The temperature outside finally feels warm enough to wear my Wilson Top and yesterday, I was able to wear my Anker's Summer Sweater! It has definitely been unseasonably cool out so I haven't even purchased my plants yet.
Sea Glass Tee is an epic stashbuster worked seamlessly, top-down in the round featuring short sleeves and an easy to wear, relaxed silhouette. A super fun 1x1 colorwork pattern offers endless opportunities to use up fingering weight scraps, minis and stash yarn. BONUS there are absolutely NO ENDS TO WEAVE IN (video tutorial included.)
Sea Glass is knitted using fingering weight stash yarn, leftovers and mini skeins. Have fun playing with color, build a palette that expresses your personality and embrace the random beauty of your stash! We can’t wait to see the wearable art you create!
Your Prep Pack includes 7 video tutorials with tips on how to create your One-of-a-kind Sea Glass Tee, Tips for Stashbusting & Building Color Palettes, Choosing the right size for optimum fit and more! For a preview of the fit video included with your pre-order visit our linked website.
Pre-order Sea Glass Tee to get the pattern at a special 15% discount (applied at checkout) and you will automatically receive the pattern in your email/Ravelry Library on release day, May 27!
Full Sizing Info, Schematic and “Custom Fit” Video tutorial included with Preorder
Bust: 37 (41, 44, 46.5, 50, 53, 55, 57, 60, 63, 68)“
94 (104, 112, 118, 121, 135, 140, 145, 153, 160, l73)cm
Since this is a stashbusting project, yarn requirements are listed in grams so you can weigh your leftovers and use up as many as possible!
Fingering Weight Scraps, Leftovers, Mini’s and Stash! (Get Creative, you can totally hold two strands of lace mohair/fluffy stuff together too!)
205 (235, 245, 265, 290, 310, 325, 345, 355, 375, 400) grams
GAUGE: 28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch with larger needles
NEEDLE SIZE: 3.5 mm (US 4) and 3.75 mm (US 5)
Ship Shape by Heidi Kirrmaier is knit seamlessly from the top down starting with the 2 shoulder gussets. Available at 20% off on Ravelry until May 16, 2021.
The yoke is a drop shoulder / raglan hybrid, making it perfect for playing with stripes, self striping yarn, or colour blocking! Body and sleeves are knit in the round.
Skills required for this design include knitting flat and in the round, increases and decreases, and picking up stitches!
Intended to fit with approximately 10-17 cm (4-7 inches) of positive ease around the chest. The body length is slightly cropped and the sleeves are 3/4 length, but both can easily be modified as they are knit top down. Just make sure you have enough yarn if you plan to lengthen anything.
You can use any dk weight yarn (or combination of yarns) that gives you the pattern gauge and a fabric that is not too open or drapey. As the neckline is not finished in ribbing, you may wish to check that your yarn doesn’t curl too much post blocking.
GAUGE: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
NEEDLES: 3.5 mm (US 4)
Heidi used Berroco Remix Light for her sample.
An older pattern for a striped sweater but still wildly popular is ...a hint of summer by Isabell Kraemer! It is an incredibly light weight, very comfy tee, with a fantastic drape and a flattering shape.
Instructions for an optional asymmetric rounded bottom, or a ribbed hem are given as well as two different options for the sleeves. Choose a size with approximately 25 cm (10 inches) of positive ease at bust.
Lace weight or light fingering yarn, for the sleeveless version:
approx. 430 (475, 520, 550, 585, 635, 685, 740) meters
470 (517, 567, 600, 637, 692, 746, 806) yd of each color
for ¾ sleeves please add
approx. 75 (80, 86, 93, 100, 104, 108, 115) meters
82 (87, 93, 102, 109, 114, 117, 125) yd of each color.
GAUGE: 24 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, after blocking
Boxy by Joji Locatelli lends itself beautifully to being knit striped! Here is Janetknitter on Ravelry’s striped using Koigu!
Boxy is a very simple modern sweater, with a very wide body and skinny sleeves. Worked with a lightweight yarn it is very flattering, drapey and stylish! A little short row section in the shoulders adds an interesting texture to the sleeves. Directions are given to make a seamless version (worked in the round) or a seamed version (worked back and forth) of the body. The sleeves and the neckband are worked seamlessly in the round in both versions.
This sweater can fit a big range of sizes. The biggest difference among the different sizes is the sleeve circumference. Also, I designed this sweater to be a little bit cropped. You can easily add some inches to the body section to make it longer.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (420 yd /100g), or any other fingering weight yarn that knits to the gauge: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins.
US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles for the body (directions for seamed and seamless versions are provided).
US 4 (3.5mm) and US 2½ (3mm) circular needles for the neckband and sleeves (needed for both versions).
Stitch holders, tapestry needle, an extra needle for 3-needle-bind off.
23 st and 30 rows to 4 inches on US 4 (3.5mm) needles, in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
WIPs and FOs
Each mini skein of Koigu in the Koigu Advent 2020 kit is 25g (87yds) x 25! I weighed each before starting each section and after finishing each section. I still have about 16 - 17g left of each mini skein.
On my Blomsterjakke by Sandnes Garn, I am about to start the underarm shaping...This part of the pattern is knit flat and at the moment I am undecided. Do I follow the pattern or do I try to see if I can figure out how to adapt the pattern to steek the armholes too?
Spoiler alert! Here is my finished Clues 1 and 2 of the Gnot Just Another Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira.
More Socknado from Ancient Arts Yarn has landed in the shop!
Ancient Arts is Canadian independent dyer who specialize in low impact environmentally friendly dyes. Their sock yarn base produces a long wearing sock without sacrificing with a large selection of incredible tonals, variegateds, and speckles to choose from. Socknado is a top quality merino wool blended with just the right amount of nylon to provide durability. Socknado is suitable for all your crafting needs and for all types of projects - baby clothes, sweaters, shawls, mitts, gloves, and hats, and it is our recommended yarn for knitting long wearing socks. This three ply yarn is soft and strong, and is a joy to knit and wear.
- 80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon
- 385 yards (350 meters) per 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
- 27 to 32 sts = 4 inches
- 2.25 - 3.25 mm (US 1 - 3)
- Machine wash, gentle. Lay flat to dry.
From right to left are Blue Poppy, Great Scott, Gold Mine, Island Breeze and Celebration.
Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino is spun from the finest merino sheep in the world. Plied for durability, this lightweight wool is soft, silky, and retains the natural elasticity of merino. An extremely versatile yarn, the Premium Merino is celebrated by fiber artists around the globe. Ideal for both hand knitting and crochet, as well as machine knitting, weaving and needlework; this yarn is perfect for creating dresses, slippers, sweaters, shawls, blankets, hats, and gloves... the list could go on forever!
- 100% Merino Wool
- 170 yds/50g
- 3.0mm Needles (US 3)
- 28 stitches by 36 stitches over 10cm by 10cm
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The newest Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Any Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from May 1 to August 31, 2021. I will get a thread started soon!
Remember to post photos to the finished object (FO) thread 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!
Veronica (@xovee.knits)’s Charcuterie Cowl is now available on Ravelry! She knit this one using Malabrigo Rios!
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) finished this beautifully classic Honeycomb Aran by Patons using yarn stash!
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) knit this oversize cowl with her April Belfast Mini Mills from PEI subscription box.
Leslie (lcritch) finished this gorgeous Textured Laguna Wrap by Expression Fiber Arts!
Lise (Mattedcat) knit Juliette by Dani Sunshine for her older granddaughter who loves hearts!
Ann (annvanwagner) knit this Linen Top by Samantha Stadter!
I love Catherine (MCatherineL)’s Design your own Mix and Match Monster by Shama Mohammed that she had her grandkids design!!
Anna (@kollar.annie) knit Trescao by Along avec Anna for her eldest!
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!