It was a beautiful day outside a few days here and in BC where it was grey and wet! After a visit to meet my new granddaughter, see parts of my family that I don't often get to see and that seemed to fly by too fast, I am back!
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Our Happy 8 Years Anniversary Sale runs until November 14th!
15% off almost everything SALE including sale and clearance yarn and 20% off Kits. No code needed. Discount will be applied automatically in the cart. Cannot be combined with any other offers which means Kits need to be in a separate order from everything else!
Every year, Natasja Hornby embarks on a journey trying to expand upon one of her favorite techniques, mosaic knitting, by creating what she refer to as a ‘Grand Mosaic’ shawl. Artus, with its striking blend of colours and patterning perfectly fits her grand design criteria.
Artus is a rich tapestry of texture and colour. The mosaic border is easy to work, allowing for creative color combinations that consistently produce fantastic results.
Artus is not a delicate, sheer layering piece; instead, it’s a substantial wrap with a distinct presence. It stands out and adds character to any outfit while keeping you warm and cozy. It’s both eye-catching and functional, a true statement piece.
To celebrate the release of Artus, the pattern is 15% off until Sunday, the 12th of November, midnight Amsterdam time.
A sport weight yarn. Due to the floats produced by the mosaic technique it’s advisable to choose a yarn with a high wool content in a non-superwash quality.
Sample is shown in Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather Sport, 100% wool, 197 m / 215 yards per 56 grams.
Color 1: approx 470 m / 515 yards.
Color 2: approx 180 m / 195 yards.
Color 3: approx 270 m / 295 yards.
Color 4: approx 120 m / 130 yards.
Color 5: approx 130 m / 142 yards.
C1: Shrub, C2: Smoke, C3: Birch, C4: Pollen,
Needle A (for the Waffle Pattern sections)
One 100 cm / 40” (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Needle B (for the stranded and mosaic color-work sections)
One 100 cm / 40” (or longer) circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.
Measured after blocking.
Waffle Pattern: 22 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on Needle A.
Mosaic Colorwork: 22 sts x 60 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on Needle B.
The Mosaic Colorwork is CHARTED ONLY.
OTHER SUGGESTED YARN - Rowan Felted Tweed
Are you Ready for Ambah's Festive KAL?
Join Ambah over in the Pre-chat Ambah’s Festive KAL 2023 for festivities, fine company, lovely prizes and and general joy.
Newcomers to the KAL, see the 2022 main thread for a feel of how this runs.
Check out the Festive pattern bundle here for inspiration (more will be added in November 2023).
Koigu Festive 25 day KPPPM fingering and 24 day Jasmine DK Pencil Packs are available.</p
Koigu Festive 25 Day Kits contain 25 Demi skeins of KPPPM with 87 yards each (2175 yards total). Koigu Winter/Summer Solstice Jasmine Kits contain 24 Demi skeins of Jasmine DK with 60 yards each (1440 yards total).
Rowan hosted a Knit Along that started in July and ended October 12th. Add some festive charm to your home with this beautiful heirloom blanket, perfect for keeping cosy during the holidays. The Midwinter Blanket by Martin Storey is designed with six squares, each to be released weekly, allowing you to savour the joy of knitting while steadily progressing towards a stunning finished piece.
To work the squares, you will need 1 pair 3¾mm (no 9) (US 5) needles.
For the trim around the outside of the blanket you will need 3¼mm (no 10) (US 3) circular needle at least 110 cm long.
26 sts and 27 rows to 10 cm measured over patterned st st, 24 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm measured over plain st st, both using 3¾mm (US 5) needles. Each completed square is 15 cm (6 in) square.
The completed blanket is 5 squares wide and 7 squares long - total of 35 squares. Together with the trim, the finished dimensions are 79 cm (31 in) wide and 109 cm (43 in) long.
Samples shown are the Seven Colour Traditional version and the Two Color Traditional Version.
WIPs and FOs
My newest grandchild looks absolutely adorable in the Some BUNNY loves you bonnet by Simply Sycamore!
Here's her as yet un-named bunny in a dotty dress by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits knit using Bergere de France Ideal.
For my trip, I brought yarn to start 2 projects because I was undecided which to make first but it turned out I didn’t bring enough to continue on my cardigan and I didn’t think to bring the third colour for the pullover.
I cast on my Growing by Lone Kjeldsen sample for our upcoming KAL class. I have only have 10 more rows before the increases on the left front. I should be able to join the pieces tonight for the body. I am using Regia Premium Merino Yak held double with almost all of the Manos Cabrito mohair left in stock. If want to make one similar to mine, you can use Drops Kid Silk.
**I have had a couple of people ask if this can be an evening class or weekend instead. There are not enough Saturdays. Do we want it as a Wednesday evening from 7-9 (Kathy prefers not want to do evenings so it would be me) or Sundays from 10-12 with Kathy.
When I ran out of the mohair that I was using for my Growing, I cast on my Secret Garden Sweater by Elenor Mortensen. I am using the yarn specified in the pattern, Regia Premium Alpaca Soft and Regia Premium Merino Yak. Kits are available HERE.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Kay (83krobbins) came to our Thursday Knit Night wearing her Carp-Beth by Kate Davies for the #sue2knitskatedavieskal and knit using Briggs & Little Heritage 2 Ply.
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) finished this pair of Selbu Mittens from a Selbu Mitten book.
Sonia (soniabknits) can finally say she is finished the Garri by Védís Jónsdóttir now the snaps have been added.
Sandi (sandima) knit this hat with her hand spun Malabrigo Nubecita (sold out) and some Drops Kid Silk.
Sandi (sandima) knit this Citrus Hat by Laura Treadway using some of her Spin a Pound hand spun.
Connie (knitnut246) finished this pair of Plain Vanilla Socks by K McKiernan for her husband.
Brenda (@bmallat42) knit this pair of The Meraki Bootie by Karysha Clarke and the Elizabeth Beanie by North Country Knts-Jessica Kogut. Yarn is Malabrigo Rasta.
Paulette finished this Squirrel Cardigan by Tone Takle and Lise Kolstad from their book Small Sweaters published in 1996.
Interested in trying your hand at weaving? In this introductory 1 day workshop, you will weave your own scarf!! Register today for our Sunday, November 12th Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop!!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!