Alina is a super cute spring- into- summer sweater. Just the right sleeve length for these warm summer days. And, it is knit in panels of patterning with stockinette blocks between to keep your interest Available in 6 sizes. The yarn is 100% raw silk, fingering weight yarn.
A relaxed comfortable sweater, perfect for almost any everyday occasion. The interesting asymmetrical cable pattern creates a nice contrast to the simple structured rib pattern on the sleeves and collar. Welts at the top of the sleeves and around the neckline add sophistication and the Misty Wool yarn supplies character.
A prepacked kit for "Rikki Sweater" by Elsebeth Lavold. Includes 6-8 balls of Misty Wool yarn, a craft brown paper bag, and one copy of the pattern leaflet. All conveniently shipped to your front doorstep.
The cable pattern is charted and the rib pattern has written instructions
Irina Poludnenko’s top is charming in jewel tones and garter stitch. The 10-row stripe sequence is created using sectioned, pre-wound
bobbins of Silk Garden Lite colorway #2172. After the sideways-knit yoke is completed, the curved bodice band is picked up and knit. The waistband sections, also knit side to side, are shaped to complete the piece.
Hey Whitney Whats on your needles?
Th original Weekender sweater has been on my "need to knit" list for years. Everyone I know who has made it absolutely loves it. But do I need another worsted weight sweater? I already have so many that are just too dang hot. And then just like that I was poking around on Ravelry and guess what popped up? Andrea Mowry just came out with The Weekender Light. "That's my next project!" I exclaimed. Now I was on the hunt for what yarn to use. After a week or so of pondering and reading every ball band in the Shoppe, Cindy found what I overlooked. Patagonia by Juniper Moon! I know what you are thinking, "That's a DK weight and the pattern calls for fingering?" Hear me out, lets take a closer look. Instead of just looking at the yarn weight, lets look at gauge. Yes I know it's that 5 letter word that freaks people out. The pattern calls for 24 sts over 4" and guess what, the ball band has 21-24 sts on US 5-7. Bingo! I made a swatches (confession time: I'm a loose knitter) s on a US 4 and... you guessed it! 24 sts for 4 inches.
Just a little bit more about Patagonia by Juniper Moon before I end this rant of an email.This tweedy yarn is humanely grown in Argentina and spun from Global Organic Textile Standard certified, sustainable, non-mulesed, pesticide-free organic merino wool. I fell in love with this yarn after I blocked my swatches. It is both hearty and soft and has a lovely bloom after it is washed. And with 382 yards per skein, I only needed 4 skeins at $16.50 each! Good for the gauge, good for the globe, good for my wallet, that's what I call a win, win, WIN!
I'm so excited I got Cindy to hop on the band wagon. Mine is going to be in a dark green and Cindy choose the rose color. What color are you gong to cast on with?
If you are as much in love with this project as we are but are on the fence about yarn selection feel free to drop me a line, I've got some other great options up my sleeve. 303-322-2223 or Whitney@theLambShoppe.com