I am looking forward to a weekend with no rain - I hope, some knitting and the weekend visit with two of my grandsons!
Herbst Rosina Jacke - Autumn Rosina Cardigan by FadenStille is a beautiful pattern for expert knitters that is worked top down and you need to be able to work from charts. The shawl collar is knitted first, and stitches for shoulders and body are picked up from the long, non-cable side of the collar. The Rosina Jacket has raglan shaping and Rosina pattern on the back that are worked at the same time. It is knit using DK weight yarn using 4.0 mm (US 6) and 4.5 mm (US 7) needles for a gauge of 22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches.
Liz finished her stunning Autumn Rosina Cardigan and she is very happy that she persevered! Liz commented that reading the pattern was often confusing but found that if she trusted the pattern, everything worked out even the modifications she made. She was worried her sleeves would be shorter that she wanted and the slight puckering on the back but blocking worked wonders and her Rosina fits her beautifully!
Cancun Boxy Lace Top by Erin Kate Archer is a lace-sampler top is knit in two simple rectangles from the bottom up and seamed at the shoulders and sides to create the boxy shape. Knit it using a DK weight yarn using 5.0 mm (US 8) needles for a gauge of 4.5 stitches = 1 inch. Check out check out forevermohr ‘s modified version of Erin's pattern that is knitted in one piece and provides information on how to adjust for gauge and size.
WIP's and FO's
Still a few inches to go on the yoke section of my Sunshine Coast before I separate the sleeves from the body. I am knitting it with Berroco Remix Light in Birch. Heidi also has a sleeveless version called Big Wave that is similar but I wanted a summer top with short sleeves.
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.
We will be starting the Swirl Skirt KAL July 1st. It will run until September 15th. At the same time we will as usual have the Any-Project KAL! I will update the dates if we change them!
Jodie (AJMatte)’s shawl she crocheted with Zen Yarn Garden yarns she purchased in honour of Canada Day 150 last year!
Christina’s socks from David’s Toe-Up Sock Cookbook
Angela’s Project Peace 2017 shawl
Angela’s finished top knit with Bergere de France Bigarelle
WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY 2018
World Wide Knit in Public Day was a great success! The weather did not cooperate with rain in the morning, a grey afternoon and then rain again but we set up in the garage and kept dry! Everyone brought some goodies including a cake that Nicole brought but forgot to dig in to until a few had left! Oops!
Angela, Liz and Linda at World Wide Knit in Public Day!
World Wide Knit in Public Day - Linda and Liz
Liz, Carol and Bev
Nicole, Becky and Cathie
Nicole and Becky
Thank you Angela for making a little video! I tried to make a video too but unfortunately mine was too blurry to post:)
I had 9 Bergere de France project packs and 20 Berroco pattern booklets as giveaways. Names were put aside for Ed and I to draw.
Congratulations to Libby and Linda for winning the draw! Yarn for the Earthworm Shawl by Ulrike Altrogge. Shown in the background is Shorti60’s shawl.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!