New Pattern: JERN Pullover

I have a new pattern out this week with the wonderful people at Woolfolk! All photos are by Woolfolk.

JERN is a casual dropped shoulder pullover with 1×1 ribbed edges and half-fisherman’s rib as the main pattern. Half-fisherman’s rib is easy to work and so tidy!

The front and back hems are worked flat, then joined for the body to be worked in the round. Sleeves are worked mostly in the round as well, and seamed into the armholes. The funnel neck is picked up and worked last.

LUFT is an amazing yarn – everyone I showed it to really loved it. It’s an organic cotton chain, filled with light as air merino wool. So even though it knits up at a chunky gauge, it isn’t as heavy (or warm) as you would expect! The colours are classic with a bit of an edge thanks to the difference in shades between the cotton and wool.

Check out the whole Luft Collection at Woolfolk
Queue, fave and buy on Ravelry!

Springy Things

The weather was beautiful this long weekend – mild and sunny! On Saturday we took a walk down at Woodbine Beach, where they were setting up for Winter Stations.

I’m sure winter weather will be back with a vengeance soon, but for now I’m enjoying the sunshine! I have a bunch of new knitting patterns out for spring, too.

With Swans Island, two light-as-air sweaters knit with their beautiful lace weight merino silk.

Ashland is a simple boxy pullover with a slipped-stitch mock cable on the sleeves. The body is knit in the round to the underarm then split for the front and back; the sleeves are worked in the round as well. Special thanks to Denny for knitting the sample!

Buy, fave, and queue Ashland on Ravelry!

Pembroke is a seamed cardigan with a slightly A-line shape and twisted rib details, including this back neck triangle!

Buy, fave, and queue Pembroke on Ravelry

With Louet I have three tops worked in their classic Euroflax linen.

Delphinium is a sleeveless top with garter stitch gussets for a nicely swingy shape. Worked seamlessly in the round.

Buy, fave, and queue Delphinium on Ravelry

Violeta features a bias-knit asymmetrical hem and longer length. Another knit-by-Denny sample ;)

Buy, fave, and queue Violeta on Ravelry

Cardo is my favourite of these three designs, I think! Worked in 2 identical pieces from side to side – you cast on for half a sleeve, work across the body, then the second sleeve. The body is seamed along the shoulders, sleeves and body sides. The centre front and back feature a set of tucks created with short rows.

Buy, fave, and queue Cardo on Ravelry

What’s in your spring knitting queue?

back to the wheel

So many of my projects need to be kept under wraps for now, but I did finally pull out the spinning wheel for the first time since we moved. I want to do some weaving with handspun, so I’m trying to remember how to spin thicker!

This is a bag of odds and ends from Into the Whirled that I bought at Rhinebeck 2015, just short bits of different colours and fibres. Fun!

I used the jumbo head for the Lendrum so that the whole thing would fit on one bobbin as singles.

I haven’t washed the finished skein yet, but it looks pretty nice. It might have a little too much twist, but that’s okay. It does seem to have kick-started my spinning again!

Also, I started weaving in the ends on this beast! The finishing is going to take quite awhile but there’s lots of winter left to wear it.