It has been a beautiful few days outside although chilly in the morning and evening! The upcoming week will be cold though while I travel to BC to meet my new granddaughter!
The SHOP will be OPEN! Kathy will be covering for me while I am away and of course, the ONLINE SHOP is always OPEN!
STORE HOURS - October 27 until November 7
Friday, October 27- 12 noon until 4 pm
Saturday, October 28 - 12 noon until 4 pm
Tuesday, October 31 - 12 noon until 4 pm *YES, Tuesday Knit Afternoon is running
Wednesday, November 1 - 12 noon until 4 pm
Thursday, November 2 - 12 noon until 4 pm *Thursday Knit Night - Cancelled
Friday, November 3 - 12 noon until 4 pm
Saturday, November 4 - 12 noon until 4 pm
Tuesday, November 7 - 12 noon until 4 pm *YES, Tuesday Knit Afternoon is running
They are Back!! Kathy is always away from May until mid-October and Jen hasn't been back to teach since before Covid! You have been asking about classes again and unfortunately, there are never enough Saturdays. For a class to run, we need at a minimum of 4 people. Check out the ones below, they start next week as well as the ones starting later.
Cast on and learn all the techniques you need to make your first cardigan with our Magnolia Chunky Cardigan Class starts this coming Wednesday, November 1st from 1 until 3 pm! It is a soft and elegant cardigan worked seamlessly flat from the top down with a beautiful lace pattern at the bottom. This is the perfect sweater to wear layered over tunics and dresses, and waisted pants as well.
Our Learn to Knit Colourwork Hat Class starts on Saturday, November 4 from 10 until noon. We will knit the Shetland Wool Week 2023 hat, designed by patron Alison Rendall, the ‘Buggiflooer Beanie’. The hat has a distinctive design that incorporates traditional elements together with a flower motif.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make socks and think it’s way too hard? Or been intimidated by working with double pointed needles? Learn to make socks with Magic Loop! Classes this session starting Saturday, November 4 from 1 until 3 pm.
Back in July, Camilla Vad’s beautiful Field Sweater dropped on Ravelry. Today her Field Cardigan is available! It is a soft and fine cardigan with a beautiful grain pattern on the yoke. The Field Cardigan is worked flat, top down and seamlessly. It is just perfect for every season and occasion.
Circumference under armhole:
98 (104) 110 (116) 124 (130) 136 (142) 148 cm
It is recommended to have 0 til 15 cm positive ease.
Please note that finished knitted garments tends to ‘grow’ in use.
1200 (1200) 1600 (1600) 1600 (1600) 2000 m of DK weight yarn held single or each of Finggering weight yarn held double with mohair silk.
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
3.50 mm (US 4)
4.00 mm (US 6)
Gro Hat by Fiber Tales will keep your head nice and toasty on cold winter days - especially when knit in a plump woollen spun yarn. It’s a quick and fun knit using only about 1 skein of dk weight yarn. If you are gift knitting would be a wonderful gift.
The hat is worked bottom up with a nice ribbed brim and a beautiful plant motif. The top of the hat is shaped by elegant centered double decreases. The pattern has both written instructions and chart.
Yarn & Yardage
1 skein of DK weight - (230 m/100g)
19 sts x 33 rnds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on 4 mm (US 6) needles in st st
3,50 mm (US 4)
4.00 mm (US 6)
Small circular and DPNs
Measurements (measured flat)
25 cm - to fit a head circumference of 54-58 cm
4-8 cm of negative ease
WIPs and FOs
Last Saturday, I decided to lengthen my Lace & Fade Boxy by Joji so I frogged my ribbing.
By Monday, I had a new lace section finished and had started the next stockinette section.
I have 8 more rounds of ribbing before binding off again!! This will be finished on the train to Toronto...I need to decide what to knit on the plane and the car ride back home.
I finished the Mary Jane Shoes from Removable Shoes by Julie Williams if Little Cotton Rabbits.
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
I finally have a photo of Connie (knitnut246) wearing her Love Note by tincanknits. She brought it to hold up the last time!
Here is a close up of the cables in Angelina’s cardigan.
Check out the teeny tiny Wee Sweater by Sarah Schira that Sandi (sandima) knit using her hand spun.
Lise (Mattedcat) knit this adorable baby cardigan using old yarn stash! No pattern.
Marie (thecatsmom) knit these five hats for charity using stash yarn.
Kay (83krobbins) finished her Shallmillens Snood by Donna Smith. The 2 colour stranded knit starts with a provisional cast on, knit in the round and then the stitches at the beginning and end are grafted together to create a continuous snood.
Here our lucky Friday the 13th granddaughter at 1 day old!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!