It is officially fall with cool, crisp mornings and evenings! Perfect weather to work on or start a sweater weather project or those special gift knitting projects.
The Terrazzo Sweater by PetiteKnit would make a perfect fall knit. It is worked from the top down. First the yoke is worked flat (back and forth) on the circular needles, while the neckline is being shaped, then the work is joined to be knitted in the round.. The yoke is constructed with shoulder increases on both right side and wrong side rows on the first section. On the next section, increases are worked on the sleeves only, and on the final section classic raglan increases are worked on both body and sleeves.
The turtleneck consists of a ribbed collar worked at the end, from stitches that are picked up and knitted along the neck edge. I love the idea of a turtleneck but don't alway like them. Since the neckline is worked at the end, it makes it easy to change it into a folded over collar or a regular short ribbed collar.
The Terrazzo Sweater is designed to have approx. 14 cm 5½ inches of positive ease so it is not as oversized but has that classic feel to it that should never go out of style.
XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
98 (104) 109 (113) 124 (134) 141 (151) 155 cm 38½ (41) 43 (44½) 48¾ (52¾) 55½ (59½) 61 inches
57 (58) 60 (62) 63 (65) 66 (68) 70 cm 22½ (22¾) 23½ (24½) 24¾ (25½) 26 (26¾) 27½ inchesid back not including turtleneck collar)
17 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 5 mm [US8] needles after washing and blocking
23-24 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in (k1, p1) rib on 4 mm [US6] needles after washing and blocking (gauge for turtleneck collar)
Circular needles: 5 mm [US8] / 40, 60 and 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 24 and 32 and/or 40 inches] and 4 mm [US6] / 40 cm [16 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 5 mm [US8]
400 (400) 400 (400) 400 (500) 500 (500) 500 g Noro Silk Garden Sock Solo (100 g = 300 m 328 yds) held together with 125 (125) 125 (125) 125 (150) 150 (150-175) 175 g Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk (25 g = 210 m 230 yds)
Hat wearing season is approaching, so that means hat knitting season is now! Headcase is a free pattern by Woolly Wormhead that is available in 4 different sizes which makes this stylish knit a great pattern to make in an array of sizes for family and friends of all ages! It was designed using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy and any one of the colours would look amazing.
150-375yd/137-343m sock weight, plied yarn
Needles & Notions
Set 2.25mm/UK13/US1 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
40 sts x 52 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over Twisted Rib
To fit sizes: 14 (17, 19.5, 22) in/35 (43.25, 49.5, 56) cm
Finished size: 12 (14, 16, 18) in/30.5 (35.5, 40.75, 45.75) cm
Quinn by Natasja Hornby will be 20% off until Sunday, the 24th of September, midnight, Amsterdam time since hat weather and gift-knitting times is coming! It is the ultimate canvas for your creative flair with endless colour possibilities, waiting to be explored by your imagination. With two available sizes and a choice between three or five colours, Quinn’s elegant yet straightforward colourwork pattern turns every stitch into a delightful palette of your own design.
Quinn begins by using a provisional cast on, which serves as the foundation for creating the folded stockinette brim of the hat. Once the brim is completed, you will then proceed to knit the colourwork in the round, to the top of the hat. To give the hat a contemporary and stylish shape, the final stitches are seamlessly joined together using Kitchener Stitch.
Circumference 47 (51) cm / 18.5 (20)”.
Height 23.5 (25) cm / 9.25 (9.75)”.
For a snug fit, the hat should be worn with 5 - 7.5 cm / 2 - 3”of negative ease.
Using 3 colours
Colour A approx 60 (70) m / 66 (77) yards.
Colour B & C approx 36 (40) m / 40 (44) yards each.
Using 5 colors
Colour A approx 47 (52) m / 51 (57) yards.
Colour B approx 36 (40) m / 39 (44) yards.
Colours C, D, & E approx 29 (32) m / 32 (35) yards each.
Yarns can easily be substituted for sport / light DK weight yarns that give you correct gauge.
Needle A (for the stranded colourwork)
One 40 cm / 16” circular needle and a (set of) needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round, in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US 5.
Needle B (for the inside of the folded brim)
One 40 cm / 16” circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3 mm / US 2.5.
Needle C (for the outside of the folded brim)
One 40 cm / 16” circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.25 mm / US 3.
A short double pointed needle that is smaller or equal to Needle A.
Measured after blocking.
Stranded colourwork on Needle A: 22 sts x 30 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
The colourwork is CHARTED ONLY.
WIPs and FOs
No, I still haven’t picked up my Alpine Bloom Hat by Caitlin Hunter to work on again. I really should since it wouldn’t take much to finish it but I really want to finish my Lace & Fade Boxy by Joji for the Joji Fall KAL 2023.
This pose almost makes it look like I am finished.
When it can time to start my second skein of the main colour since I am not knitting mine as a fade, I decided to knit the sleeves first. One sleeve is finished and the other is half finished. Knitting the sleeves first will allow me to decide if I want to knit it longer. The pattern has one more lace section and another stockinette section before the ribbed hem.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Arlette (arlumizu) now has a cowl added to her collection of a hat and gloves.
Sandi (sandima) knit this soft and cozy Navigation Beanie by Nici Griffin using her drop spindle hand spun.
Kay (83krobbins) finished her Beware of the Moose by Amy Miller except for weaving in the ends and adding a pompom.
Christie (christiewn) knit this pair of car passenger/waiting room knitting vanilla socks using Urth Yarns Uneek Sock in Tigress.
While Cathy (MCatherineL) rarely uses yarn from my shop, and I rarely see her at the LaSalle or Essex groups since I can’t get to them these days, she knits and crochets beautifully. This is the Heart Blanket by Marina Nikolaidou that she finished recently.
Christina (@thebusyknitter) has been crocheting more these days. She crocheted this simple blanket to use up all of the super chunky yarn she bought originally to make hats with.
Justyna Lorkowska (Lete) crocheted this gorgeous Lost in Time by Johanna Lindahl. I have had this in my favourites forever!
A big shipment of Rowan arrived yesterday!
The new Rowan Magazine 74 has arrived. This issue spotlights Felted Tweed and their new yarn Fine Tweed Haze.
All 10 colours of the new Rowan Fine Tweed Haze arrived and are in stock. A few new and somee restocked colours of Felted Tweed DK also arrived. We have 37 of the colours!
Along with the Ultimate Sock, I also received these specially labelled 101 Unique Colours which I have l called A through E on the website.
These are the specially labelled skeins of Mecha 101 Unified A, B and C.
In Malabrigo Rasta, there is a new Rasta More tab, these are RAS100 A through J.
The last shipment to arrive yesterday was from KDD & Co. New in thee shop is Davaar from Kate Davies Designs and Colour Moves, along with a restock of the previously sold out Sark, the Book of Haps and Argyll’s Secret Coast.
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!