Despite the craziness and uncertainty of the past year, it has still flown by! Are you still winter project knitting or have you decided that it is time to start some warm weather knits? I am still knitting cozy knits myself...
Ambah O'Brien has a new shawl pattern out with kits available again from Koigu! Grevvillia Shawl is available on Ravelry now for 20% off through March 15, 2021. No code needed, just add it to your cart to see the new price.
I will have kits up in my shop soon...hopefully tomorrow!
Ambah - Gorgeous Grevilleas, a flower native to Australia, come in a wide array of colours. When I was choosing a colour palette for this design, I found myself drawn to light to dark pinky-reds. The airy lace pattern and range of colours remind me of the spiky, loopy flowers of these beautiful bush flowers. The Grevillea Shawl was designed to feature the ten colours of a Koigu Pencil box mini-skein set, teamed with a main colour. Alternately this will knit up beautifully in a single colour: solid, speckle or gradient. An airy, asymmetrical triangle, this shawl will be fun to knit and lovely to wear all year round.
The pattern includes both written and charted instructions to choose between.
Kits include a 10 mini skein Pencil Box and two 50g skeins of main colour. Shown above is the Grevillia Shawl Kit - Original.
Wingspan: 115”/287.5 cm
Depth: 28”/70 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.
MC: 875 yd/801 m
MC: 312 yd/286 m
CC: Either 563 yd/515 m or a 10 colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 80 yd/74 m.
Colours in gradient set will be referred to as C1 through C10.
Sample shown in:
MC: Koigu, KPM, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 175 yd/160 m per
50 g), 1122
CC: Koigu, Pencil Box, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 870 yd/796 m per 250 g), Grevillea Shawl Set; P204C, P645, P729D, P105D, P866, P644, P222, P636, P859, P647
3.75 mm (US 5), or size required to obtain gauge
20 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.
Join Ambah’s Ravelry group for company and support while knitting your project.
Join Ambah here for the Grevillea shawl KAL to enjoy excellent company, inspiration and enter your FO into the prize draw..
These are the Grevillia Shawl Kits that will be available! Unfortunately, I ordered my kits too late for the pattern release date but they will be here soon and I will set the system to take orders before they arrive.
Camilla Vad’s Magnolia Bloom is a soft and feminine sweater with a beautiful lace pattern that is worked seamlessly in the round top down. The gauge is 12 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in stockinette using 7.0 mm (US 10.75) needles (or as required to get gauge) so will be a quick knit. 6.0 mm (US 10) needles are used for the ribbing.
The pattern is written holding 2 strands of fingering with 2 strands of mohair but one strand of worsted such as The Fibre Co. Cumbria held double with 1 or 2 strands of mohair such as Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk will work and knit up beautifully! Instead of Cumbria, you could use Stolen Stitches Nua Worsted, Berroco Ultra Alpaca or West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Faced Leicester Aran.
WIPs and FOs
Woot! I finished my Feel the Bern by Caitlin Hunter and it is another one I love of her designs.
I knit mine using Istex Einband held double (chocolate and almond heather). My gauge for Einband was 19.25 stitches to 4 inches while my gauge for for Istex Lettlopi was 18 stitches to 4 inches using 4.0 mm (US 6) as I usually do when knitting with Lettlopi.
The finished sweater does not have as much ease as I usually include but I am very happy with it!
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!
Rita (ritz)’s latest is Drachenfels by Melanie Berg using yarn from her stash.
Sonia (@soniabknits) finished Dotted Rays by Stephen West in a pretty shade of pink!
Ann (annvanwagner) finished her My Sister’s Favourite Things by Cozy Up Knits for their 2021 MKAL Shawl!
Carla (carlaeleanor) also knit My Sister’s Favourite Things by Cozy Up Knits for their 2021 MKAL Shawl with Ann!
Lise (Mattedcat) finished Dance on the Breeze by Fifty Four Ten Studio as well as several test knits that are not available on Ravelry yet.
Linda (lmcnorton) crocheted this Ammonite Crochet Hook Roll by Dedri Uys using up scrap yarn for her crochet hooks.
Linda (lmcnorton) picked up and finished her Trusty Toe Up Socks by Tanis Lavallee that she started 2 years ago!
Dianne (DianneJL) finished these fun Pom Squad by Gwyn Rhoades (MagKnits).
Dianne finished this Boston Streets hat by Joji Locatelli! Love that cabled ribbing on the hat band!
Sandi (sandima) knit the Kitty Fingers by Cher Marcus and the hat for her great niece’s birthday!
This is the second Fresh Berries by the Universal Yarn Team knit by Nancy because she liked her first one so much. This one she knit with stash yarn.
Nancy also finished Anemone by Louise Robert of Biscotte Yarns. She omitted the stitch pattern, knitting it in stockinette only.
Nicole (@nixoclock) just needs to weave in the ends of her Augustins no 11 by Anne-Sophie Velling (@augustins.dk).
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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