Friday, February 3, 2023, Issue 282: Happy Friday!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in cozy knits, February, February 2023, sweater weather, winter knitting
Luckily, we still don't have a lot of snow but with the cold weather outside, it makes sense to knit something cozy! If you don't have anything on your needles or crochet hooks, you should have!
The Elton Pullover by Joji Locatelli is a light pullover inspired by her original design, the Elton Cardigan.
This light pullover features the simplest stripes, but using two very different yarns: a fingering weight (which shows as solid bands) and a lace weight mohair (see through) creating a delicate game of texture.
The resulting sweater is light as air.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). Shown in size 3 on a 36” bust.
Recommended ease: Approx. 16” (40 cm) of positive ease.
Approx. 640 (720, 800, 880, 1000, 1200, 1320, 1440, 1520, 1600) yards 584 (657, 730, 803, 912, 1095, 1204, 1314, 1387, 1460) m of fingering weight yarn main yarn and 392 (441, 490, 539, 588, 661, 735, 808, 882, 980) yards 335 (377, 419, 461, 503, 565, 628, 691, 754, 838) m of lace weight yarn contrasting yarn.
20.5 sts and 36 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch in the round on a big circumference with US 4 3.5 mm needles (body), stretching out the fabric horizontally when blocking.
25 sts and 36 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch in the round on a small circumference with US 4 3.5 mm)needles (sleeves) without stretching the fabric when blocking (this creates a more dense fabric for the sleeves, which works better for this design).
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (recommended yarn) or Hedgehog Sock and Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk, Leo & Roxy MCS and Leo & Roxy Mohair Silk, and Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock and Marsh Mohair. Alternatively, you do not need to use mohair...Use 2 colours of your chosen yarn.
The Warm-Up Sweater by Espace Tricot is your new favourite sweatshirt: the ideal companion for a scenic hike, post-workout warmup, or just a lazy day inside on the sofa. A relaxed silhouette and gently-fitted sleeves lend practicality and comfort to the classic raglan shaping. Whip it up in your favourite colour of Drops AIR – or get creative holding a mohair with a heavy DK or light worsted yarn for maximum coziness!
Drops AIR (65% alpaca, 28% polyamide, 7 % wool) 164yd (150m) / 50g / (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 8) (9, 9, 10) (10, 11, 12) balls. Shown in colour Pearl Grey
OR (703, 812, 899) (980, 1068, 1217) (1359, 1468, 1563) (1629, 1747, 1828) yd / (643, 743, 822) (897, 977, 1113) (1243, 1343, 1430) (1490, 1598, 1672) m of aran-weight yarn.
NOTIONS & NEEDLES:
5mm (US 8) (or size needed to obtain gauge) 16”/40cm and 32”/80cm circular and preferred method for small-circumference knitting.
4.5mm (US 7) (or 0.5mm smaller than gauge needle) 16”/40cm and 32”/80cm circular and preferred method for small-circumference knitting.
4 stitch markers
Spare yarn or long stitch holders
(1, 2, 3) (4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9) (10, 11, 12)
Finished circumference at bust:
(40, 43, 47) (49, 51, 55) (58, 61, 63) (65, 68, 70)” / (102, 109, 119) (124, 130, 140) (147, 155, 160) (165, 173, 178)cm
Measurements above are given for the finished circumference measured at the end of the raglan increases (i.e. at underarms). This sweater is designed to be worn with 10-12” of positive ease; however, this is just a guide: pick whichever size gives your preferred finished circumference.
Amy Christoffers has released the Pressed Flowers Cowl to add to her collection. It is a great alternative if you don't wear shawls especially if you make the matching Pressed Flowers Hat!
This pattern has both written instructions and charts
28 (42, 58)”/ 72 (106.5, 147) cm around
11 1⁄4”/ 28.5 cm wide
Shown in size 58”/147 cm, can be made any size by adding or subtracting pattern repeats, please plan your yarn purchases accordingly.
325 (450, 650) yards Sport, DK or Light Worsted weight yarn, approximately 175 (250, 350) yards MC, 150 (200, 300) yards CC.
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra or Scout for MC and Schoppel Wolle Edition 3 for CC.
The pattern for Galentine Socks by Nicola Furey was designed with Galentine’s Day in mind. Galentine’s Day is the 13th February each year and it is in celebration of platonic friendships. These socks are designed with the intention of the knitter to make a pair and gift to someone special. This could be a best friend, family member, carer, work colleague or anyone you are grateful for and want to show you care.
The design is knitted cuff down with a slip stitch heel flap and turn ( you can substitute this for your preferred heel construction) and finishes with a wedge toe. An easy to follow colour work chart is provided and the design is easily adjusted for leg and foot length.
In the pattern there is a stitch count for Small 56st CO, Medium 64st CO and Large 72st CO.
Any fingering weight sock yarn will work for this design, ensure there is a high contrast in your colour choices for best results.
FOs and WIPs
My second Solid Stitch Lines sock from the sock recipe by La Maison de Saba knit up much faster than the first! The sock pattern that I used to work this sock recipe into is Trusty Toe-Up Socks by Tanis Lavallee.
They are finished and I love the colours and the texture! I used Koigu KPPPM from their Koigu Collector's Club in Life in Speckles and Maie.
You will need equal amounts of the two colours, depending on the length of your socks, with a bit more of the variegated MC needed. I was able to get a pair of socks out of 50g each of the two colours.
I didn’t knit them too tall but they aren’t quite shortie socks either! Once i finished the heel, I started working the pattern from row 2 in the MC. I worked 9 pattern repeats for a fairly short leg and then cut the MC. I knit 1 round in CC before starting the 3x1 rib and lining up the purls with the slip stitches for 10 rounds. (I skipped the purl 1 row, knit 4 rows). I don’t usually like Jenny’s Super Stretchy Bind Off but Used it on these. I find even the twisted German bind off not stretchy enough for your sock to pull up over your ankles easily.
I didn’t work on my Drawing Sweater by Tomomi Yoshimoto last weekend since I wanted to finish my socks. This is how far I was by Wednesday when I took this progress shot. My plan is to use 3 main colours instead of 2. I started MC2 on round 33.
Today, I am on round 52 of 72 of the charts. I have 280 stitches on my needles and only a few rounds before I start my MC3. 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.
The inspiration for my sweater is the one knit by nayus on Ravelry (@thedragonknitter).
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Here’s Sharon (knitsforyou) wearing her Sommerknus by Elsebeth Judith.
Sharon wasn't wearing it last Saturday but showed it to me like this! She held fingering double with mohair for this luxurious version.
Debbie (swifty849) finished this beautiful Zephyr pattern by Shellie Anderson for Shibui Knits. Yarn is Shibui Twig and Fern.
Victoria (mamavictoria) wore her Pressed Flowers Hat by Amy Christoffers to Saturday’s class.
Margaret (Margaretknitsalot) sent me the photo of her Christmas stocking knit with Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight and Tukuwool Fingering. The pattern is a blend Ho Ho Ho with moose chart from Moose of Norway by Lill C. Schei added in. I had show Margaret holding it so you can see it’s size better!
Jocelyne (jocblais) knit these modified Hope and Sunshine Socks by Tracie Millar that incorporates Togetherness Socks by by Little Home Designs.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) started this pair of socks using Soild Stitch Lines by La Maison de Saba sock recipe after she saw mine started but she finished before I did! She used Koigu KPPPM in the same colours as I did.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished this cozy set! The Classic Ribbed Hat from Purl Soho and Pioneer Gloves by Kelly McClure. Both are available for free.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished this lovely pair of Prudence by Louisa Harding using Malabrigo Arroyo in Pearl and Miyuki 6/0 beads in Silverlined Lavender.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished these a year ago but she had them when she came to shop! Pattern is Portraiture Mitts by Elizabeth Sullivan of Sweet Paprika Designs.
Jen (zjewell) finished these two using Gordon the Guinea Pig by Trish Roberts using Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk held double for her niece...And of course they need a Lauren gnome. Pattern for the gnome is Gnome Pun Intended by Sarah Schiraand using Leo & Roxy MCS Sock.
Take another look at out Classes and a few changes to dates and additions. We had to do a of shuffling to get the dates to work. My fingers are crossed that they 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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