This episode I’m catching up with you after the annual visit to the family. I have a new(ish) pattern out! Cascadia Cardigan is now available as an individual pattern. I also complain about the jet lag, as is traditional, and announce the prize winners for the Miara KAL! Show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.
Hello! I have a new pattern out! Midding is a new cardigan pattern for your needles!
MIDDING v. intr. feeling the tranquil pleasure of being near a gathering but not quite in it — hovering on the perimeter of a camp fire, chatting outside a party while others dance inside, resting your head in the backseat of a car listening to your friends chatting up front — feeling blissfully invisible yet still fully included, safe in the knowledge that everyone is together and everyone is okay, with all the thrill of being there without the burden of having to be.
Some projects suggest a kind of sweet nostalgia. Midding is a project like that. A classic cardigan shape, with long, fitted sleeves, a straight body, and panels of open cables. This cardigan is worked from the bottom up, with raglan shaping in the yoke, and i-cord finishing at the neck and button bands.
I used Kettle Yarn Co. Baskerville DK (Exmoor Blueface wool, Gotland wool, silk; 233 m/255 yds per 100g skein) in Dawn colourway; 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
If substituting yarn, you will need around 450 (505, 555, 605, 700, 750) g/1050 (1175, 1295, 1410, 1630, 1750) metres/1150 (1285, 1415, 1540, 1785, 1915) yards of DK-weight yarn.
I have a new pattern just in time for the last days of summer.
**Introductory offer: As ever, you can get a discount on the pattern by signing up to the EastLondonKnit newsletter. The discount is good until 23rd of September 2018.**
Nema is designed for summer. A sleeveless tee-shirt of 100% linen, Nema is perfect for the hottest weather, or as a cute top layer for those in-between seasons. With a top-down seamless construction, built-in i-cord finishing, and a chunky gauge, this tee is a quick, satisfying knit.
Nema was knit with 3 ends of Kalinka linen held together.
Here is just a little one while I am away visiting the States. I chat about the Angular Momentum wrap in MissBabsyarn, pick a winner for the Oracle shawl, which I call a wrap, but you knew what I meant! I also spontaneously included some footage of the local farmers market, where I came across C.H. Wool, a spinner and knitter whose work can be found at muddymeadowfarm.com and on Facebook.
Well, the pilot episode when so well, I thought I may as well have another go!
This time I catch up with Clare Devine at Edinburgh Yarn Festival for a little interview about her latest projects, I chat about my current knitting and do a little tutorial about working double yarn overs. You can find show notes in the thread for Episode 1 in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.
There is a great giveaway from Clare for this episode, so please do have a view of the podcast if you would like a chance to win!
Oriental Beauty by Clare Devine
My brain seems entirely taken up on working on my new collection and the podcast. I keep sitting down to write a blog post and there is a yawning gap where my inspiration used to be. Maybe I should be concerned about it, but admittedly, I’m not.
This is how I see it: either, there is only so many creative words in me at any given time and I have used up my allowance at the moment, or I am percolating on some future words and themes (in an apparently unconscious way, HA!). Either way, it always seem like if I don’t have anything interesting to say, not to say anything at all.
So I think I will post about interesting things when they happen: I publish a pattern, or a podcast or have a sale or finish something. What do you think?
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Today I’d like to introduce the pattern I wrote for the Machine Knitting, Sweater Basics. I have to say that I was really pleased with this pattern, and I hope it will be useful for both hand and machine knitters.
My idea was to create a worksheet that could lead a knitter through making a pattern based on a fabric of any gauge. I wanted it to be super clear and easy enough for even a beginner knitter to understand and work through. It was particularly important for me that it would be easy to customise.
Peek of the Sweater Blank Worksheet courtesy of Craftsy.com
Initial indications suggest that the pattern has been really successful for the people who have used it and I am so excited about seeing the finished projects–sometimes a very first project for the knitter (!) coming through.
I knit several versions of the sweater, modelled here by the lovely Craftsy model:
Photos courtesy of Craftsy
I have started a Ravelry project page for the sweater and I really look forward to seeing the projects progress.
If you haven’t signed up, but are interested in learning more about machine knitting or getting the Sweater Blank OR you would just like a 25% discount on any Craftsy.com class, please have a look at my website.
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How are you? I love Christmas and am now in full holiday mode, but I do have a ton of exciting plans for 2017 that I can’t wait to share with you. Until then, I hope your holidays are wonderful and here is just a peek at what is coming up:
This January, Craftsy will have a new class in machine knitting! Stay tuned for announcements and special discount codes!
If you are still looking for a holiday knit, I might have just the thing for you: the Boreal Hat and Cowl patterns are now available for individual purchase!