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NEW Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Sets

We just got the new Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Sets and they are LOVELY! I’m seriously feeling extremely enthusiastic and looking forward to see what they make next.  Please note, these needles are SQUARE shaped, which many people find extremely comfortable (some find them easier to use, I’ve always found them enjoyable). Hopefully an interchangeable round needle set will be forthcoming too?

Anyway, these are the things I love about the Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Set:

  • The needles are Beautiful. They’re smooth, elegant, a gorgeous medium grey aluminum.
  • The size markings are ETCHED in the needle, so they won’t be going anywhere.
  • The cables/cords are extremely pliable.
  • The needles can rotate once they are connected to the cables.
  • The join is quite smooth (at least on the ones I tried)
  • The case for the FULL set is GREAT! It’s sturdy and extremely well made. It has space for a second set of needles (presumably for when they come out with a set of shorter tips?), as well as two large clear pouches for more cords (so you can see what you are looking for), and another zipper pouch on the outside of the case. The case along could easily retail for at least $50.
  • The case for the MINI set is lovely. It’s pretty, slim, well made, and easy to use.
  • The Youtube video (see below) on how to connect and disconnect them is clear and easy to follow.

I recommend watching this video before diving into your Louet/Kollage Interchangeable Needle Set, their system is kind-of novel.

 

Louet Kollage INterchangeable FULL COMBOLouet/Kollage FULL Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set

Set Includes

  • 11 tips: 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5m, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 8 mm (US size 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11)
  • 3 firm and 3 soft cords, (24″, 32″, 40″)
  • cable ends
  • interchangeable tool
  • instructions
  • a great quality, clever and sturdy case

 

Louet Kollage INterchangeable mimi COMBO

Louet/Kollage MINI Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set

Set Includes

  • 7 tips: 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 mm (US size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
  • 3 firm cables, (24″, 32″, 40″)
  • cable ends
  • interchangeable tool
  • instructions
  • a functional case

 

FREEBIE Lattice Top

Cap Sleeve Lattice Top

The Cap Sleeve Lattice Top is a great opportunity to play around with summer yarns. It’s light & breezy, with just enough detail to keep things interesting. You can make it in two colours or one, it’s up to you! Check out other people’s finished projects on Ravelry to get more ideas.

Size

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Finished Chest Circumference: 34 (36, 38) inches
  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Cast On Edge: 18.5 (20.5, 22.5) inches
  • Finished Length from Underarm to Cast On Edge: 12 (13, 14) inches

Yarn Options

ON SALE!  Cascade Ultra Pima Main Colour: 3(3, 4) skeins, Contrast Colour 2(2, 3) skeins

ON SALE!  Louet Euroflax Sport Main Colour: 2(2, 3) skeins, Contrast Colour 1(1, 2) skeins

ON SALE!  Quince & Co Sparrow Main Colour: 4(4, 5) skeins, Contrast Colour 2(2, 4) skeins

Other Materials

  • 4mm/US6- 16″ or 24″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5- 16″ or 24″ circular needles

 

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SUMMER PROJECT Liesl

 

Liesl

Liesl is my current ‘go-to’ sweater in the summer heat. (I know, it’s really hot outside, sweaters aren’t at the top of your sartorial to-do list. But we all have places to be where a little modesty is required, and even more of us have parts we’re self conscious about and want to cover up.) This incarnation of Liesl is super light weight and totally open an lacy, very summery. The pattern is super easy, extremely well written, and the lace is beginner friendly.

We made a few modifications, you can check out Our Project Notes. Since we changed the yarn size we wen’t down a needle size and up one garment size, and it came out perfect! It’s also a very economical knit, we only used two skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima. You could also take advantage of our SUMMER SALE and up-sell yourself to a linen like Louet Euroflax Sport or Quince & Co Sparrow. Heck, it’s so affordable and such a fast knit, if you like it you could make a whole stack of Liesls, one for every day of the week!

Size

  • Choose one size larger than normal
  • Bust 30[34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54]”  or 76[86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137]cm

Yarn Options

Cascade Ultra Pima  2(2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins  ON SALE!

Louet Euroflax Sport 2(2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins ON SALE!

Quince & Co Sparrow 2(3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins ON SALE!

Other Materials

 

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Liesl Tangled Pink COMBO

Photos: Tangled Yarns

 

 

Liesl Tangled Black COMBO

 

PROJECT IDEA Donner

Donner

Donner is a basic wardrobe piece that looks good on everyone and will never go out of style (hey, you put a lot of work into your knits,they should be something that you use and love). It’s designed with luxe Quince & Co Sparrow, but you can also use Louet Euroflax Sport that has a bit more textural interest, or silky (and budget conscious) Cascade Ultra Pima.

Keep in mind, plant fibres like linen have a lot of stretch and drape, you might want to consider making a size smaller than normal.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 34 (37¼, 40, 43¼, 46, 48¾, 51¼, 54, 57¼, 60)” or 86.5 (95, 101.5, 110, 117, 123.5, 130.5, 137, 145.5, 152.5) cm
  • Suggested ease at bust: + 4 to 6” [+10 to 15 cm], at upper arm: + ¾ to 1” [+ 2 to 2.5 cm]
  • Sample shown in 43¼” [110 cm] size. It is worn with 9” [23 cm] of positive ease at bust, 2” [5 cm] at upper arm in the top photos, and with 4” [10 cm] of positive ease at bust and ¾” at upper arm in those below.

Yarn Options

Quince & Co Sparrow: 5 (6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins  ON SALE!

Louet Euroflax Sport: 3(4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) skeins ON SALE!

Cascade Ultra Pima: 4(5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins ON SALE!

Other Materials

  • Pattern from Ravelry
  • 3.5mm/US 4 needles (see pattern for specifics)
  • 2.75mm/US 2needles (see pattern for specifics)
  • 2.5mm/US 1½ needles (see pattern for specifics)

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Sparrow Donner COMBO

 

FREEBIE Tulip Tank

Tulip Tank Top

Another elegant freebie from those clever girls at Purl Soho! Tulip is a simple tank that crosses over in the back, creating a clever design detail with little effort. The project involves a few short rows, so it isn’t for the absolute beginner, but an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter should be ok.

It calls for Louet Euroflax Sport, but you could also go a notch more luxe with Quince & Co Sparrow, or shift down to silky soft and budget friendly Cascade Ultra Pima.

Size

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 31 (35, 39, 43, 47) inches
  • Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 22 ½ (23, 23 ½, 24, 24 ½) inches
  • Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 14 inches
  • Ease: This garment is designed with 2 to 4 inches of positive ease (it’s supposed to be worn loose)

Yarn Options

You can use any of the following yarn options ….

Louet Euroflax Sport:  3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Quince & Co Sparrow:  5(5, 6, 7, 8) skeins

Cascade Ultra Pima: 4(4, 5, 5, 7)

Other Materials

 

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FREEBIE Mistral

 

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Mistral

Simple, interesting, light and airy, this summer sweater has it all. It’s a perfect cover-up in warm weather or layer it for effect. The fit is oversized and summer yarns tend to have a lot of drape and stretch, so check the measurements – you might want to make a smaller size than normal. Plus, dropped stitches are easy and make for fast knitting. Silky, soft and very affordable Cascade Ultra Pima would make for a great sweater, or for more texture and tactile interest try a linen like Louet Euroflax Sport or satin smooth Quince & Co Sparrow.

Sizes

Finished Bust: 39½(42½, 45 3/4, 49½, 54 1/4, 59)inches  or  100(108, 116, 126, 138, 150)cm

Full length:  21¼(22, 22¾, 23 5/8, 24 3/8, 25¼) inches  or  54(56, 58, 60, 62, 64)cm 

Yarn Options

You can use any of the following yarns ….

Cascade Ultra Pima: 5(5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins

Louet Euroflax Sport: 4(4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Quince & Co Sparrow: 6(6, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins  (consider going down a needle size to a 4mm/US6)

Materials

 

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Mistral Combo

 

FREEBIE Caramel Cardie

Caramel

I’ve been eyeballing this cardi-wrap for years, but I wasn’t convinced until I saw it worked up in a drapey yarn (see the pics above by miastick). It’s such a simple, comfy summer knit! I tihnk it would be perfect made with Louet Euroflax Sport, but you can also sub silky & soft Cascade Ultra Pima or Cascade Ultra Pima Paints for a more wallet-happy version. I also thought it would be perfect for Spring, Fall, or chilly offices all year round, made with the very economical Mineville Wool Project Angora Wool.

Notes

Keep in mind that cotton and linen make stretchy textiles, so consider making a size smaller if you are using them.

Size

Finished bust measurements: 36(38.5, 41.5)” or 90 (96, 104)cm

Yarn Options

Louet Euroflax Sport   4 (4, 5) skeins

Cascade Ultra Pima  5(5, 6) skeins

Cascade Ultra Pima Paints 5(5, 6) skeins

Mineville Wool Project Angora Wool  2(3, 3) skeins

Other Materials

 

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