With the chilly sweater weather that we have been having, cozy sweaters, shawls and blankets make the best projects to reach for to work on and to wear!
Malabrigo has a new KAL starting April 1st! Their beautiful new shawl, Temperance is being knit in Malabrigo Sock using three colours. You can download a free copy of the pattern here: Temperance Shawl on Ravelry and our Website.
Their team will be answering questions about the pattern as they come up and they will post tutorial videos on their YouTube channel to help you work through the tricky parts.
ARE YOU IN? Please join us and sign up here: Malabrigo KAL
KAL participants are invited to share their progress and photos on Ravelry and Instagram during April 2021 for the chance to win weekly prizes. Please, use #malabrigokal in all social media channels.
Prizes will be selected by Malabrigo. Winners will be contacted by email.
Please note that they will consider only pictures posted on the KAL dates for the giveaways.
The Temperance Shawl by Malabrigo uses one skein each of 3 colours of Malabrigo Sock or Mechita and 4 mm (US 4) needles. The gauge is 24 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches over garter stitch measured BEFORE blocking. The finished shawl has a wingspan of 90 inches and a depth of 24 inches.
Painting Honeycombs Blanket by Stephen West uses a slip stitch technique which is very easy to knit and includes the small baby blanket size or a large blanket for your couch.
One color of DK weight yarn frames several color pops. The baby blanket features five color pops and the large size features eight color pops. The slip stitch technique is very easy to knit, making this blanket suitable for an adventurous beginner project. The slip stitch technique used also means that there aren’t the usual colourwork floats on the back of the blanket. Choose your colors and knit the blanket as big as you want!
The Small size (42 inches by 34 inches) is perfect for a baby blanket.
The Large size (77 inches by 65 inches) is ideal for a big lap blanket or a throw for your couch.
The gauge 18 sts & 25 rows = 4” / 10cm in honeycomb pattern after blocking using DK weight yarn and 4.5 mm (US 7) needles or as required to get gauge.
The body and sleeves are knit separately from the bottom up in the round and then joined at the yoke with the beautiful pattern. German short rows are used for a better fit at the back of the neck. Choices include waist shaping in the body, and a low ribbed neckline or high ribbed turtleneck.
The gauge is 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches using 4.5 mm (US 7) needles or as required to gett gauge. 4.0 mm (US 6) needles are used for the ribbing. Knit it in the suggested Istex Lettlopi yarn or in Garnstudio Drops Air for a fluffy and lofty sweater.
On Monday, I was finished the body of my Feel the Berm by Caitlin Hunter. I was trying to decide whether to follow the pattern and pick up the sleeves and then knit only 5 rounds of rib and casting off or too knit longer sleeves.
I thought that I would only knit both of my sleeves until I finished my C2. As you can see I started my ribbing using C1 but when I tried it on, I didn't like the length.
I ended up frogging the ribbing and knitting full length sleeves (75 rounds with 8 sets of decreases every 10 rounds starting on round 20)) and finishing with 14 rounds of ribbing in C1. I should be able to finish tonight!
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 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!
Linda (lmcnorton) finished her Wingspan by Kyle Vey!
This is Jen (@seaturtlecraftco)’s Wingspan by Kyle Vey.
Another view of Jen’s Wingspan!
Connie (knitnut246) finished this big, cozy, textured “Mother of Purl” afghan!
Christina finished another Cozy Celtic Kerchief by Knitatude / Chantal Miyagishima, this one for her mom!
Karen (kmae64)’s Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee was knit in a solid colour and not striped.
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!