I hope that you have been enjoying summer despite the mixed bag of weather! The next few days are supposed to be a little cooler and hopefully dry!
PetiteKnit's Cumulus O-neck is worked from the top down in stockinette stitch with two strands of thin mohair/silk yarn held together throughout. The design has a round neckline. All edges are finished with i-cord.
The Cumulus Blouse O-neck is designed to have approx. 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 10-15 cm [4-6 inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 96 (102) 109 (116) 126 (136) 140 (149) 156 cm [37¾ (40¼) 43 (45¾) 49½ (53½) 55 (58¾) 61½ inches]
Gauge: 18 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4.5 mm [US7] needles after blocking
Needles: Circular needles: 4.5 mm [US7] / 60 and 80 and/or 100 cm 24 and 32 and/or 40 inches, 4 mm [US6] / 60 cm \24 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 4.5 mm [US7]
Materials: 150-175 (175) 200 (200) 225 (225) 250 (250) 275 g of a mohair silk such as Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk (25 g = 210 m [230 yds]). Note: Two strand of yarn are held together throughout. The given yardage amounts are the total yardage needed.
If the O-neck isn't to your personal liking, PetiteKnit’s Cumulus Blouse is similar but has a deep rounded V-neck. All edges are finished with i-cord.
Once the sign up window is closed, due to the volume of this KAL, they cannot accept official signups for all of Joji’s patterns once the KAL is closed. However, they encourage you to knit a long with them, even if you did not get a project number. Also, please note that if a new pattern is published during the KAL and you would like to knit it, you are welcome to officially join the KAL with the new pattern published. You are welcome to post your FO and note the “Project number: New pattern”*
The official hashtag for the KAL is #jojifallkal2023.
Joji’s self published single patterns are 25% off on Ravelry with the code JOJIFALLKAL2023 until August 30, 2023.
I have purchased many of Joji's patterns that I haven't knit yet. I had trouble deciding between her Elton Pullover and her Lace & Fade Boxy! I have both patterns in my Ravelry library. What would you have chosen?
Is it too early to think about Christmas? West Yorkshire Spinners has the Lapland Blanket Crochet Along which will be starting on September 6th.
This pattern uses mosaic crochet techniques and will be released in four stages with the pattern downloads not available until the dates above. We will be happy to help you if you have trouble with downloading your pattern parts.
Crochet Hooks not included. You will need a 7.00mm hook.
The mosaic crochet blanket is knit using their luxurious Retreat Chunky Roving with a delicate twist and gentle halo ideal for creating beautiful knitting and crochet. Made with 100% British Bluefaced Kerry Hill fleece (a cross-breed of Bluefaced Leicester), Retreat Chunky Roving was developed with wellbeing in mind, and has been spun with skill and care to offer a wool that is soft, silky and a treat to wear. Use it to create luxury sweaters, cardigans, hats and scarves, or make beautiful blankets, throws and cushion covers for your home. A real pleasure to craft with, this yarn is available in gloriously uplifting, gentle and harmonious shades.
For every ball of Retreat Chunky Roving sold, West Yorkshire Spinners makes a donation to the mental-health charity Mind.
There are only two West Yorkshire Spinners Lapland Blanket Crochet Along by Anna Nikipirowicz Kit(s) available and in stock so if you want one, order it soon!
WIPs and FOs
Next, I plan to knit the Open Back Ballerina Onesie by SimplySycamore and the Ruffle Bonnet by Cassandra May using Garnstudio Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk in Powder Pink inspired by the sweetest ballerina set knit by Mgarofalo1991 on Ravelry and Instagram (shown above).
I took this progress shot of my Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier on Wednesday after I bound off the bottom. I can't wait to be able to wear this summer tee that I should be able to wear comfortably into the fall!
I almost have the first sleeve finished…13 rounds to go! This has been a lot of knitting but like my first Sunshine Coast will be well worth the effort. I can't wait to see finished photos from the class we had for this sweater!
I looked through my stash of leftover yarn from my projects. This is what I’ll use for my Alpine Bloom Hat by Caitlin Hunter. On the left is 56g of The Fibre Co. Amble in Catbells leftover from my Lonely Forest Socks by Caitllin Hunter. On the left is 27g of Malabrigo Arroyo in Marte leftover from my Swirl Skirt by AnneLena Mattison.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Mirna finished her first colourwork sweater Paper Dolls by Kate Davies Designs for our Sue2Knits Kate Davies Knit-Along! Yarn is Tukuwool Fingering.
**NOTE - The Kate Davies Knit-Along has been extended until September 30, 2023.
Kay (83krobbins) finished her Smookie by Kate Davies Designs from her book Sark for our Sue2Knits Kate Davies Knit-Along.
These two Sheep Carousels by Kate Davies Designs aren’t finished yet for our #sue2knitskatedavieskal. The top is knit by Nicole (niknboj) and the bottom by Sandi (sandima). They both used Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight.
Vicki (@thesimisons) finished the Gramps by @tincanknits that she knit for our First Cardigan Class plus another one, both for the grandsons!
Sandi (sandima) finished ten of these Headbands that she was test knitting. She held Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk double with a variety of different yarns.
Arlette (arlumizu) finished this Hannah Newsboy Hat by Lux Adorna Knits.
Jocelyne (jocblais) joined in the Westknits Surprise Sock Along 2023 and knit this pair of Contrast Blast Socks.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!