It has been very hot and humid outside...Don't we seem to always complain when it's too hot, too wet, too chilly or too windy? I am not sure whether we are in for a scorching hot weather this weekend but I am going to try to sit and knit out in the gazebo!
Knit Alongs and Make Alongs are very popular! Here are more but if you didn't see last week's post where I included the Supernova MKAL and the Lemon Spritz - Olive Knits 7th Annual 4 Day KAL, see it HERE.
Berroco is excited to be hosting a Summer Tee Make Along beginning July 1 until August 31, 2023! This year they are kicking it back to a popular theme, tees! We love wearing tees all year round. It's a perfect layering piece and works well in all kinds of climates.
You can make any tee you want using Berroco yarns or their family brands: Lopi, WoolAddicts, Amano, West Yorkshire Spinners, and Lang Yarns. Use #berrocoyarn and #summerteeparty23 to tag your projects on Facebook and Instagram so they can see what you make.
There will be many opportunities to connect, share and cheer each other on in their Facebook Berroco Makers group and over in their Berroco Lovers group on Ravelry. They know how important it is to take some time to make something for ourselves and what's great about a tee is the low commitment (hurrah no sleeves!).
Use the code BerrocoTeeParty23 for one free tee pattern download on Berroco.com. Coupon expires August 1, 2023
If you're not yet a sock knitter, Amble is still for you, this wonderfully soft merino, alpaca, and recycled nylon blend is a great choice for lightweight sweaters and accessories.
With so many gorgeous sock designs already available (and many more to come!) The Fibre Company has plenty of new sock designs to share with you!
They already have SIX indie sock launches prepared for June that feature beautifully detailed socks all designed in The Fibre Co. Amble.
Along with previous sock designs ranging from striped socks to lacey leaf motif socks, they're certain there's a pair of socks out there ready for you!
Discover the inspiring origin of Amble and how this rich blend of washable Merino wool, alpaca, and recycled nylon came to light on their Amble Yarn Stories page.
Although designed especially for sock knitting, Amble is a soft and durable yarn also great for easy-to-care-for sweaters and accessories.
The botanically inspired Moss Phlox Mitts by Mari Tobita make a very pretty addition to your accessory collection. Goldenrod by Avery Erb are top-down socks inspired by her childhood memories of blooming goldenrods, hay bales and Wisconsin prairies. Seafoam Socks by Izabela Grzybek, Linksfield Socks by Sylvia Watts-Cherry, and their classicOne Sock by Kate Atherley are from their current sock patterns with five more new ones coming this month.
Speaking of accessories, Amble is wonderful for soft, drapey shawls that are perfect for throwing over your shoulders on cooler evenings, Mullien by Amanda Jones and Astris by Makenzie Alvarez shawls will certainly be a talking point of any outfit.
If garment making is more your thing then Amble offers, softness, drape and delicate stitch details all with an easy wash format. Planetary sweater by Melanie Berg is a popular lightweight sweater all year round.
I knit my swatch last week and my shop sample is on my needles! Will you be joining me for the Lemon Spritz, Olive Knits 7th Annual 4 Day KAL?
After a fitful start because I was stressing about the increases, I just went full steam ahead on my Lemon Spritz sample for the Olive Knits 4 Day KAL! I am a loose knitter who is using 3.25 mm needles.
This year’s pattern is a celebration of sunshine & summer! We’re knitting a lightweight, plant-based fiber tee for warm weather (and/or for those of us experiencing our own personal summer at any given moment). The Lemon Spritz Tee is a light and breezy summer top that is perfect for warm weather wear!
I haven't worked too much on on my Serkinet by Kate Davies for our Kate Davies KAL but I am on my 4th chart repeat. I am almost to where I want separate for the fronts and the backs! The pattern calls for 28 cm or 11 inches to the underarms but I am aiming for 30.5 cm or 12 inches.
Yesterday was the day to cast on with Clue 1 for Sarah Schira’s new mystery gnome knit along! It’s not too late to join her The More You Gnome MKAL 12! The clues are small and you’ve got until early July to enter if you want to win a grand prize. Did you cast on? I did!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Here are both sides of the brioche cowl that Jen (zjewell) knit using Hedgehog Fibres Sock and 118 stitches.
Mary Ellen finished this Dasha Baby Blanket by Marianna Mel for grandchild # 15!
Debbie (debsnubs) knits, crochets, spins, and weaves but she also quilts! Here a two lovely quilts that she recently finished!
World Wide Knit In Public Day is Saturday 10th of June 2023! Save the date! Bring yourself, your knitting, crochet or yarnie project and join in for some socializing and fibre fun! Water, coffee, tea and goodies will be provided. We will be offering 10% off your purchases as well as a draw for door prizes!
This year, we’ll have a yarn swap too!
- Bring 1-3 skeins
- Yarn must NOT be leftover yarn
- Yarn must be an unused skein
- If the label is still on it, all the better!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!