Quick and bulky or intricate and fine, there are hundreds of patterns available for us to make...Christina has started her Christmas knitting early but this beauty is just for her!
The pattern is Angela Tong's Monsoon Shawl which Christina decided to knit using Malabrigo Rios. She says she "finished my giant shawl! I made about 100 mistakes but I’m so happy with the results." She also decided not to block it because it is 7 feet long before blocking so only washed it and then dried it in the dryer.
The pattern calls for 588 yards (538 m) of worsted weight yarn and using 6.5 mm (US 10.5) needles for a gauge of 11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch; 12 sts and 16 rows = 4" in lace pattern. The finished shawl should be 61" long and 26" deep at center point, after blocking.
The Holey Scarf from Schoppel-Wolle’s Design Team knit using their Laceball. It has long repeats of variegated color to create an eye-catching backdrop against the negative space of the strategically knitted holes. Whether worn as a scarf or a shawl, this stunning piece will secure your spot as a trendsetter. Knit it with one skein of Laceball with 875 yards (800 m) using 4.5 mm (US 7) needles or size needed for a gauge of 19 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in pattern. The finished scarf is approximately 22" Wide by 90" Long.
Into crochet? Try their complimentary Crochet Cowl pattern!
My Ranunculus by Midori Hirose WIP on Wednesday, October 30th...almost finished the body. I am knitting to 7” before ribbing instead of 4”.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Project KAL: An everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from September 15 until December 31, 2018. Remember that you have to post to the Finished Objects thread to be included in the next draw.
For the Colourwork Class, we are knitting Caitlin Hunter's Ranunculus. I tried on mine for size...360 stitches on my needles now! So far so good!
Sadly Connie’s progress on her Ninilchik Swoncho has stalled. She is going to frog and up-size her needles! Collectively, they have all learned something about gauge and how important it is>
The Swoncho class...I am sorry but my camera is usually missing in action but here is one pic!
June’s bunny (Boy Bunny by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits)
June’s bunny and Caroline, my lamb! Buddies!
A lot of the Classes have already started but a few new classes have been added. Check them out and sign up soon! If you still want to sign up for the Knit 1 Class, please call and ask!
It us our 3rd Anniversary on November 4th!! From Saturday, November 3 until Saturday, November 10th, almost everything in the shop will be 20% OFF!! Use code HAPPY3YEARS. Please note that the Free Shipping on Orders Over $200 cannot be combined with the discount.
NEW IN THE SHOP
Sandnes Garn Sisu, Navia Faroese Sock and Bummull (Cotton-Wool) and Lang Mille Colori Superkid (clockwise)
Wool & Wire Fall Mini Stitch Markers, Letter Stitch Markers, Yarn and Needles (Knit) and Crochet Enamel Pins, and Kollage Square Circular Needles (firm cord) and Square Crochet Hooks (clockwise)
New and re-stocked Laine Magazine, Issues 3, 4, 5 and 6
Also in is a shipment of beautiful pompoms!!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!