Friday, March 24, 2023, Issue 289: Happy Friday!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in cozy knits, March, March 2023, sweater weather
The first day of spring was a few days ago but it doesn't feel like it yet with it being cloudy, grey and chilly out! It is still sweater weather out there and although I admit to wanting to start warm weather knits, I will finish what is currently on my needles first.
It really is still sweater weather and I do love cozy knits like a classic Icelandic sweater design!
Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir for Ístex is knit in the round from the lower edge to the underarms where the body and sleeves are joined to work the yoke in the round.
Here are four very different looking Riddari sweaters by @triqtti posted on Instagram.
Here’s another one of @triqtti’s Riddari sweaters! Here it is in Istex Lettlopi natural colours and shades of brown - 1420, 0867, 0085 and 0086!
Védís Jónsdóttir (@vedisj) posted this wonderful photo of her and some brave “knights” from Finland that were brave enough to meet her in their Riddari sweaters!
Afmæli - 20-year Anniversary Sweater by Védís Jónsdóttir who designed it for Istex as a gift to all Lopi knitters. Afmæli means “Anniversary” in Icelandic. This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.
A collection of books by Kate Davies are now in stock! Missing from this shipment is West Highland Way and Knitting Season which will hopefully arrive soon!
Inkling includes 11 garments and accessory patterns plus 4 drafts for plain and pick up patterns to weave on an inkle loom.
In Ten Years in the Making, Kate Davies thoughtfully reflects on a decade in her anniversary collection of eighteen beautiful patterns. One of the patterns is Fleckit.
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) knit her beautiful Fleckit by Kate Davies Design, modified to be a pullover instead of a cardigan.
Worsted - A Knitwear Collection c f
Neon & Neutrals - A Knitwear Collection by Aimée Gille
Dārta by Inese Sang is one of the patterns in Neons & Neutrals with a soft, flowy drape and simple lines, highlighting the fiber and the front ruffle panel. The generous ease creates a comfortable, loose-fitting garment that looks great either tucked in or over pants or a skirt. Ruffles are worked in a single strand of fluffy lace yarn in a contrasting color and adds a romantic touch to the overall look.
FOs and WIPs
I am still on sleeve island on my Weekender by Andrea Mowry focusing more on my other WIP. I am a little worried about the sleeve so far. It is more fitted and narrow than I was expecting. I am tempted to frog back, use the next needle size up and maybe eliminate some of the decreases!
On Tuesday, I separated the sleeves from the body on my Northerly by Caitlin Hunter.
I took this photo Wednesday night to include in my #WIPWednesday post.
There is still a whole body chart to go before the hem ribbing. I am thinking I will need to eliminate part of it. I am using the same yarns that I used for my Koivua that was also designed by Caitliin Hunter. I am also using the same needle size.
Now that I look at the gauge for Northerly again, I should have used smaller needles to get a smaller gauge! I jumped to the conclusion it had the same gauge. Considering that I am a loose knitter but am using the pattern's recommended needle sizes, it is no wonder my gauge is bigger.
No worries though...I love how it looks already!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) finished a Barnstable by Lisa Hannes in Malabrigo Dos Tierras in Paris Night and Pearl. There are a couple of kits in neutrals or choose your own colours.
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) finished this pair of Slip Knit Socks by Yarnspirations Design Studio. Yarn is Opal 4-ply.
Jen (zjewell) finished this Gneil if Grimblewood by Sarah Schira.
Jen (zjewell) finished this Grimblewood Toadstool by Sarah Schira.
Jen (zjewell) also finished Gnormanda of Grimblewood by Sarah Schira.
Here’s Jen (zjewell)’s Grimblewood Collection Volume I! I love it!!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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