Friday, September 20, 2019, Issue 116: Is it time to start cozy knitting?

Friday, September 20, 2019, Issue 116:  Is it time to start cozy knitting?

I am not quite ready to think of cozy knitting but then again I have already taken my woolen knits out! I even wore my Ninilchik Swoncho yesterday! Mirna here looks fabulous in her beautiful cabled sweater (Fain by Kim Hargreaves) which surprise, surprise! She knit this beauty in Rowan Handknit Cotton NOT wool from one of the Rowan pattern books!

Linda brought to my attention that Adrienne Fong (BellybuttonKnits Designs) lost her battle with cancer 9/18/2019. Per Adrienne’s wishes, her patterns are free here on Ravelry. Knowing that Ravelers would want to do something, she said that donations toward the fight against cancer would be appreciated.

 

Black Tie, Optional - sock pattern by Adrienne Fong are socks livened up with beads!

 

Adrienne's Black Tie, Optional are socks livened up with beads! Pictured are gtteknochik's knit socks. These socks need 360-450 yards of fingering weight yarn, 2-2.5 mm (US 0-1.5) needles, 200 size 8/0 beads (optional), and a crochet hook for beads. "I admit that knitting socks in plain white or black yarn can be boring. So, I’ve decided to liven up the challenge by adding beads and some fun twists to the socks which I hope that you will enjoy."

 

Emm1e’s Hanauma Bay Socks by Adrienne Fong

 

These fun looking socks are Emm1e’s Hanauma Bay Socks by Adrienne Fong. Emmie used Regia's cotton Tutti Frutti in 2419 Dragonfruit. The socks are knit cuff down with eye of partridge heel flap/gusset and a wedge toe starting with a garter stitch border. The simple lace motif flows from the leg down the instep. There is errata for this pattern on the Ravelry pattern page.

Take a look at Adrienne's patterns and consider making a donation!

 

Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift mosaic shawl

 

Have you considered trying mosaic knitting? Andrea Mowry's Nightshift shawl has been on everyone's radar ever since it showed up on Ravelry along with her Shift Cowl. Nightshift is designed for worsted weight yarn (DK weight has been used as well by many) in 6 colours. The recommended needles are 5.0 mm (US 8) in a 32" length for a blocked gauge of 20 sts & 22 rows = 4”/10 cm worked in the stitch pattern. Adjust your needle size if you are using a lighter weight yarn.

This shawl has been knit using Noro Silk Garden, Kuyeyon, Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Starke 6, Edition 3 (coming soon), and many, many other yarns. Have fun choosing your own mix.

 

Vogelgryff’s Nightshift - knit using Schoppel Wolle Edition 3 in 6 colours

 

This one is Vogelgryff’s Nightshift - knit using Schoppel Wolle Edition 3 in 6 colours.

 

Paulette finished her Nightshift shawl by Andrea Mowry! She had avoided starting the pattern only to become totally addicted once I got started!

 

Paulette finished her Nightshift shawl earlier this week - she had avoided starting the pattern because of the mosaic slip stitches only to become totally addicted once she got started. The push to get her to start was that she and two friends decided to knit it together!

 

WIP's and FO's

 

I did not get a chance to work on the socks I started...

 

 

My Riverway by Veera Välimäki is not moving as fast as I’d like...too many other obligations keep getting in the way but oh I love it so far!!

 

My Riverway by Veera Välimäki is not moving as fast as I’d like either...too many other obligations keep getting in the way but oh I love it so far!!

 

My Riverway by Veera Välimäki is not moving as fast as I’d like...too many other obligations keep getting in the way but oh I love it so far!!

 

I am knitting with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Tart using 2.75 mm needles instead of the recommended needle size of 3.5 mm because I am such a loose knitter. I also modified the the width of the collar to 3 repeats instead of five. Thank you tweedy2shoes and bmcckuskey for this great variation!

 

KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY

 

The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Sweater KAL and the Knit Any Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit will run from September 1 until December 31st.

 

I love Rita’s Love Note by tincanknits - knit using Shibui Reed held double with Shibui Lunar in Apple!

I love Rita’s Love Note by tincanknits - knit using Shibui Reed held double with Shibui Lunar in Apple!

 

These amazing Strange Magic socks were a test knit by  Jen to be released soon! Sign up for her magic loop sock class to learn how she knits her socks!

 

These amazing Strange Magic socks were a test knit by Jen to be released soon! Sign up for her magic loop sock class to learn how she knits her socks!

 

Sign up to learn how to knit socks using magic loop! Please note that I had to reschedule this class!

 

Sign up HERE. Please note that I had to reschedule this class! It is now Saturdays, Oct 12, 26, Nov 2 & 9 - 10 am to 12 pm.

 

Paulette’s newest pair of Prudence beaded fingerless gloves by Louisa Harding! Learn how to make these with her starting October 2!

 

These are Paulette’s newest pair of Prudence beaded fingerless gloves by Louisa Harding! Learn how to make these with her starting October 2nd! They will make a fabulous gift!

 

Sign up to learn how to knit these beaded fingerless gloves with Paulette!

 Register HERE.

 

Lise has knit another variation of Taiga Hilliard’s Simple & Sweet Little Baby Dress, this one using Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino.

 

Lise has knit another variation of Taiga Hilliard’s Simple & Sweet Little Baby Dress, this one using Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino.

 

Another of Lise (Mattedcat)’s FO’s is Dani Sunshine’s Fairy Dust. This one is also knit using Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino.

 

Another of Lise (Mattedcat)’s FO’s is Dani Sunshine’s Fairy Dust. This one is also knit using Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino.

 

LOPI TRUNK SHOW

 

So excited to have the Lopi Trunk Show here! A big thank you rob Berroco for lending us these beautiful sweaters. Come in and check them out in person over the next couple of weeks!

 

So excited to have the Lopi Trunk Show here! A big thank you to Berroco for lending us these beautiful sweaters. Come in and check them out in person over the next couple of weeks! The sweaters are from Lopi Book 36 and Lopi Book 37. The black and white Öræfi is the one of the first colourwork sweater that I knit and can be found in Book 36 or as a Ravelry pattern. I still have one black and white kit and one grape and white kit. Other kits can also be ordered.

 

NEXT WEEKEND - I will be CLOSED FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 until MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30! My niece is getting married so family from near and far will be spending some time together including my son and his girlfriend from Edmonton and my daughter from Whistler, BC!!

Of course, the on-line shop is always open!

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

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