Friday, March 10, 2023, Issue 287: Happy Friday!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in cozy knits, March, March 2023, sweater weather, winter knitting
Another Friday of waking up to a fresh snowfall! Last Friday I called everyone taking our Saturday classes to cancel and rescheduled for tomorrow...Looking at my street and how quickly Ed was able to clear the driveway today, I think we should be ok!
Postscript by Jennifer L Parroccini (@jp_knits_things) is an elegant cardigan featuring a towering shawl collar, a graceful set-in sleeve, hip shaping, and optional bust shaping.
Postscript is worked bottom-up in pieces and seamed with set-in sleeves. Stitches are picked up and knit for the shawl collar and button band. The hip is wider than the bust.
OPTIONAL BUST SHAPING
Optional instructions for adding short rows for bust shaping, in five sizes, give you your best fit.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12)
Finished bust circumference (buttoned): 31.75 (35.5, 39.75, 43.5, 47.75) (52, 55.75, 60) (63.75, 68, 71.25, 76) inches / 79 (88.5, 99, 108.5, 119) (129.5, 139, 149.5) (159, 169.5, 178, 189.5) cm
YOUR BEST FIT
Choose the size closest to your actual upper chest measurement. Upper chest is measured above the full bust, at an angle close to diagonal beneath the underarms, and straight across the back. For more information on choosing a size using your upper chest measurement, visit this blog post.
To fit upper chest: 28 (32, 36, 39.25, 42.5) (45.75, 49, 52.25) (55.5, 58.75, 62, 65.25) inches / 70 (80, 89.5, 98, 106) (114, 122, 130.5) (138.5, 146.5, 154.5, 163) cm
Postscript is designed to fit with approximately 3.5 inches / 9 cm of positive ease at the fullest part of your bust.
Note: Variegated or striping yarn not suitable if you are working the bust darts.
1400 (1510, 1635, 1770, 1900) (2025, 2160, 2315) (2455, 2580, 2705, 2850) yds / 1280 (1385, 1495, 1615, 1740) (1850, 1975, 2115) (2245, 2360, 2470, 2605) m; 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9) (9, 10, 10, 11) skeins.
For optional bust darts, you will need an additional 5 - 60 yds / 5 - 55 m.
19 sts and 30 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in Granite Stitch with size A needles.
All garment sizes use all needle sizes:
Size A: 4.5 mm (US 7) needle, or as needed to obtain gauge, for working the body - straight or circular suitable.
Size B: 4 mm (US 6) needle, or one US size smaller than size A, for working the trim. Straight or circular suitable for working cuffs and hems. For the button band and shawl collar, I recommend a circular needle at least 47 inches / 120 cm long.
Size C (optional, for Tubular Cast-on): 3.5 mm (US 5) needle, or two US sizes smaller than size A. Straight or circular suitable.
Jenny (OJenny and one of the test knitters) says, "it goes with everything, it’s warm, it’s squishy, the collar hugs your neck perfectly, the shoulders stay put, the tubular cast ons and bind offs make it look really finished, and the buttons!"
Marina (mholshev) knit hers using Cascade 220 Heathers. Another suggestion is Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
My sister Mary decided to think spring / summer instead of a cozy knit. She has cast on #11 Unwind from Noro Magazine 18.
The pattern is marked “easy” in the magazine. Minimal shaping, simple finishing. A beginner knitter might find the textured bands at the hem challenging and will want to swatch to get the hang of them.
Sized for S (M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) and shown in size small.
Bust 43 (45, 47, 49, 51, 54)“ / 109 (114, 119, 124, 130, 137) cm
Length 22 (22 1/2, 23, 23, 23 1/2, 24)” / 56 (57, 58.5, 58.5, 60, 61) cm
Delicate bands of dropped cross stitches run above the hem; the same bands are used at the neckline and in the sleeves.
NORO Kakigori: 2 balls (Shown in Colour 13)
GAUGE: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch on larger needle
4.0 mm (US 6)
5.0 mm (US 8)
FOs and WIPs
My Weekender by Andrea Mowry has the 15 inches before separating the front and the back complete. I am part of the way to the shoulder shaping. I am using one of my favourite yarns, Arranmore Light from The Fibre Company in Rioga.
If you don't remember Andrea Mowry’s The Weekender from 2017, this is the pattern that I am finally knitting.
This progress shot of my Northerly by Caitlin Hunter is from Tuesday. I am using The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light in St Claire, CC2 is Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Starke 6 in 2092, CC1 is Schoppel Wolle Edition 3 in 2299!
I am not quite finished this part of the yoke. I’m looking forward to the cables in the next section.
Here’s a close up!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Paulette wore one of her Pressed Flowers by Amy Christoffers to our Sunday Weaving Workshop. Want to learn how to do mosaic knitting starting with Amy Christoffers' Pressed Flowers Shawl? Register for the Pressed Flowers Shawl - Mosaic Knitting Class that will run on Wednesdays, April 5, 12 and 26 from 1 to 3 pm.
Our introductory rigid heddle weaving workshop of Sunday, March 5 to make a light and airy boucle scarf!
Bal and Allison finished their new woven Ashford Merino Boucle scarves using 5 dpi reeds…Beth is not quite finished!
Zerlina (knit4meRN) test knit this Wayfarer Raglan by Liv Ulven @Woodlandsknits using Cascade 220 Heathers.
This is the second After the Rain by Heidi Kirrmaier that Jenny (OJenny) has knit!
Cecelia (colourcanuck) finished this wonderful pair of Herons in the Snow by Natalia Moreva of Kulabra Design. Yarn is Tukuwool Fingering.
Sandi (sandima) finished her Gnedward of Grimblewood by Sarah Schira.
This is not a finished project but some of what Brandi (@thegreenbuttonjar) will be bringing to the Hamilton @thefibreforge show this Sunday, March 12th!
Veronica (@xov.knits) has a pattern release next week for her October Braid Beanie!
Veronica (@xov.knits) decided to splurge and knit an October Braid Beanie for herself. Yarn is Malabrigo Washted in Arco Iris held double with Drops Kid Silk in Red. Isn't it amazing how such different colours can work so beautifully together?
Books and magazines that have arrived in the shop as well as kits I've put together!
More of the Saltwater Series are in…
Shetland Wool Week Annuals 2021 and 2022
Rico Creative Make It Tweed sold out quickly last year and was back ordered is back in stock!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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