Is it sweater weather yet? Maybe not quite but it is time to start knitting them even if I still have a summer sweater still on my needles! What is on your needles? Many new patterns have been released recently...
Miele (that in Italian means “honey”) by Knitting for Breakfast which was released yesterday is a top-down, circular yoke sweater featuring stranded colorwork. Gradual increases are made in the yoke up to the sleeves that will be put on hold on a stitch holder or waste yarn and then picked up later. This way there will be no seams. Multi-color charts are distributed in the yoke, in the body and in the sleeves.
The yoke is made up of a single chart that contains the increases. You can knit the sweater as a cropped version (photo) but the pattern contains directions for knitting the body to a standard length. There are also instructions for 3 different sleeve lengths: short, elbow-length (in photo) or long. Choose the version you prefer! Miele comes in 10 sizes (from 83 to 167 cm 32.6 to 65.7“ bust circumference).
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS:
Circular needles 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4 mm (US 6) with cables 40, 60 and 100 cm 16, 24 and 40 inches
ESTIMATED YARDAGE: Fingering weight yarn
610, 700 ( 790, 880, 970) (1150, 1240, 1340) 1440, 1540 m
729, 837 (944, 831, 1052 (1160, 1375, 1483) 1722, 1841 yards
120, 150 (180, 220, 260) (340, 380, 420) 460, 500 m
131, 164 (196, 240, 284) (381, 415, 459) 503, 546 yards
130, 160 (190, 230, 270) ( 350, 390, 430) 470, 510 m
142, 174 (207, 251, 295) (382, 426, 470) 513, 557 yards
140 ,170 ( 200, 240, 280 ( 350, 400, 440) 480, 520 m
153, 185 (218, 262, 306) (382, 437, 481) 524 568 yards
NOTE: The yardage refers to the crop version with elbow-length sleeves (photo).
The quantities are estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
SIZES: XS, S (M, L, XL) ( 2X, 3X, 4X) 5X, 6X
This sweater is designed to fit with 4 - 10 cm 1.6 - 4 ” of positive ease at the bust.
Note: The SIZE shown in photos is size M; crop version elbow length sleeve.
BUST CIRCUMFERENCE (finished garments):
83, 92 (100, 108, 117) (133, 142, 150) 158, 167 cm;
32.6, 36.2 (39.3, 42.5, 44) (52.3, 55.9, 59) 62.2, 67.7 in
24 stitches and 30 rows = 10X10 cm / 4” in colorwork pattern with 4 mm/ US 6 needles
Camay (Purlificknitter) test knit this beautiful version of Miele by Knitting for Breakfast.
Joji Locatelli has a new Ready for Fall collection...With the arrival of fall, I feel the need for quiet and comfort. The light of summer slowly dims and I realize it’s time to help my body rest, recharge and seek great self-care. Knitting is an essential, if not the most important, pattern for my self-love. The arrival of fall makes me fall in love with this art again and feel grateful for every fiber that runs through my fingers.
I know I will miss the sun shining on my face, but wool will provide my much needed warmth. I create patterns for self-love, and this is a small gathering of knitting patterns for you, written with this intention in mind. It includes five pieces for you to enjoy while getting ready for this cool season.
Her Newspaper Pullover is a raglan sweater with alternating blocks of vertical and horizontal brioche stripes that flow like the news on a newspaper.
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Shown in size M on a 35” (88 cm) bust.
Recommended ease: Choose the size that’s closest to your bust measurement, with no ease or very little negative ease.
Bust circumference: 29 (33½, 37¼, 41, 45½, 49¼, 52¾, 57½, 61) inches; 72.5 (84, 93, 102.5, 113.5, 123, 132, 143.5, 152.5) cm.
Sleeve circumference: 11½ (12¾, 14¼, 15½, 16½, 17¾, 18½, 20¼, 21½) inches; 28.5 (32, 35.5, 39, 41, 44.5, 46, 50.5, 54) cm.
Yarn color A: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of Fino by Manos del Uruguay (70% Merino / 30% Silk; 490 yd 450m; 100g); or 588 (661, 735, 833, 980, 1102, 1225, 1421, 1470) yd 540 (607, 675, 765, 900, 1012, 1125, 1305, 1350) m of fingering weight yarn. Shown in colorway Ivory Letter Opener (off white).
Yarn color B: 682 (787, 892, 997, 1181, 1365, 1470, 1732, 1890) yd 624 (720, 816, 912, 1080, 1248, 1344, 1584, 1728) m of fingering weight yarn.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and 2½ (3 mm) circular needles, 32” (80 cm) long. You’ll need both needles to work the tubular bind off.
Other notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.
21 sts and 29 rows to 4” (10cm) in Brioche stitch on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles after blocking.
Also from Joji Locatelli’s Ready for Fall collection is her Some Me Time Shawl is soothing, repetitive and meditative. It’s what I most love to knit during my ‘me’ time. Designs like these truly let me enjoy and make the most of this craft’s soul healing properties. They feel like a scented candle, or a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee. Relax, let go of all the worries.
Sport Weight Version (Brown Shawl):
68¾” (172 cm) from side to side and 32¾” (83 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.
DK Weight Version (Moss Green Shawl):
73½” (184 cm) from side to side and 35¼” (88 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.
Sport Weight Version: approx. 700 yd 640m of sport weight yarn.
DK Weight Version: 700 yards of DK weight yarn.
Sport Weight Version: 4mm (US 6) needles.
DK Weight Version: 5mm (US 8) needles.
Other notions: Several stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires.
Sport Weight Version: 17 st and 36 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 6 (4 mm) needles after blocking.
DK Weight Version: 15 st and 30 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 8 (5 mm) needles after blocking.
WIPs and FOs
I knit myself the Helsinki Sweater by Janine Bajus in 2017 from a kit that I purchased at the Woodstock Fibre Festival in 2016 with a lot of each colour leftover. I cast on a Da Crofter’s Kep by Wilma Malcolmson which is the official 2021 Shetland Wool Week knitting pattern exclusively designed by Wilma as their patron for two years running back in July and then set it aside. Last week, I picked it back up again!
I am happy to say that although I thought I ran out of 227 Marjoram, the dark brown while knitting the crown, I found another partial ball. I am working the decreases of the crown now and love those pops of orange.
If you want to knit yourself one, the Da Crofter's Kep is free until the 2022 Shetland Wool Week pattern is announced.
I have been steadily working on it but I still want a few more inches for the body of my Tegna by Caitlin Hunter before dividing for the armholes.
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!
The previous Knit-Along ran from May 1 to August 31, 2021. I will post the winner soon!
Tiff (climbthesky) finished her Soldotna by Caitlin Hunter with SweetGeorgia Superwash DK from the shop and other yarns from other Ontario LYS!
Anna (@kollar.annie) finished a pair of Very Vanilla Socks by Jo-Anne Klim using leftovers from previous projects.
Connie (knitnut246) finished a pair of Plain Vanilla Socks by K McKiernan for very big feet!
Diane looks fabulous in her Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji Locatelli!.
Debbie (debsnubs) finished her Opus by Maxim Cyr! She changed her mind about her original yarn and colours. She only did 8 repeats for a shawl perfectly sized for her.
I love the colour Jennifer (@jennyknitsandreads) chose for her #daintylionsweater test knit for @ragingpurlwind that she knit using The Fibre Co. Cirro.
Patsy (@jaxonsgrammycakes) finished her test knit of #daintylionsweater by @ragingpurlwind using Rowan Felted Tweed.
Made of strong birch wood, the LYKKE needles are very smooth and light. With their warm character, the needles are easy on the hands and the eyes - a true pleasure to work with. All LYKKE needles have both US and metric sizes etched on the needles to ensure long-term readability.
- 5 inch needle tips in 12 sizes - 3.5 mm through 12 mm (US4 - US 17)
- 5 cords to make 24 inch (2), 32 inch (2) and 40 inch (1) circulars
- cord connectors (2), keys (4) and stoppers (8)
Packed in a beautiful, high quality waxed fold-up case with elastic that's perfectly matched to the size of each needle pair for a snug fit and a large pocket. The perfect knitter's gift!
- 3.5 inch needle tips in 9 sizes - 3.25 mm through 6.5 mm (US3 - US10.5)
- 4 cords to make 16 inch (2), 20 inch and 24 inch circulars
- connectors (2), keys (4) and stoppers (8)
Packed in a beautiful, high quality waxed case. The perfect knitter's gift!
A big order of Timber Yarns Twin Sock arrived!!
Twin Sock design knit up to produce an elegant striped sock that shows strength.
- two single skeins hand dyed at the same time for matching socks (start at the same end of each skein)
- 80% superwash Merino / 20% nylon blend
- approximately 50g + 50g / 200m + 200m
- fingering weight
- gently hand wash in cold water
- air dry
Koigu’s Collector Club August colour Rooster arrived in Jasmine, their newest yarn! It was inspired by a rooster with the perfect reds to roll us into fall.
Jasmine is the sister yarn of KPM. It is spun from the same fine merino sheep. Three plied DK weight for durability, this lightweight wool is soft, silky, and retains the natural elasticity. An extremely versatile yarn, like KPM. Ideal for both hand knitting and crochet, as well as machine knitting, weaving and needlework; this yarn is perfect for creating dresses, slippers, sweaters, shawls, blankets, hats, and gloves... the list could go on forever!
- 100% Merino Wool
- 3.5mm/4mm - 6-7US Needles
- 22 stitches 10cm/4”
- Dye lot consists of 10 skeins
I am scheduled for surgery on September 16th and am required to self isolate for one week. We will be going back to curb side and shipping only temporarily starting next Thursday, September 9.
Temporary New Fall Hours Starting September 21
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday Knit Afternoons: Cancelled September 14th only.
Thursday Knit Nights: Virtual social knitting using the Zoom app
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!