Tomorrow is our annual Sue2Knits Knit in Public Day! Go Public, Go Social...Go Knitting in Public Yeah!
From 11 until 4 pm. So far it looks like we will have a great day so I look forward to seeing you! Bring yourself, your knitting, crochet, weave or yarnie project and join in some socializing and fibre fun with us!
The Largest Knitter Run Event in the World
WWKIPDAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. They each organize an event because they want to, not because they have to. They bring their own fresh ideas into planning where the event should be held, and what people would like to do. If it weren’t for these volunteer hosts, WWKiP Day would still just be an idea. So when you go to your local event, make sure you thank your host(s) and if you’re inclined, bring along some yummy treats to share.
In the past some people have used this event as a means to show the general public that “not only grannies knit” and while that’s great and all, keep in mind that without those grannies’ we wouldn’t have the wealth of knitting knowledge that we do.
WWKIPDAY is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on WWKiP Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.
This Saturday we will be hosting World Wide Knit in Public Day from 11am until 4pm. World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.
WHAT TO BRING:
Any project to work on. I will have coffee, tea, water and some goodies. Bring a chair in case I don't have enough but sunglasses and something in case it gets breezy! If it rains, we will move it inside the shop or we have used the garage in the past which was much cooler than in the sun but we can sit out in the gazebo if it gets too hot!
We will be offering 10% off your purchases in-store and online (no code needed) as well as a draw for a door prize and more!
There are always new patterns...there are so many, many talented designers! For the summer, I like knitting summer tops at least until mid-July when I want to start my fall projects!
Violet is sweet and simple summer tee by Jessica McDonald. Get this for 15% off with the code VIOLET only until June 10th so hurry!
Violet is knit seamlessly from the top down. You begin by casting on for the back neck. Increases are worked to shape the shoulders. After completing the back yoke, stitches for the fronts are picked up from the back shoulders. Simple shaping creates a crew neckline. After the front yoke is complete, the body of Violet is knit in the round. A sweet and simple band of lace decorates the bottom. A cropped length makes Violet perfect for wearing over dresses or high-waisted bottoms. Short sleeves add the finishing touch.
The lace patterning is both written and charted.
(36.25, 39.75, 44.5, 48.25, 51.75) (56.5, 60.25, 63.75, 68.5, 72.25)
Chest circumference: (36.25, 39.75, 44.5, 48.25, 51.75) (56.5, 60.25, 63.75, 68.5, 72.25) inches / (90.5, 99.5, 111.5, 120.5, 129.5) (141.5, 150.5, 159.5, 171.5, 180.5) cm
To be worn with 4 – 10 inches / 10 – 25 cm positive ease.
(744, 827, 948, 1055, 1146) (1297, 1433, 1571, 1744, 1900) yards / (680, 756, 867, 965, 1048) (1186, 1310, 1437, 1595, 1737) meters sport weight or fingering weight yarn.
One 32 inch (80 cm) US size 5 (3.75 mm) (or size needed to obtain gauge), and one 32 inch (80 cm) US size 3 (3.25 mm) (or two whole sizes smaller than gauge needle) circular knitting needles.
26 stitches and 37 ROWS = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette on US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles.
The Seaside Tee by Cheryl Mokhtari is another striped basic tee with a relaxed and loose fit, perfect to stay cool and comfortable in warmer weather.
The t-shirt is worked from the top down. First the yoke is worked back and forth to shape the neckline and shoulders; the work is then joined in the round and the shoulder shaping is continued, followed by raglan increases. The body is then divided for the sleeves; both are worked in the round with a rib edge. The pattern includes two neck finish options: a folded over neck edge and an Italian bind-off finish.
(XXS) XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE:
(86.5) 92 (97.5) 102.5 (108) 117.5 (128) cm
22 sts x 32 rows in stockinette stitch on 3.5mm needles = 10 x 10 cm after blocking.
Circular needles: 2.5mm 40 – 60 cm, 3.0mm 40 – 120cm, 3.5mm 40 – 120 cm
(150) 200 (200) 200 (250) 250 (300) g (50g = 110m) Line by Sandnes Garn for main colour and (150) 150 (150) 200 (200) 200 (250) g (50g = 110m) Line by Sandnes Garn for Contrast Colour. If you want to lengthen the t-shirt, you may require more yarn.
Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli is not a new pattern but not to be overlooked! It is a very basic sweater, with a deep circular yoke, a boxy fit and fresh looking stripes. Worked in worsted weight yarn, seamlessly from the top-down.
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).
Shown in size M on a 36” bust. Recommended ease: 6-9“ (15-22.5 cm) of positive ease.
Bust circumference: 36½ (40¾, 44¾, 48¾, 52½, 57¼, 60¾, 64½, 69) inches; 91 (102, 112, 122, 131.5, 143, 152, 161, 172.5) cm.
The total required yardage combined of all the colors is approx. 864 (960, 1056, 1296, 1440, 1584, 1776, 1920, 2160) yards 788 (876, 963, 1182, 1314, 1445, 1620, 1752, 1971) meters.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles.
Other notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders (or waste yarn), tapestry needle.
17.5 sts and 28 rows 4” 10 cm on US 6 (4 mm) needles in Stockinette stitch.
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater.
I have 3 projects on my needles right now!
By mid-afternoon, I did separate the body and the sleeves! Photos never do justice to the yarn and project but I love it so far and can't wait to be able to wear it.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Bev (Bevyknits46) in her Temperature Tee by Heather Walpole knit in Noro Akari, Marilyn in her Adrift by Carol Feller knit in Berroco Remix Light, Connie (knitnut246) in her Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji knit in Rowan Cotton Cashmere and Debbie (swifty849) wearing her Shawlography by Stephen West.
This is Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose)’s Streets of Barcelona by Joji Locatelli.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose)’s second The Lone Skein Shawl by Joji. knit using the suggested yarn.
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished but still need to block her Shaelyn by Leila Raven using lace weight La Bien Aimee Helix for a smaller shawl.
The last WIP Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) brought was this pair of Helen Stewart’s Scribbly Gum Socks.
Colleen also knit this cute mouse from one Claire Garland’s patterns.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!