I adore this little bird, and little holiday projects are a great way to use up small quantities of leftover yarn. Wouldn’t it make a super special garland you can pull out for decoration every spring?
There’s a nip in the air (and my niece & nephew need to be picked up from school on Tuesdays) so we’re rolling out our Fall Store Hours a week early! Starting Monday September 11 we’re back to our regular hours. We will be open again on Sundays, and our SnB shifts back to Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Sundays (see hours below)
Regular Store Hours
Monday: 11 am to 6 pm
Tuesday: 11 am to 6 pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch 12 pm to 4 pm)
Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch 5 pm to 8 pm)
Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
Friday: 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm (Stitch ‘n Bitch 1 pm to 5 pm)
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.
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.
I love the simplicity of this blanket, for either a baby, throw, or a bedspread – plus it’s a super simple project for beginners. There is a great tutorial on weaving in ends on garter stitch HERE.
We recommend using a basic, superwash Peruvian wool yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash, or if you want something a bit fancier, we like the super soft, plush and machine washable, hand dyed merino Malabrigo Rios– both are available in our bricks & mortar and online store.
Cascade 220 Superwash: 6 ball 817 Aran, and 1 of each: 1950 Hunter Green, 877 Golden, 893 Ruby, 885 In the Navy (or for a slightly brighter palette try 864 Christmas Green, 821 Daffodil, 809 Really Red, and 885 In the Navy)
Malabrigo Rios: 6 skeins 063 Natural, and 1 skein of each: 033 Cereza, 096 Sunset, 128 Fresco Y Seco, 150 Azul Profundo.
Berroco Vintage: 6 skeins 5101 Mochi, and 1 of each: 5151 Cardinal, 5121 Sunny, 5152 Mistletoe, 5143 Dark Denim.
Cascade Avalon: 6 skeins 01 White or 30 Ecru, and 1 skein of each: 38 Deep Blue, 04 Crimson, 10 Artisan’s Gold, 13 Treetop.