Category Archives: summer project ideas

PROJECT Waters

 

Waters

I really like designer Andi Satterlund because she’s a lady with curves who designs for ladies with curves (last winter I made another sweater by her, Armande, and it really looks great). Plus she’s into simple seamless construction and her sweaters are super cute! So when Waters crossed through my Ravelry feed I was extra pleased to see its made with one of my favouirte summer yarns, Quince & Co Sparrow.

From the Designer

“Light and easy Waters’s uncomplicated details provide fuss-free Summer style. This retro top features a high front neckline with a deep scooped back, classic skinny stripes, and loads of relaxing stockinette. It’s knit seamlessly from the top down, starting with the back. A small amount of short row shaping on the shoulders helps the simple shape hang well. Stitches are picked up from each shoulder for the fronts, and the body is joined to be knit in the round with waist and hip shaping. Waters fits best with 0-3 in / 0-8 cm of positive ease.”

Linen Notes

To get the finished product you want, keep a few things in mind:

  • Linen is VERY stretchy, you may consider going down a size.
  • Always swatch before starting your project and block your swatch to get an accurate tension.
  • Use our Pantyhose Hack to manage your linen yarn.
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Photos: Andi Satterlund

Size

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
  • Bust Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56) in , 81 (91, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm

Materials

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Photos: Andi Satterlund

PROJECT Edie

 

 

Edie

Popular on Ravelry this week is a classic tee made with one of my favourite yarns, Quince & Co Sparrow (I’m planning another Gillespie with it – I wear it so much that it may become the Summer Haley-special).

From the designer

“Edie is a simple tee worked with raglan increases from the top down. First you have to work back and forth until V-Neck shaping is complete, then in the round to the end. Textured stripes will help to compensate the yarn’s tendency to bias. Short-row shaping for the rounded bottom gives a casual finish. Stitches for short sleeves are picked up after body is complete, to work the sleeves top down in the round. An optional neck finishing is provided. Sample shows unfinished, raw edges.”

Linen Notes

To get the finished product you want, keep a few things in mind:

  • Linen is VERY stretchy, you may consider going down a size.
  • Always swatch before starting your project and block your swatch to get an accurate tension.
  • Use our Pantyhose Hack to manage your linen yarn.

 

 

Sizes

  • XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
  • Finished bust circumference: 33 (35, 37, 39.5, 42, 45, 49.5) in or 83.5 (89, 94.5, 100, 107, 114.5, 125.5) cm
  • Sample is size XS with approx. 2 inches of positive ease at bust

Materials

  • Quince & Co Sparrow 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins Quince; shown in color blue spruce.
  • 3.5 mm/US4 circular needles and DPNs. (see pattern for details)
  • stich markers
  • stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • tapestry needle
  • blocking tools (optional)
  • Pattern Download

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WORKSHOP Summer Tank

Our summer tank class is coming up soon, so don’t miss out! And don’t forget that you receive 10% off all materials during your group class.

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Summer Tank Workshop

This fast & easy spring tank is a great way to build your knitting skills and gain confidence! You’ll learn how to shape a top-down garment, and strategically create shape in the round through the body – all while working with a gorgeous bulky weight organic linen you’ll love to knit with AND wear! To take this class you must already know how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl (Increasing and decreasing are an asset).

  • Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner (after hats)
  • Instructor:  Liane Schwarz
  • Length: 2 session class (4 hours total)
  • Pattern included
  • Date: Tuesday June 12 & 19: 6:30 to 8:30pm

 

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Materials

Materials are not included in the price of our classes, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your group class (if you register online you will receive a discount code by email with your class information).

Size: Finished bust measurements (inches): XS (32), S (34), M1(36 ¼), M2 (38 ¾), L1 (42), L2 (45), XL (48 ¼) {Suggested ease: 1/2 – 2 inches}

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RESTOCKED Quince & Co Sparrow

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Quince & Company Sparrow

Sparrow is one of the loveliest linen yarns I’ve ever seen. This super high-quality organic linen is has a slight sheen and works up STUNNINGLY. It has a smooth hand and is crisp as you knit it. After washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief-soft and drapey – perfect for all year wear. It’s great in tanks, shawls, and breezy cardigans, and lovely as can be in bags, wash cloths, and other home accessories. Quince & Co has designed exquisite patterns with Sparrow, you can browse them HERE, or check out all the pattern ideas on Ravelry. You can also see our past blog posts featuring Sparrow.

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Photos: Quince & Company

Perkins Pullover

I find this simple little pullover exceptionally inspiring for spring/summer. It’s worked in one piece from the top down with a looser tension and easy yarnovers make for an interesting detail. You know my opinion on these things, I love a good K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Silly), and I consider 250 finished projects on Ravelry a good referral.

Size

Keep in mind, linen is a very drapey and stretchy textile, and if you like your garments closer fitting you might want to go down a size. The garment is shown in size 34″ with no ease. A-line shaping is created by changing to a larger needle size.

  • Finished Bust: 31¼ (34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 48¾, 51, 53, 56)” or [79.5 (87, 94, 101.5, 109, 116, 124, 129.5, 134.5, 142) cm]

Materials

  • Quince & Company Sparrow: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
  • 3.5mm/US4-32″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5- 32″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6-32″ circular needles
  • 3.5mm/US4 double pointed needles
  • stitch markers
  • Pattern

FREEBIE Whisper

 

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Photo: Caroline Hegwer

 

Whisper

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!

Materials

  • 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

PROJECT Shoals Tank

 

Shoals Tank

My friend Rosie just finished the Shoals Tank last week and it is BEAUTIFUL! I’m not normally a lace person, but the texture is absolutely gorgeous, it only enhances the already stunning Quince & Co Sparow (on SALE until the end of July)!

The tank is worked in the round from the bottom up, the back and front are divided at armhole and worked flat. The straps are joined at the shoulder using the three-needle bind off (easy peasy)! The A-line shape is achieved by using different needle sizes, which is great, less for you to think about.

Size

  • Bust 30½ (33¼, 36, 38½, 41¼, 44, 46½, 49¼, 52, 54½)” [77.5, 84.5, 91, 98, 104, 112, 118, 125, 132, 138) cm]
  • Size shown is 33¼” 84 cm worn with ¾” 2 cm negative ease.

Materials

  • Quince & Co Sparow: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
  • 32″ circular needles: 2.25/US1,  2.75/US2,  3.25/US3,  and 3.5mm/US4
  • Pattern

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FREEBIE Moorland Inspiration

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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).