Midding cardigan knitting pattern

Midding!

Hello! I have a new pattern out! Midding is a new cardigan pattern for your needles!

Midding knitting pattern

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.

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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.

YARN

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.

Midding cardigan knitting pattern

SIZES

XS (S, M, L, XL 2XL) Chest: 82 (92, 101, 120, 130, 145) cm/32 (36, 40, 47, 51, 57) inches

The cardigan is designed to be worn with 10–15 cm/ 4–6 inches of positive ease. I am modelling the size M and have a 91 cm/36 inch bust.

I chat about the pattern in the latest podcast as well!

As ever, subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get an exclusive discount, good until 3rd June!

Happy knitting,

Rx

by Renée Callahan

Episode 49: The Modernist

It has been a while, but I have a new episode of the podcast out with special guest Thewoolkitchen to chat about yarn dyeing and our new collaboration: The Modernist

Show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group

Happy knitting, 

Rx

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Episode 48: India & Into the Deep

Hello!

I’m back! And I even managed a podcast this week, although I am very much the travel bore in this one, chatting about my trip to India for at least the first 8-10 minutes. You have been warned…

In other news, I have a new pattern out! Into the Deep! I will be hosting a giveaway over on my Instagram account, so do have a look if you would like to win a sweater quantity of beautiful Miss Babs yarn!

 

The EastLondonKnit podcast with Carol Feller

Episode 45: Carol Feller and Miara Hat

Hello!

Happy Holidays everyone!

I have a new pattern and a new podcast out today. On the podcast, I chat to the lovely Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches, and I talk about my new pattern the Miara Hat.

Miara Hat knitting pattern by Renee Callahan

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Miara Hat knitting pattern by Renee Callahan

A little holiday gift for you! Subscribers to the EastLondonKnit Newsletter will get a 20% discount on the pattern until Jan 3rd!

The MIARA HAT is a great pattern for that last minute gift, with 2 options for yarn weight: worsted and sport weight, and 2 sizes in each yarn. The hat can be knit with 2 or more colours, and is a perfect use for those mini skeins, which can be held double or knit at a looser gauge. The pattern features slipped sts and is easily memorised.

You can see all the details about the pattern and buy it here!

Happy knitting,

Rx

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Episode 41: Making New Knitters

Hello!

In this episode, I tell you about an Instagram giveaway, as share some great knitting advice for beginner knitters.

 

This episode is brought to you by the Starflower Shawl. Until 2nd November, 2018, use code STARFLOWERSINFALL when you check out for a 20% discount.

Show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,

Rx

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Episode 35: Brioche on the Beach

Hello!

A new, rather petite, podcast is out today!

In this little shorty episode, I chat about my new pattern: Brioche on the Beach and then mostly complain about the heat!

And because it is a new pattern,  subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get a discount code for 20% off Brioche on the Beach until until 27th August 2018!
Extra bonus prize for early birds: When you purchase the pattern, you will get a discount code for Retrosaria Mondim yarn until 16th August 2018!!

Big enough to keep you warm on the beach after the sun has gone down, and light enough to fit into your carry-on luggage, this wrap is a perfect accompaniment to a week in the Azores, or anywhere you would like to curl up under a mass of beautiful, warm and squishy knitting.

For those familiar with brioche knitting, Brioche on the Beach will be a straightforward project, easily adjusted to any yarn. For beginners to brioche, the project will be more challenging, but is definitely doable! I have created a few video tutorials to provide a little extra support.

 

Happy knitting!

Rx

Gyda’s Braids is live!

My latest pattern is now ready for your needles!

Introducing Gyda’s Braids:

Gyda's Braids knitting pattern by Renee CallahanNamed for the legendary Viking queen, Gyda’s Braids is a beautiful warm layer designed in luxurious Woolfolk yarn. A top-down, aran-weight cardigan, it begins with just three stitches, and grows seamlessly from the back to the front with twisting cables and knit-as-you-go button bands.

Limited introductory offer:
Subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get a discount code for Gyda’s Braids until 25th June!

YARN
Woolfolk Tov (100% extra fine merino wool; 158 m/173 yds per 100g skein) in colourway T02 (medium grey); 7 (8, 10, 12) skeins. If substituting yarns, you will need roughly:
640 (785, 925, 1130) g
1010 (1240, 1460, 1785) metres
1105 (1360, 1600, 1955) yards

of aran-weight yarn

NEEDLES
4.5 mm/US 7 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), long circular

GAUGE
17.5 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm/4 inches in Stockinette stitch blocked.

You can buy Gyda’s Braids here.

 

 

Happy knitting,

Rx

EastLondonKnit podcast with Jen AC

Episode 29: Jen Arnall-Culliford

Hello!

This episode I talk techniques with Jen Arnall Culliford (aka JenACKnitwear), and all about her latest, cable-tastic endeavour!

Happy knitting!
Rx

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Episode 26: What inspires you?

Hello!

Time flies when you are having fun! This episode marks a year of podcasting! Who knew I would last thing long, eh? Last week I was at EYF and it was fantastic. I did a lot of shopping and got to hang out with all the wonderful knitters, so it was pretty much perfect in my book. I share my stash enhancement, knitting plans and a whole lot of inspiration!

Happy knitting!
Rx

EastLondonKnit podcast episode 22

Episode 22: Mabel’s Maze and Pat Hat

Hello!

The EastLondonKnit podcast is up! Episode 22 is all about the last 2 designs of Recollection: Mabel’s Maze and Pat Hat.

And I have news! Recollection is now available in printed form. You can get the book at the EastLondonKnit Etsy shop and the book comes with a download code for the digital patterns:)

AND the Recollection knit-along has begun! Please do join us!! There will be great prizes and knitty camaraderie.

Happy knitting!

Rx