Friday, October 8, 2021, Issue 218: Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
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- By Susan Wong-Tsang
- Posted in Fall Knitting, KAL, knit-along, October 2021, sweater weather, Thanksgiving weekend
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to everyone this weekend. We are thankful for your business and continued support. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family! We will be be closed Sunday and Monday but will be open on Saturday until 4 pm.
I Love Yarn Day turns eleven on October 9th, 2021 and to celebrate we’re calling all fiber fans to share their affection for yarn! Use the hashtag #iloveyarnday in your posts to show your love for yarn and motivate others to join in the fun!
Spread the love and share the I Love Yarn Template
Print out this template and write why you love yarn! Then, take a selfie with it and share it on social media using #iloveyarnday and #StitchItForward in your post.
Kathy (chantrykathy) brought in her Boy Bunny and Girl Lamb dressed in their fall finery to showcase autumn! Shown from top left: Noro Kureyon Air in 263 Tomato-Black-Brown, Uneek Sock in Tigress, Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk in 35 Chocolate and Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino in Orange.
Autumn is here with leaves that have started changing and our evenings getting crisp and cool. It is the perfect time to knit a hat, mitts or that perfect sweater weather pullover or cardigan.
Pressed Leaves by Alana Dakos is a romantic beret that features a lovely stitch pattern reminiscent of leaves pressed between the pages of a book. Pressed Leaves is knit using a double knit weight of yarn for a gauge of 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using 4.5 mm (US 7) needles oor as required to get gauge and 3.75 mm (US 5) needles for ribbing. Knit it with one skein of Madelinetosh Tosh DK, Estelle Alpaca Merino DK, Berroco Vintage DK or Rowan Felted Tweed.
Spring Foliage by Alana Dakos are cozy fingerless mitts that feature spring foliage growing up one side and into the thumb gusset. Side shaping has been added to the curve of the wrist. The pattern is called Spring Foliage but do they also say Fall Foliage to you? You will need less than 100g of sport weight yarn such as Berroco Ultra Alpaca Lightfor a gauge of 28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st itch using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles or as required to get gauge.
Pressed Leaves and Spring Foliage are available as individual patterns on Ravelry included in the Botanical Knits: Twelve Designs Inspired by Trees and Foliage by Alana Dakos book available HERE.
#01 Yoked Pullover by Norah Gaughan can be found in Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2018. This jewel-bright pullover, knit in Kelbourne Woolens Andorra in Sunshine Yellow, has a beautifully intricate yoke detail. The front and back lower ribbed sections are worked separately back and forth to create side vents, then stitches are joined to work body in the round to the underarm. Sleeves are worked in the round from the cuff to the underarm, then all stitches are joined to work yoke and neck.
It is knit using sport weight yarn with 3.5 mm (US 4) needles for a gauge of 24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette or as required to get gauge.
Jean (jean091) knit hers as soon as she received this issue of Vogue Knitting!
WIPs and FOs
The front bands and neckband are done! Just the sleeves to go on my Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers! I am seriously considering modifying the sleeves to be the 3/4 length bishop sleeves from the Miromesnil by Cleonis. Other than working on this, I haven't worked on too much else!
Kathy set up and warped one of the shop Ashford 10" Sampleit Looms that we use for our workshops. She decided to use Bergere de France Caline for her warp.
All set up and ready to go!
You really can use anything that catches you eye for your weft. Here Kathy is using Berroco Millefiori Light in Sunflower (the shop has very little left of this yarn).
The finished scarf is a wonderful neutral that would make a great gift..
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!
Connie (knitnut246) finished another Ranunculus by Midori Hirose! This is her third! Yarn is The Fibre Co. Cirro held double with a strand of mystery cone yarn.
Jen (@seaturtlecraftco) finished her third Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry for one of her daughters! This one she didn’t fade using only Kelbourne Woolens Scout.
Katherine finished her Bluebird sweater shown here but unfortunately she is going to try this again because the yoke is too tight in the shoulder making the sweater bunch up around neck making it too short.
Lise (Mattedcat) finished this lovely blue Sister by Dani Sunshine for her older granddaughter!
Kathy (knotty64) was a tester for the recently released Crozon by Lisa Chemery.
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) knit this pair of Bieldy by Kate Davies Designs as her second project for the Kate Davies KAL at Fleece and Harmony while she was in PEI.
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) finished this woven table runner that is just perfect to use for her Thanksgiving table!
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) also finished this Sunset Scarf by Troy Martin for her subscription box.
Christina (@thebusyknitter) has been knitting pumpkins! These she knit using Berroco Brielle in Blonde leftover from her Sunday Sweater by PetiteKnit.
Cinca by Amy Christoffers is a simple capelet topped with a graphic lace pattern. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the yoke shaping is worked into the lace pattern for a gorgeous summertime layer.
Lace pattern is both written out and charted.
Neck Edge: 20 (22, 23)“
Lower Edge: 45¾ (49, 52¼)”
Length (for all): 14”
Shown in size 22”/49” x 14”
BERROCO MANTRA (50 grs): 3 balls (for all sizes) Shown in #4406 Willow
NEEDLES and NOTIONS
29” circular needle, size 6 (4.00 mm) or size to obtain gauge
16” circular needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm)
1 stitch marker
22 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle
KITS are available for this gorgeous capelet. Includes 3 balls of Berroco Mantra - 100% Silk and a pattern booklet in an organza bag. Needles and notions are NOT included.
A shipment of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply sock yarn including this year’s Christmas colour 1051 Vintage Tinsel and pattern.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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