Friday, November 12, 2021, Issue 223: Happy Friday...What is on your needles?
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in Anniversary Sale, Fall Knitting, Gift Knitting, KAL, knit-along, November 2021, sweater weather
Well we have been having some unseasonably warm weather, but we know sweater weather with hats and mitts will be here soon enough! Holidays too are coming up fast too!
Elvebakken by Inga Semmingsen is a beanie that is the perfect project for your leftover silk mohair. It has a simple slip-stitch-pattern that adds texture and the lovely triangle pattern. You only knit with one color at the time. The beanie comes in two versions: One with a folded rib and one with a shorter, simple rib.
You start with knitting your desired rib, then you knit the slip-stitch and finish off by alternating between decrease rounds and slip-stitch pattern.
Here’s the Elvebakken by Inga Semmingsen that Victoria (mamavictoria) knit her son!
Sizes: Jr (S) M (L)
To fit a head circumference: 48-51 (52-55)
55-59 (59-63) cm/18.5-20 (20-21.5)
21.5-23 (23-25) inches
Width: 47 (51) 54 (58) cm/
18.5 (20) 21 (23)inches
Length: 23 (24) 25 (27)cm/
9 (9.5) 10 (10.5) inches
Needles: 3 mm (US 2.5) and 3.5 mm (US 4) or the size you need to hit gauge.
Gauge: 22 sts on 10 cm/ 4 inches in slip-stitch pattern.
Main color: 235 m of light fingering merino or wool blend
Contrast color: 225 m of silk mohair
Yarn is held double.
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches in Slipped stitch-pattern
Cave of Wonders Hat by Ellie Mack (@banditknits) is a fun fair isle beanie which is knit using circular needles.
Whether you choose bright, bold and contrasting colours for your beanie, or colours more understated, you can be sure to knit a beanie you will love!
This pattern is ideally suited for Malabrigo Mecha yarn, but it can be knit with other bulky/chunky/12 ply yarns, using between 120 - 170 yards of yarn.
This pattern creates a small, regular or large adult sized beanie, in a slouchy fit. Perfect with a large soft pom pom to top it off!
Veronica (@xov.knits) knit several but for these two Cave of Wonders Beanies by Ellie Mack, she used Malabrigo Mecha and reversing the colours!
The Tris Bonnet by CraftsEverywhere (Erin Oetker) is a cute giftable bonnet sized from newborn to an adult with a textured brim with optional colourwork and a stockinette body. It is an intermediate pattern which requires knowledge of knit and purl techniques, pattern reading and colourwork for the dual color version. It contains some specialized stitches, colourwork and both knitting flat and in the round. It does not teach you any knitting basics and assumes the purchaser already has basic knitting skills.
9.00 mm (US 13) 16” circular needles
Optional DPNs or magic loop for all needle sizes for decreases and baby sizes if desired
Super bulky yarn, suggested Malabrigo Rasta or Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Optional: Pom pom and Tag
Karen (kmae64) finished her Tris Bonnet by CraftsEverywhere (Erin Oetker) for her granddaughter knit using Malabrigo Rasta held single with Bergere de France Merinos Alpaga held double.
For something fun and a little different, Flat Rat by Susan Glinert Stevens is a bookmark where the rat with a pointier nose, fatter body and beadier eyeballs than what she had seen before so she spent some time with needles and crochet hook developing a pattern so all of you can make your very own Flat Rat.
A Flat Rat being used...
Or a bunch being used! Make yours with stash fingering weight yarn and 2.0 - 2.5 mm (US 0 - 1.5) needles.
WIPs and FOs
This week I don't have a finished object...No that isn't true! I knit myself a poppy using the free Michael Park's Remembrance Day Poppy pattern for a ribbed poppy.
I used leftover variegated red yarn that I originally thought too dark but everyone I asked thought my best choice of leftover red yarn.
I am still working on my Stria by Andrea Mowry which is growing! I am still on my third skein of Tukuwool Fingering...Will I need to use the 7 skeins the pattern estimated I would need?
My grandson wants a dinosaur balaclava in yellow with black spikes…I started it! The pattern is Wee Balaclava by mama cerise with the dinosaur modifications by pfong001. The yarn I am using is Berroco Vintage.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The newest Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Any Project: our everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from September 1 to December 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!
Shannon finished a swoncho using Great Curves Knit Poncho from Yarnspirations Design Studio using a modified textured stitch and Berroco Vintage.
Shannon also finished a pair of socks knit using Lang Jawoll Superwash Sock!
Patti (@patnelann) finished two Leah Shawls by Anthony Casalena. This one and...
Here is Patti's other Leah Shawl.
Jocelyne (jocblais) finished her Elton by Joji Locatelli for the Joji Fall KAL 2021 using Lichen and Lace fingering and Marsh Mohair.
Jocelyne (jocblais) also finished her The Shift by Andrea Mowry using 3 different shades of Schoppel Wolle Edition 3.
We’ve seen Karen (kmae64)’s Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers before during our Zoom Knit Nights but not in person! She used Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
Karen (kmae64) finished her Mistletoe Tam by Marie Wallin. She used Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight and Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather Sport.
Lise (Mattedcat) test knit Mellow Sunday for Lisa Chemery which was released on Tuesday. She used Cascade 220 Heathers in Lavender Heather.
Last week Lise (Mattedcat) had a pair of Christmas socks knit up for Ryan but now she has a pair finished for Mia and her 2!granddaughters. Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Christmas colours (Holly Berry) and Solid colours (Cayenne Pepper)
Debbie finished her Shawlography by Stephen West!! Isn’t it gorgeous?
Here are 3 Shawlography shawl WIPs that we saw on Tuesday, October 19th! Jen (zjewell)’s is top left, Diane (@boujeeknits) is top right and Debbie’s at the bottom..
Rosemary (@coolknitsbyrose) finished this pretty pair of Little Boxes Socks by Summer Lee using yarn stash!
Imagined Landscapes is hosting another December Mystery Gnome Knit-along! There will be Leave Gnome Stone Unturned MKAL 8 Kits from Ancient Arts Yarn for Pre-Order until November 15th.
Join in Ambah’s Festive KAL 2021! Cast on November 28th! Choose any of Ambah’s current 12 yarn Advent/Festive kit inspired designs and the 5 (or so) new designs coming in 2021, and join us over in the Ambah’s Festive KAL 2021 for festivities, fine company, lovely prizes and and general joy.
Koigu Winter / Summer Solstice Jasmine Kits - 24 Demi Pencil Skeins of Jasmine. 24 x 25g (60 yds) or 1,440 yards for KAL patterns by Ambah O’Brien for the Solstice part of the Festive KAL.
Koigu Winter Solstice Jasmine Kit is shown above. Order soon...I didn't order many. I might be able to order more but they may not arrive in time for cast on.
Koigu Festive 25 Day Pencil Kits - 25 Demi Pencil skeins of KPPPM - 25 x 25g (87 yds) KPPPM (2175 yds). Pictured is the kit in Mica.
Pictured is the kit in Ammolite Rainbow. This is the fifth year of Ambah’s Festive KAL, 2021.
This year participants may choose between all 18 of Ambah’s especially designed patterns to knit up during the KAL;
See the eligible Ambah’s Festive KAL 2021 patterns here.
Note 6 new patterns are yet to be revealed, stay tuned in October to see what they are.
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