Summer knitting anyone?? I think Spring has completely bypassed us because we have definitely jumped right in to summer! The featured photo above is romychen's Ibis.
Top 08 Chic 89 by Fil Katia is a sleeveless tank that is worked in pieces and seamed. It includes stockinette, reverse stockinette, 2 x 2 ribbing and eyelet to create a cool, stylish a-line summery top knit using a dk weight yarn. The gauge is 22.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in eyelet stitch using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles. romychen's Ibis - refer to her project for her detailed re-write of the pattern which is confusing.
The Summer Tee Top by Claudia Olsen is a pattern that I have used before! It is a very easy and pretty pattern that knits up quickly. While it is written for one size, you can add or subtract 14 sts to change bust size. This top needs about 650 - 700 yards of DK weight yarn for a size 34-36 inch bust with a gauge of 5.3 stitches = 1 inch in pattern using 4.0 mm (US 6) needles.
Pictured above is my Melon Summer Tee that I knit a few years ago and still wear! It is one that I would love to knit again using either Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK or Rowan Original Denim although I would need to add 15% to all lengths to account for shrinkage.
WIP's and FO's
I worked exclusively on my Morning Sky by Heidi Kirrmaier again this week which considering all of the stitches on my needles for the yoke made it move faster than it would have otherwise! There was 552 stitches for the widest part of the bear track pattern of my yoke.
I can't believe the difference in how the colour looks between these two photos but the actual colour is closer to the bottom one. I really am getting close to the final stretch though with 3 more decrease sections and then the short rows at the back of the neck.
My finished and blocked On the Spice Market shawl by Melanie Berg.
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.
Linda (lmcnorton)’s Swivel Pullover by Kerri Blumer
Linda (lmcnorton)’s Novello by Emily Watson
Paulette’s Cockatoo Brae by Kate Davies
Paulette’s Linientreu by Ute Nawratil
Nicole’s newest sock WIP - second sock to go! She has used Zauberball Crazy for these socks.
WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY 2018
World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.
Sue2Knits KIP - World Wide Knit in Public Day 2018. Mark your calendar and join in the fun and meet other knitters and crafters for fibre fun! We will have giveaways throughout the day for those who participate in either the Knit in Public event here or the one hosted by Art Space Essex!
Kelbourne Woolens Scout is a classic, strong, versatile, heathered wool yarn from Kelbourne Woolens. Designed with classic knitting and crochet in mind, Scout is yarn for the sake of yarn. It is unfussy, beautiful, high-quality, and comes in a gorgeous color palette. Take a look at the pattern collection for Scout.
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra is a classic, strong, versatile 2-ply merino wool, highland wool, and mohair blend. Designed with a vintage feel, Andorra has a gorgeous colour palette. Check out the pattern collection for Kelbourne Woolens Andorra.
New from Furls Crochet - a beautiful ceramic yarn bowl and pewter necklaces for us yarn lovers!
Pom Pom Quarterly No. 25 has arrived!
Laine Magazine Issue 5 has arrived! In the future, both Laine Magazine and Pom Pom Quarterly can be pre-ordered, so if I show no stock, please let me know that you want one!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!