Friday, April 30, 2021, Issue 196: Happy Friday!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in April 2021, spring knitting
It was raining out there earlier so we can expect everything to turn green in no time! Check out Connie's fabulous green sweater...Doesn't it bring spring to mind?
Casapinka is once again supporting Local Yarn Stores although instead of for Local Yarn Store Day, it will be for National Bubble Tea Day on April 30th!
Her new pattern Noncho will be released today, Friday, April 30th. There will be a free pattern download code with the purchase of project yarn which MUST be redeemed April 30-May 1!
This pattern (you get DK and fingering version with code or purchase) is in lieu of a Casapinka LYS Day pattern since many LYS’ weren’t aware (and I wasn’t in time) of LYS Day this year. It is instead a celebration of National Bubble Tea Day, April 30!
When you buy yarn to make Noncho today or tomorrow from your participating LYS, you will receive an individual code from the LYS for the pattern. Codes MUST be redeemed BEFORE midnight on Sunday, May 2, 2021 (PST)!
Note - all sizes are 17” long (See schematic.) If you think you would like it longer, buy more yarn and just continue with the same increases.
Finished Sizes for DK
1 (2, 3, 4)5, 6, 7 which correspond to:
39.25 (44.5, 50.75, 56.75)62, 66.75, 72.75” / 99.5 (113, 129, 144)157.5, 169.5, 185 cm circumference at full bust. This is designed to be worn with 4-6” of positive ease, so take your bust measurement and add 4-6” to determine the size that you will knit. When in doubt, size up, not down.
Yarn Amounts - the pattern is written for 2 or three colors; however, the most you need for a third color is 115 yards.
Color A (top and bottom): 62 (72, 80, 90)100, 105, 115 yds / 57 (66, 74, 83)92, 96, 106 m
Color B: 337 (380, 431, 485)531, 569, 625 yds / 309 (348, 394, 444)486, 521, 572 m
Color C: 225 (253, 289, 322)355, 380, 416 yds / 206 (232, 265, 295)325, 348, 381m
Fingering weight yarn amounts (there will be a separate pattern for a fingering weight Noncho included)
Color A: 40 (44, 52, 56)60, 68, 72 yds / 37 (41, 48, 52)55, 63, 66 m OR 1 skein
Color B: 324 (368, 416, 464)508, 548, 600 yds / 297 (337, 381, 425)465, 501, 549 m OR 1 (1, 2, 2)2, 2, 2 skein(s)
Color C: 240 (272, 312, 348)380, 408, 448 yds / 220 (249, 286, 319)348, 373, 410m OR 1 (1, 1, 1)1, 2, 2 skein(s)
PetiteKnit’s new pattern release is the Friday Tee, worked top down in broken rib stitch with raglan increases on the yoke. The neck edge is worked in rib and then knitted together to form a double-knit neckband. Short rows are worked on the yoke to shape the neckline. Sleeves and body are finished with a simple rib edge. Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge. Remember to wash your swatch before measuring the gauge – broken rib relaxes and grows when washed.
The Friday Tee is designed to have approx. 6-9 cm [2¼-3½ inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 6-9 cm [2¼-3½ inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].
The measurements for the finished garment can be found on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S sweater has a bust circumference of 96 cm [37¾ inches], which in the given example would give you 6 cm [2¼ inches] of positive ease.
The model in the photos is wearing a size XS and has a bust circumference of 82 cm [32¼] and is 164 cm [approx. 5 feet 4 inches] tall.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Measurements: Bust circumference: 90 (96) 100 (106) 116 (126) 136 (147) 156 cm [35½ (37¾) 39¼ (41¾) 45¾ (49½) 53½ (57¾) 61½ inches]
Length: 48 (49) 50 (52) 55 (58) 59 (61) 63 cm [19 (19¼) 19¾ (20½) 21¾ (22¾) 23¾ (24) 24¾ inches]
Gauge: 28 sts x 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in broken rib stitch on 3 mm [US2½] needles after wash and blocking
Note that the gauge before washing will be approx. 35 sts in 10 cm [4 inches]
Circular needles: 3 mm [US2½] / 40, 60, 80 and 100 cm [16, 24, 32 and 40 inches] and 2.5 mm [US1½] / 40 cm [16 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 3 mm [US2½] (if the Magic Loop technique is not used)
Suggested yarns: Sandnes Garn Sisu, Garnstudio Drops Flora, Tukuwool Fingering.
Join Berroco for their second Cardi Party! They are keeping the theme open so you can pick a style to fit what you want to make right now! From May 15-June 25 we are making cardigans in Berroco Yarns!
You can choose from any Berroco yarn or Partner Brand Line: Lopi, Lang Yarns, Amano or WoolAddicts.
Use code: BerrocoCardiParty2 at Berroco.com or in the Berroco Ravelry Store to get the pattern you want to make free.
Join us over on Facebook in our Berroco Makers Group where Margaux and Co. will be there to cheer you on with weekly live check ins!
Whether this is your first cardigan or your 100th, you have a place in the make along!
Make it crochet!
Make it colorwork!
Make it SIMPLE!
You do you. We cast on Friday, May 15 and bind off June 25th. What are you waiting for?
Skip Dent Scarf by Sarah Resnick is a light and airy scarf. The subtle spaces in the warp come from a simple technique called skip dent, in which a dent or two is skipped throughout the reed as you are threading.
- Rigid heddle loom
- 10 dent reed
- One boat shuttle & bobbin or stick shuttle
- Fringe Twister (optional)
Warp: Duet Cotton/Linen, 200 yds. Shown in Storm.
Weft: Duet Cotton/Linen, 160 yds.. Shown in Storm.
- 8.5" weaving width
- 10 EPI
- 10 PPI
- 7” W x 60” L
If you are purchasing for this project, (please indicate in the Notes) then the pattern download is included.
WIPs and FOs
I don't have any finished objects (FOs) but I am almost finished one!
My Wilson Top by Allyson Dykhuizen is moving along...I took this shot on Wednesday.
Here it is now at 10.5 inches from the underarms. It is the length of many of my sweaters but since I still have 60g left, I can go longer with no problem. Can you believe it, you only need one 200g cake of Hikoo Concentric Cotton to knit this top! I used 2006 Nautical for my Wilson Top.
I worked on my Blomsterjakke by Sandnes Garn this week too...I hadn't touched in a couple of weeks. I now have 8.5 inches of the body done!
This one isn't hard but I do have to concentrate because I don't want to mess up the pattern! I fin that I am continuously counting to 12 because the pattern repeat is 12 stitches.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Any Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from January 1 to April 30, 2021.
Remember to post photos to the finished object (FO) thread HERE 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!
TODAY is the last day to post to be included in the draw.
Above, Connie (maltescross) looks fabulous in her Gracious by Espace Tricot and the vibrant colours she chose to use!
Paulette picked up the yarn Hikoo Concentric Cotton for her Wilson Top by Allyson Dykhuizen last Thursday and cast off yesterday morning...just one week! Looks great even though the photo isn't in focus!
Rosemary tried on her Wilson Top and has decided she is going to knit a few more inches!
Love my sister Mary’s Koivua by Caitlin Hunter! She used Kelbourne Woolens Scout and Schoppel Wool Zauberball Starke 6.
My sister Mary (maryc1981) knit this Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee using Bergere de France Bigarelle and Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk.
The second of three Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee that my sister Mary (maryc1981) knit. This one is knit using Bergere de France Bigarelle in a single colour.
Connie (knitnut246) finished her Winter Beach Cardi by Andrea Mowry using The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light! I can’t wait to see her wearing this one instead of blocking!
Jen (zjewell) finished her second Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry! Simply stunning!
Mary Ellen (MadCrocheter) finished this 6 Day Star Blanket by Betty McKnit for a friend.
Rita (ritz) test knit this recently released A Break in Tide Shawl by Tif Neilan.
VIRTUAL SOCIAL KNITTING
Virtual social knitting using the Zoom app! It has been 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 are continuing to hold our Zoom meetings each week until we can meet again in person. Clicking on the link will take you to our Zoom meeting.
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Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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