I look forward to fall so much with the wonderful change in season colours. This year I have not spent nearly as much time on the back patio knitting but as the weather cools, I should. Sweater weather is barely here but we should take advantage of our remaining outdoor knitting opportunities.
The Aallokko by Tiina Huhtaniemi pattern has been released! There is an introduction sale of 20% Off using the code AALLOKKO until September 10, 2023!
A top-down knitted chevron-patterned sweater with a wide turtle neck. The wave pattern also looks stunning when done in two colours as knittingsbyiina did when she knit her Aallokko!
Tukuwool DK (100 % Finnish wool, 250 m / 100 g).
Pictured in colours Sake (MC), Uupo (CC1), Joku (CC2), Taate (CC3), Hiesu (CC4), Yrtti (CC5).
3 (3) 4 (4) 5 (5) 5 (5) skeins of MC, 1 skein of every CC.
MC: 670 (720) 775 (880) 1000 (1095) 1160 (1240) m / 733 (787) 847 (962) 1093 (1197) 1268 (1356) yds
75 m / 82 yds of each CC colour
1 (2) 3 (4) 5 (6) 7 (8)
This sweater is designed to have some ease when worn. Choose a size with a bust measurement that is
15–20 cm / 6–8 in greater than your body measurement.
MEASUREMENTS OF THE FINISHED SWEATER
Bust circumference: 91.5 (99) 106.5 (122) 137 (152.5) 160 (175) cm / 36 ½ (39 ½) 42 ¾ (48 ¾) 54 ¾ (61) 64 (70) in
Betsy (betsyi) chose to knit her Aallokko test knit with a 4.5 inch mock neck instead of the turtleneck. She chose the brilliant H21 Syli as her base colour!
Lucinda of Mont Tricot had her Aallokko knit using a dark base for spectacular results.
I knit my Aallokko without a turtleneck, only 8 rounds of ribbing.
This long elegant wrap envelopes the wearer in beauty, texture and warmth, and can be worn as a scarf open or wrapped for extra comfort. With lots of knitting interest to follow, Wetlands Wrap starts with a neat border of garter stitch with slipped stitches, before transitioning to a pattern of cables and lace stitches for the body of the wrap.
Knitted in the tweedy blend of fine Merino wool, cashmere, and silk of Arranmore Light yarn makes this a truly authentic knitting project. Multiple shades of wool nepps are used in the Donegal tweed yarn to give it its unique rustic-flecked appearance.
The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light (80% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere, 300 m (328 yd) per 100 g hank) in shade Evlin – 4 hanks.
Length: 208 cm (82 in)
Width: 48 cm (19 in)
4.0 mm (US 6) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
WIPs and FOs
I cast on on September 1st but ended up starting over using 3.0 mm needles instead of the 3.25 mm I started with. I like it much better with the gauge closer to the pattern gauge. I am a really loose knitter but depending on the designer I don't have to choose aa whole needle size smaller. On Wednesday, I had the back section completed to the underarm and the front started.
I am making the smallest size which has a 59 inch circumference but with the size 4 sleeve opening of 10.75.
This one feels a little odd now that I am knitting it in the round after joining the front and the back. Most topdown knits have a round yoke or a raglan shape.
I love Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket. I knit this a few years ago with one ball of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Starke 6. Enough yarn was left to make a matching Bonnet from the Leaflet and Newsletter #22 in The Opinionated Knitter. My sample has now been blocked again and gifted to my nephew's baby girl!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
Use the code HIGHLIGHTS for 15% off the Ravelry pattern until September 20, 2023.
Matching hats knit by Debbie (@debsnubs) for her daughter-in-law and her granddaughter..
Anna (@kollar.annie) knit this pair of socks for the Friendly Stripes KAL hosted by @handknitbykam and by @leslieslakelife.