happy july!

Almost, anyway! Can you believe how quickly this year has gone? I think the older I get, the faster the years go.

I’ve got a bunch of stuff on the needles right now and I’m pretty in love with them all. This one hasn’t seen much attention the last couple of days, but I’m anxious to get back to it!

shawling along

That’s the Viola merino fingering weight, and I’m working it up into a shawl – I love triangle shawls, but this one’s a little different. Still from the top down, but it won’t be a triangle – more like wedge shaped. Sort of a cross between a top-down triangle and a top-down raglan. I’ve got an edging in mind, but we’ll see how that looks when I get to it (hopefully pretty soon).

The stitch pattern is subtle but breaks up the colour a little bit, and it’s more interesting than stockinette too. I’ve got two skeins of this yarn to use so it’ll be nice and big!

Oh, and I must say, thanks for your great response to Bellevue! I can’t wait to see some of your finished projects.

Bellevue Cardigan

Bellevue Cardigan, worsted weight

BELLEVUE CARDIGAN

A summery, slightly cropped cardigan with a fun lace edging, two yarn weight options and two sleeve options! Worked from the bottom up, the cap sleeve version is completely seamless while the short sleeve version has minimal seaming.

Meant to be worn open (but you can also add a button or tie). Works up quickly in a small amount of worsted or fingering weight yarn and is a perfect topper to take that short sleeved or sleeveless dress into the evening, air conditioning and autumn.

Bellevue, worsted weight

WORSTED WEIGHT BELLEVUE
Works up super quickly! I knit mine in just 3 days!

SIZES
Finished Bust 33.5” (36″, 38″, 42.5″, 44.5″, 47″, 51.5″, 53.5″, 56″) / 85 (91.5, 96.5, 108, 113, 119.5, 131, 136, 142) cm

Worsted weight Bellevue is shown in size 36” / 91.5cm with zero ease, with cap sleeves. Note that the fronts do touch, but swing back when worn.

MATERIALS
Worsted or aran weight yarn. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash wool, 225 yds/113g skein) in colour Manzanita, 3 skeins for size 36” / 91.5cm.

Yards: 510 (550, 580, 650, 700, 760, 820, 860, 920) for cap sleeve version.

For short sleeves, add an additional:
Yards: 60 (60, 70, 70, 70, 80, 80, 90, 90)

US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge
an additional set of US 7 / 4.5mm needles, circular or straight, if working short sleeves
waste yarn
stitch markers
tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Bellevue, fingering weight

FINGERING WEIGHT BELLEVUE
Takes a little longer but is so wearable. Perfect for summer mornings and evenings.

SIZES
Finished Bust: 32.5″ (35.5″, 38.5″, 41.5″, 44.5″, 48″, 51″, 54″, 57″) / 82.5 (90, 98, 105.5, 113, 122, 129.5, 137, 145) cm

Fingering weight Bellevue is shown in size 35.5” / 90cm with 0.5”/1.25cm negative ease and short sleeves. Note that the fronts do touch, but swing back when worn.

MATERIALS
Fingering weight (4ply/sock) yarn. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yds/67g skein) in colour Douglas Fir, 4 skeins for size 35.5” / 90cm.

Yards: 580 (640, 700, 760, 820, 880, 950, 1020, 1090) for cap sleeve version.

For short sleeves, add an additional:
Yards: 40 (50, 50, 50, 50, 60, 60, 60, 60)

US 2.5 / 3mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge
an additional set of US 2.5 / 3mm needles, circular or straight, if working short sleeves
waste yarn
stitch markers
tapestry needle

GAUGE
26 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch.

Bellevue Cardigan, fingering weight

MORE INFO
Skills needed: cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, optional chart, seaming for short sleeve version only.

Each pattern is a 5-page PDF file with full colour photos, with written and charted directions for the lace pattern, schematics and abbreviations.

You get BOTH the Worsted and Fingering weight versions when you buy! A great value! Sorry, these patterns are not available separately.

Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no accounts required).

$8.00 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

Bellevue Cardigan, fingering weight

fluevogs need new homes!

A bit random for this knitting blog, but since I know some of you are sure to be as into shoes as I am, I’ve got a couple of pairs of Fluevogs that I’d love to see go to loving homes!

destash: fluevog Soprano Katia

Soprano Katia in Teal/Olive, size 8 – these shoes are discontinued! Heel height is 3″. Gorgeous and comfortable with nice rubbery soles and sturdy stacked heel. Strap is elastic (doesn’t open). Worn only a couple of times. I actually LOVE these shoes but they’re too big :( SOLD!

destash: Fluevog Mini Zaza

Mini Zaza, in brown and green, size 7.5. Heel height 2.5″. Gorgeous and comfortable shoes with the signature Mini heel (hourglass shape) which is super sturdy! Sadly a touch too big for me. Worn only a couple of times, with an insole (so no wear inside the footbed). Excellent condition.SOLD!

If you’re interested drop me a line for prices (negotiable!) and any other info you might need!