There is a nip in the air in the morning and again at night already. I am ready to enjoy sweater weather but is it sweater weather yet? I find that I am not ready to wear my fall sweaters yet but I am ready to knit them!
The Weekender Crew by Andrea Mowry was designed as an alternate neckline for those who aren’t comfortable in a boat neck in a DK weight by popular request! The drop shoulder was brought down the sleeves for an extra polished finish, and of course added pockets!
This sweater is worked from the bottom up, seamlessly, except for a small seam at the underarms. Starting with a split hem, the body is joined in the round and worked that way until the divide for the sleeves. The remainder is worked flat, and the shoulders are finished with an exposed seam created using the 3 needle bind off.
0 (1, 2, 3)(4, 5, 6)(7, 8, 9)
FINISHED CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE
34 (38.5, 41.5, 46)(50.5, 54, 58)(61, 66, 70.5)”
86.5 (98, 105.5, 117)(128.5, 137, 147.5)(155, 167.5, 179) cm
Intended to be worn with approx. 8 - 12”/20.5 - 30.5 cm positive ease. Sample shown in size 3 with approx. 12”/30.5 cm positive ease (grey) and also in size 2 with approx. 7”/18 cm positive ease (green).
These are just approximations. DK Weight
1016 (1139, 1251, 1399)(1535, 1640, 1845)(1960, 2112, 2270) yds
929 (1041, 1143, 1279)(1403, 1500, 1686)(1792, 1931, 2075) m
Main Fabric: US 6/4 mm - 32-40”/80-100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or Double Pointed Needles)
Ribbing: US 4/3.5 mm - 32-40”/80-100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting. Plus a spare needle for the 3-needle bind off on the shoulders.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, going down two US sizes for the ribbing.)
21 sts & 33 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round using the Main Fabric needle, after blocking.
Have you seen that Jackie (dominirose) and Caitlin (Caitlinknit) who have the Cady Jax Knits podcast on YouTube did a 3 Day Weekender KAL and co-hosted by The Lamb & Kid? The KAL ran from the July 4th weekend until the Labor Day weekend. Her first KAL Weekender and her mods for that version can be found in her Ravelry project notes.
Ravelry group cohosted with Lamb & Kid here:
Originally to join the KAL, you had to cast on a Weekender in any yarn you chose, and you had to modify the pattern in some way. I still see that the KAL thread is still active.
The green Weekender that Jackie is wearing above was the third that she knit with mods. You can find her mods and her neckline turtleneck mod YouTube video link in her project notes.
Caitlin (Caitlinknits) knit the XS to get the medium with the bigger gauge and opted to not add sleeves.
WIPs and FOs
I have been busy putting together Gist weaving kits so when I think about it, I haven't knit much lately. I am still no further on my Alpine Bloom Hat by Caitlin Hunter. Maybe I will get a chance to work on it this weekend.
There are 340 stitches on my needles for my Lace & Fade Boxy by Joji for the Joji Fall KAL 2023, so each row is taking long enough that I kept putting it down!
I chose to knit the smallest size with the size 4 arm measurement. I steam blocked it to open up the lace before trying it on.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Kay (83krobbins)'s stunning Slipstravaganza by Stephen West looks more fabulous in person that it did in her photos of it spread out on the floor.
Wendi (@wmm423) received three first place ribbons at the Harrow Fair; one was for her Stephen West Aurora Cabin Shawl.
Wendi (@wmm423) won her third first place ribbon for her Sommerknus by Elsebeth Judith.
Debbie (@love.knit.spin.weave) this pair of gift knitting socks off her needles using Opal yarn.
Cecilia (@adventuremonkey6) has been trying her hand at embroidery on this pair of handwarmers.
On Wednesday, we had the first of the 4 sold out Beginner Basket Weaving Workshops.
Here is Louise when she took the time to fix a problem with Linda’s basket when her length of lasher kept splitting so she could use a fresh length.
Louise, who taught our Beginner Basket Weaving Class took the bottom photo of Karen and Kay working on their baskets. Louise then had the two of them pose with their "first time ever baskets" that they made.
Check out our collection of JUL Designs Shawl Cuffs and Cuff /Shawl Pins. Three new designs have arrived!
Gist Yarn offers a range of patterns and kits for every type of weaver. Whether you're a rigid heddle weaver, a multi-shaft weaver, a beginner, or an expert, they have a wide selection of patterns and kits to inspire your next project. Based on the Gist Yarn products that I carry, I have created these Kits to start with.
Malabrigo KAL 2023 - Ultimate Mohair Kit is available. YARN (included in Kit)
600 yards (2 skeins) of Malabrigo Ultimate Sock
600 yards (3 skeins) of Malabrigo Mohair.
By mistake, I originally only ordered bags of 5. More is on the way.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!