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HOURS Yom Kippur & Canadian Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Beanie … by Knit-O-Matic!

Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving comes a bit earlier north of the 44th parallel in Canada, it has something to do with our harvest being earlier, therefore we dine earlier. We are open regular store hours (112 pm to 6 pm) on Saturday & Sunday, and closed on Monday. We wish you a great weekend, wherever you are!

Saturday, Oct 8: 12pm to 6 pm

Sunday, Oct 9: 12 pm to 6 pm

Monday, Oct 10: CLOSED


Yom Kippur

We are also closing an hour early on Wednesday for Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement …..

Wednesday, Oct 5: 12 pm to 5 PM

I haven’t been abe to find ay patterns for a Shofar, so this year I wish you a happy Yom Kippur Hawaiian style with the Ho’oponopono prayer for forgiveness:

I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you

xoxo Haley

TRUNK SHOW The Fibre Co Acadia (to Oct 5)

The Fibre Co has kindly leant us a little Trunk Show with some gorgeous samples knit up with The Fibre Co. Acadia. Acadia is a luscious, luxurious blend of silk noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It has a slightly rustic look, but don’t be mistaken, this yarn is all beauty and softness. Acadia shines in simple knits, it positively SINGS, leaving you with less work and all the credit!

We have the Trunk show until Oct 5th, so pop in and see what the sweaters actually look and feel like!

Use code KITSTOGO10 at check-out to receive 10% off the online purchase of these kits to October 5, 2022 (can not be combined with other discounts or promotions).

Wythrop

Wythop is a pretty twist on a traditional yoke sweater, featuring a rosebud bobble and lace stitch pattern. It is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up and features short row shaping at the neck for an improved fit. Acadia gives the garment beautiful depth of colour and texture as well as an exceptional drape.

Skill Level: advanced beginner to intermediate

Construction

The pullover is knitted seamlessly from bottom up. The body and the sleeves are knitted in the round and joined at underarm. The yoke is knitted in the round with a simple rosebud lace-and-bobble pattern. The neck is shaped with short rows.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 86 (91: 101: 111: 121: 131) cm (34.25 (36.25: 40.25: 44.25: 48.25: 52.25) in)
  • suggested 0-5 cm (0-2 in) of positive ease around the bust

Special Skills

Kit Includes

Materials Not Included

Enso

Enso is a Japanese word for ‘circle’. It’s a simple pullover with pretty details that soften the look and make it a wardrobe staple. Enso features a round, scoop neck, garter panels along the sides, and a curved hem for a classic shape. It’s knit top-down, in the round, so no seams!

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS

Skill Level: Intermediate

Construction

Enso begins with casting on the stitches for the shoulders and back neck. The back is shaped with short rows to create the shoulder slope, and then worked down to the underarm shaping. Stitches are picked up along each shoulder and the front is also worked down to the underarm shaping. The front and back are then joined with stitches cast on for the underarms and the body is worked until the end. Stitches are picked up around each armhole for the sleeve heads and shaped with short rows, before the sleeves are knit in the round until the cuff.

The short rows along the shoulders and on the sleeves are worked by wrapping stitches. However, for this pattern, the wraps are not picked up, but are left and form a subtle decorative line of across each shoulder. The wrapped stitch from the previous row is simply knit or purled as if it had no wrap.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 31.25 (32.75, 35, 36.5, 38, 40.25)(43.5, 45, 47.25, 49.5, 51)”

Special Skills

Kit Includes

Materials Not Included 

One Cardigan by Sarah Hatton

One Cardigan by Sarah Hatton is another staple addition to The Fibre Co.’s much-loved One Series, which centres on the idea of single garment worn and loved by people of all ages and from all walks of life. This beginner-friendly cardigan is worked from the top down using raglan shaping, so it is seamless. The pattern is gender-inclusive, and offered in an extended range of 15 sizes, from Toddler to Full sized Adult. The adult sizes also offer 2 options for body length.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate

Construction

A timeless gender-inclusive cardigan knitted in one piece from the top down, which features classic raglan detailing. Sleeve stitches are put on hold and then the sleeves are worked in the round after the body is complete. The button band is picked up and finished last. The pattern is offered over 15 sizes from age 1-2 through to fit a 162 cm (64 in) chest, and with the option of a shorter or longer length for the adult sizes.

Size

  • Toddler/Child: Age 1-2 [2-4: 4-6: 6-8: 8-10: 10-12] or Finished Chest Circumference 22.75(26, 27.75, 28.5, 29.75, 31.5)”
  • Adult: Sizes 1[2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9], Finished Chest Circumference 33.5(37.75, 42.75, 46.75, 50, 54, 58, 62.5, 66.75)”
  • Ease: Child sizes are designed with 5-10 cm (2-4 in) of positive ease. Adult sizes 1 to 9 have 1-10 cm (0.25-4 in) of positive ease, depending on the size. For a fitted look please select a size nearer to your own body measurements; for a more relaxed fit we suggest nearer to the 10 cm (4 in) positive ease.

Materials

Circular Needle Length

  • Ages 1-2 and 2-4: 16″/40 cm
  • Ages 4-6, 6-8 and 8-10: 24″/60cm
  • Age 10-12 and Sizes 1-3: 32″/80cm
  • Sizes 4-9: 40″/100cm

Special Skills

District by Norah Gaughan

District is an elegant pop-over style sweater. Signature Norah Gaughan, It features simple, clean lines and a yummy texture in mosaic stitch.

If you’re interested in making this sweater with The Fibre Co. Acadia please contact us and we can put a kit together for you.

Construction

The sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom of the front to the bottom of the back. Sleeve ribbing is added after & there are 2 seams, the underarm/sleeve seams.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size

  • To fit bust 30 (34-38-42-46-50)”
  • Finished bust 35 (40-45-48-53-55)” or 89 (101.5-114-122-134.5-140)cm
  • length / 21 (22-23-24-25-26)” or 53.5 (56-58.5-61-63.5-66)cm
  • Shown to fit size 34” or 86.5cm

Materials

  • The Fibre Co. Acadia: main colour 6 (8-9-10-11-12) hanks, contrast colour 4 (5-6-6-7-8) hanks
  • 3.75mm/US5 needles
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles
  • Pattern

Special Skills

Botanical Wristwarmers

Keep your hands warm whilst leaving your fingers free with cosy wrist warmers.

If you’re interested in making these gloves with The Fibre Co. Acadia please contact us and we can order your favourite colour.

Materials

Lucinda

Lucinda was not included in our trunk show, but it’s such a great knit that I wanted you to see it! It’s the perfect, go-to sweater you’re going to’ll reach for every time you get dressed. The simple, clean lines are universally flattering and timeless, making it the perfect forever sweater!

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Construction

Lucinda is worked from the bottom-up in one piece, then turned right-side out at the armhole and worked back and forth in rows. Shoulders are joined using the three-needle-bind-off. Sleeve Stitches are picked-up around the armhole and worked in the round to the cuff. The pullover is worked inside-out since many knitters prefer to knit than purl. There are two sleeve length options; the sample is shown in the shorter sleeve length. 

Size

  • 37¼ (40¼, 44, 47¾, 51¼, 54¼, 58, 61¾, 64¾, 68½)”
  • Shown in size 44” with shorter sleeves and 10” positive ease

Special Skills

Kit Includes

  • The Fibre Co. Acadia: Shorter Sleeves –  8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins, Longer Sleeves – 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17) skeins
  • Pattern

Materials Not Included

NEW PATTERN Star Anise from The Fibre Co

Star Anise

The Fibre Co’s next pattern in their The Almanac Series is being released today – Star Anise by Emma Wright (daughter of superstar designer Erika Knight).  Star Anise It is a luxurious, stranded colour-work sweater knit in five shades of Acadia. The pattern for this drop shoulder design offers options for either a wide or tapered sleeve and a crew or high neck. Knit in the round from the bottom up, this is a project for knitters after something extra special for spring.

Yarn

Star Anise is designed with Fibre Co. Acadia is a luscious, soft, slightly tweedy looking blend of silk-noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It’s ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round, Acadia comes in a range of colours that sit well together to offer makers ample choice for projects. Most of the shades in Acadia have a heathered appearance created from layers of beautiful raw fibres of natural brown baby alpaca, ecru merino tops and silk-noil, which is then kettle dyed creating subtle duotones. Shades such as Egret, Sand and Mountain Ash use other natural shades of alpaca including white, light fawn and grey.

Read more about The Fibre Co Acadia (including video)

6 Scumptious knits made with Fibre Co Acadia

Fibre Co. Acadia for Star Anise:

  • Sand (A) – 8 [8: 9: 10: 11: 11: 12: 12: 13] hanks
  • Butterfly Bush (B) – 1 [2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 3: 3] hanks
  • Yellow Birch (C) – 1 [1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 2: 2] hanks
  • Cormorant (D) – 1 [1: 1: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2] hanks
  • Thistle (E) – 1 [1: 1: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2] hanks

Size

  • 1 [2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9]
  • To fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
  • Finished chest circumference (at underarm): 96.5 [108.5: 121: 133: 145: 157: 169: 181: 193] cm (38.75 [43.5: 48.25: 53.25: 58: 62.75: 67.5: 72.5: 77.25] in)
  • Designed with 15-36 cm (6-14.25 in) of positive ease at chest circumference.
  • Photographs show the garment knit in Size 2 on a model with a chest circumference of 81-86 cm (32-34 in).

Needles & Notions

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needle in length smaller than finished chest circumference
  • 4mm (US 6) short circular needle or double-pointed needles
  • 4.5mm (US 7) circular needle in length smaller than finished chest circumference
  • 4.5mm (US 7) short circular needle or double-pointed needles
  • 3.75mm (US 5) circular needle in length smaller than finished chest circumference
  • 3.75mm (US 5) short circular needle or double-pointed needles
  • 3.75mm (US 5) 16″/40cm circular needle
  • 2 long stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • tapestry/darning needle

PROJECTS 6 Scrumptious Knits with Fibre Co Acadia

Fibre Company Acadia

I received an email from the Fibre Co this week announcing that their Yarn for March is one of my favourites, Fibre Co. Acadia (which is also on SALE right now)! When I get some more details I’ll post about their new pattern, Star Anise, which is set to be released on March 3rd. In the meantime, it got me thinking about all the other beautiful things that Acadia can become … so I assembled them.

Fibre Co. Acadia is a luscious, and slightly rustic looking blend of silk-noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It’s Ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round, Acadia comes in a range of colours that sit well together to offer makers ample choice for projects. Most of the shades in Acadia have a heathered appearance created from layers of beautiful raw fibres of natural brown baby alpaca, ecru merino tops and silk-noil, which is then kettle dyed creating subtle duotones. Shades such as Egret, Sand and Mountain Ash use other natural shades of alpaca including white, light fawn and grey.

Patterns Designed with Fibre Co. Acadia

Pattern Ideas for Fibre Co. Acadia

  • 60% Merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk
  • 50g/133m (145 yds)
  • DK weight
  • 21 to 23 sts = 10 cm/4″
  • 3.75/US5 to 4 mm/US6 needles
  • Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water.
  • We recommend alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.
  • Made in Peru

Quantities

We currently have larger sweater quantities (12 or more) in the following colours: Cormorant, Driftwood, Granite, Mountain Ash, Plume, and Sand.

We have smaller sweater quantities (8 to 11) in the following colours: Blueberry, Blueleaf Birch, Butterfly Bush, Egret, Sea Lavender, and Thistle.

In The Flow

In The Flow is a generously sized cowl designed by Becky Baker to be an excellent project for the beginner knitter, or for any knitter who enjoys a simple, meditative project with beautiful yarn.

Size

  • One size
  • Total Circumference: 74 cm (29 in)
  • Height: 29.5 cm (11.75 in)

Materials

  • Fibre Co. Acadia: 1 skein in each of 4 colours
  • 4mm/US6 – 24″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5 – 24″ circular needles
  • 1 stitch marker
  • darning needle
  • Pattern

Crop Top

This simple, cropped sweater is easily knit from the top-down, using short rows to shape the shoulders. It’s simple lines go well with any outfit and can be easily paired with a dress or a T-shirt.

Note

The silk content in Acadia makes it slippery, especially when wet. It is very important to check gauge AFTER blocking and to be careful not to stretch the fabric when laying it out to dry.

Size

  • (XS, S, M) (L, 1XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Finished Chest Measurements: (41 1⁄2”, 43 3⁄4”, 45 3⁄4”) (49 1⁄2”, 53 3⁄4”, 57 1⁄2”) (61 3⁄4”, 65 1⁄2”, 69 3⁄4”)/ (105.5, 111, 116) (125.5, 136.5, 146) (157, 166.5, 177)cm

Materials

Boiseau Wrap

Boiseau is a luxurious wrap worked in DK weight yarn on large needles. Subtle textures and easy lace give Boiseau just the right amount of detail, without being overwhelming. Broad panels of herringbone lace are set off by gently branching columns of lace rib and garter stitch. Drape Boiseau across your shoulders and show off the open lace, or wrap it around your neck as a sumptuous scarf to highlight the textures of the stitch patterns.

Skill Level: Advanced-beginner to intermediate

Size:  Approximately 18 x 70” after blocking

Materials

One Sweater DK

The Fibre Co has put out a series of One Sweater patterns that run from baby to adult sizes. The company owner & founder, Daphne, is wearing their One Sweater DK in
Fibre Co Acadia colour Royal Tern. I think the colour is absolutely smashing!

Size

  • To Fit Chest: 48-51 [53-58: 58-63: 63-68: 68-71: 71-76: 78-81: 86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (19-20 [21-23: 23-25: 25-27: 27-28: 28-30: 30-32: 34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
  • Chest Circ: 57 (65: 68.5: 72: 76: 80: 84: 95: 106.5: 118: 126: 133 145: 156: 167.5) cm (22.75 (26: 27.5: 29: 30.5: 32: 33.5: 38: 42.75: 47.25: 50.25: 53.25: 58: 61.5: 66) in)
  • Total Length (Shorter): 33 (40.5: 43: 46: 49: 55: 61: 61: 61: 62.5: 62.5: 65: 65: 66.5: 67.5) cm (13 (16: 17: 18: 19.5: 21.5: 24: 24: 24: 24.5: 24.5: 25.5: 25.5: 26: 26.5) in)
  • Total Length – Longer (at shoulder): – ( -: -: -: -: -: 66: 67: 68: 70.5: 70.5: 76: 77: 78.5: 80.5) cm (- -(: -: -: -: -: 26: 26.5: 26.5: 27.5: 27.5: 30: 30.5: 30.5: 31.5) in)
  • Upper Arm Circ: 24.5 (28.5: 29.5: 31.5: 32: 34: 36: 38: 39: 44: 47.5: 49.5: 52: 54: 56) cm (10 (11.5: 11.75: 12.5: 13: 13.75: 14.5: 15.25: 15.5: 17.5: 19: 19.75: 21: 21.75: 22.5) in)

Materials

Lucinda

Lucinda is a great basic pullover made for comfort and ease. It’s means to be a roomy, casual that looks great on everyone. Lucinda is worked in one piece in the round from the bottom-up until the underarms, then the fronts and the back are worked separately, joining the shoulders with a three-needle-bind-off. There are instructions for two sleeve lengths (shown in the shorter sleeve). The sweater was designed with Fibre Co. Acadia, and it’s actually been knit up 76 times with it on Ravelry (there are lots of great looking Acadia Lucinda’s to be seen).

Skill Level

Lucinda should be good for anyone at the advanced-beginner to intermediate skill level.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 37¼ (40¼, 44, 47¾, 51¼, 54¼, 58, 61¾, 64¾, 68½)“
  • Shown in size 44” with shorter sleeves and 10” positive ease

Yarn

Fibre Co. Acadia:

  • For shorter sleeves: 8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
  • For longer sleeves: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17) skeins

Other Materials

  • 3.5mm/US4 & 3.75mm/US5 needles (see pattern for details)
  • Pattern

Brown Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan is a crescent-shaped shawl with petal pleats at the bottom edge. It can be buttoned at the front, wrapped and tied at the back or draped around your neck. Brown-Eyed Susan can be made in as many or few colours as you choose. It can be knit in one solid colour, striped with a matching or contrast petal pleat border, or given a ‘brown eye’ by knitting the first twenty-three rows in a solid colour. Try working one of the stripes in a semi-solid and using leftover sock yarns for the alternating stripes.

The sample in the photo above is size small, made with Colour A: Blue Heron x 1, Colour B: Bog x 1, Colour C: Asparagus x 3)

Size

  • Small – Finished measurements: width – 107cm/42in, depth – 42cm/16.5in
  • Large – Finished measurements: width – 185cm/73in, depth – 55cm/22in

Materials

PROJECT Hipster

This book has absolutely nothing to do with the hat, it’s just something I’m reading.

Hipster

What can you do with one 50g skein of really nice yarn? You can make a really nice beanie! Hipster is a great little pattern from Tin Can Knits that spans sizes from baby to adult large and can be used with either DK or Aran weight yarn (for this project we went with the former). For any size, you only need 1 skein of delicious Fibre Co Acadia. Acadia has a slightly rustic look, but don’t be fooled, it’s made with 100% sexy stuff: Silk Noil, Baby Alpaca, and Merino Wool. Think of it as a city dweller’s fantasy of what they want rustic to be (which really couldn’t be further from the reality, but we humans love our theatre).

Bird crashed the photo shoot
The colour is closer to being accurate on the white background

This project and yarn combo are excellent gift territory – nobody doesn’t need a little hat when it’s chilly, and the end result will be gorgeous, no matter what! The finished hat is also reversible – the neat decrease detail in the crown looks amazing on both sides. If you prefer the fisherman look over the hipster, you can add a turned-up brim by making the ribbing longer, but remember to get a second skein of Acadia (one skein should still be fine for a baby size).

The crown decreases from both sides of the fabric

I always like recommending patterns by Tin Can Knits; their patterns are easy to follow, they work, the sizing usually covers all ages, and when I’ve contacted them and asked them questions they were really kind and helpful. So basically, if you are one of those people who are resistant to paying for patterns, I feel like the ones by Tin Can Knits have a lot of value and I think you get a lot for what you’re paying for. Plus they’re Canadian, eh!

Photo: Tin Can Knits

Size

  • To Fit: Baby (Child, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
  • Head circumference: 16” (18”, 20”, 21”, 22”)

Materials

Photo: Tin Can Knits

One Sweater DK

The Fibre Co has put out a series of One Sweater patterns that run from baby to adult sizes. The company owner & founder, Daphne, is wearing their One Sweater DK in
Fibre Co Acadia colour Royal Tern. I think the colour is absolutely smashing!

Size

  • To Fit Chest: 48-51 [53-58: 58-63: 63-68: 68-71: 71-76: 78-81: 86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (19-20 [21-23: 23-25: 25-27: 27-28: 28-30: 30-32: 34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
  • Chest Circ: 57 (65: 68.5: 72: 76: 80: 84: 95: 106.5: 118: 126: 133 145: 156: 167.5) cm (22.75 (26: 27.5: 29: 30.5: 32: 33.5: 38: 42.75: 47.25: 50.25: 53.25: 58: 61.5: 66) in)
  • Total Length (Shorter): 33 (40.5: 43: 46: 49: 55: 61: 61: 61: 62.5: 62.5: 65: 65: 66.5: 67.5) cm (13 (16: 17: 18: 19.5: 21.5: 24: 24: 24: 24.5: 24.5: 25.5: 25.5: 26: 26.5) in)
  • Total Length – Longer (at shoulder): – ( -: -: -: -: -: 66: 67: 68: 70.5: 70.5: 76: 77: 78.5: 80.5) cm (- -(: -: -: -: -: 26: 26.5: 26.5: 27.5: 27.5: 30: 30.5: 30.5: 31.5) in)
  • Upper Arm Circ: 24.5 (28.5: 29.5: 31.5: 32: 34: 36: 38: 39: 44: 47.5: 49.5: 52: 54: 56) cm (10 (11.5: 11.75: 12.5: 13: 13.75: 14.5: 15.25: 15.5: 17.5: 19: 19.75: 21: 21.75: 22.5) in)

Materials

Bird crashed the photo shoot

HOURS Canadian Thanksgiving & Projects

Pumpkin Beanie … by Knit-O-Matic!

Store Hours For Canadian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes a bit earlier north of the 44th parallel in Canada, it has something to do with our harvest being earlier, therefore we we dine earlier. We are open regular store hours (11 am to 6 pm) on Saturday & Sunday, and closed on Monday. Have a great weekend, wherever you are!

Saturday October 9: 11 am to 6 pm

Sunday October 10: 11 am to 6 pm

Monday October 11: CLOSED


Some Cieslak for the Weekend

Never wanting to leave you without some inspiration, here are a couple of pullovers by designer Jacqueline Cieslak. I love that Jacqueline’s designs are size inclusive, but I love even more that her designs LOOK GREAT on different sized women. Her casual little tops are always just right for people, no matter what shape they may be. Wear them over a dress or a loose shirt, it’s all beautiful! Plus, they aren’t immense projects, so they won’t break the bank, and you’ll actually wear it (an important factor to my mind). they’re pretty, and I think its good to make yourself feel beautiful on the outside, because you are beautiful on the inside.

I think my favourite yarns for these projects would be Fibre Co Road to China Light (’cause I’m indulgent when it comes to nurturing myself), but I’d make at least one size larger because the tension will be smaller. Another idea that gets me going would be two strands of Fibre Co Meadow held together (also indulgent, but I love nice textiles) – ideally this would be in 2 different colours to create a marl.

Bay Pullover

The Bay Pullover is your dream all-weather sweatshirt, whether you’re getting cozy at home or being tousled by a crisp ocean breeze. This relaxed fit pullover features dolman sleeves, uninterrupted stockinette on the front and back panels, and decorative 3-needle bind offs, making for a simple, seamless knit with a clean, modern look. The pattern includes 9 sizes, 6 original video tutorials, technical illustrations for understanding the unique construction, and detailed guidance for choosing your size and adjusting the sleeves.

Size

Because of the dolman sleeves and relaxed fit, BAY works with an extremely wide range of positive ease (anything from 6-20”/15-50cm). If you prefer more drape or a more oversized fit, feel free to size up! In the photos, Jacqui is wearing a size 7 (62”/155cm). Her bust circumference is 54”/135cm, her waist circumference is 49”/122.5cm, and her bicep circumference is 20”/50cm.

  • Finished Bust Circumference: In inches: (38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58] {62, 66, 70} inches or (95, 105, 115) [125, 135, 145] {155, 165, 175} cm
  • To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your bust/chest and add at least 6”/15cm.
  • To see how BAY looks across the size range with varying amounts of ease, check out the test knitting round up here!

Yarn Options

Because the recommended yarn is a silk/linen blend, both of which are fibres that stretch and have a lot of drape, I recommend using something that also has some stretch. Superwash yarns, blends with cotton, linen, wool, silk, or alpaca tend to be good at this.

All the Other Materials

Bay Slipover

The Bay Slipover is your dream all-weather slipover, whether you’re getting cozy at home or being tousled by a crisp ocean breeze. This relaxed fit top features dolman sleeves, uninterrupted stockinette on the front and back panels, and decorative 3-needle bind offs, making for a simple, seamless knit with a clean, modern look. The pattern includes 9 sizes, 6 original video tutorials, technical illustrations for understanding the unique construction, and detailed guidance for choosing your size and adjusting the sleeves.

Size

Because of the dolman sleeves and relaxed fit, BAY works with an extremely wide range of positive ease (anything from 6-20”/15-50cm). If you prefer more drape or a more oversized fit, feel free to size up! In the photos, Jacqui is wearing a size 7 (62”/155cm). Her bust circumference is 54”/135cm, her waist circumference is 49”/122.5cm, and her bicep circumference is 20”/50cm.

  • Finished Bust Circumference: In inches: (38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58] {62, 66, 70} inches or (95, 105, 115) [125, 135, 145] {155, 165, 175} cm
  • To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your bust/chest and add at least 6”/15cm.
  • To see how BAY looks across the size range with varying amounts of ease, check out the test knitting round up here!

Yarn Options

Because the recommended yarn is a silk/linen blend, both of which are fibres that stretch and have a lot of drape, I recommend using something that also has some stretch. Superwash yarns, blends with cotton, linen, wool, silk, or alpaca tend to be good at this.

All the Other Materials

PROJECT Novice Cardigan

Photo: © PetiteKnit

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.

Photo: © PetiteKnit

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!

Photo: © PetiteKnit

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

Photo: © PetiteKnit

PROJECTS 4 Free Simple, Gorgeous Wraps


Fibre Co Meadow

Sometimes you you just need something gorgeous and simple, low on brain activity, but high rewards. The following projects has got that in spades! Uncomplicated knits in a gorgeous yarn make for zen knitting and a finished project you’ll love. Our suggested yarn for these projects is Fibre Co Meadow (ON SALE TO SEPT 6), a sumptuous blend of merino wool, baby llama, silk, and linen. Tune in to your favourite podcast, an audiobook, or hang out with your people, and let the stitches fly! FYI: The following patterns call for a fingering weight yarn, but Fibre Co Meadow is a heavy lace weight and we think it will be a great substitute for these patterns.

Alternates/Yarn Subs

If you can’t handle any animal fibre in your yarn, a good sub for these patterns is Quince & Co Sparrow (ON SALE TO SEPT 6), which is 100% linen and feels silky soft after being washed in the machine.

If you want a yarn that’s a bit more economical, try BC Garn Bio Balance (ON SALE TO SEPT 6), a blend of organic cotton & wool – get two skeins of bio-balance for each one required by the pattern.

Photos: © Purl Soho
Photos: © Purl Soho

Open Air Wrap

A basic, open stitch makes for a super pretty wrap or scarf, and when you do it over and over you get very good at it pretty fast! It’s always best practice to use LIFELINES when knitting lace of any kind – it reduces frustration and tears when mistakes happen.

Size

  • Unblocked : approximately 19 1/2 inches wide x 65 inches long
  • Blocked: approximately 22 inches wide x 60 inches long

Materials

Photos: © Purl Soho
Photos: © Purl Soho

Half + Half Triangles Wrap

To make sure you get a colour combo that works, I sat in the window and paired off the colours that make sense together; the results are below. I’ve only used the light grey (Bedstraw) and natural (Queen Anne’s Lace) as a contrast where the colour REALLY needed it. Grass Seed & Hedgehog proved extremely versatile as a neutral … I now pronounce Khaki as the new grey! I personally prefer the look of two colours that are closer together, but I’m not in charge of making the world turn so I put together as many options as I thought looked good. That said, the store is open, so feel free to come in and use your own eyes, I always love seeing other perspectives!

Size

  • S/M(M/L)
  • Approx Unblocked Dimensions: 27½ (37¾) inches wide x 32 (44) inches long; approximately 42 (58) inches along the fold
  • Approx Finished Dimensions: 31¾ (43) inches wide x 31¾ (43) inches long; approximately 45 (61) inches along the fold

Materials

Photos: © Purl Soho
Photos: © Purl Soho

Elementary Wrap

This project is seriously simple, just about anyone can make it, regardless of how foggy your brain is or distractions.

Size

  • Finished Dimensions: approximately 18 1/2 inches wide x 79 inches long

Materials

Photos: © Purl Soho
Photos: © Purl Soho

Aperture Wrap

A simple texture can go a long way in a wrap or scarf. It’s always best practice to use LIFELINES when knitting lace of any kind – it reduces frustration and tears when mistakes happen.

Size

  • Finished Dimensions: 18 inches wide x 79 inches long

Materials

NEW SUMMER PROJECTS On Our Website

Our Treat Yourself to Something Nice Sale, on to June 19th, 11:59pm!


Projects

We’ve been uploading all kinds of summer project ideas to our website, all the project ideas are at the top of our main menu, under PROJECTS, which you can open up and find sub-groups. We always try to make things easy and spell out exactly how much yarn you’ll need for your size, what other materials you’ll need, link to the pattern on Ravelry, and when we can list any necessary skills.


Skills

We’ve also created some new skills pages with links to great free online tutorials (mostly video) and resources – all are listed under SKILLS in our main menu. We’ll keep adding to these resource pages as we find more to share. If you have a resource you love please don’t hesitate to contact us and share it!

Photo: Fibre Co

Irish Sea

Irish Sea is a super-wearable triangle shawl with a beautiful drape and fluidity. The crisp stitch definition from Meadow emphasises the rhythmic garter stitch and delicate lace as it travels down the edge of the shawl. The size can be adjusted, according to your taste, by knitting more or less repeats.

When you purchase Fibre Co. Meadow for this project from us, please leave a note at check-out or send us an email and we can send you the pattern for FREE!

Size

  • S (L)
  • Wingspan along top edge: 160 (203) cm or 63 (80)” 
  • Depth: 46 (63) cm or 18 (25) inches 

Materials

Fibre Co. Meadow is 15% off until June 19th, 11:59pm

Photo: Fibre Co

Seacote

Simple lace panels fade into a meditative garter stitch, making our versatile Seacote shawl look different every time you wear it! Suitable for novices in short-row shaping and lace, this romantic shawl is knitted in Meadow and shaped using increases on every row. The pretty edging is knitted on at the end.

When you purchase Fibre Co. Meadow for this project from us, please leave a note at check-out or send us an email and we can send you the pattern for FREE!

Size

  • Wingspan across top edge: 211 cm or 83″
  • Depth: 56 cm or 22″

Materials

Fibre Co. Meadow is 15% off until June 19th, 11:59pm

Photo: Amanda Stevenson Lupke

CEPA

CEPA is a simple chevron wrap, and makes a great project for newer knitters, or more experienced knitters who don’t currently have the bandwidth for a challenging project. Meadow blooms and grows after blocking, so please wash your swatch for an accurate gauge measurement. Designed by Grace Anna Farrow, photography by Amanda Stevenson Lupke.

Fibre Co. Meadow is 15% off until June 19th, 11:59pm

Size

  • 23” wide x 68” long

Materials

Skills

Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing.

Photo: Amanda Stevenson Lupke

Twinleaf

Twinleaf is a generously sized garter stitch wrap that can be work over your shoulders or as a scarf. It’s designed to use most of 2 skeins of the MC, and the sample as shown is correct in the amounts given in the pattern. Slight variation in row or stitch gauge, or an excessively large gauge swatch may require a 3rd skein. FYI, Fibre Co Meadow blooms and grows after blocking, so please wash your swatch for an accurate gauge measurement. Designed by Grace Anna Farrow, photography by Amanda Stevenson Lupke.

Fibre Co. Meadow is 15% off until June 19th, 11:59pm

Size

  • 28” at widest point
  • 62” Length

Materials

Skills

Overland

I love this shawl, I think the texture is so cool … the materials complement the design so perfectly!

With a dramatic openwork pattern reminiscent of honeycomb, Overland is a modern, go-with-everything piece you can take on all of your summer travels. This striking, asymmetrical triangular shawl is worked from one point, with increases along the top edge. Written in two sizes and featuring interchangeable charts, Ruth Nguyen’s clever design allows you to create a custom shawl that is truly one-of-a-kind. (shown in smaller size)

Quince & Co Kestrel is 15% off until June 19th, 11:59pm

Construction
Triangular shawl is worked sideways in one piece from left point to wide left edge. Modular cable and lace patterns can be worked interchangeably for several different looks.

Size

  • S(L)
  • Wingspan: 60 (82)” [152.5 (208.5) cm] wingspan
  • Depth at centre: 23 (40)” [58.5 (101.5) cm]
  • Shown in size 60″ [58.5 cm] size on a 34″ [86.5 cm], 5′ 9½” [176.5 cm] tall model

Materials

Skills

Backward loop cast on, cables with and without a cable needle, Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind-off, (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included. See our curated list of Knitting Skills for extra tutorials. 

Askeli

Hanna Maciejewska’s delicate take on a classic summer tee has us itching to cast on. Akseli’s zig-zagging lace motifs encircle the hem and meander partway up the body like a rising ocean tide, giving this elegant tee a fresh and modern look. Akseli is worked from the top down seamlessly, for easy fitting and no-fuss finishing. With its straightforward construction and satisfying details, Akseli is summertime knitting at its finest.

Quince & Co Kestrel is 15% off until June 19th, 11:59pm

Construction

Tee is worked from the top down, worked flat through the neckline and upper body shaping, then worked in the round for the lower body. Short dolman sleeves are shaped with short rows and decreases.

Size

  • Bust Circumference: 36½ (41, 45½, 50, 54½) (59, 63½, 68, 72½)” [92.5 (104, 115.5, 127, 138.5) (150, 161.5, 172.5, 184) cm]
  • Sample shown in size 41″ [104 cm] on a 34″ [86.5 cm], 5′ 9½” [176.5 cm] tall model (7″ [18 cm] positive ease)
  • Suggested 6½ – 8½” [16.5 – 21.5 cm] positive ease

Materials

Skills

Long-tail cast on, backward loop cast on, picking up stitches, German short rows, Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off (links provided); increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round. Charts and line-by-line instructions included (see our knitting techniques page for curated tutorials).

KAL Fibre Co “One Sock” Knit-A-Long Starts June 1st

Fibre Co “One Sock” Knit-A-Long

The Fire Co is hosting a Sock Knit-A-Long (KAL) starting June 1st! the KAL is Free and Knitters of any skill level can join (Fibre Co’s ‘one sock’ pattern is ideal for novices). If you’re a beginner sock knitter this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the free resources offered though the KAL!

They are kicking off their “Month of Socks” with a Zoom party hosted by The Fibre Co. founder Daphne, One Sock designer Kate Atherly, and knitting teacher Renée Callahan. 

The party starts June 1st at 5pm BST | 12 noon EDT  | 9am PDT

The party is the first event in The Fibre Co’s month long celebration of sock knitting focusing on the #TheFibreCoOneSockKAL. You only have to do one of two things to be able to take part in the KAL and to win prizes:

 1. Knit the One Sock pattern in any yarn (see the white socks below).

OR

2. Knit any sock pattern in Amble yarn (see below for some inspiration). 

If you would like to join the KAL on 1st June, please register by clicking the link below! 

REGISTER HERE

Hedera

Hedera by Coraline Kerisit features a delicate lace pattern reminiscent of the shape of leaves. Sample shown in Amble, shade Isel.

Mind Garden

Mind Garden by Yucca has the option for two beautiful patterns on the leg. Samples shown in Amble, shades Buttermere and Scafell Pike.

Wollaton Socks

Wollaton Socks by Emily Joy Rickard features interlinked cables moving into a rib texture across the foot. Sample shown in Amble, shade Windermere.

Mara Socks

Mara Socks by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou features a lattice stitch and reinforced heel. Sample shown in Amble, shade Buttermere.