This weekend would have been when the third annual Local Yarn Store Day would have happened! As you know, LYS Day was canceled due to the social distancing necessity. This is the "Breathe and Hope" shawl which Casapinka designed for LYS Day 2020. The name of it is a mantra of hers right now and I imagine some of you can relate.
Casapinka decided to go ahead and do a modified version of LYS Day for April 25 so many LYS including me came up with Kits!
Casapinka’s Breathe and Hope Shawl pattern is free with a kit or 2 skeins of 100g fingering weight yarn purchase April 24 until midnight April 26, 2020. The Discount Codes will be emailed by me for you to use on Ravelry when you purchase the pattern. If you have any problems with your code, please contact me or the LYS you purchased your Kit from and not Casapinka. Please use the code as soon as you get it and not when you pick up or receive your kit!
Here are the descriptions for each kit that can be found HERE...
Manglar and Clearwater - 1x Manos Alegria 100g/445yds, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon and 1x SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock - 115g/425yds, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon (Sold Out)
Caracas and Biscuit - 1x Manos Alegria 100g/445yds, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon and 1x SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock - 115g/425yds, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
Happy and Teal - 2x Manos Alegria 100g/445yds, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
Ghostbusters and Teal - 2x Manos Alegria 100g/445yds, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
Ghostbusters and Goji Berries - 2x Manos Alegria 100g/445yds, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
Harvest and Rustic Red - 1x ZYG Serenity 20 100g/400yds, 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 1x SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock - 115g/425yds, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
Enraptured and Orange-u-Glad - 2x ZYG Serenity 20 100g/400yds, 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
New Apple and Coast Guard - 2x ZYG Serenity 20 100g/400yds, 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon (Sold Out)
Party in a Skein and Pumpkin - 1x ZYG Superfine Fingering 100g/400yds, 90% SW Merino, 10% Nylon, 1x SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock - 115g/425yds, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
Alice and Stamped Lips - 2x ZYG Superfine Fingering 100g/400yds, 90% SW Merino, 10% Nylon
These are under the second tab that can be found HERE...
Bee's Knees and Fly - 2x Hedgehog Fibres Sock - 100g/437yds, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon
Velvet and Monet - 2x Hedgehog Fibres Sock - 100g/437yds, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon
Typewriter and Pinky Swear - 2x Hedgehog Fibres Sock - 100g/437yds, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon
Salty Tales and Graphite - 2x Hedgehog Fibres Sock - 100g/437yds, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon (Sold out)
Tooth Fairy and Lemon Curd - 2x SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock - 115g/425yds, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
Monarch and Coral Rose - 1x Hedgehog Fibres Sock, 1x SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock
Ghostbusters and Zinnia - 2x Manos Alegria 100g/445yds, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
Rewilding Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade (not free) was designed using the stunning Meadow from The Fibre Co, the generous retreat sponsor for the Autumn 2018 Curious Handmade Country House Retreat. Helen says, "This is an incredibly luxurious yarn, a blend of merino, baby llama, silk, and linen. It creates a very sophisticated, drapey fabric, but the little flecks running through the yarn give it a gently rustic, untamed character, just perfect for this design."
137cm (54”) across top edge
102cm (40”) across cast off end
Meadow is a lovely heavy laceweight blend of four unique, luxurious fibers. The unique blend of fibers are spun and then kettle dyed, and the different way the fibers absorb the dye creates a beautiful depth of color with subtle heathered tones. A 2-ply yarn, it is slightly heavier than "typical" laceweight and is perfect for shawls and scarves as well as sweaters.
- 40% merino, 25% baby llama, 20% silk, 15% linen
- 498 m / 545 yds/100 gram skein
- 32-36 sts = 4" (10 cm)
- 2.25 - 3.25 mm (US 1-3) needle
- Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Any of these shawls would be a great project as a jumping off point for your spring knitting (or summer knitting) project!
WIP's and FO's
My City Limits by Tanis Lavallee has grown since last Friday but not by much if you saw my Instagram post earlier this week! I am partway through the fifth stripe of nine for the colours that I am using. The finished City Limits can be worn with the knit side or the purl side as the right side. I like the purl side!
Kits are available HERE to include the Koigu Fade Kit. You will need to choose your Drops Kid Silk to hold double with it. The pattern shows two strands of fingering by itself or held with a strand of mohair (three strands total) but I was able to get gauge using one strand of fingering and one strand of mohair.
On Tuesday, I had to wait almost an hour for a grocery order that was supposed to be ready for pick up for 7 pm the night before. Good thing I had my knitting with me as usual so I sat and bound off my Antonia cardigan by Cocoknits.
I definitely can't catch the colour when it is overcast outside. I never cut the yarn off after binding off a hem but turn and continue using the yarn to pick up and knit the front bands. I do still have extra ends to weave in any way because I finished the donut of yarn on the row before the bind off! Instead of standard 1x1 rib, I decided on using twisted rib instead for 4' instead of 3. I also worked my front bands with twisted rib.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from April 1 to June 30, 2020. Don't forget to post your finished projects so that you will be included in our quarterly draw! We will also add the option of posting your finished project to Instagram using the #sue2knitskal so that I can find them!
Lani finished a pair of Erica Lueder’s Hermione’s Everyday Socks
Another finished pair of socks knit by Judy, Jen’s mom!
Debbie (debsnubs) finished this summer sweater - Vellichor by Andrea Mowry
The colours and shawl look amazing!
Bunnies by Little Cotton Rabbits knit by Carola!
More bunnies knit by Carola...
Bears and a mouse! All knit by Carola.
Carola also put her sewing skills to work making scrub caps!
Jean has been busy! Here are two Local Yarn Shawls by Casapinka that she recently finished!
In February, Jean knit Kaitlin Blasing’s Vanilla Bean Turtleneck.
Jean started and finished this Children’s Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer in March!!
Jean has been prolific! Here is her Anker’s Summer Shirt by PetiteKnit! She is planning on knitting another one because she loves that it was an easy knit and the fit.
Liz's post of this of baby Anker’s Shirt by PetiteKnit is the sweetest! Not sure if Liz or her daughter knit it since they both knit!
VIRTUAL SOCIAL KNITTING
Virtual social knitting using the Zoom app! It is a great way to knit together through social distancing! Join in with us either Tuesday afternoon from 2 - 4 pm or Thursday nights from 7 - 9 pm. We will continue each week until we can meet again in person.
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Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and stay safe!
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