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?

New Harrisville Patterns

Just popping by to say I have a couple of new patterns out with Harrisville Designs, as part of their Foliage Collection!

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Bowline is a bottom-up seamless raglan with an interesting, slightly different cabled lattice pattern and braids along the raglan decrease lines. flyWHEEL is such a nice airy wool and I love the colour so much!

Queue, Fave and Buy Bowline on Ravelry!

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Bale Sling is a super quick bulky scarf worked in TURBINE, with interlocking cables for loads of texture.

Queue, Fave and Buy Bale Sling on Ravelry!

Treading Water

Whew. Getting a job outside my house has been pretty exhausting! It’s been pretty good though, lots of nice people, and just a 10 minute walk commute. Finding knitting and crafting time has been hard though. My pile of WIPs (works in progress) has been staring at me from beside the computer for ages.

But it’s finally September, and although the weather hasn’t cooled down one bit, I’m ready for fall!

I want to finish up this squish black garter stitch cardigan, which is nearly done the body. I probably should have knit the sleeves first (before the body) so it wouldn’t be quite so difficult to wrangle, but it’s okay. I think I’ll go with elbow or three-quarter length sleeves on this one.

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I finished up my Snooker Mitts in Mountain Colors’ Crazyfoot fingering weight and I love them! I’ll have to take some pretty photos and add the fingering weight instructions to the pattern.

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Dug out some Koigu lace weight that I had basically completely forgotten about – I had picked up a few skeins from Shall We Knit at the Knitter’s Frolic in the spring. I started a scarf, then changed my mind and started a sweater. I might end up changing my mind again…

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And I’ve been hand sewing a little bit! I finished an Alabama Chanin A-line tunic and have worn it a bunch of times. Now I’m working on a longer dress, with princess seams and pockets. I love hand sewing, I really do.

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In pattern release news, I have a new pattern out with Woolfolk! The fall collection is just beautiful and I’m honoured to be included. You can find my new pattern SPOR on Ravelry or ask for it at your local Woolfolk stockist! The yarn is so so soft and amazing.

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Photos courtesy Woolfolk. Thank you Andrea for pulling my butt outta the fire on this one – my sample was lost in the mail (SOB) and Andrea knit one up for the photoshoot right quick! You’re the best!