Friday, February 10, 2023, Issue 283: Happy Friday!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in cozy knits, February, February 2023, sweater weather, winter knitting
With the mostly grey, windy and cold sweater weather that we have been having, a cozy sweater, shawl or socks make the best projects to reach for to work on and to wear or have you cast on a Valentine's project??
Last week I talked about the Elton Pullover by Joji Locatelli. Here is her latest pattern! Joji designed La Prairie to use a very special set of yarns that create a color sequence where one color fades into the next one. However, La Prairie can also be knitted in a solid color. Instructions for color changes are given separately.
Get La Prairie 20% OFF during the weekend of Vogue Knitting Live! Offer ends on Feb 12.
She gives you detailed instructions on how and when to fade, so instead of buying a second skein of all 5 colors, you can add a 6th color and make each color band a little bit shorter.
Bust circumference: 35 (42½, 50, 57¼, 64¾, 72¼)“ 87.5, 106, 124.5, 143, 162, 180.5) cm.
Armhole Depth: 5½ (6½, 7½, 8¾, 10, 11¼)” 14 (16, 19, 22, 25, 28) cm.
Sleeve circumference at upper arm: 10½ (12½, 14¼, 17½, 19¼, 20¾)“ 26.5, 31, 35.5, 44, 48, 52) cm.
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 17½“ 44 cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 14” 35 cm.
Yarn: approx. 1250 (1540, 1871, 2283, 2647, 3034) yards 1141 (1408, 1712, 2088, 2422, 2775) m of fingering weight yarn OR
You need 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins or 440y 400m in each of 5 colors.
Needles: US 2½ 3 mm circular needles, 32” 80 cm long.
Other notions: Stitch markers, safety pin or removable st marker, cable needle, stitch holders (or waste yarn), tapestry needle.
26 sts and 37 rows to 4” 10 cm in Stockinette st on US 2 ½“ 3 mm needles, after blocking.
30 sts and 37 rows to 4” 10 cm in Waves Pattern on US 2 ½” 3 mm needles, after blocking.
Some might not like the bobbles but I actually don't mind them. I do think that I would like a front bands added though.
SUGGESTED YARN - Hedgehog Fibres Sock, Ancient Arts Socknado
I am not sure why I haven't knit one yet but The Weekender by Andrea Mowry but she says the drop shoulder sweater is my most favorite addition to my handmade wardrobe!
She combined her favorite attributes - texture, faux seams, drop shoulder, and some positive ease to create this versatile, flattering sweater! No matter your body type, it is perfect for wearing to the office or out on your weekend hike in the woods.
39.5 (44, 48.5, 52, 56.5)(60, 64.5, 68, 72.5)”
100.5 (112, 123, 132, 143.5)(152.5, 164, 173, 184) cm
Intended to be worn with approximately 10”/25.5cm of positive ease.
Her Sample: Shown in a size 2 with 10” positive ease.
Yarn: Worsted Weight
915 (1015, 1130, 1265, 1385)(1520, 1640, 1790, 1910) yds
836 (928, 1033, 1157, 1267)(1390, 1500, 1637, 1747) m
US 7/ 4.5mm - 40”/100 cm circular for tubular cast on
US 8/ 5mm - 40”/100 cm circular and DPNs for ribbing
US 9/5.5mm- 40”/100 cm circular and DPNs for main fabric
Gauge (worked over stockinette stitch in the round & blocked): 18 sts x 27 rows = 4”/10 cm
Knit The Weekender using The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light shown here in the shade Glenveagh Castle. KITS are also available or create your own.
Terrazzo Sweater by PetiteKnit is a cozy turtleneck sweater that is worked from the top down and designed to have approx. 14 cm [5½ inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 14 cm [5½ inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern (note that these measurements are only achieved if the design is knitted in the correct gauge). Before beginning your project, measure yourself around your bust (or the widest part of your upper body) to determine which size to knit.
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
98 (104) 109 (113) 124 (134) 146 cm
[38½ (41) 43 (44½) 48¾ (52¾) 57½ inches]
58 (59) 61 (63) 64 (66) 67 cm
[22¾ (23¼) 24 (24¾) 25¼ (26) 26½ inches]
(measured mid back not including turtleneck collar)
17 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 5 mm [US8] needles after washing and blocking
23-24 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in (k1, p1) rib on 4 mm [US6] needles after washing and blocking (gauge for turtleneck collar)
Circular needles: 5 mm [US8] / 40, 60 and 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24 and 32 and/or 40 inches] and 4 mm [US6] / 40 cm [16 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 5 mm [US8]
400 (400) 400 (400) 400 (500) 500 g Noro Silk Garden Sock Solo (100 g = 300 m [328 yds]) held together with 125 (125) 125 (125) 125 (150) 150 g Silk Mohair (25 g = 210 m [230 yds]) such Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk
Terrazzo Sweater by PetiteKnit is shown knit in Noro Silk Garden Sock Solo in S1 held double with a strand of mohair.
Don't limit yourself to the pattern's suggested colour - I have sold out and then had it backordered multiple times now. I still have some S1 in stock but it really would look lovely in any of the other colours too!
FOs and WIPs
I finally sat down, picked up and finished my Gnome-Made Gifts by Sarah Schira that I started December 1st for the Gnome MKAL 11! I kept up part way through December until i got a little bogged down with my other projects!
Everyone gives their Gnome a name...What should I call him? He has three hats, a scarf and a satchel! I used the Gnome MKAL 11 Kit by Ancient Arts Yarns in Cookie Exchange
What’s on my needles? This wonderful Drawing Sweater by Tomomi Yoshimoto (@shimashima428) is! I took the above progress photo on Sunday night.
Now I am on round 70 with 2 more rounds before I separate the sleeves and the body. I seem to be only able to get a few rounds knit each day.
I used The Fibre Co. Amble in White Heather held double with Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk in 38 Chalk for my CC. I used Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight in FC11 for MC1. The Fibre Co. Amble in Helvellyn for MC2 and Buttermere for MC3. When I started MC3, I decided to add a strand of Shibui Lunar in Pollen.
The inspiration for my sweater is the one knit by nayus on Ravelry (@thedragonknitter).
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Bev (Bevyknits46) finished her Mountain Mist pullover by tincanknits! She used Berroco Vintage.
Marlyce was inspired to knit this Scatness Tunic by Kate Davies Designs after seeing the one Sharon knit last summer. Yarn is Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished her Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden.
Beverley finished another Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West. This one is for her sister and again used Hikoo Concentric but in Trixie.
Nancy was inspired to this lovely Malibu by Isabell Kraemer for her sister using The Fibre Co. Amble. after reading my October 14, 2022 newsletter / blog.
Paulette (@psknitting50) spent a cold day spinning 283 yards of “hot chili” in a DK weight.
Sandi (sandima) finished this pair of Unexpected Day Off Socks by Rodica Iosif and using Fish Lips Kiss Heel for her husband.
Jan (mrsjanknits) has another pair of socks off her needles! These she knit using WYS Signature Self-Striping 4 ply in Gingerbread.
Christina (@thebusyknitter) finished this pair of Classic Mittens No.615 by Bernhard Ulmann Co.
Brandi (@thegreenbuttonjar) knit this pair of Better Together Mittens by Sofie Hagensen.
Take another look at our Classes and the changes to dates and additions. Tomorrow, February 11th is the last class for the Colourwork Cowl Class and the Magnolia Chunky Cardigan Class. The Bunny Class and the Heart Warmer Cowl Class do not start until February 25th with 3 registered in each right now. Last Sunday, we ran the February 5th Learn to Weave Class and we added another for March 5th! We had to do a lot of shuffling to get the dates to work because of Family Day and March Break. My fingers are crossed that these new dates will work for everyone!
We still have space to meet the minimum of 4 people to a class.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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