Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, July 6, 2018, Issue 61: Lazy summer days...is it too hot for you???

Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, July 6, 2018, Issue 61: Lazy summer days...is it too hot for you???

It is only July but this heat wave has me staying inside where it is cool knitting especially since I have a new grandson to knit for! I adore the sweet onesie that is on my needles!

WIP's and FO's

 

I don't knit often for my grandsons - I have four now! But they each have a Little Cotton Rabbit that I knit for them and at least one sweater! You can find details in my Ravelry Sue2Knits Projects.

 

Cast on a onesie for my new grandson Caleb

 

I cast on Tiriltunge Newborn Onesie by Siv Jane Aksdal last Friday morning...thinking I need to knit something fast as a gift for Caleb who was born on June 25th!

 

Tiriltunge Newborn Onesie by Siv Jane Aksdal

 

During Thursday's Knit Night, I was contemplating the Bergere de France Newborn Kit in Straw but instead decided to use the same Bergere de France Goomy 50 yarn but using the onesie pattern instead. This is how much I had knit by Sunday night even though I am using a 2.5 mmj (US 1.5) needle!

 

Progressing on my Tiriltunge Newborn Onesie much quicker than I expected!

 

By Monday night, I had this much finished!

 

Very close to being finished! Short sleeves, sewing in the ends and buttons! Such a sweet knit!

 

I am very close to being finished now! I still have the short sleeves, sewing in the ends and buttons to go! Such a sweet knit! I am trying to finish this by tonight so that I can wash and block it to be ready to bring after I close up Saturday afternoon! We have a trip planned to go visit for the weekend.

 

Another view of the onesie...almost done!

 

The pattern has buttons all the way done the side front as well as along the bottom but I am leaning towards joining the front and back together instead. Too many buttons to do up when you also have a very active 18 month old! I may still sew on all of the buttons over the buttonholes but they will just be decorative. Putting the onesie on the same way you put on an undershirt onesie will work just fine. Now I know that buttons on babywear is now controversial but we had buttons growing up, my kids all had buttons and the older grandkids all had buttons! Sew them on tightly and you are fine.

 

Two of my grandsons having fun in their “sandbox”

 

Two of my grandsons having fun in their “sandbox"

 

Jordan, Caleb and Landon!

 

Jordan (my youngest), and my other two grandkids Caleb and Landon!

 

Free Patterns

 

Solid Stitch Lines by La Maison de Saba

 

Solid Stitch Lines by La Maison de Saba is a sock recipe for not so plain and rather elegant toe-up socks. It is not a whole sock pattern but needs to be supplemented with your favourite toe and heel. Pick two colours: a variegated main colour (which will fade into the background), and a solid, maybe semisolid, contrast colour which will produce the foreground. You will need equal amounts of the two colours, depending on the length of your socks, with a bit more of the variegated MC needed. 2.0 mm (US 0) and 2.25 mm (US 1) needles are used for a gauge of 34 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.

 

Closeup of Solid Stitch Lines sock

 

Such a pretty sock!

 

Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn 

 

The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn is a unisex triangular scarf/kerchief knitted in DK weight yarn. The shawl is approx. 53 inches in width and 15 inches from center back to center point, when blocked aggressively. A single skein of DK weight yarn will yield a kerchief size but could easily be made with fingering to worsted weight yarn. By simply adding more repeats of the stockinette and garter ribbed eyelet sections, you can make a kerchief or shawl as large as you want. Knit it using Malabrigo Arroyo, Malabrigo Rios, SweetGeorgia Superwash DK but really this one can be knit with anything! It was originally designed using a DK weight yarn using a 5.0 m (US 8) needloes for a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.;

 

missdaisy’s Simply Aged (Age of Brass and Steam)

 

Pictured above is missdaisy’s Simply Aged (Age of Brass and Steam).

 

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 July 1 to September 15, 2018; and the Swirl Skirt or Any Skirt KAL running at the same time.

Congratulations to Karen kyoungson for winning the July 1st draw!

 

The blue on blue cakes of Malabrigo Arroyo in Regatta Blue and Butterfly Super 10 in Indigo Blue that I am going to use for the Swirl Skirt / Any Skirt KAL - July 1 to September 15th!

 

The blue on blue cakes of Malabrigo Arroyo in Regatta Blue and Butterfly Super 10 in Indigo Blue that I use for the Swirl Skirt / Any Skirt KAL - July 1 to September 15th!

 

Linda decided to frog the ribbing of the neckline of her Brookings and re-knit it!

 

Linda decided to frog the ribbing of the neckline of her Brookings and re-knit it!

 

Linda’s finished and blocked Spring in Her Path by Marie Annarella

 

Linda’s finished and blocked Spring in Her Path by Marie Annarella

 

Sandi’s finished Birds and Bikes test knit using Drops Alpaca!

 

Sandi’s finished Birds and Bikes test knit using Drops Alpaca!

 

Front view of Sandi’s Birds and Bikes test knit

 

Front view of Sandi’s Birds and Bikes test knit

 

Paulette’s Tegna knit with Hikoo Cobasi...truly awesome

 

Paulette finished her Tegna by Caitlin Hunter knit with Hikoo Cobasi...truly awesome

 

Paulette’s leftovers shawl

 

Paulette’s leftovers shawl

 

Carrie’s Second First Toe-Up Socks with Afterthought Heel (Magic Loop) by Susan B Anderson

 

Carrie’s Second First Toe-Up Socks with Afterthought Heel (Magic Loop) by Susan B Anderson

 

NEW IN!

 

BC Garne Tussah Silk is new to the shop

 

BC Garne Tussah Silk is new to the shop

 

New shipment of Malabrigo Rios has arrived - adding five more colours of squishy goodness!

 

New shipment of Malabrigo Rios has arrived - adding five more colours of squishy goodness!

 

Ancient Arts Bluefaced Leicester Wool Fingering / Sock - beautiful even though they are still in their cellophane packaging

 

New arrival -  Ancient Arts Bluefaced Leicester Wool Fingering / Sock - beautiful even though they are still in their cellophane packaging!

 

 

Kelbourne Woolens Scout now available in 7 colours

 

Kelbourne Woolens Scout now available in 7 colours

 

SUMMER VACATION NOTICE

 

The shop will be closed for vacation from Sunday, July 22 until Monday, July 30 for in-store pickup. The online shop will be open for orders but I will not be shipping or available for pickup until Tuesday, July 31st.

This year, I will have all four of my children in Ontario - at least for a few days (3)!! One lives in Whistler, BC and one in Edmonton, Alberta. Exciting!!

 

Bergere de France yarn On Sale!

 

Bergere de France Yarns are all on sale until July 20, 2018. No Discount Code is required. Discounts will automatically be applied when they are added to your Cart.

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

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