The province of Ontario announced new lockdown measures that have already started. We will continue to be open for curbside pick-up, and shipping. We’re so grateful for your continued support, it means the world to us! Every day I think about all the things we are grateful for, and you are always in there.
January is selfish knitting month so knit yourself something with a squishy, decadent yarn!
Canopy by Melody Hoffmann is inspired by the wonderful forests that surround her home. "When I stand in front of my kitchen’s window the only thing that I can really see is the green canopy of the pine trees that spreads accross countless of miles. The shape and textures of this shawl pattern are a tribute to this evergreen forest."
It is a triangular shawl with an interesting texture that will keep you entertained one row after the other. The lace and twisted stitches remain quite simple, making the pattern very accesible to advanced-beginner knitters, and a quick knit to more skilled knitters. The pattern features both charts and written instructions.
YARN (Kits will be available for purchase)
The Fibre Company, Road to China Light. 159 yards/ 50g
65% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel
(3 skeins) OR appr. 480 yards of sport weight yarn.
5.0 mm (US 8) circular needle
4.0 mm (US 6) circular needle for the knitted-edging.
19 stitches & 26 rows= 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking.
160cm/63” long & 60cm/23” deep after blocking.
Diane (@boujeeknits) finished her Canopy Shawl by Melody Hoffmann using the pattern yarn - The Fibre Company Road to China Light.
Hoarfrost by Andrea Mowry is an asymmetrical triangle shawl full of texture that reminds her of the gorgeous sparkling frost that forms like delicate crystals in the stillness of winter.
350 g/900 yds Worsted Weight
5.0 mm (US 8) circular needle (32 in/80 cm-40 in/100 cm circular recommended)
20 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10 cm (measured over K/P pattern repeat after blocking)
Scissors, tapestry needle, and a row counter (recommended)
Wingspan - 70”/178 cm, Center Depth - 33.5”/85 cm
Brenda (@bmallat42) has her Hoarfrost Shawl off her needles!
Not a huge amount of knitting time for me but I am happy to say I fit in more than last week! It is sweater weather and I want to finish my WIP as soon as I can! My Stripes! by Andrrea Mowry that is on my needles is progressiing along even if I am on sleeve island.
It was even nice enough yesterday too take a photo on my deck! It was early in the morning so I got the shadows from the railings too. I have both sleeves on the needles because I don't want to run out of the stripe colours that I am using.
I tried on my Stripes! by Andrea Mowry on this morning to check the length of my sleeves...The pockets still need to be sewn down which I added with my modified version.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The previous Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-alongs to encourage and support you to knit ran from October 1 to December 31, 2020. Congratulations! The winner of the draw is Angela Grondin!
Pictured at the top is Lani (zanderlidy)'s finished Thorvald by Arne & Carlos that she knit for her son!
Jen (@seaturtlecraftco) has her Anker’s Sweater by PetiteKnit off her needles!! What a beautiful colour!
Two of Jen (@seaturtlecraftco)’s cats are now twinning! Pattern is a modified Mini Dachshund Piggy-Wiggy Dog Sweater by Valya Boutenko. Yarn is Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Starke 6.
Colourwork hats all knit by Veronica (xovee.knits). She says that knitting every day has kept her sane!
Libby finished her Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith. This is always such a great hat to see knit up!
Angela finished Maja’s wintery headband and Fair Isle snowflake mug cosy.
Karen (kmae64) took our Colourwork and Steeking Class during the fall of 2019. After finishing her Felix Cardigan, she wanted to try colourwork again...Here’s her Katie’s Kep knit using Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper weight yarn! Of course, now she is ready for more colourwork!
Kathy (chantrykathy) knit Starving Artist by Laura Linneman using Noro Ito and sized down by 2 repeats.
Jocelyne (jocblais)’s Love Note by tincanknits is so pretty!
Linda (lmcnorton) finished her Tiny Dancer by Mary Annarella.
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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Meeting ID: 407820804
The extra 15% Discount means up to 55% off everything in Clearance only untiil the end of January or while quantities last! Some conditions apply. No code needed! Does not apply to everything on sale, just everything in the Clearance section! We need to make some much needed room!
Two big boxes of Berroco arrived! More Vintage, Vintage DK, Vintage Chunky, Remix, Remix Light and Ultra Alpaca...
I also received a shipment of...
El D.Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10, a 100% mercerized cotton yarn imported from Greece that I have always carried today!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!