Friday, January 21, 2022, Issue 232: Happy Friday!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in January 2022, KAL, knit-along, sweater weather, winter knitting
January usually means rain, snow and cold...Somehow, we have missed out here in the Windsor, Ontario area but we have had the cold temperatures... Great excuse for us makers to snuggle and knit or make something!
Approx. 280 cm / 110.25” wingspan, measured along the top edge, and a depth of 59 cm / 23.25”.
Fingering weight yarn.
MC approx. 750 m / 850 yards.
CC approx. 470 m / 510 yards.
If you want a smaller shawl you could BO after the second Corn on the Cob pattern section. According to the testers you will need approx. 275 m / 300 yards of the MC and 220 m / 240 yards of the CC.
Sample shown in Tukuwool Fingering; 100% wool, 195 m / 213 yds per 50 gr.
MC: Rae, CC: Auri.
Other suggested yarn: Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight
Calla by Natasja Hornby is what Connie (knitnut246) has on her needles for this KAL!
Multnomah Falls Hat by Kay Hopkins (@knitforthesoul) is a cozy and squishy hat with easy braided cables and a deep foldover brim perfect for knitting now.
The hat is truly unisex, is offered in three sizes, and can be made in many yarn weights. Size and height of hat are easily adjusted (instructions are included). The size will vary depending on yarn weight and gauge.
Add a pom pom to top it off if you wish… maybe use a contrasting color for the pom pom? It would also look good with the brim done in a contrasting color and that would enable you to use up more stash yarn too… there are so many options!
Instructions are both charted and written.
S (M, L) (adjustable)
Circumference: 17.5(19.75, 21.75) inches / 44.5(50, 55) cm
Depth of hat with brim folded up 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm: 9 inches / 23 cm.
Instructions included to easily adjust sizing and to make it taller.
The Fibre Co. Cumbria (worsted) or Lore (DK). Samples shown in colours: Healer (Lore), White Heather, and Windermere.
Substitute any yarn that has some “bounce” and meets gauge, including Kelbourne Woolens Scout!
WIPs and FOs
Off my needles is my Magnolia Bloom Tunic by Camilla Vad! Yarn is Berroco Mochi held double with Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk! Super light and squishy!
Berroco Mochi - This baby alpaca, wool and nylon blend comes in an easy to work chainette yarn. The subtle speckled colors in this heavy worsted, aran weight yarn create soft and light, yet warm accessories and garments. Made in Italy.
- 37% Baby Alpaca, 35% Nylon, 26% Fine Merino Wool, 2% Other Fiber
- 191 yards (175 meters) / 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
- 16 sts = 4 inches
- 5.5 mm (US 9) needles
- 6.0 mm (J)
- Hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.
I have had The Twigs by Junko Okamoto in my favourites for the longest time before buying it in October of 2020.
The Twigs by Junko Okamoto is a top down sweater with an all over colourwork design. The gauge of the pattern is 30 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm ( 4” ) in stockinette stitch and colourwork with US 2 ( 2.75mm ) needle or needle size needed to get gauge. The suggested yarn is a sport weight yarn!
I finally cast my The Twigs onto my needles! I decided to use Tukuwool Fingering because I know I wouldn't be able to get anywhere near gauge if I used a sport weight yarn. I pinned it to steam block it here.
The three colours I chose were hard to get a photo of. I am using Runo as my main colour, Uomo as CC1 and Aava (the lighter blue) as CC2.
I cast on Tuesday afternoon using a 2.25 mm crochet hook for the provisional crochet cast on. For the tubular cast on as well as the ribbing before the short rows, I used a ChiaoGoo 2.25 mm shortie interchangeable needle. After that I switched to the 40" 2.25 mm needles and I am using magic loop.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The newest Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Any Project: our everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit which is running from January 1 to April 30, 2022. I will get a thread started soon!
Remember to post photos to the finished object (FO) thread 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!
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished her Daintylion by Rebecca McKenzie. Yarn is The Fibre Co Cirro in Seraphic.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished her Barnstable by Lisa Hannes using Malabrigo Dos Tierras and even though she didn’t work her mosaic slip stitches correctly, it is still a stunning shawl!
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) also finished her Venezia Shawl by Joji Locatelli. Yarn is SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Biscuit.
Debbie (Swifty849) finished her second beautiful Laurelie by Lisa Hannes!
Nikki finished this Arlequin Shawl by Mademoiselle P. with the Hedgehog Fibres Sock she had left from her Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry.
Nikki knit this stole/wrap/scarf with the Einband she picked up awhile back. “I love it. It's so light but so warm!"
Kay (@kayrobbins) finished her The Donegal Pullover using Briggs and Little Heritage.
Paulette (@psknitting50) finished and is blocking a pair of Latvian mittens. She also finished sewing on the buttons to her Flower Cardigan (1713-01 Blomsterjakke) by Anita Brathetland for Sandnes Garn and knit witth their Sisu.
The ends still need to be woven in but Dianne (DianneJL) finished this Bean & Olive by Andrea Mowry for her granddaughter. Yarn is Cascade 220 Sport.
Connie (maltesecross) finished this warm and cozy Hiking in the Snow by Laura Aylor.
Here’s another hat knit by Susanna (@susannaquietlysays)!
Sonia (soniabknits) finished this Sammen by M.Patmos that is perfect for all the snow they got in Toronto!!
Ann (annvanwagner) finished this Moose Cap from Saltwater Classics by Christine LeGrow & Shirley A Scott.
Lise (Mattedcat) got a photo of the Christmas socks that she knit for her family! Adult sock pattern is Trusty Toe Up Socks by Tanis Lavallee. Kid sock patterns are Toe Up Baby Socks and Toe-Up Toddler Socks by Sheila Toy Stromberg. Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in Holly Berry. Heels and toes in Cayenne Pepper.
We are still open for in-store shopping, limiting store capacity to under 10. I am not comfortable with more than that even if we can. We are still not able to teach classes so they are once again being put on the back burner. Our Tuesday Knit Afternoon has still been running but we have dropped the numbers down to 5. Please call to reserve your spot. Our Thursday Knit Night switched over to Zoom this week. Details for next week to be announced.
Customers must be FULLY masked at ALL TIMES. That means no letting your mask drop below your nose!
ONLINE AND CURBSIDE PICKUP
Remember that everything is available online so if you need yarn, needles, books or anything else, you can shop online and we can carry it out to your car for you. Keep in mind that if there is a Ravelry pattern you want that isn't listed online, it can be added and printed for you, just let us know.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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