Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, March 23, 2018, Issue 46: The view from here...

Free Pattern Fridays - Friday, March 23, 2018, Issue 46: The view from here...

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

 

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.

 

Ka’ana Shawlette by Jennifer Weissman

 

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.

You will need about 600 yards of worsted weight yarn such as Malabrigo Rios or Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Worsted. 4.5 mm (US 7) and 6.0 mm (US 10) are the needles needed for a gauge of 16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.  The finished size has a 60" wingspan and is  14.5" deep at the center.
 
 
skipknits’ Ribbed Rug by Junko Okamoto

 

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 On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg on my needles! SweetGeorgia’s Party of Five in Jelly Bean, CashLuxe Fine in Sapphire and Malabrigo Sock in Natural.

 

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 second Candy Cane Sock!

 

I am getting closer to the home stretch of the second Candy Cane Socks! Next year's Christmas socks will be finished early!

 

Gorgeous project bag that was gifted to me by Carla❤️

 

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 Brookings by Marie Greene.

 

Linda finished her Brookings by Marie Greene.

 

Linda’s Gabbro by Carol Feller

 

Linda's' Gabbro by Carol Feller.

 

Natalie’s finished Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry using Koigu Kersti in the Blue Pack Kit

 

Natalie finished her Comfort Fade Cardi! Beautiful!

 

Sandi (sandima)’s Hedgehog Slippers test knit!

 

Sandi loves to do test knits and here are the Hedgehog Slippers that she test knit.

 

Cathie’s cute little 2 colour shawl❤️

 

Cathie's two colour shawl

 

Lise (mattedcat)’s Alouette by Lisa Chemery

 

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?

 

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!

 

Check out some of the new books including some back issues of Laine and Pom Pom Quarterly!

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

 

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