Friday, March 17, 2023, Issue 288: Happy Friday!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in cozy knits, March, March 2023, sweater weather
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today was bright and yet overcast but it was still not a bad day! Spring knitting is coming...Are you ready to cast on a summer tee yet?
New colours of Hedgehog Fibres Tweedy arrived! There are now 8 colours in stock!
Tweed DK yarn and the coloured bits are our own hand-dyed waste - the ties that we take off the hand dyed skeins. We save them very diligently and it's a total labour of love!
We have been collecting the ties for a while and I finally found a mill that could process these, which means re-carding them, blending and spinning into yarn again. We have a batch of this lovely taupe, grey-ish tweed yarn with colourful speckles. I love how neutral it is with a colourful bit here and there. It comes in one colourway only and I think it's just calling for sweaters and cardigans.
We are always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly and to minimise waste. On top of our thread waste we are using recycled wool, making 50% of the total content recycled. We love the result! It's soft, yet wooly. Not superwash and it blooms beautifully after washing.
- DK weight
- 50% Falkland Merino Wool, 37.5% Recycled wool, 12.5% our Thread waste
- 252 yards (230 meters) per 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
- 22.0 sts = 4 inches
- Hand wash cold, Dry flat
What would you knit with it?
Winters Beach by Andrea Mowry is a cozy cardigan with worn open and is the perfect layering sweater - complete with pockets, of course.
FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
39.5 (43.5, 47, 50.5, 54.5)(58.75, 62.25, 65.5, 69.75)”
100.5 (110.5, 119.5, 128.5, 138.5)(149, 158, 166.5, 177) cm
Recommended ease is positive 6-10”/15 -25.5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 35”/89 cm bust with 8.5”/21.5 cm positive ease.
DK Weight (100 g/250 yds/230 m)
457 (511, 585, 631, 729)(777, 833, 875, 941) g
1142 (1276, 1462, 1576, 1822)(1941, 2082, 2186, 2352) yds
1044 (1167, 1337, 1441, 1666)(1775, 1903, 1999, 2151) m
For this sweater I chose a DK weight Tweed yarn. The neutral grey of this yarn is brought to life by it’s (recycled!) pops of tweed color. With a mix of Falkland Merino and recycled wool this yarn has crisp stitch definition and blooms beautifully!
Hedgehog Fibres Tweedy DK (100 g/250 yds/230 m)
50% Falkland Merino Wool/37.5% Recycled wool/12.5% Thread waste
5 (6, 6, 7, 8)(8, 9, 9, 10) skeins
Main Fabric: US 8/5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare for the 3-needle bind off.
Ribbing: US 6/4 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Tweedy Dip by This.Bird.Knits is worked from the top down with yoke increases created through the use of the Dip Stitch motif. This stitch is really quite easy once you get the hang of it, but I suggest you practice it on your swatch a few times before diving right in to make sure your tension is not too tight or too loose!
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) 8 Shown in Size 2 with 10” positive ease.
Neck Opening: 16 (16.7, 18.2, 19.8) (20.5, 21.3, 22.8) 24.3”
Bust/ Body Circumference: 42.6 (45.7, 48.7, 51.8) (54.9, 57.9, 61) 64”
Height to Underarm: 12.5” All sizes
This design is meant to be worn with 4-10” positive ease, to choose the size for the intended fit, pick your size based on the finished measurements.
Yoke & Body: 21 stitches x 31 rounds = 4 x 4”
Hedgehog Fibers Tweedy 100g/251yards per skein, approximately 5(5, 6, 6) (6, 7, 7) 7 skeins, 1120 (1180, 1300, 1380) (1460, 1540, 1660) 1740 yards
US Size 4 (3.55 mm) circular needles, with shorter cord or DPN’s for cuff.
US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, minimum 20” cord.
US Size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle, minimum 30” cord.
Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 73 has arrived along with a shipment of summer Rowan yarns.
Get ready for summer with Rowan Magazine 73. In Shell Seekers we take a trip to the coast with a collection of beach and surfside inspired knits for all the family. Using a seashell palette with splashes of sailing boat brights, this story will instantly transport you to carefree days by the sea. With deckchair stripes, rock pool motifs and fishing net cables, knit your way to perfect coastal style.
Heading for warmer climes this summer? Get sunshine-ready with our Old Town story. High summer cotton tops, summery vests, casual sweaters and cute cardigans are worked in a palette of hot Mediterranean brights and cool bleached whites. Beat the heat with this resort-inspired collection.
Camborne by Annika Andrea Wolle (Rowan Magazine 73) is a relaxed summer sweater that is a great everyday piece knit side to side.
Bust circumference: 50.5( 53.5, 59.75, 63, 66.25, 69.25, 72.5, 78.75, 82)“ 128( 136, 152, 160, 168, 176, 184, 200, 208) cm
Rowan Cotton Cashmere
Shown in Shade 211 Linen - 8(9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) balls
Lisette by Georgia Farrell is a chic summer staple which will take you from daytime to evening.
Bust circumference: 31.75( 35.75, 39.25, 43, 47.5, 51.5, 55 ,58.75, 63.75)“ 80.5( 90.5, 100, 109.5, 120.5, 130.5, 140, 149.5, 162) cm
Rowan Summerlite 4 Ply
Shown in Shade 418 Washed Linen - 4(4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls
Only a few copies of Kim Hargreaves Adore is in stock! Get yours today.
FOs and WIPs
On Monday I took this of my The Weekender by Andrea Mowry. I am using one of my favourite yarns, Arranmore Light from The Fibre Company in Rioga.
I tried on my The Weekender this morning! I guess you could say that I am on sleeve island!
I have a long cable in my Northerly by Caitlin Hunter but I can’t spread out my work.
I changed the 8” cable I added with an adaptor to a 22” cable too my 37" cable but it’s still not long enough to spread the yoke out flat. I am on round 60 of the 69 row yoke chart. There are a lot of stitches on my needles so a round takes a good chunk of time but I should be able to separate the sleeves from the body this weekend!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) finished her La Manche by Jennifer Beale using The Fibre Company Arranmore Light that her husband gifted her!
Here’s a close up of the stranded colourwork sleeve detail on Debbie’s La Manche.
Paulette finished this Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann using her hand spun yarn.
Beverley finished this pair of Stansfield 12 from The Sock Knitters’s Handbook by Beth Parrott and Charlene Schurch. Yarn is ZYG Serenity 20 and Cascade Heritage Silk Peruvian Tones.
Cathy (MCatherineL) crocheted this cute pair of Dakota Boot by Lorin Jean.
Connie (knitnut246) was unable to knit from November until February because of a broken wrist but has finally been able to finish this pair of Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeans that she started in October!
Rita (ritz) test knit this beautiful cardigan, Back Then by Ankestrick with sleeves in a different colour and textured.
Here’s a photo of Rita’s Back Then while she was working on it.
Cecilia (colourcanuck) finished a pair of Vive La Rose by Christine LeGrow & Shirley A Scott (Saltwater Classics book) knit using Drops Lima.
Jen (zjewell) finished her Grimblewood Cottage by Sarah Schira.
Leslie (lcritch) has knit at least five of this pattern - Groovy (DK and Aran Weight) by Annie Baker Designs using Butterfly Super 10 for all of them.
Veronica (@xov.knits)’s October Braid Beanie pattern was released today!
Doesn’t the oversized pompom that she added since last week's photo look fabulous on Veronica’s October Braid Beanie? She used Malabrigo Washted in Arco Iris held double with Drops Kid Silk in Red.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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