Sweater weather is here and what is more perfect than having the Lopi Trunk Show arrive in the shop! There are 6 garments from Lopi Book 39 in Lettlopi, Alafosslopi, Plottulopi and Einband.
Istex Lopi Yarns is located in Iceland and has been manufacturing hand knitting yarns since 1896. Best known for their Álafosslopi yarn the company makes all their products from 100% Icelandic wool. Lopi purchases their wool directly from Iceland farmers then spins, dyes and processes it into yarns all at their own manufacturing plant. The company produces knitting yarn made of Icelandic wool, for example, Álafosslopi, Einband, Jöklalopi, Léttlopi, and Plötulopi.
Sporður by Védís Jónsdóttir is knit using Istex Plotulopi.
The Lopi Trunk Show of 6 garments will be in the shop until December 6th. Come on in and check out our Lopi line of yarns.
It is sweater weather and Gimsteinn by Johanna Vau is a beautiful dress designed to be knit using Istex Lettlopi. There are lovely gems glittering at the yoke and hem - Gimsteinn is a jewel in Icelandic!
Ginsteinn is knit bottom up, first the sleeves, then the body before joining it to knit the yoke.
Yarn colours and quantities as well as size charts can be found by clicking on the HERE for the information link on the Ravelry pattern page.
Alicia Plummer’s new Campsider is the perfect swoncho to wear while out and about in sweater weather! The pattern is worked top down, seamlessly, entirely in the round. Stitch patterns are both charted and written. The sample shown in size 63”/158.5 cm bust circumference modeled with 31”/79cm positive ease. It is intended to be worn with anywhere from 5-30” positive ease. The more ease you have, the easier movement will be.
DROPS Flora (230 yds (210 m)/50g); shown in colors medium grey (mix 04) and red (mix 18)
Color 1 (grey): 649 (717, 761, 819, 876)(962, 1048, 1130, 1194) yds/ 593 (655, 696, 749, 801)(879, 958, 1033, 1091) m
Color 2 (red): 488 (542, 573, 616, 658)(723, 787, 853, 917) yds/ 446 (495, 524, 563, 601)(661, 719, 780, 838) m
or a total of (for a one-color version)
1137 (1259, 1334, 1435, 1534)( 685, 1835, 1983, 2111) yds/ 1039 (1150, 1220, 1312, 1402)(1540, 1677, 1813, 1929) m
US 3 (3.25 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, button bands, body and sleeve ribbing.
US 4 (3.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
needle size(s) are suggestions, please make a gauge swatch to determine the needle size needed to get gauge
24 sts x 35 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
Please take the time to check both stitch and row gauge.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
finished bust circumference:
35.75 (38.5, 41.75, 45, 48.5)(52.5, 56.5, 60.5, 64.5)“
89 (96, 104, 112.5, 121)(131, 141, 151, 161) cm
Suggested ease: 2 - 5” (5 - 12.5 cm)
Sample is worn with approximately 5” (12.5 cm) positive ease at bust
Curio Socks by Andrea Mowry is her newest pattern. These socks are knit from the toe up with an afterthought heel. The pattern recommends magic loop, but you can swap in double pointed needles if that feels better for you!
This pattern includes a Bonus PDF if you want to knit your socks inside out (like my mint & pink sample)!!
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11)
Baby (Toddler, Children - S, M, L)(Women - S, M, L)Men - S, M, L
This pattern is gender neutral, with “Women” and “Men” only being used to signify the correlating shoe size.
Foot circumference: 4.5 (5.5, 5.5, 6.5, 6.5)(6.5, 7.5, 8.5)7.5, 8.5, 9.5”
11.5 (14, 14, 16.5, 16.5)(16.5, 19, 21.5)19, 21.5, 24 cm
Recommended fit is 0-1”/0-2.5 cm of negative ease in circumference (when measured at the widest part of the foot).
These are approx. for total yarn used per pair. Sock yarn can vary drastically from brand to brand and the amount will vary depending on foot length and if you decide to play with contrast heels, toes, stripes, etc.
Main Color (MC) - Fingering Weight (100 g/421 yd/385 m)
13 (21, 31, 34, 44)(45, 55, 66)58, 69, 81 g
51 (84, 121, 136, 175)(180, 219, 261)232, 275, 322 yds
Contrast Color (CC) - Sport Weight (50 g/200 yd/183 m)
7 (11, 15, 17, 22)(23, 28, 33)29, 35, 41 g
26 (42, 61, 68, 88)(90, 110, 131)116, 138, 161 yds
Main: US 1.5/2.5 mm - 32”/80 cm circular for Magic Loop
Ribbing: US 1/2.25 mm - 32”/80 cm circular for Magic Loop
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)
32 sts & 48 rounds = 4” / 10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round using Main needle, after blocking.
WIPs and FOs
At our family Thanksgiving, my grandson was wearing a dinosaur hoodie. I asked if he would like a dinosaur balaclava and he said yes to a yellow one with black spikes.
The Wee Balaclava for my grandson is now finished except for the black dinosaur spikes
I am test knitting Wrap It Real Good for Ambah O’Brien and Koigu using a Koigu Summer Solstice Kit. which I cast on yesterday. You can widen the wrap in increments of 12 stitches. Instead of casting on 96 stitches, I cast on 120.
Wrap it real good is one of the 5 new 2021 patterns and will be available to purchase late November, ahead of the November 28 cast on, sign up to Ambah’s newsletter to be notified of upcoming pattern releases.
Wrap yourself in colour and luxury with Wrap It Real Good. Designed to make the most of beautiful mini skein sets, or use up DK-weight scraps from your stash. Arrange your minis in a gradient fade, work them in a random order or keep it simple with two beautiful contrasting colours. The addictive and easy to memorize lace pattern creates a light but warm fabric, perfect for dressing up a party outfit or party-of-one outfit.
Pattern includes both written and charted instructions.
Top Edge: 67”/167.5 cm
Width: 17”/42.5 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.
C1-24: twenty-four mini skeins, each skein consisting of 40 yd/37 m.
Colours will be referred to as C1 through C24.
Multi colour sample shown in Koigu, Jasmine (DK, 100% Merino Wool, 242 yd/221 m per 100g), C1-24: Summer Solstice Festive Mini Skein set.
US 8/5 mm, or size required to obtain gauge
Optional stitch markers to mark Lace repeats, tapestry needle
18 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in Lace stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.
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!
Christina (@thebusyknitter) knit her two boys a Barley hat by tincanknits!
Veronica (@xov.knits) knit this adorable newborn size trapper hat!!
Kay (@kayrobbins) brought her stunning finished Shawlography by Stephen West to show us! She used the prettiest colours!
Paulette (@psknitting50) decided to have some fun creating plaid fabric on her rigid heddle loom.
Check out some of the new Cocoknits Tools + Accessories in the shop. Some Maker’s Boards (backordered) will be arriving soon!
If you have been looking for a lace weight yarn, look no farther than West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite Lace. It is 875 yards of 80% Falkland Wool and 20% Mulberry Silk with a fine micron and beautiful sheen! The backordered other colours of West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite 4 Ply and Signature 4 Ply Solid Colours also arrived.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!