Friday, April 1, 2022, Issue 242: Happy Friday!

Friday, April 1, 2022, Issue 242: Happy Friday!

It isn't very warm outside especially with that blustery wind but if I look in my garden out front and out back, the tulips, allium and lilies are all sprouting up their tips! Spring flowers will be here soon!

Melanie Berg has a new pattern out…Pink is for Power. Use “pink” for a 20% discount until the end of April or pay full price. All proceeds will go to a breast cancer charity because in 2021, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Also - join the KAL! running from April 1 until May 15, 2022.

 

Melanie Berg has a new pattern out…Pink is for Power. Use “pink” for a 20% discount until the end of April or pay full price. All proceeds will go to a breast cancer charity because in 2021, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

Melanie:

Did you know that one in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime?

In 2021, I was one of them.

One day I found a strange spot in my breast, and shortly after I made an appointment with my doctor to have it checked out. The following weeks were a nightmare, full of fear and uncertainty.

Today, after completing my treatment, I can say that I am healthy again and looking forward to my new life!

In the last months I have learned a lot. Above all, I would like to pass this on to you: You are not alone, and you are stronger than you think.

I am hoping, with this design, to raise awareness of breast cancer. Especially to those younger women who may not be in a screening program, not to be afraid to examine themselves on a regular basis as early detection of this disease is so important.

Sizes

Measurements given are for the finished garment. The sweater is designed to fit with 5 - 6” / 12.5 - 15 cm of positive ease at the bust, less for larger sizes. Photos show size 2 on a 37” / 94 cm bust model.
Please note that with this construction, you can pick a different size for the body and the sleeves.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

(39, 42.75, 45.75) (49.5, 53.25, 58.25)“ / (97.5, 107, 114.5) (124, 133, 145.5) cm at the bust

Yardages

Lace weight yarn (1247, 1358, 1457) (1575, 1693, 1850) yds / (1140, 1242, 1332) (1440, 1548, 1692) m

Mohair Silk (1185, 1295, 1396) (1497, 1616, 1763) yds / (1084, 1185, 1277) (1370, 1479, 1613) m

 
 
 
 

Lucille by Courtney Kelly is a vintage inspired baby set designed for cuteness and function using Kelbourne Woolens Perennial.

 

Lucille by Courtney Kelly (of Kelbourne Woolens) is a vintage inspired baby set designed for cuteness and function using Kelbourne Woolens Perennial. The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down; stitches are cast on at the neck, and eyelet increases are worked to shape the garter yoke.

After the yoke is worked, the remainder of the body and sleeves are worked in a lace pattern. Pay careful attention to the chart when dividing for the body and sleeves and working the sleeve stitches, as you will work a different chart for each sleeve.

 

Lucille by Courtney Kelley is worked seamlessly from the top down.

 

Yarn

Kelbourne Woolens Perennial (60% superwash Merino, 25% Suri alpaca, 15% nylon; 497 yds/100gm skein): natural (105): 1 (2) skein(s).

Gauge

32 sts + 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in lace pattern, after blocking.
32 sts + 64 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter stitch, after blocking.

Needles

1 – 16 or 24” US 1.5 (2.5 mm) circular.
1 – set US 1.5 (2.5 mm) dpns.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.

 

Sommerknus by Elsebeth Judith is her summer version of her Knus. There is 35% off for 3.5 days from today in honour of her son’s 35th birthday today, April 1st.

 

Sommerknus by Elsebeth Judith is her summer version of her Knus. There is 35% off for 3.5 days from today in honour of her son’s 35th birthday today, April 1st.

Sommerknus is a round yoke sweater worked from the top down with the possibility to adjust the length of the sleeves (short, 3/4 or long sleeves) and the body. The blouse/sweater has an all-over textured pattern.

Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
This sweater is designed to be worn with a positive ease of 7-10cm/2.75-4”.

The finished bust measurement of the sweater
90 (95.5, 106.5, 112, 123, 135) cm/ 35.5 (37.5, 42, 44, 48.5, 53)”

Gauge
10cm x 10cm/4” x 4”: 18 sts over 24 rows/rnds in stockinette stitch and needle 5.0mm/US 8 or the size needed to obtain gauge after blocking.

Materials
4.0mm/US 6, 40cm/16” and 80cm/32” circular needle for rib edges
5.0mm/US 8, 40cm/16” circular needle or double-pointed needles for neck and sleeves
5.0mm/US 8, 80cm/32” circular needle for yoke and body
stitch marker for BOR-M
waste yarn/stitch holders
a tapestry needle

Yarn
This version is worked with two yarns held together (A+B).
A: 680 (720, 800, 840, 940, 1040) m/743 (787, 874, 918, 1027, 1137) yd
B: same yardage of mohair/silk

Yarn suggestion held single: Sandnes Garn Line (coming this summer) or Garnstudio Drops Belle or Sandnes Garn Tynn Line (held double)

 

WIPs and FOs

 

 

I decided on using SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Natural and a Party of Five in Spring Fling for my Hello from my Colors Crop by Jessie Maed Designs.

 

Last week, I was contemplating casting on a Hello From My Colors Crop by Jessie Maed Designs. I decided on using SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Natural and a Party of Five in Spring Fling.

 

 I definitely don’t have a finished object (FO) this week but I have started the yoke. The colours are making me happy!

 

I definitely don’t have a finished object (FO) this week but I have started the yoke. The colours are making me happy!

 

I cast on Lunae by Natasja Hornby last Thursday but had very little knit last Friday.

 

I cast on Lunae by Natasja Hornby last week but had very little knit last Friday.I decided to use Tukuwool Fingering because I have almost a full skein of the three colours above left from two of my finished projects. I should only need one moore skein of each.

I have had this in my favourites since I watched the episode of Cady Jax Knits podcast where Jackie showed off her fiinished Lunae on their podcast 17!

 

This is Jackie’s (dominirose)’s Lunae from her Ravelry project page.

 

This is Jackie’s (dominirose)’s Lunae from her Ravelry project page.

 

KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY

 

The current Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Any Project: our everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit which is running from January 1 to April 30, 2022. I will get a thread started soon!

Remember to post photos to the finished object (FO) thread when you finish a project during the Knit-Along so that you will be included in the next draw! We will also add the option of posting your finished project to Instagram using the #sue2knitskal so that I can find them!

 

Jean (jean091) knit her 11 year old granddaughter Stripes! by Andrea Mowry.

 

Above and at the top is Jean (jean091)'s Stripes! by Andrea Mowry which she knit for her 11 year old granddaughter using a self striping yarn in a single colour instead of using multiple colours.

 

Paulette (@psknitting50) came to the weaving workshop wearing her Navelli by Caitlin Hunter!

 

Paulette (@psknitting50) came to the weaving workshop wearing her Navelli by Caitlin Hunter! Main yarn is Malabrigo Sock.

 

Jan (mrsjanknits) came to our weaving workshop wearing her Compass by tincanknits!

 

Jan (mrsjanknits) came to our weaving workshop wearing her Compass by tincanknits!

 

Jan (mrsjanknits) finished a pair of Petty Harbour Socks by Rayna Curtis.

 

Jan (mrsjanknits) finished a pair of Petty Harbour Socks by Rayna Curtis.

 

Here’s Elaine’s stunning Aflutter Poncho by MarinJaKnits.

 

Here’s Elaine (emayea)’s stunning Aflutter Poncho by MarinJaKnits which she wore to the weaving class. Yarn is Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering in 3007 Autumn Walks.

 

Elaine loves the scarf she wove for the weaving workshop! For her weft she used a strand of Manos Cabrini held double with Ashford Merino Boucle.

 

Elaine (emayea) loves how airy and soft the scarf she wove for the weaving workshop! For her weft, she used a strand of Manos Cabrito held double with Ashford Merino Boucle. I haven't received photos of any of the other finished scarves yet.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Marettimo by Caitlin Hunter @Boylandknitworks using Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in colours Cinder, and graphite, and Koigu kpppm.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Marettimo by Caitlin Hunter @Boylandknitworks using Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in colours Cinder, and graphite, and Koigu KPPPM.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Mousseux by Espace Tricot using 2 strands of Drops Kid Silk.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Mousseux by Espace Tricot using 2 strands of Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Ruby by Cocoknits using 1 strand of Shibui Cima and 1 strand of Shibui Silk Cloud.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Ruby by Cocoknits using 1 strand of Shibui Cima and 1 strand of Shibui Silk Cloud.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Ranunculus by Midori Hirose using 2 strands of Euroflax linen.

 

Kathy (kweidl) knit Ranunculus by Midori Hirose using 2 strands of LoftyFiber Euroflax Linen held double.

 

Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) had some leftover Timber Yarns Twin Sock in Oh Canada from the socks she knit so she used the rest to knit herself Mittens to Fit by Slavi Thomsen.

 

Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) had some leftover Timber Yarns Twin Sock in Oh Canada from the socks she knit so she used the rest to knit herself Mittens to Fit by Slavi Thomsen.

 

Sonia (@soniabknits) knit this adorable Garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli for a September baby.

 

Sonia (@soniabknits) knit this adorable Garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli for a September baby.

 

Brenda (@bmallat42) knit these Mini Monster Beanies by Cali Taylor using Malabrigo Rasta.

 

Brenda (@bmallat42) knit these Mini Monster Beanies by Cali Taylor using Malabrigo Rasta.

 

Paulette has been spinning and experimenting! Love the results!

 

Paulette has been spinning and experimenting! Love the results!

 

Debbie (@debsnubs) crocheted this grey and white gingham blanket using a pattern from @daisyfarmcrafts.

 

Debbie (@debsnubs) crocheted this grey and white gingham blanket using a pattern from @daisyfarmcrafts.

 

SHOP UPDATE

 

 

The Koigu Davenport Pencil Boxes have arrived!

 

The Koigu Davenport Pencil Boxes have arrived in the shop!

 

 Davenport by Anne Jones is an all season wrap designed specifically for knitting with a Koigu Pencil Box.

 

Davenport by Anne Jones is an all season wrap designed specifically for knitting with a Koigu Pencil Box. The sample was knit usiing a penciil box in the Davenport colourway.

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!

 

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Leave a comment
* Your email address will not be published
← Return to the back office    Select Malabrigo is 25% off until March 5, 2024. Closed this weekend from Friday at 4pm. Hide