Mother's Day is this weekend, that special day when we do everything to show our love! Well for us yarn lovers, forget the flowers because your Mom (or you) wants yarn or something related to her passion for making! Of course, we also have Gift Cards!
It feels like we skipped spring and we've landed in summer right now. Are you feeling the need to make a few summer tees?
Tresoro by Isabell Kraemer is a classic raglan tee that is worked seamlessly from the top down.
First some short rows are worked to shape the neckline. Raglan increases are then worked to the final yoke depth, where sleeve stitches are put on hold. From this point the body is worked in rounds down to the ribbing. The body could be either worked straight or with a light A-line shaping. Then sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves in rounds top down to the cuffs. An Italian bind-off for body and sleeves will add the perfect finishing touch to this classy raglan tee. No finishing required.
This is ringelkatze’s Tresoro that she knit in stripes of 8 rounds.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
finished bust circumference:
36.75 (40, 42, 46, 49.25)(53.25, 57.25, 61.25, 64)“
91.5 (100, 105, 115, 123.5)(133.5, 143.5, 153.5, 160) cm
Suggested ease: 2 - 4” (5 - 10 cm)
Sample is worn with approximately 4” (10 cm) positive ease at bust
Fingering of 437 yds (400 m)/100g
2 (2, 3, 3, 3)(3, 3, 4, 4) skeins
755 (831, 895, 991, 1116) (1224, 1374, 1471, 1586) yds/ 690 (760, 818, 906, 1020)(1119, 1256, 1345, 1450) m
US 2 1/2 (3 mm) 16 “ (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeve ribbing.
US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for yoke, body and sleeves.
24 sts x 35 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
Della Mae Tank by Angela Hahn is summer-ready, both to knit and to wear! With beautiful front & back V necks and centered flowing cables, this piece has a flattering fit and is stylishly comfortable.
The cable-accented V-neck, angled armholes and split back hem flatter many body types, and the wide ribbing can be blocked to the same circumference as the body, or allowed to pull in slightly, accenting the waist. Even though Della Mae is worked in a sock weight yarn, its slightly cropped length and shaped armholes make it a relatively quick project, and the cabled accents at center front and back keep the knitting process interesting, without requiring constant attention.
Skill level: Intermediate; skills include reading a chart, cable knitting, working in the round, decreasing, 3-needle bind-off, and attached I-cord.
Garment Measurements for sizes XS (S, M, L) (1X, 2X, 3X)
Body circ: 31½ (35, 39½, 43) (47½, 51, 55½)“/80 (88.5, 100, 109) (120.5, 129.5, 141) cm
Yarn Super fine (#1) weight, 820 (900, 1050, 1140) (1250, 1390, 1510) yd/755 (830, 965, 1050) (1150, 1280, 1390) m. Shown in CoBaSi by HiKoo by Skacel (55% cotton, 21% elastic nylon, 16% viscose from bamboo, 8% silk; 220 yd/202 m to 1.75 oz/50 g), color #070 Carrot, 4 (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7) skeins.
US size 4/3.5 mm: 24-47” circular needle (cir), depending on selected garment size, for body; preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for armhole edging.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge 28 sts/38 rnds to 4”/10 cm in St st. Measure gauge on blocked swatch.
I had planned to set my Bogota on hold to work only my Kate Davies Knit Along project but I couldn’t not work on it! This is my progress on Wednesday. I have more finished in the photo above.
I had the ribbing done but yesterday, I finally started working on the charts for my Serkinet. Now I am on row 11 of the charts. The yarn I decided to use for my Serkinet is Tukuwool DK, a woolen spun two-ply yarn. Unfortunately my photo doesn't show off the twisted stitch detail yet.
The Sue2Knits Kate Davies Knit Along started May 1st!!!
Cast on any of her patterns, big or small. The KAL is running May 1 until August 31. Remember to register.
Use the hashtag #sue2knitskatedavieskal and #sue2knitskal
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Karen took this of Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) and I on her last day with us before her move to PEI. We are really going to miss her! Here she is wearing her La Manche by Jennifer Beale that she knit using The Fibre Company Arranmore Light. I am wearing my The Twigs by Junko Okamoto that I knit using Tukuwool Fingering.
These lovely ladies (from left to right - Debbie, Karen, Kandy and Kay) decided to take this group shot on LYS Day. Debbie is wearing her Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji that she knit using Rowan Cotton Cashmere. Kay is wearing her Monte Rosa by Isabell Kraemer.
Every Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee that I see is beautiful and this one that Jan (mrsjanknits) definitely is!
Connie (knitnut246) finished her first felted project, the Vintage Bubble Bag by Eva Wiechmann.
This is Linda (lmcnorton)’s second crocheted Perfect Planned Pooling Scarf by Marly Bird.
Paulette (@psknitting50) is going to use these 4 hand spun yarns with the Hedgehog Tweedy as her main colour to knit herself another Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter. She is working on her fifth CC.
Nikki sent me this photo of her LYS Day purchase!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!