Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, April 27, 2018, Issue 51: Is Spring finally here and other news!

Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, April 27, 2018, Issue 51: Is Spring finally here and other news!

Spring and Casapinka's Local Yarn Shawl...it certainly isn't finished yet but it already looks fabulous! This lovely shawl was designed for Local Yarn Store Day 2018:)

LYS Day thank you!

 

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the first ever LYS Day (Local Yarn Store Day) such a success and an awesome yarn love party on April 21st! Thank you all for all of your support! It was quite a party with coffee, tea and the cake Ed bought that said "Happy Birthday!"  Dinah posted a video of the event but unfortunately, I don't know how to share it and no one else thought to take photos to post. A special shout out to both Kathy and Jean for all their help!

 

Draperstyle’s came to LYS Day wearing this beautiful shawl!

 

Nadine wore this beautiful shawl to the event.

 

Melanie with the Wonder Woman Wrap she knit her granddaughter!

 

Melanie brought the Wonder Woman Wrap that she knit her granddaughter to show everyone!

 

A few of the woven pieces Kathy brought along with her loom

 

A few of the woven pieces Kathy brought along with her loom which she demonstrated while answering questions.

 

Sue2Knits and Yarn

 

On another note, there has been a lot of confusion over my email about Important Changes...Yes, you can come just like you always have to see and touch the squishy yarn in my "showroom" and pick up centre. The change will be that your purchases must be purchased online whether that is from your cell phone or my iPad or my computer and paid online with Paypal or Stripe (my payment provider). Registering your account simplifies your next visit! I apologize in advance but I hope that you will all understand and accept these changes. Hours for the Showroom and Pickup Centre will remain the same; Knit Afternoons and Knit Night will also remain unchanged.

 

FREE PATTERNS

 

Glitz at the Ritz by Helen Stewart

 

Do you have an event to go to, a wedding perhaps? Glitz at the Ritz by Helen Stewart is a shawlette designed to be knitted from just one skein of sock weight yarn. This could make an ideal first time project for lace and bead knitting as the lace patterns in the shawl are quite straightforward. The elongated triangular shape drapes beautifully around the shoulders while the beads add gorgeous glamour. It calls for 4.0 mm (US 6) needles for a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using one skein of fingering weight yarn with about 437 yards. Knit it with Manos del Uruguay Fino  and Miyuki beads!

 

Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu (roko)

 

While the Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu is not a free pattern, it is 200jpy which works out to be about $2.44! I knit this awhile back but this is one pattern that I would love to knit again. I loved the construction and while I don't usually like a shrug style cardigan which this is, this one I do.

“Hitofude” means a single brush stroke in Japanese, this open front cardigan with an allover lace pattern is worked in one “yarn stroke” -- a continuous strand without cutting the yarn. The yarn stroke starts from the upper body and sleeves worked together in a rectangular piece, then moves to lower body, where the lace pattern increases evenly, creating a gentle drape. Knit it witha fingering yarn knit at a gauge of 20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in the lace pattern using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.

 

Sue2Knits Hitofude knit using SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine

 

Pictured is the Hitofude that I knit using SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine in Sapphire.

 

WIP's and FO's

 

My Candy Cane Socks are both off my needles!

 

My Candy Cane Socks are both off my needles!

 

My Yarn Store Shawl by Casapinka has progressed to section 4!

 

I am loving the colours and the yarns that I chose to knit Casapinka's Local Yarn Shawl! I am using Manos del Uruguay's Alegria in Caracas and SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Grapefruit.

 

KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY

 

The current Knit-Along is an Any Project Knit-Along! 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 April 1 to June 30, 2018. June in - the next draw will take place July 1, 2018! You don't have to come to a Knit Afternoon or Knit Night to be included in the draw but you do need to post your finished projects to the Group Finished Objects thread on Ravelry.

 

lmcnorton’s Dauphine Cardigan by Julia Farwell-Clay

 

lmcnorton’s Dauphine Cardigan by Julia Farwell-Clay

 

knitnut246 with her second Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden

 

Connie (knitnut246) with her second Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden

 

knitnut246 in her stunning Sea Salt by Laura Ayler

 

Connie (knitnut246) in her stunning Sea Salt by Laura Ayler

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

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