It is starting to look like spring out there but it still doesn't feel like it!
I should start knitting something for the warm weather that can't come soon enough but here are a few more cozier knits for you!
Merrie Dancers Toorie by Elizabeth Johnston is the annual Shetland Wool Week hat pattern for 2018. Knit the hat in any of the suggested colour variations, or come up with your own colour scheme.
This pattern provides two different size options. Each size uses a different yarn weight using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.
Yarn Weight 1 (DK):
- 48.5 cm (19.25 in) circumference
- 27 sts and 27 rounds to 10cm over pattern after blocking
Yarn Weight 2 (fingering):
- 50 cm (19.75 in) circumference
- 29 sts and 29 rounds to 10cm over pattern after blocking
Remember to share your creations by tagging your photos with #merriedancerstoorie or #shetlandwoolweek2018.
Kaana Shawlette by Jennifer Weissman a crescent-shaped shawlette knitted from the top down in worsted-weight yarn. Its shape and wide wingspan allow for multiple styles of wear. On a windy winter day, Ka’ana can be worn as a scarf, wrapped around the neck and tied securely in front. On a cool summer evening, Ka’ana’s curved top edge allows it to sit beautifully as a wrap, elegantly hugging the shoulders. Instructions for customizing the size are included in the pattern.
Junko Okamoto's Rug is a top-down, bulky oversized sweater that is sure to keep you warn and cozy! It is knit using a chunky yarn for a gauge of 15 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in stockinette and colorwork with 5.50 mm (US 9) needles or the needle size needed to get gauge. This free pattern only includes one generous size that is so popular and looks great on so many. Knit it with Cascade Ecological Wool for an economically priced sweater.
WIP's and FO's
I have Melanie Berg’s On the Spice Market on my needles and yes I had finished section 1 last week but I frogged it back to Contrast Colour 1 and now I am back to the start of Section 3! I didn't like my edge where I had been using the method from the designer's special techniques. I had also been working row 2 in Section 3 wrong! I was slipping my yarn to the back instead of to the front and even though I liked the look, I frogged back. I am much happier with the results! I am using SweetGeorgia's Party of Five in Jelly Bean, my leftover SweetGeorgia CashLuxe Fine stash yarn from my Hitofude in Sapphire and Malabrigo Sock in Natural.
I am getting closer to the home stretch of the second Candy Cane Socks! Next year's Christmas socks will be finished early!
The gorgeous project bag that was gifted to me by Carla❤️
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Along is an Any Project Knit-Along! The deadline for this one is March 31, 2018 so there is still time to get your project completed and entered in the next draw! 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.
Linda finished her Brookings by Marie Greene.
Linda's' Gabbro by Carol Feller.
Natalie finished her Comfort Fade Cardi! Beautiful!
Sandi loves to do test knits and here are the Hedgehog Slippers that she test knit.
Cathie's two colour shawl
Lise (mattedcat)’s Alouette by Lisa Chemery
NEW and re-stocked to the Shop
Have you checked out Cocoknits Sweater Workshop or her awesome tools?
Check out some of the new books including some back issues of Laine and Pom Pom Quarterly!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!