World Wide Knit in Public Day -- Saturday, 2-5pm
World Wide Knit in Public Day is THIS Saturday, 2-5pm. I know—it’s a busy Saturday for many!—but it’s a fun chance to participate in a truly international event. Since its beginnings in 2005, when there were 25 Knit In Public events, it has grown to over a thousand events in more than fifty countries.
Whether you can join us for ten minutes or the afternoon, I hope you can come by! We’ll have some snacks and a door prize. If you have a lightweight camping chair, bring it along, and don’t forget your sunscreen!
(If you’d like to make a day of it, there is still space in Saturday’s Make-and-Take Wall Hanging class, which offers both knit and crochet possibilities. And we get to have Sandy stay for some knitting in public!)
This just in: more Delicious from Apple Fiber Studio.
Whether worked by itself or held with another yarn, lace weight silk/mohair makes a soft, cloud-like fabric. Because this yarn is at its best with enough space for the fibers to fluff, it’s often worked on larger needles—see progress on my Love Note sweater, below.
Alternating between using mohair by itself and carrying it with another yarn (or using another yarn by itself) can yield interesting juxtapositions between opacity and transparancy, as with Andrea Mowry’s Birds of a Feather wrap, Joji Locatelli’s Elton cardi, or Louise Zass-Bangham’s Winter Shadows wrap.
(Mohair is also uncommonly beautiful in brioche—take a look at this.)
A special offer from Sirdar!
To celebrate the opening of their Ravelry pattern shop, Sirdar is offering the pattern for this adorable textured baby cardigan and this crocheted linen poncho free for the month of June. In addition to these patterns, most of their back catalog is now available for in-store sales. I’m most excited about their strong catalog of baby and children’s sweaters and accessories—many of which can use a range of their DK yarns—you can find Snuggly DK, Rascal DK, Baby Crofter DK, and Baby Blossom DK at Yarn Folk.
You can view all designs in the Sirdar Ravelry store here.
Did I mention how quickly mohair projects on larger needles (here, US 10s) move along? Love Note is complete through the hem. I split the difference between the cropped and regular lengths—I knit to the measurement specified for the regular length, but because my torso is long, it is slightly cropped. Short rows drop the back for a high-low hem. Although it’s not my typical move, I may knit the sleeves two at a time, magic loop.
Bonus: check out Tin Can Knits blog post on “layering with mohair”. This combo, Berroco Ultra Wool Fine + Apple Fiber Studio Delicious combines very similar colors, but one is a heathered solid and the other is a tonal hand-dye.
The Soldotna Crop is a mesmerizing knit. With Neighborhood Fiber Studio DK, every stitch is a pleasure. And the design continues some subtle colorwork into the body, so you keep that colorwork mojo going throughout the project. (Seen here inside-out.)