Friday, March 31, 2023, Issue 290: Happy Friday!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in KAL, knit-along, March, March 2023, spring knitting
Well yesterday was a sunny but cold and windy out and today it is wet and grey but if I look in my garden out front and out back, my tulips, allium and lilies are all sprouting up their tips!
Next weekend is Easter weekend! I will be closed for in-store shopping from Friday, April 7 and re-open on Tuesday, April 11th! The online shop is ALWAYS OPEN, although orders will not be shipped until Tuesday!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 29, 2023 for this year’s Local Yarn Store Day!
Stay tuned for more information soon!
Pretty mitts to celebrate spring! These are Magic of Spring Mitts by Monika Anna.
As the sun melts away the snow, we welcome spring, a season of hope, change and opportunity. To celebrate this magical time of the year, Monika Anna designed the fingering weight Magic of Spring Mitts.
The repeats are easy to memorize and as with most of my colourwork patterns, two charts, transposing MC and CC are included. Size can be adjusted by using slightly smaller or larger needles.
7.5” (19cm) palm circumference; 8.25” (21cm) long
Measurements taken after blocking.
Fingering weight yarn
MC: approx. 83yds (76m) 22g used
CC1: approx. 83yds (76m) 22g used
CC2: approx. 11.2 yds (10.2m) 3g used
CC3: approx. 12 yds (11m) 3g used
A set of US 2/2.75mm and US 2.5/3mm double-pointed or circular needles (or sizes required to obtain gauge)
32 sts and 39 rnds = 4” (10cm) in circular colorwork on larger needles (blocked)
Suggested Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight or use your leftover sock yarn!
Nefeli by Isabell Kraemer is her latest design. 25% off with code Nefeli23 until Sunday, April 2, 2023!
Nefeli is worked seamlessly from the top down. Starting with the neck shaping, short rows are worked back and forth to create a higher back neck. The yoke is then worked in the round to sleeve separation. Sleeve stitches are placed on hold to work the body top down. Sleeves are worked top down to the cuffs. Both the yoke and sleeve cuff colourwork include some rounds where you have to work with 3 colors. Optional neck finishing can be either worked at the start or worked last by picking up stitches along the neck edge.
Modification notes for adding long sleeves are included.
586 (654, 743, 827, 919)(991, 1070, 1135, 1207) yds
536 (598, 679, 756, 840)(906, 978, 1037, 1103) m
72 (77, 81, 83, 88)(92, 95, 100, 103) yds
66 (70, 74, 76, 80)(84, 87, 91, 94) m
67 (73, 77, 81, 84)(88, 93, 96, 101) yds
61 (67, 70, 74, 77)(80, 85, 88, 92) m
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck CO, body and sleeve ribbing.
US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
needle sizes are suggestions only, please make a gauge swatch to determine the needle size needed to get gauge
20 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
finished bust circumference:
35.25 (38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5)(53.5, 57.5, 60.75, 64)“
88 (96, 106, 116, 126)(134, 144, 152, 160) cm
Sample is worn with 5” (12.5 cm) positive ease at bust
positive ease: take your actual bust/chest circumference and add approximately 5” (12.5 cm), then go with the size that is close to this measurement.
FOs and WIPs
I took this photo on Wednesday intending to post it to #WIPWednesday. Here I was almost to the hem ribbing.
I finished the body of my Northerly by Caitlin Hunter and I’ve started sleeve 1. 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! No matter what Zauberball you choose, this will look beautiful!
Last week I was considering frogging sleeve one on my Weekender by Andrea Mowry because it was snugger that I liked. I haven’t frogged it yet but sleeve 2 is finished with 68 instead of 60 stitches picked up and using 4 mm instead of 3.75 mm needles. I am using Arranmore Light from The Fibre Company in Rioga.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
At our Thursday Knit Night, we decided on a Any Kate Davies Pattern KAL to start on May 1st. Who is in? We are going to try to finish what we have on our needles during April.
Shown at the top is Serkinet by Kate Davies Designs available as a single pattern or in her book Sark. Other books by Kate Davies can be found in the shop HERE and Ravelry patterns HERE.
Kay (@kayrobbins)’s beautiful Sprinkled with Kindness by Cally Monster. Yarn is from Brandi and @thegreenbuttonjar.
Mirna sent me this selfie of the Magnolia Chunky Cardigan by Camilla Vad that she finished for the class! ***Camila Vad Patterns on Ravelry are all 40% off until Monday, April 3 at midnight (Copenhagen time). No Code needed.
We still have one more Bunny class but Carolyn jumped ahead and had two finished already last week!
Here’s Carolyn’s bunnies facing the other way! Pattern is Bunny in a Dotty Dress by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits. Yarn is Bergere de France Ideal and other DK remnants.
Sandi (sandima) has been having problems with her thumb but finished her Gnormanda of Grimblewood by Sarah Schira!
Debbie (debsnubs) crocheted this gorgeous granny square blanket by @greenletterday.
Here’s one Paulette (@psknittiing50)’s latest hand spun yarns!
Here’s 352 yards of Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave)’s hand spun Malabrigo Nube.
Veronica (@xov.knits) knit this re-released Thornbury Beanie by Flash Your Knits.
Our Pressed Flowers Shawl Class starts Wednesday, Apr 5th from 1 to 3 pm. Will you join in and knit this beautiful shawl? We are hoping this class doesn't get cancelled. If you are interested but want it to be re-scheduled to Saturdays, please let me know asap. It can be re-schedlued to Saturdays, Apr 15, 22, May and 20 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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