Since we’re looking towards the Labour Day Long Weekend (how did THAT happen so fast?!) I thought it might be a good theme. This sweater is super cosy and a VERY quick knit on 10mm/US15 needles with affordably priced Cascade Lana Grande.
KNIT HACK: A Note on Ease & Thick Yarns
When choosing a size in a sweater made with a very thick yarn you should always account for a good amount of positive ease (the space between you and the sweater) for it to fit properly. This extra space sounds like it will make the garment too large, but it is actually eaten up by the thickness of the fabric itself. 4″ to 6″ of positive ease is not uncommon. Another thing to consider is that garments made with thicker yarn require space for you to move comfortably in. Looking at the finished measurements of this sweater, a 41″ bust circumference for a size small is not unheard of, especially since the style is a little oversized and casual.
- S (M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
- Circumference at bust: 102(112, 120, 128, 138, 152) cm or 41(45, 48, 51, 55, 61) inches
Labour Day Long Weekend Hours
We will be closed from Sept 2 to Sept 4 for the Labour Day holiday.
- Saturday Sept 2 Closed
- Sunday Sept 3 Closed
- Monday Sept 4 Closed
- Tuesday Sept 5 11am – 6pm
Return to Fall/Winter Hours
Starting September 18 We will return to our regular Fall-Winter store hours (open Sundays) and our SnB groups will return to their regular dates (Tuesday 12-4, Wednesday 5-8, Sunday 1-5).
Haley Takes a Holiday
I’m taking a week off before the fall rush hits, and Liane will be minding the store from Monday Aug 28 to Friday Sept 1, so please drop by and keep her company! We won’t be shipping anything from August 27th to September 4th, but you can still pick up your online orders in store. I’ll try and post during my R&R, but if I don’t please don’t feel abandoned, it only means I’m very busy relaxing.
Photo: Caroline Hegwer
How pretty is this light, summer cover-up!? Not only is the pattern a freebie, but you can make it with any DK weight yarn – the very ultra soft, silky, and affordable Cascade Ultra Pima would be perfect! The pattern uses a series of needle sizes to create shape, so you’ll be very pleased if you already own a set of interchangeable needles, and if not it might be a great excuse to indulge!
- Cascade Ultra Pima: 3 to 4 skeins
- 16″ (or 24″ can work) circular needles, sizes 4.5mm/US7 & 5mm/US8
- 24″ circular needles, sizes 5.5mm/US9 & 6mm/US10
- 32″ circular needles, sizes 6.5mm/US10.5 & 8mm/US11
- stitch markers
- tapestry/darning needles
- row counter
- FREE Pattern
Today I’m feeling inspired by Attic24’s Moorland Blanket … pictured above is Cascade Ultra Pima (on SALE until the end of July) in the following colours:
- Upper Row, left to right: 3716, 3809, 3766, 3762, 37613746, 3734, 3774
- Lower Row, left to right: 3733, 3732, 3725, 3726, 3772, 3777, 3708, 3709
I should warn you, the colours aren’t exact pairings with the original pattern, I’m not canonical about these things (and I like the blues more than the greens, they’re better at binding together the palette). That said, you could use this palette to make any of Attic24’s Blanket patterns, they’d all look great, I think the Hydrangea Stripe would look amazing. 16 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima is enough to make a large throw blanket (I’d normally use about 10 to make a lap blanket).
Knit-O-Matic is now an official drop-off location for Knitted Knockers of Canada!
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These special handmade prostheses are knit with love by wonderful volunteers and are available to women who find traditional breast prosthetics too expensive, heavy, sweaty, and uncomfortable. They are made of Cascade Ultra Pima cotton yarn to be non-irritating. They are mailed to those who need them free of charge.
How Can You Help? Buy a skein of Cascade Ultra Pima, get the pattern from the Knitted Knockers of Canada website, and knit 2 or 3 knockers. Once made, bring them back to us. Or, if you don’t want to knit, buy a skein of yarn and donate that – volunteers will do the knitting for you! Easy Peasy!
30% OFF CASCADE 220
Cascade 220 is a great staple yarn (one of the most popular and commonly used on Ravelry.com), it’s especially good for sweaters, afghans, mitts, legwarmers, and felting. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been selling well for US, so we need to find it some good homes before the fall.
- 100% Highland Peruvian Wool
- 100g/200m (220yds)
- Light Worsted weight
- 4.5mm/US7 needles
- 20 sts = 4″ (10cm)
- Made in Peru
- Project ideas from Ravelry
Browse Pattern Ideas
Colours Shown Above
- Top Row: (left to right): 9341, 4008, 2435, 2454, 9564, 4010
- Bottom Row (left to right): 2452, 9447, 2434, 2448, 9453, 2420
I was just playing around with the stock (we have quite a few colours left, especially in the heathered colours) and realised we probably have enough shades to make a rockin’ Attic24 Blanket. Well, any kind of blanket that involves a bunch of colours.
I really love the simple look this cosy textured wrap. It’s infinitely wearable, with just enough detail and interest. The size is just right – not too big, not too small, and elegantly shaped to fit your body (no ‘vee’ in back). The project won’t be too long and you’ll be able to wear it now (or next week, give yourself a week to make it) to keep out the chill of April & Early May showers. I can see it being perfect over a spring coat or as a shoulder warmer around the office.
I think it would look great made with Cascade 220 (I like the heathers, they add an extra depth of colour, but solids would look god too), and you’ll only need about 3 skeins, or 4 if you want to make yours larger. The suggested needles are 4.5mm/US7 but for the Cascade 220 I’d go up to a 5mm/US8 to let the yarn bloom and give the garment a bit more stretch. Plus a bonus, our Cascade 220 is presently on SALE!
- FREE pattern
- Cascade 220: 3 skeins SALE
- 4.5mm/US7 or 5mm/US8 – 29″ circular needles (or size to obtain a tension you like)
- stitch markers
- tapestry/darning needle
20% OFF Cascade Heritage Wave
Cascade Heritage Wave is a soft, durable, and overall lovely new sock yarn. It’s a super soft blend of superwash merino wool and nylon, so they’ll make your hands and feet happy, but also wear well. The colour is a marled gradient (like Schoppel Crazy Zauberball) – a long colourway that changes gradually (gradient) with little flecks of colour (marled). 1 skein makes a pair of socks, gloves, mitts.
- 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
- 100g – 400m (437 yds)
- Sock yarn/Fingering Weight
- 28 to 32 sts = 4″ (10cm) on 2.25mm to 3.25mm
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry
- See projects on Ravelry
Flax Light is a great FREE pattern for a yarn that has a bit of interest. The photo above is the size 6-12 months made with Cascade Heritage Wave. The is available in size newborn to adult 4XL, but we are only showing you kids sizes as a project suggestion for this yarn (it’s easy enough to get through a baby sweater with on fingering weight yarn, but an adult size project takes a bit more time).
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2yr, 2-4yr, 4-6yr, 6-8yr, 8-10yr, XS, S)
- FREE Pattern
- Cascade Heritage Wave: 1(1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3)
- 2.75mm/US2 circular and double pointed needles (see pattern for length)
- 3.75mm/US5 circular and double pointed needles (see pattern for length)
- stitch markers
- scrap yarn or stitch markers
- tapestry/darning needle