spring knitting + mystery knitalong + swatch tips

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpring has sprung! After a looooong and wet winter, we had unusual temperatures in the high 80s last week. We’re back to normal Pacific Northwest spring weather now — sun + rain + variable temperatures — and beautiful spring blossoms.

Join in the knitting fun with a cute sleeveless pullover perfect for spring weather and a mystery knitalong starting in May.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASKYE / new pattern

Fabulous yarn, a simple stitch pattern, clean lines and softly rolled edges make this top a perfect project for beginners and a great travel or knit night project for advanced knitters. Wear it dressed down and layered or dressed up with accessories. This versatile piece can be  made in tonal, contrast, or wild colors.
Get the SKYE pattern on ravelry.
Get the yarn at
YOTH Yarns.

 

WISH YOU WERE HERE / mystery knitalong

wishyouwerehere_graphicA winding path, wonderful friends, and a fantastic yarn are the perfect companions for a road trip! Knit along with fellow travelers while on the road and then this gorgeous light weight cowl will bring back delightful memories of stories around the campfire, leisurely brunches, fantastic shopping, glorious weather on a hike…wherever your road trip takes you, be sure to have some knitting along the way!

Get more info and the first clue for WISH YOU WERE HERE on ravelry.
Get the yarn at
YOTH Yarns.

REMEMBERING NEEDLE SIZES / swatch tip

swatch_webNotes are a great way to remember needle sizes, but sometimes my notes get separated from my swatches. For an easy way to see what US/UK needle size was used when swatching in stockinette: work a few rows/rounds and then on a right side row knit a few stitches, *k2tog, yo,* for the same number of holes as the needle size, then knit to the end; work the rest of the swatch.

This image reminds me that I used size 5 needles for the swatch.

 

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