Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, April 13, 2018, Issue 49: It is Friday the 13th today and it really looks like spring!

Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, April 13, 2018, Issue 49: It is Friday the 13th today and it really looks like spring!

Summer shawls, scarves, lightweight sweaters and cardigans...What to knit? What to make?

With spring in sight, it is time to start something spring-like and summery!

 

Gaia by Kristen TenDyke for Berroco knit with Berroco Remix

 

Gaia by Kristen TenDyke is a seamless and uncomplicated cardigan with a lacy bodice and short-row set in sleeves. It requires a worsted weight yarn that will give you a gauge of 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using 5.0 mm (US 8) needles. Knit it with Berroco Remix, a tweedy, nubby, machine washable blend with no wool content that is made from 100% recycled fibers.

 

Notched Hem Tank Top by Purl Soho

 

Notched Hem Tank Top by Purl Soho is an easy fitting tank top that is knit bottom up with stockinette front and back panels and side panels of reverse stockinette. The notched hem has the back longer than the front for an airy feel. Knit it with Schoppel Wolle El Linio like I did...I love mine! Lise knit hers with Hikoo Cobasi! This is the perfect top to wear over shorts or skirts.

 

Simple Shawl by Jane Hunter

 

Simple Shawl by Jane Hunter is designed to use a single skein of 4 ply sock weight yarn with approximately 400 metres on the skein. The version pictured is AnneLiseL's Simple Shawl which she knit using 2 skeins of Malabrigo Arroyo. It includes garter stitch, eyelets and picots - all of Jane's favourite parts of a shawl.

 

WIP's and FO's

 

Sue2Knits Knit.Smile.Relax shawl by Michele C Meadows using Katia Tahiti Spray

 

I finished 2 projects this last weekend on the drive to visit my family. I love car knitting! The Knit.Smile.Relax shawl by Michele C Meadows is a free pattern which I knit using Katia Tahiti Spray. A note about the pattern - on the row following the "wrap yarn over needle twice", you need to drop the second wrap after knitting the first wrap.

 

Sue2Knits modified Effin Scarf by Loretta  McCollough knit with Katia Tahiti Spray

 

My other finished object is my modified modified Effin Scarf by Loretta McCollough that I also knit with Katia Tahiti Spray. I adore long, skinny scarves...this is a go-with-everything scarf because of the colourful cotton tape yarn.

 

My grandson and friends at a skating recital last weekend! Awesome skating by everyone!

 

On our visit, Ed and I got to see my oldest grandson participate in a skating recital with the Point Edward Skating Club (I hope I got that right)! What an awesome show! It was the first time we had seen skaters perform and all the age groups we watched were great.

 

Crafting night!!

 

My daughter designed and set up the stencils for my daughter-in-law to make a large rustic family sign that will be hung with pride in their home! I was supposed to make one too but I didn't end up having enough time to get my talented daughter an idea she could use! Next time...

 

On the Spice Market shawl by Melanie Berg...getting closer to the final stretch!

 

My On the Spice Market shawl by Melanie Berg...is getting closer to the final stretch! Really!! Now if only I didn't interrupt myself with new projects. I did find that I was not going to have enough of CC1 so instead of 4 repeats of Section 4, I worked only 3 repeats and then rows 5 and 6 of Section 4 again which is exactly how CC2 is to be done too!

 

Started my sample of Casapinka’s Yarn Store Shawl for LYS Day using Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Caracas and SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Grapefruit. What yarn will you choose?

 

I started my sample of Casapinka’s Yarn Store Shawl for LYS Day using Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Caracas and SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Grapefruit. What yarn will you choose?

 

KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY

 

Knit afternoons...

 

Knit Afternoons - especially Tuesday afternoons get pretty busy! This week, we had a full house with 14 people.

 

mattedcat’s Little Jawbreaker Test Knit

 

mattedcat (Lise)'s Little Jawbreaker Test Knit using Berroco Remix.

 

sandima’s Antimatter Hat test knit

 

sandima (Sandi)’s Antimatter Hat test knit.

 

Save the Date

 

The Support Local Yarn Store Event takes place April 21st. 

 

Sue2Knits will participate in the Support Your Local Yarn Store Day Event! Local Yarn Store Day is a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA Yarn Group. The inaugural LYS Day will take place on April 21 and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft.

Mark your calendar and plan a trip!

 

Kelbourne Woolens has partnered with TNNA designer member Laura Nelkin to create an exclusive LYS Day pattern featuring Kelbourne Woolens Andorra - available only in brick and mortar shops! 



We will have an exclusive LYS Day pattern from Laura Nelkin featuring Kelbourne Woolens Andorra - available only in brick and mortar shops! Laura's designs have a wonderful inventiveness we have always loved, and we're sure you will too!

 

Local Yarn Shawl designed by Casapinka for LYS Day will be available for free with yarn purchase #lysday2018 #localyarnshawl #localyarnstore

 

The Local Yarn Shawl specifically designed by Casapinka for LYS Day will be available for free with yarn purchase. Casapinka emailed us LYS who are participating with a draft copy of the pattern and is the sample that I started this week!

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Leave a comment
* Your email address will not be published
* Required fields