Today is blustery and cold out but with the sun shining, it looks like spring is on the way! Spring knitting is coming! Are you ready to cast on a summer tee yet?
Hikoo’s new Concentric Cotton yarn is perfect for one piece summer projects because of it’s easy gradient construction. The challenge? Designing a tee pattern that lets the yarn do the talking. This top down tee has eyelet increases for the yoke and a mock garter stitch throughout - the purl bumps adding more visual interest to the gradient yarn.
Keep up with Wilson Top on social media with #wilsontop!
Finished Size 34.25 (37.75, 41.25, 45.25, 48.75, 53.75, 57.25)“ bust/chest circumference. Top shown in 45.25” with 9” of positive ease.
Yarn Hikoo Concentric Cotton, 100% Pima Cotton; 924yds/200g: Nautical, 1 skein.
Needles Size 6 (4.0 mm): 24” circular (cir); Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge 21 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Mock Garter on larger needles.
Notes Top is knit from the top down and designed to use only one skein of Hikoo’s Concentric Cotton yarn for a perfect gradient colorway fade. Please note that larger sizes will have less yardage to add length. Max body length from underarm with correct gauge and one skein of Concentric Cotton is 34.25 - 29”, 37.75 - 25”, 41.25 - 21”, 45.25 - 18”, 48.75 - 15”, 53.75 - 11”, 57.25 - 6”.
When it comes to strength and softness, Hikoo® Concentric Cotton is a seamless marriage of both! A heavy fingering/light sport-weight yarn made of super-soft 100% Pima Cotton, for an airy yarn with a matte finish, that has clear stitch definition, and a lovely drape.
Hikoo® Concentric Cotton consists of four strands wound parallel and un-plied, each strand taking turns to change color for a smooth gradient. Knitting with un-twisted strands means the fabric's structure is exceptionally stable, and creates stunning definition. Garments and accessories will retain their shape and appearance through countless wears.
With a fresh palette of sophisticated neutrals and cheerful brights—and a generously sized cake at 929 yds / 849m, there’s no end to the long, drapey Summer accessories or garments that you can create.
I have five colours in stock!
Anker’s Summer Shirt by PetiteKnit is worked from the top down and is a summer top well worth knitting! The yoke is worked in sections of rib with increases in the round, followed by classic raglan increases when the stockinette stitch section begins. The sleeves are worked at the end, either on double-pointed needles or on circular needles using the Magic Loop technique. Anker’s Summer Shirt has no finishing other than weaving in ends. Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge. Note that the swatch needs to be washed and blocked before measuring the gauge.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
Bust circumference: 85 (91) 96 (100) 110 (120) 130 cm [33½ (35¾) 37¾ (39¼) 43¼ (47¼) 51¼ inches]
Lengths: Total length: 52 (54) 56 (60) 62 (62) 64 cm [20½ (21¼) 22 (23½) 24½ (24½) 25¼ inches]
Sleeve length: 9 (9) 10 (10) 10 (10) 10 cm [3½ (3½) 4 (4) 4 (4) 4 inches]
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking.
Suggested needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 40 and 60 and 80 or 100 cm [16 and 24 and 32 or 40 inches], circular needles 3.5 mm [US4] / 80 or 100 cm [32 or 40 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4] (if the Magic Loop technique is not used)
- LoftyFiber Euroflax Sport (100% Linen): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5)
- Berroco Remix Light (Recycled: 27% cotton, 10% Silk, 9% Linen, 30% Nylon, 24% Acrylic): 2( 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls
Pinnacle by Crystal Hiatt is a brioche tunic knit in the round top down with raglan sleeves. Work in brioche rib to just below the waist where you split for the final hem and sides. The low-high split for the hem features a moss stitch detail along the edges.
Pinnacle is knit in a single brioche rib creating a fabric that has a beautiful texture, squish and warmth making it a wonderful transition piece for your handmade wardrobe.
Pinnacle features a funnel neck, short sleeves and optional hip shaping. This size-inclusive tunic is meant to be worn with 4-6” / 10-15 cm of positive ease.
WIPs and FOs
I love how it turned out and how it fits! The yarn is so light and airy and while I could have tried harder too get the intended gauge, I liked the looser gauge I was getting to goo with it and knit the smaller size 3..
The only thing that I recommend is for you to use a loose bind off or it won't go over your head! The hem was fine with my first bind off but I undid it and bound off the hem again. When binding off the second time around, I used Laura Nelkin's Lace Bind Off.
On my needles is the onesie that I am knitting my great niece using Veronica (@xovee.knits)’s notes for the one she knit her son Mateo!
I decided to add feet to the bottom of mine.
I need to pick up and knit the sleeves now!
Isn’t the onesie that Veronica (@xovee.knits) designed and knit for her son adorable! Instead of the crocheted bobbles, I am thinking daisies!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from January 1 to April 30, 2021.
Remember to post photos to the finished object (FO) thread HERE when you finish a project during the Knit-Along so that you will be included in the next draw! We will also add the option of posting your finished project to Instagram using the #sue2knitskal so that I can find them!
Above in the top photo is Linda (lmcnorton) in her Midcoast by Jennifer Steingass that she knit for the knit.love.woolknitalong 2021 or #KLWknitalong2021.
Debbie is wearing her gorgeous all-over cabled Krystyna by Paddye Mann for Louet/LoftyFiber using LoftyFiber Euroflax Linen!
Diane is wearing her summery Undulating Lines Pullover by Stella Egidi (@moody_knitter)
Brandi (@thegreenbuttonjar) finished her Grettir by Jared Flood! Love the colours she chose!
Sandi (sandima) finished her Woven Shadows by Yumiko Alexander that she knit using Berroco Mykonos Stonewash
Sandi (sandima) also finished Whorl by Casandra Lyons
Lise (Mattedcat) finished two new cardis for her granddaughters! Pattern is Chamomile Cardigan by Lisa Chemery!
Diane finished a couple of hats and some baby gifts!!
A big restock of Lichen and Lace yarns landed in the shop today!
80/20 Sock, Marsh Mohair and Rustic Heather Sport
VIRTUAL SOCIAL KNITTING
Virtual social knitting using the Zoom app! It has been a great way to knit together through social distancing! Join in with us either Tuesday afternoon from 2 - 4 pm or Thursday nights from 7 - 9 pm. We are continuing to hold our Zoom meetings each week until we can meet again in person. Clicking on the link will take you to our Zoom meeting.
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Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!