Today is the kind of gorgeous day that we have all been waiting for! It has been so damp, wet and dreary grey days with waterlogged yards and plants that this kind of day just hits all the right buttons!
Summer is here! The nine designs in this issue of Pom Pom Quarterly were inspired by ceramic tiles, terracotta, and sand, so expect earthy shades with splashes of colour and organic, repeating patterns. For your summer wardrobe, we have essential summer tops and tees, a cardigan, a shawl, and a crochet bag – all light and breezy for warmer days.
The Rookwood shawl by Rachael Reese of September Knits is a triangular shawl found in the new Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 29 featuring alternating sections of garter stitch and sea foam lace. It is worked sideways, beginning at one corner and increasing on every WS row to create a triangular shape.
The Rookwood is a large shawl with a finished size of 82" wide by 38" deep. Knit it with 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn or approximately 1312 yards (1200 m) and 3.25 mm (US 3) needles to get a gauge of 21 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch.
Justyna Lorkowska’s Honeydew can be found in the new Laine Magazine Issue 8 - Summer 2019. The Honeydew sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. The entire body is worked in the textured pattern based on simple twists. Front and back are divided at armholes, shaped separately and then joined at the shoulders using a centered double decrease. Stitches are picked up around the neck which is then finished with a ribbed cowl neck using increasingly larger needles. Finally, the stockinette sleeves with ribbed cuffs are worked in the round. The sweater is designed holding two yarns together - a fingering weight yarn with a silk and mohair for a luxurious oversized sweater that can work with jeans or a skirt!
New yarn in the shop from Urth Yarns are Uneek Socks, Uneek Fingering and Harvest Fingering in a small selection of colours! Knit yourself that Papillon shawl that you have been drooling over!
Pictured is tjdknit’s Butterfly/Papillon Shawl knit using Urth Uneek Fingering in 3004 - Bird of Paradise and Urth Harvest Fingering in 01 Thuja.
This one is Deborah M's second Papillon shawl! Absolutely perfect!
WIP's and FO's
I haven't done nearly as much knitting as I would have liked! Are we not all just too busy these days?
I posted a photo on Instagram on Wednesday...this photo was taken this morning! Not many more rows. I have not quite completed one repeat of the tulip pattern on the sides of my Tulip by Ririko! This week I finished the skein of yarn that I started when I began my re-knit of this one so I finally re-wound my first skein from my first go-round! I am using Shibui Reed in their Brick colour. My plan is to knit the simple version but to include the bottom lace. I will work four repeats of the tulip pattern with increases every 6th row and then doing the lace at the bottom. I figure this will be a compromise...the feminine version includes three repeats with increases every 4th row while the simple version includes five repeats with increases every 8th row.
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!
Sandima’s Mountainberg by Samantha Stadter turned out lovely despite her not reading the pattern...
zanderlidy’s Rabbitbrush by Andi Satterlund
Sue2Knits Knit in Public Day 2019: Go Public, Go Social...Go Knitting in Public Yeah! Bring your chair, sunscreen, sunglasses. Bring your knitting, crochet or yarnie project and yourself and join in some fibre fun! Water, coffee, tea and goodies will be provided.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10 am until 4 pm
12045 Ducharme Lane, McGregor, ON
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!