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FINISHED Quick Sand

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Quick Sand

I just finished this little cardie for myself, and I think it worked out really nicely! It’s a simple, top-down cardie made with Quince & Co Kestrel (ON SALE ALL JULY). The colour is ‘Senza’, an ecru. I modified the pattern and made it cropped, so I only used 6 skeins instead of 8. I also made one size smaller than I would normally wear (all the details are in my Ravelry Notes). You’ll probably see me wearing it around the store very soon, I think it’s going to become a summer wardrobe staple.

Materials

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SUMMER PROJECT Sandshore

Sandshore

Sandshore is a great project to take to and wear at the cottage! It’s a quick, seamless cardigan worked from the top down. It’s designed with Quince and Co. Kestrelwhich knits up quickly and easily on big needles (6.5mm.US10.5). Kestrel is very stretchy, especially at this tension, you can definitely go down a size (or two).

Size

Bust Circumference: 31 [35, 39, 43, 47]’’, including 1.5 [2, 2.5, 3, 3.5]’’ of open space between front edges.

Materials

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FREEBIE Instant Gratification Cardi

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Instant Gratification Cardie

We just finished a VERY quick & satisfying summer quickie, our Instant Gratification Cardi! We used a thick & quick cotton, DMC Natura XL, and 8mm/US11 needles – can’t go wrong with big needles! Also, because the yarn is thicker than the one the pattern was originally conceived with, we went down about 4″ in size (we made the 34″ size and got a 38″ size). If you want the sleeves longer, definitely buy an extra skein of yarn.

Materials

Finished Dimensions

  • 18” wide at bust at underarms
  • 6” wide at upper arm
  • 17” long at back
  • 24” long at front (from shoulder to bottom tip)

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SPECKLES Mineville Merino Nylon DK

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Mineville Merino Nylon DK

We’ve received more stock of Mineville Merino Nylon DK in some super pretty speckled colours, perfect for a spring Fade!

Mineville Wool Project Merino Nylon DK (1124) is super soft, machine washable, easy to work with, easy to wear, and subs easily for other DK weight yarns. It comes in a generous 100g/200m skein, which is enough to make an adult hat or pair of mitts (you’ll need two for a scarf or Honey Cowl, and about 6 for a women’s size medium sweater – check your pattern for full yardage requirements). With the nylon fibre content, this yarn is also great for socks!

Mineville Wool Project is an “off-brand” brand from the sisters at Fleece Artist and Handmaiden. The prices are excellent because we purchase the yarn in one-time only lots. This means that once it’s gone, it’s GONE, so be sure to order enough for your project.

  • 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
  • DK weight
  • 100g/200m
  • 4mm/US6 needles
  • 22 sts = 4″/10cm
  • Machine Washable
  • Made in Canada
  • Free Pattern Ideas

 

 

 

Comfort Fade Cardi

 

Fade Combo

FINISHED Beginner Friendly Reversible Wrap

 

 

 

 

Reversible Wrap-Cardigan

The Reversible Wrap by Jo Sharp is one of those under-appreciated patterns that’s flown under people’s radar for way too long! It’s an amazing project for newbies, it’s basically made from two rectangles that are cleverly sewn together – easy peasy knitting! The only skills involved are cast on, cast off, knit, purl, basic mattress stitch, and basic wet blocking. The pattern is written for two versions, one long and one short. It’s also reversible, you can wear it right side up, or upside down.

We made the long version and used two skeins of very economical Cascade Eco+ (costs less than $60). It’s a very flexible garment, as is the yarn, so if you want a garment with a bit more drape and stretch feel free to go up in needle size. It’s also a pattern that can be in a warmer winter yarn or a cooler fibre for spring/summer.  Affordable yarn options include Cascade Eco+Berroco Vintage ChunkyCascade Avalon, and Berroco Remix Light.

Yarn Options

Approximate Yardage Required (chunky or heavy aran weight yarn): version 1 (short): 400(470) metres, version 2 (long): 535(670) metres.

Winter Yarns

  • Cascade Eco+: version 1 short: 1(2) skeins, version 2 long: 2(2) skeins
  • Berroco Vintage Chunky: version 1 short: 4(4) skeins, version 2 long: 5(6) skeins (use 6mm/US10 needles)
  • Diamond Baby Alpaca Sport: version 1 short: 4(5) skeins, version 2 long: 6(7) skeins (use 6mm/US10 needles)
  • Malabrigo Mecha: version 1 short: 4(4) skeins, version 2 long: 5(6) skeins (use 6mm/US10 needles)

Spring/Summer Yarns

  • Cascade Avalon: version 1 short: 3(3) skeins, version 2 long: 4(5) skeins (use 5.5mm/US9 needles)
  • Quince & Co Kestrel: 6(7) skeins, version 2 long: 8(10) skeins
  • Berroco Remix Light: version 1 short: 2(3) skeins, version 2 long: 3(4) skeins (2 strands held together)

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Materials

Resources for Beginners

Seaming: If you’ve never seamed before, Mattress stitch is the way to go … there are some good free instructions at  Vogue Knitting and Knitty.

Weaving In Ends: I always go to this comprehensive tutorial from PurlSoho on Weaving In Ends. Remeber, you never tie and cut your ends in knitting, you always weave them in!

Blocking: Wet blocking is pretty easy (it’s basically just washing), but here’s a nice tutorial from Craftsy to help you out.

Everything Else: For the basics like cast on, bind-off, knit, purl, go to knittinghelp.com.

 

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NEW Berroco Remix Light

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Berroco Remix Light

Berroco Remix Light is a soft, tweedy, nubby blend of 100% recycled fibres, with absolutely no wool content. Machine-washable Remix Light is perfect for everything from sweaters, tanks, wraps and other accessories, and is great for babies, children and adults. It’s also a great deal – each 100g skein measures in at a whopping FOUR HUNDRED METRES (twice the normal yardage for comparable spring/summer yarns like Cascade Ultra Pima).

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Ponente

An allover lace rib pattern forms a classic cardigan. Knit in pieces and seamed, this cardigan knitting pattern is sure to become a wardrobe staple.

Size

  • Bust (closed)—35½(39½-44-49-53½-57½-62)“ after blocking
  • Length—23(23½-24-24½-24½-25-25½)”
  • Note: This garment was designed with approximately 4–6” of ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size. Shown in size 39½“

Materials

  • Berroco Remix Light : 3(3-3-4-4-4-5) balls #6927 Old Jeans
  • Straight needles, sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.50 mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Seven ⅞“ buttons
  • Pattern

 

 

PROJECT Sandshore

Sandshore

Sandshore is a great project to take to and wear at the cottage! It’s a quick, seamless cardigan worked from the top down. It’s designed with Quince and Co. Kestrelwhich knits up quickly and easily on big needles (6.5mm.US10.5). Kestrel is very stretchy, especially at this tension, you can definitely go down a size (or two).

Size

Bust Circumference: 31 [35, 39, 43, 47]’’, including 1.5 [2, 2.5, 3, 3.5]’’ of open space between front edges.

Materials

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