Knit-a-Long Schedule

Oct 14, 2018

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Knit a Long Schedule

 

Slow Curves Shawl by Joji Locatelli
September 22nd  – November 3rd 2018 from 1pm to 3pm

Slow Curves is a crescent shawl design that alternates wedges of solid colors with wedges of ‘faded’ or mixed yarns. With the use of short rows, these sections create curves that move like a pendulum. On one side of the shawl you will see 4 definite solid sections and on the other side you will see them all blended together. 
The result is this beautiful, big, optically intriguing shawl.

Skills learned:

  • Garter Tab start for a shawl
  • Short Rows (with no picked up stitches)
  • Changing yarn colors to create a fade effect

Yarn Requirements:
Fingering weight yarn in 4 colors. The yarns and yardage used in the sample are listed below:
Color 1 (lightest): 110y (100m)
Color 2: 280y (255m)
Color 3: 440y (402m)
Color 4 (darkest): 350y (320m)

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) needles.

The Warren Cowl by Kirsten Kapur
November 10th – November 24th 2018 from 1pm to 3pm

By using the simple techniques of knitting stripes and slipping stitches you can craft cozy chevrons in no time when you are knitting with the super bulky Rasta. The samples shows how one of the new TriBeCa colors from malabrigo (Valentina in this case) perfectly complements a color from the original Rasta line (Whales Road).

Skills learned:
Mosaic Knitting in the round

Needle size
US 15 – 10.0 mm

Yardage

180 yards (165 m) 2 colors of Malabrigo Rasta)

Lady Stardust by Andi Smith
December 1st – December 22nd 2018 from 1pm to 3pm

This project is from the book Color Cables available to purchase in store before the KAL, if you’d like us to reserve you a copy, please let us know and we’ll add you to our order list!

This project is the perfect project for dipping your toes into the world of Color Cables. Not only do these fingerless mitts look more complex than they really are, but – and don’t tell your friends this bit – they don’t include cabling at all!

Required Skills
Knitting in the round
Skills learned:
Working wrap stitch from chart or written instructions
Italian Two Color cast on
Corrugated-ribbing

Yarn weight

Sport (12 wpi) ?

Needle size

US 4 – 3.5 mm

Yardage

200 – 250 yards

Note on yardage: using about half a skein of each color, for a pair, there’s enough yarn in the two skeins to make a medium and a large pair of mitts.

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry

January 5th – February 9th 2019 from 1pm to 3pm

This sweater is inspired by weekends spent in northern Michigan on the sand dunes. Great for layering and keeping warm all Autumn and Winter long! This sweater is worked flat from the top down, seamlessly, except for the sleeves which are knit in the round.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7)
Sample shown is Size 2, worn on a 34” bust with 5” positive ease.

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
35 (39, 43, 47)(51, 55, 59)”
89 (99, 109, 119.5)(129.5, 140, 150) cm
This sweater is intended to be worn with approximately 5”/13 cm positive ease. There are notes in the pattern to help with picking the size best suited for you!

YARN
Worsted Weight in 4 colors
(we recommend Malabrigo Rios)

Color A (Main Color) – 565 (620, 680, 770)(835, 930, 1000) g
980 (1075, 1185, 1335)(1455, 1620, 1740) yds
Contrast Colors B, C & D – 50g/150 yds each

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 8/5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs) Ribbing: US 7/4.5 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, and size down one for ribbing.)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapesty needle, scissors

GAUGE
18.5 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch knit flat, after blocking.

Skills learned

Backwards Loop Cast On
Untwisted M1
Short Rows
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
Stranded Color Work from a chart
Top Down, Seamless sweater knitting
Picking up Stitches

 

 

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