Relaxing outside with your knitting is one of my favorite things to do...especially if there is a bit a breeze to go with a gorgeous sunny day! Knitting with friends is even better! Here's Linda in her On the Spice Market Shawl by Melanie Berg.
I just love summer tops - to knit and to wear!
Ombre Tank Redux by Espace Tricot is simple summer knit that works up quickly with lace-weight linen held double and it perfect for hot summer days. It has a flattering A-line shape and minimal finishing making this easy to knit and easy to wear. Knit it with 3 colors where the colors are alternated to create ombre stripes. It is knit in the round up to the underarms while the armholes, front and back necklines are knit flat. This would knit up perfectly with Shibui Reed using 4.0 mm (US 6) needles for a gauge of 21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.
Kim Drotar's Mercury Socks is a simple lace sock knit cuff down with a gusset heel. There are four size options so everybody should be able to find the right fit! This pair was knit by TheLeaningLarch with SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in their Grapefruit colorway. One skein of 325 - 425 yards in fingering / sock weight yarn and needles to give you a gauge of 10 stitches and 15 rows = 1 inch.
WIP's and FO's
My Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier work in prrogress has moved steadily ahead...Just finished the first skein of yarn! I am knitting mine with Berroco Remix Light in Birch. I am liking the rustic, slubbiness of the yarn and can't wait until I finish it and can wear it!
I had two of my grandsons from Friday until Sunday evening last weekend...Definitely not a lot of knitting!
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!
Catherine (MCatherineL)’s Rigoles by maylin Tri’Coterie Designs
Catherine (MCatherineL)’s Air Jordan booties
Catherine (MCatherineL)’s Vans
Katen (kyoungson)’s Winnie the Pooh bag
Nina (Leslieoyoung)’s Girl Lamb by Little Cotton Rabbits
Kathy (chantrykathy)’s Reyna by Noora Backlund
The backordered other colors have come in of the Rowan Creative Linen
More colors came in also of Bergere de France Calinou
New Shibui Twig, Reed and Fern has arrived!
New are these needles from My Two Ladies. These adjustable straight needles are handcrafted rosewood with 7” needles with attached 20” flexible cord, end stopper and adjustable sliding stopper.
- Fits hundreds of stitches and adjust the size of the cable on each needle as you work through your project.
- No more pulling loops of yarn from bottom of needle to needle tip. The rosewood spring-activated sliding adjustable stopper keeps your stitches where you want them.
- Exquisite, rosewood handcrafted needles with swivel kink resistant cord. And its all adjustable to your personal knitting preference.
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!