Friday, March 5, 2021, Issue 188: What is on your needles?
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in March 2021, sweater weather, winter knitting
I haven't been outside but with the sun shining, it is starting to look like we should be starting on warmer weather knits! On the other hand, I like to continue with cozy sweater weather knits a lot longer.
That 70s Throw by Knox Mountain Knit Co. is not your grandma’s afghan! This funky striped geometric throw, worked in simple mosaic colourwork, is a modern twist on the classic granny blanket. Use two contrasting colours throughout, or combine all your leftover yarns and use a different colour for each section. The possibilities are truly endless!
Kits are available HERE! Kit includes one skein each of Black/Cast Iron, Chocolate, Oats, Chana Dal, Fennel and Pumpkin. If you would prefer to knit yours with different colours, you can find them HERE.
Berroco Vintage DK
- 52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon
- 290 yds (265 m) per 100 g (3.5 oz)
- 22 sts & 28 rows = 4" (10cm)
- 4 mm (US 6) needles
- 18 sc & 24 rows = 4" (10cm)
- 6(G) (US) / 4 mm
- Machine wash inside out in cold water, gentle cycle or Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.
Throw: 41” / 103cm wide by 54” / 135cm long
All measurements are approximate. Taken after blocking.
DK weight: 24 stitches and 36 rows over 4” / 10cm in pattern, with larger needles, after blocking.
A different gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage requirements.
Suggested needles for dk weight: 4.5mm (US 7), or size needed to obtain above listed gauge; AND 3.75mm (US 5), or two sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge.
Throw shown in: Berroco Vintage DK using 2145 Black/Cast Iron for MC, and 2179 Chocolate, 2104 Mushroom, 2192 Chana Dal, 2175 Fennel, and 2176 Pumpkin for CCs.
Needles and pattern are NOT included. Buy the pattern HERE.
That ’70s Throw pattern is half price through the weekend! No code needed, just add to cart.
The pattern can also be knit in worsted weight yarn for a stroller blanket!
Lowther is a versatile cardigan for all genders, designed by Lotta H Lothgren in either weight of The Fibre Co. Cumbria. In the above photo, they are both wearing a size 3 with hers knit in worsted and his knit in fingering.
Kits are available HERE.
Kit includes: 5 hanks of The Fibre Co. Cumbria in a vinyl project bag which is enough for sizes 1-3. Add more as needed.
It is knitted seamlessly from the top-down with short-row set-in sleeves and an elegant twisted stitch detail used on the shoulders, sleeves, back and front edges.
Finished Chest Circumference (at underarm): 86 (95: 104: 114: 125: 140: 150: 160: 170) cm (34 (37.5: 41: 45: 49.25: 55: 59: 63: 67) in)
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- 1 pair 3.5mm (US 4) needles
- 3.5mm (US 4) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
- 1 pair 4.5mm (US 7) needles (or size to obtain gauge)
- 4.5mm (US 7) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
- 5 x 2 cm (0.75 in) buttons
- Waste yarn or stitch holders
- Stitch markers (removable)
- Darning needle
Lowther Worsted - 19 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st after blocking using 4.5mm (US 7) needles.
Needles and pattern are NOT included. Buy the pattern HERE.
WIPS and FOs
Off my needles is my Paloma by Espace Tricot knit holding Shibui Staccato double with Garnstudio Drops Kidsilk!
I am a loose knitter so for mine, I worked 22 rounds (3 inches) of twisted rib using 3.5 mm needles.
I knit the body using 4 mm needles to get gauge for 8 inches before working 14 rounds of twisted rib using 3.5 mm needles for the hem. The sleeves I knit 75 rounds before changing to 3.5 mm tips for 14 rounds of twisted ribbing starting with p1, k1tbl; repeat to last 3 stitches, p2tog, k1tbl so that the sleeve rib detail lines up.
On my needles is Love Note by tincanknits. This was my Galentine’s day cast on which started out as Austrina by Alllison Jane. I changed my mind and frogged Austrina and cast on Love Note instead. I am knitting it with The Fibre Co. Cirro!
This sweet little sweater knits up quickly from the top down. The yarn that I chose creates a fabric that is floaty, soft and light and it goes a long way...I am not finished my first skein!
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!
Sharon (Sharbooski) knit Coinneach by Kate Davies Designs for her mom!
Laura knit two sweater sets for her 6-12 months great niece and nephew using El D Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10 cotton yarn. This one...
And this one striped one. The pattern used is from Style Your Own Kids' Knits by Kate Buller.
Andrea (@sheep2shore) finished Camaro by Tanis Lavallee using her own hand spun yarn!
Anna (@kollar.annie) finished this stunning Swallowtail by Jamie Hoffman
Anna (@kollar.annie) finished this pair of Very Vanilla Socks by Jo-Anne Klim using yarn scraps!
Christina (Christinabouchard) knit her Be Simple Variations by Carolyn Glauz-Todrank using leftover stash yarn!
Lise (Mattedcat) test knit this recently released Ariadne by Lisa Chemery.
Lise (Mattedcat) also test knit the recently released Alice Jan by Taiga Hilliard Designs. Yarn is Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino.
Jenny (JChan8) test knit this Montelena Shawl by Irina Anikeeva last March for the recently released book called Vernal: Collection of Warm Weather Knitwear.
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!
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