
I haven't decided on the next knit along but it will most likely be from May 1 until August 31st. Any suggestions to change it up? Perhaps a Andrea Mowry's Nightshift Knit-Along? Or we can do Casapinka's Magical Thinking KAL? Or a summer sweater? There are several Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier and Tegna by Caitlin Hunter sweaters on our needles!
Veronica’s Hilla Beanie by Kati Sarkijarvi (@katimaariaknits) knit with Bergere de France Eclair
Doesn't Lani look fabulous in her Tegna!
Aileen’s knit this sweet little bunny!
Mattedcat’s Aisé by Espace Tricot
Elegant simplicity as Lise describes it!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!
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