Friday, November 23, 2018, Issue 78: Only 4 weeks until Christmas!!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in Apple Pie Hat, Callie, Crown Hat, Favourite Patterns, Free Pattern Fridays, November 2018
Christmas is coming faster than we thought possible! We think we still have lots of time and then we get a little frantic and stressing about gifts to buy or make but there IS still time to make those last minute gifts!
Jean is pictured here wearing the Textured Yoke Turtleneck designed by Norah Gaughan that is shown on the cover of Vogue Knitting's Early Fall 2018 magazine. She knit hers up as soon as she saw the pattern in a similar colour! Stunning and fabulous!
The Crown Hat by Hanna Maciejewska is a unisex, slouchy style hat with textured brim is a free pattern designed to fit an average adult head.
The hat takes 190 - 200 yards (174 - 183 m) of DK weight yarn, 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4 mm (US 6) needles for a gauge of 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in reverse stocking stitch.
Apple Pie by tincanknits is a paid hat pattern that includes baby sizes up to an adult large. It features all over cables and the pattern includes a tutorial and schematics. It was designed to use one skein for all except the largest size of SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted yarn but you can use any worsted weight yarn. You will need 4 mm (US 6) and 5 mm (US 8) needles or the size to get a gauge of 18 sts and 24 rounds per 4” in stockinette and 24 sts and 24 rounds per 4” in apple pie stitch using the larger needles.
Callie by the Berroco Design Team - knit using Berroco Brielle a gorgeous yarn with a soft halo from the alpaca content combined with a hint of shimmer. Callie is a simple pullover pattern knit from the bottom up topped with a deep, cozy funnel neck. You will need 5 mm (US 8) needles to get a gauge of 16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch.
WIP's and FO's
My finished Follow your Dreams fingerless mitts knit with Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight yarn. The kits I made up for the yarn crawl are all gone...I'll make up more if I get the chance!
Sammy - another Boy Bunny with a piebald patch by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits is off my needles! I gave him a belly button like I did on my other bunnies - originally because my grandson at three asked where his belly button was! I also gave him a tweedy aran sweater.
Chevron Cloud by Espace Tricot is on my needles using Drops Kid Silk and Hikoo Rylie.
Many of you know that I had to put my Ninilchik Swoncho on hold...because I forgot to remove from inventory what I would need! Re-stocked Rowan Felted Tweed DK plus some new colours.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Project KAL: An everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from September 15 until December 31, 2018. Remember that you have to post to the Finished Objects thread to be included in the next draw. In January, we will start a Any Sweater KAL!
Jessica’s finished bunny! She has now started Julie’s elephant!
Sandi’s Bettua Mitts - beautiful brioche!!
Sandi’s Mole Pepper Hat using the Stone Mole Pepper sock chart
Christina’s Summer by Ankestrik
Linda has added the Girl Elephant by Julie Williams to her menagerie!
Deb has finished a pair of socks!
...and Debbie finished her Ninilchik Swoncho!!
Lise Buttons test knit is oh so pretty knit with Cascade 220 Superwash in Cotton Candy!
Christmas Gift Ideas
Katrinkles Gauge Swatch Measures...check out her stitchable tags and buttons
Victorian Scrollwork Scissors and Autumn Leaf Stitch Markers
Colours in the newest shipment of Rowan Felted Tweed DK
The three patterns to choose from for the Shawl Kits from Estelle
**Limited quantity of Advent Calendars will arrive early next week for me to fill!!! I hope that they are not late! 24 days of goodies to open during the month of December!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!
The advent calendars will have mini skeins, patterns and lots of goodies! One for every day of December up to Christmas eve!
Do tell about these advent calendars???!!!