Category Archives: DK Weight

PROJECT Novice Cardigan

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Novice Cardigan – Mohair Edition

A simple sweater makes for a very satisfying project (and a great sweater), and Petite Knit is really, really, really good at that. Besides designing patterns for beautiful, simple silhouettes, she does a lot of combining of fibres, which creates a depth of colour and texture that goes beyond what you can get out of a single strand. The Novice Cardigan Mohair Edition is designed with 2 strands of a lace-weight mohair, like Drops Kid-Silk, held together. There are a few different ways you can go about this:

1. Same Yarn & Colour (Identical Twins)

You can use (ie. Drops Kid-Silk) like the designer has done in her sample (see the picture above for a closeup). Easy, peasy, no thinking, falls under Keep It Simple Sister.

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2. Combine Two Colours (Fraternal Twins)

A second option could be to use two different colours of the same yarn (ie. Drops Kid-Silk). If you want to create a depth of colour chose two that are close together, and their fuzzinesses will blend together and make them look like something new. Below are a few examples of to illustrate my point ….

3. Combine Fibres (Kissing Cousins)

The option that gets me really excited is to combine different fibres in colours that complement each other, thereby creating a dept of colour and texture – something you’ll never find in a store-bought garment. For this pattern I’m crushing on Fibre Co Meadow (On Sale to Sept 6) paired with Drops Kid-Silk. A lighter shade of kid-mohair will brighten up the base yarn, while a colour that is closer to the base will blend more, and create a halo. The most important thing is that the base tones match. For the the following examples I’ve eyeballed and scrutinized the skeins in natural light to make sure they work together, or as Erica says ‘make sense’. (FYI, if you’ve only got 1 skein of Meadow see the bottom of the page for a smaller project)

4. Single Strand of Yarn (Friends of the Family)

Lastly, you can use a single strand of DK Weight yarn (something that knits at around 22 to 21 sts/4″) … made in the right yarn, like Fibre Co Acadia, Malabrigo Arroyo, or even Kelbourne Woolens Scout could make for a very happy cardie!

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Size

  • XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
  • Finished Bust circumference: 96 (100) 105 (111) 120 (129) 140 (151) 161 cm OR [37¾ (39¼) 41¼ (43¾) 47¼ (50¾) 55 (59½) 63¼ inches]
  • Length: 52 (54) 56 (58) 59 (60) 61 (62) 63 cm OR. [20½ (21¼) 22 (22¾) 23¼ (23½) 24 (24½) 24¾ inches] measured mid back
  • Designed to fit an approximate bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].
  • Designed to have approx. 10 cm [4 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 10 cm [4 inches] larger in circumference than your body. (This means that if you, for example, measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust or widest upper body part (measure yourself around your bust, or your widest point, using a measuring tape), you should knit a size S which has a circumference of 100 cm [39¼ inches]. This will give you 10 cm [4 inches] of positive ease.)

Yarn Options

  1. Drops Kid-Silk: 8(8-9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14-15) balls in one colour
  2. Drops Kid-Silk: 5(5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls in each of TWO colours (you may end up with an extra ball of yarn this way, but it’s better than running out)
  3. Drops Kid-Silk: 5(5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls, AND Fibre Co Meadow: 2(2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins (ON SALE TO SEPT 6)
  4. Any DK Weight Yarn : 850(850 to 950, 950, 1060, 1060, 1166, 1272, 1378, 1484 to1590)m

Other Materials

Photo: © PetiteKnit
Photo: © PetiteKnit

Oslo Hat – Mohair Edition

FYI, if you’ve only got 1 skein of Fibre Co Meadow (On Sale to Sept 6) pair it with 2 balls of Drops Kid-Silk and you’ve got yourself a gorgeous hat!

Size

Fits head circumference: 47-48 (49-50) 51-52 (53-54) 55-56 (57-59) 60-63 cm [18½-19 (19¼-19¾) 20-20½ (20¾-21¼) 21¾-22 (22½-23¼) 23½-24¾ inches]

Materials

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NEW Mineville Merino Single Ply DK

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Mineville Single Ply DK (no. 2806) is soft, machine washable, easy to work with, and easy to wear. 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). It’s also perfect for a Comfort Fade Cardigan! It’s affordably priced, and made right here in Canada!

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.

  • 100% Merino Wool (superwash)
  • DK weight
  • 100g/200m (219 yds)
  • 4mm/US6 needles
  • 22 sts = 4″/10cm
  • Machine Washable
  • Made in Canada
  • Free Pattern Ideas

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Mineville Merino Single Ply Dk COMBO

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Comfort Fade Cardi

Comfort Fade is a simple little cardi that’s worked in the round in one piece. The real magic comes from its use of 4 complimentary colourways that blend together to great a dramatic shift in colour.

Sizes

  • XXS (XS, S, M, L)(XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Shown in size Small on a 34” bust with 3.5” positive ease.
  • Finished* Bust Circumference: 33 (36, 37.5, 39, 42.5)(46.5, 50.5, 55, 59, 63)”/ 84 (91.5, 95.5, 99, 108)(118, 128.5, 140, 150, 160) cm

Materials

Yarn

Mineville Single Ply DK (no. 2806): 4 shades (see below for amounts for your size)

  • Color A: 1(2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
  • Color B: 2(2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
  • Color C: 2(2, 3, 3, 3) (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins
  • Color D: 2(2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins

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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

 

 

FREEBIE & FINISHED Honey Cowl

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Honey Cowl

I’m sorry you haven’t heard from us lately, we’ve been really busy merchandising all the new stock that’s been arriving for fall! You’ve probably been doing more knitting than I have, but Liane finished this Honey Cowl last week.

It’s a super simple knit, easy to make, great to wear (or gift), the pattern is free, and there are almost 24,000 projects for it in Ravelry! We made ours with one skein of Wollmeise DK (currently on SALE), but you can use 200g of any Worsted weight or DK weight yarn. My only suggestion is do not use a yarn that is very fluffy or textured, you’ll lose the beautiful stitch definition. Solid colours, heathered colours, semi-solid hand paints, variegated and self-striping colours all seem to look great with this pattern!

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • Worsted weight or DK weight yarn: about 200g for long version, 100g for short version
  • 5mm/US8 – 36″ circular needles for long version or 24″ circular needles for short version
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry/darning needle

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New Mineville Angora-Wool

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This yarn is simply awesome! It’s soft, has a bit of a halo, and at 480m (525 yds) per skein it runs more than TWICE as long as similar DK weight yarns (an average size sweater can be made with 2.5 skeins – that’s pretty affordable, especially since our prices are in Canadian dollars). It can be knit as a Sport weight/DK weight yarn, or finer if you like. The angora makes it light, airy and fluffy, but there is not enough in the mix to shed all over your clothes are make their way up your nose (I know you hate that, so do I). Dyed in stunning semi-solid colourways, it’ll knit up beautifully as sweaters, wraps, scarves, cowls, or anything else you can dream up. We’re making a Pisti Mobius with one skein, and you can check out other people’s finished projects on Ravelry.

The Mineville Wool Project is a new “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.

  • 25% Sheared Angora, 75% Wool
  • 480m (524 yds) – 100g
  • 20 to 22sts = 4″ (10cm)
  • 4mm/US6 needles
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry
  • Milled in Italy, hand dyed in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • See yarn on Ravelry
  • Projects on Ravelry

 

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