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Robin knit this adorable elephant stuffed toy with Plymouth Select Superwash Merino (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards). The pattern is from Etsy, click here.

 

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Joanne finished her first Customfit sweater and was very pleased with the results. She found the directions very easy to follow and the fit is perfect. She used Cascade 128 Superwash (Bulky: 100% Merino, 128 yards).

 

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  • Her Design Choices were:

    • Relaxed fit

    • Style: pullover

    • Length: Low-hip length

    • Sleeves: Full-length sleeve

    • Neck style: Crew neck

    • Neck depth: 2½”/6.5 cm below shoulders

    • Finishing:

      • Hem edging and height: 2×2 Ribbing, 2″/5 cm

      • Sleeve edging and height: 2×2 Ribbing, 2″/5 cm

      • Neck edging and height: 2×2 Ribbing, 6″/15 cm

 

Lara came in on the Saturday before Christmas to learn how to knit a hat that was to be a gift for her Dad for Christmas. She chose Cascade 128 (Bulky: 100% Superwash, 128 yards) and my Simple & Easy Hat for the Whole Family.

 

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After her first lesson she had cast on,  joined in the round, and knit the ribbing.  She set her next lesson for Monday morning, she had goals and deadlines to keep.

Monday she finished her hat during her lesson. Lara was a delight to teach and I love how proud and happy she was with her hat.  It’s a good thing she had another skein of this yarn, I’m not so sure Dad is getting this hat. ;)

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Sandy knit this Christmas stocking for the holiday.  I love the details of the buttons on the Nutcracker and the angora on Santa.

 

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Join us for our 2nd annual

FIBER, FRIENDS & FUN – A KNITALONG FOR CHARITY

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Come sit, knit, crochet, and enjoy the fun!

 

NOW! TWO LOCATIONS

Newtown Country Club

or

First and Last Tavern of Avon

 

Sunday, January 11, 2015
noon – 4:00
$15 per person

Fee includes yarn & light lunch/snacks. Needles and other supplies
are not included. We will be knitting baby hats on dk/sport weight yarn,
so please bring 5 or 6 circular or DPN’s or G Crochet Hook

Snow date: 1/18/15

Registration is limited and spots filled on a first-come first-served
basis. We’re sorry, but the fee is not refundable.

Click here to sign up.

I don’t know if you remember last Tuesday, but it was cold and raining like Noah was going to get his ark. That being said, I had four dedicated souls turn up for Stitch and Chat.

 

Trammi is working on her husband’s sweater.  She finished the back and needed help with the tubular cast on.

 

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Her customfit sweater is on the back burner while she finishes her husband’s sweater. She found a frayed stitch on the back of her customfit.  We think it was one of those random tight knots you sometimes find in a skein.  It must’ve come apart. We recommend cutting those knots and retying your yarn. We put fabric glue on it to keep it from straying further like an act of triage.

 

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Trammi also finished two Marian Cowls in Malabrigo Rasta (Super Bulky: 100% Merino, 90 yards).

 

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Allison was working on her customfit sweater knit with Kid Paillettes (Lace: 42% Mohair, 40% Polyester, 18% Silk, as well.

 

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Jane finished her second Burberry inspired cowl and was ready to learn the Kitchener Stitch.  Her first Burberry Cowl, she hadn’t done the provisional cast on so we improvised.  Jane was positively delighted with learning something new.  It made trekking out in the rain worthwhile.

 

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Elaine is planning on knitting the Lopi Guernsey #402 for her grandson.  She also is working on the Baby Garter Stitch sweater in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (Sport:

 

For most of the fall I’ve been knitting holiday gifts and other projects that fall under the category of “deadline knitting”.  Since I’m a selfish knitter, I get bored knitting holiday gifts and when Malabrigo Rasta arrives, I’m ready for a break.  It’s time to knit something for myself.

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First I knit Angelito from Malabrigo Book 6.

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I had the colorway Abril at home. I was able to complete this project in an evening.  Although it is styled as a neckwarmer, it does make a great headband, and not just for dogs. ;)

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One of the colors we got in is called Purple Mystery.  It is my IDEAL purple.  I tried to be strong and admire it from afar.  The gravitational pull was too strong and I succumbed. I knit Marian with this color.

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As if that wasn’t enough, I knit another neckwarmer, Kostroma in the Wales Road colorway

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This was another quick knit. I really like this accessory.  It’s fun to wear.

 

In the past I’ve knit the Bulky Mobius, the Rasta Neck Warmer from Malabrigo Book 3, and the LTC Super Bulky Cowl.

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Michelle finished knitting her Nola Cloche in Cascade 128 Superwash (Bulky: 100% Merino, 128 yards) and a variegated yarn. The brim is knit separate and grafted closed.

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Then you pick up stitches for the rest of the hat. It was a very quick hat to knit.

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And her granddaughter loved it. That adorable smile makes it all worthwhile. Michelle has enough yarn to knit the reverse of the hat.

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She ripped out her third rail cowl and began honey cowl on #8 needle. The third rail cowl was too hard on her hands. The yarn is madelinetosh Vintage (Worsted: 100% Merino, 200 yards).

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Michelle cast on for Fallen Halo in Artyarns Cashmere 5 and Artyarns Cashmere Glitter.

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Calann continues to work on a pair of socks that is a gift for her son. He was home for Thanksgiving so she couldn’t work on it. She is just about ready to knit the toe and learn the Kitchener Stitch.

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Several years ago we had a knit-a-long for the Ponchini.  It has remained a very popular shop pattern.  Mary knit hers with Debbie Bliss Milano (Aran: 40% Wool, 28% Nylon, 18% Silk, 14% Other, 105 yards).  She was looking for something with a little interest to the yarn and she got it!

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Susan designed this terrific poncho! It’s her first personal design.  She used pattern stitches from our house sampler blanket and created big squares of pattern blocks and then picked up stitches on the sides to work the rest of the squares. Then she picked up stitches around the neckline and winged it.  Well done!  The yarn is Cascade Eco Plus, a terrific powerhouse of a yarn (Bulky: 100% Wool, 478 yards).

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