I hope that all of you are keeping well and safe in this new normal world of ours. With the need to stay home, we knitters and makers are very lucky to have our craft to keep our hands and minds busy. I know that it keeps me more focused and a lot less stressed out than I would be otherwise. I also know that I am spending more time than ever sitting and knitting! I hope that you are too!
Alison Green’s Broderie Shawl is knit using 3 balls of Millefori Light, a DK weight self-striping yarn that is perfect for shawls. Two colors of Berroco Millefiori Light are combined with an easy slipped stitch pattern in an asymmetrical knitted shawl. Begin at the widest end and decrease for a fast, fun knitting project. The finished size is approximately 29” across (at widest point) x 50” long (after blocking). You will need 4.5 mm (US 7) needles or as required to get a gauge of 21 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st (after blocking).
Laura Dern who plays Marmie March in the movie Little Women wears a Broderie Shawl that was the sample knit by @robin.krolikowski for Another Yarn Shop in Burlington, MA! Choose from in store inventory for Millefiori Light HERE and make your own kit including the pattern. There is one kit left as well which can be purchased HERE.
Rowan has put together Kits...The above Martin Storey Throw from the 2019 Rowan KAL is available as a kit including 12 balls of Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted purchased on request to me and drop shipped directly to you! Choose from three beautiful throw color choices for $186.
Martin Storey Pillows from the 2019 Rowan KAL are available as a kit including 5 balls of Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted through the shop and drop shipped directly to you for $77.50.
Midsommar Shawl by Dr. Erika is knit using two cakes of Berroco Estiva on 6.0 mm (US 10) needles or as required to get gauge. It is a free Ravelry download pattern for a crescent-shaped shawl that requires no counting -- just follow along with the easy set of drop stitch, eyelet, stockinette and garter stitch sections. The gauge is 14 sts/18 rows over 4” garter stitch with a shawl that blocked to approximately: 90” x 20”. The designer chose to start from light to dark, then started the second cake in the darker color and transitioned back to the light. Going from light-dark-light-dark could have an interesting striped effect. The choice would be yours.
Berroco Estiva is a soft 100% cotton tape yarn with 336 yds / 307 m that is machine washable!
Hazeldene by Xiaowei Design is from The Fibre Company’s Foundations SS20 Collection. It is free with the purchase of a Kit - to be added to the shop soon. I will not carry the quantity of yarn required for this pattern but I will order as required for each order of the kit but there is an order of the Fibre Company Meadow on its way!
WIP's and FO's
I am jumping between my WIPs and loving each one! I am partway through the 6th of 9 colours in the fade I am doing on my City Limits Sweater by Tanis Lavallee. I am using Koigu KPPPM yarn. Kits are available HERE for the Koigu. There will be enough yarn to hold one strand of Koigu with a strand of mohair. You will need to add the Garnstudio Drops Kid Silk or Lichen and Lace Marsh Mohair to complete your kit. The Ravelry pattern can be found HERE.
Which side do you like better? I like the reverse side!
I am finished one sleeve to the cuff and the other sleeve has 2 more sets of decreases on my Antonia by Cocoknits. After knitting the twisted rib cuffs, I will have a classic cardigan in a gorgeous colour!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from April 1 to June 30, 2020. Don't forget to post your finished projects so that you will be included in our quarterly draw! We will also add the option of posting your finished project to Instagram using the #sue2knitskal so that I can find them!
Dianne finished Miss Mouse for her sweet miss! The pattern is Girl Mouse by Little Cotton Rabbits on Ravelry.
Dianne finished her Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure!
Dianne got another WIP finished to FO!! Pretty socks!
These pretty socks are Irish Whiskey by Melinda Measor knit by Dianne as well! She got a lot of WIPs to become FOs!
Christina started and finished Beckley by Dee O’Keefe in a week! This shawl really looks like spring!
Libby finished her Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli for the Malabrigo KAL right on schedule! The thread for the Malabrigo KAL completed projects can be found HERE! Now I know many more of you bought kits for this KAL, why have you not sent me pics of your project?
Linda’s High Trestle Tee by Marie Greene looks fabulous on her!
Debbie (debsnubs)’s granddaughter asked for a rainbow sweater!! She will love it!
Angie knit Turtle Dove II again, this time using Estelle Worsted, a washable and economical blend of 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon.
NEW in from JUL Designs!
The light-weight leather strap is fixed to the ring on each side with a snap, making the strap removable so that the ring may then be worn with the included stick as a conventional shawl pin on both of these designs!
I started my Breathe and Hope Shawl by Casapinka from last weekend’s modified LYS Day! Thank you to everyone who made the modified LYS Weekend a success! There are still Breath and Hope Shawl Kits available for purchase HERE and HERE. The pattern, however is no longer free.
VIRTUAL SOCIAL KNITTING
Virtual social knitting using the Zoom app! It is a great way to knit together through social distancing! Join in with us either Tuesday afternoon from 2 - 4 pm or Thursday nights from 7 - 9 pm. We will continue each week until we can meet again in person.
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Happy Friday. Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!
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