Friday, January 31, 2020, Issue 132: What is on your needles?
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in January 2020, Winter 2020, winter knitting
Although Angie has not been knitting for very long, she has been inspired enough by the friends she has made at our Thursday Knit Nights that she knits herself fabulous sweaters like this!
Angie knit Trevor designed by Joji Locatelli using Hedgehog Fibres Hedgehog Sock in Typewriter and Graphite.
Joji Locatelli’s Trevor was designed as part of her FAVORITE THINGS collection. It is a basic pullover with flare and stripes to be knit with fingering has a gauge of 21.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles or as required to get gauge. 2.75 mm (US 2) needles are used for the ribbing.
Joji’s newest pattern is her Pebble Tunic which is 20% off all weekend! Pebble is a basic tunic sweater with a relaxed fit and droopy pockets on the front. It’s the perfect garment for lounging and relaxing. It’s worked seamlessly from the top down, with dropped shoulders. It is designed to be knit using a DK weight yarn and 3.75 mm (US 5) and 4.0 mm (US 6) needles or as required to get gauge with the bigger needles. Gauge is 20.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette. Before you measure your gauge, take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same way that you will wash and block your sweater so that you will have a sweater that fits.
WIP's and FO's
This was my Nightshift WIP Monday morning. I am using the The Fibre Company Arranmore Light in Kinnego Bay from my leftover yarn stash as my main colour. For my contrast colours, I am using Schoppel Wolle Starke 6 in 2 colours - one as the contrast colour in rows 1-20 and one as the contrast colour in rows 21-40.
I am almost finished section nine of the recipe but now I am thinking I need to start a second skein of my main colour to make a larger Nightshift! Even with blocking my DK weight shawl will have a big enough wingspan to wear.
Karen has been working on her Nightshift by Andrea Mowry too. She isn’t sure she likes it because it is colourful but all of us at Knit Night love it! She is using a mix of Schoppel Wolle Edition 3, Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light and Cascade 220 Sport!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Butterfly / Papillon KAL and the Knit Any Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from January 1 until March 31st. Don't forget to post your finished projects so that you will be included in our quarterly draw!
Our Nightshift KAL has begun with six people signed up for the Wednesday afternoon Nightshift Shawl - Learn Mosaic Knitting Pre-Pay KAL. Andrea Mowry's Nightshift or The Shift is what we started with. After that everyone signed up will help choose what project to do next, another mosaic knitting shawl such as the Cascadial Wrap, Lunae or Mosaic Mania.
Jen finished her Starflake by Stephen West using Hedgehog Fibres Sock and Malabrigo Sock! Fabulous!
Angela wove this lovely scarf using Noro Kotori at our Weaving Workshop!
Liz finished her second Local Yarn Shawl by Casapinka, this one in a single colour!!
Cabled test knit for Lionessknits by Lise (Mattedcat) knit in Cascade 220 Heathers
Andrea knit this awesome Flax by tincanknits using Berroco Vintage Chunky...not for herself but hey it fits!! Finished on her birthday to so birthday gift to boot.
Love Marie’s Flower Scarf by Robyn Diliberto - a Free Ravelry Download!
Jeannie’s Elorie by Elizabeth Doherty using stash collected over the years!
Victoria and a friend knit these from Fiona Goble’s Knit Your Own Royal Wedding!
Look at the detail! Vicky said they looked everywhere for all of the beads, tiny buttons, ribbons and such that went into the pieces!
Kathy’s European Robin Socks
Carol’s ZickZack scarf knit using yarn leftover from her Slow Curves Shawl - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
Carol’s Getting Warmer by Espace Tricot using Garnstudio Drops Air
Ann’s Up the Creek MKAL by Cozy Up Knits shawl
This pic shows off the colours in Ann’s Up the Creek shawl even better!
Veronica (xovee.knits) newest hat knit using Malabdigo Rasta!
Next Upcoming Class...
Cabled Hat Class with Jen - Tuesday’s, Feb 4, 11 & 25 from 6 to 8 pm - We will be using Sloane Rosenthal’s October Hat.
Don't forget there is also the upcoming Fixing Mistakes Workshop and the Boy or Girl Girl Bunny Class 2020! Don't delay but register soon!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!
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