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New Pattern! Lake Huron Wrap

I was so fortunate to be asked to be the featured designer in the upcoming Knitscene Summer 2015 issue! I’ve got 4 designs in the magazine, and this week I’ll be featuring all of them. The issue is available for download here, otherwise you’ll find it on the shelves by mid-April. Yesterday I shared my Lake Ontario Hat, and today it’s all about my Lake Huron Wrap! 

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Huron Wrap is a big cozy wrap knit up in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted.

Simple Lace Stitch and Garter Stitch

Simple Lace Stitch and Garter Stitch

I love a big cotton wrap for summer. When I set out to design this I wanted a lacy part for a more airy look while still protecting your skin from the sun, and also a garter stitch part that would be denser for more warmth if you needed it.

Water and Sand

Water and Sand

I picked a simple stitch pattern that to me was water-like, and the garter stitch has a sand-like quality, so to me this wrap looks like water lapping on the beach.

Cozy Scarf!

Cozy Scarf!

You start this wrap from the center and work your way out with one color/texture, then go back to the provisional cast on and work the second color/texture out the other half. There is also shaping at both ends for mismatched angles.

Cozy and Pretty!

Cozy and Pretty!

Details:

The Lake Huron Wrap utilizes a provisional cast-on to create the backbone of this two-toned, substantial knitted stole.

Size 69” wide and 19½” tall at center
Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yd100 m/50 g):
• #4936 marlin (A), 4 skeins
• #56 doe (B), 4 skeins
Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana
Gauge 13 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Crashing Waves patt on smaller needle; 13 sts and 32 rows = 4” in garter stitch on larger needle
Tools
• Size 8 (5 mm): 48” circular (cir) needle
• Size 10 (6 mm): 48” cir needle
• Tapestry needle
• Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook

I can’t wait to see the WIPs and FOs start popping up for this one! I really think in the right colors and yarn this could be dressed up for wedding season, or dressed down for every day. It’s pretty versatile!

Find the pattern on Ravelry, preview the whole issue on Ravelry, and snag the magazine.

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FO: More Baby Bibs!

Last month I shared a couple I Love St st Baby Bibs that I knit up for a friend.  Today I’ve got more! To mix it up I took a couple Velma kitty bomb shots.

Baby Bob Bibs!

Baby Bob Bibs!

KP Comfy Worsted in Jalapeño and Marlin

KP Comfy Worsted in Jalapeño and Marlin

Kitty Butt

Kitty Butt

Pattern: I Love Stockinette Baby Bib by Laura Treadway

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Marlin and Jalepeno, just over half a skein of each

Needles: Size 7s, 16″ circ and 2 dpns

Ravelry Project Page

Velma LOVES These Bibs!

Velma LOVES These Bibs!

So Sweet in Yellow!

So Sweet in Yellow!

KP Comfy Worsted in Creme Brulee and Hawk

KP Comfy Worsted in Creme Brulee and Hawk

Pattern: I Love Stockinette Baby Bib by Laura Treadway

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Creme Brule and Hawk, just over half a skein of each

Needles: Size 7s, 16″ circ and 2 dpns

Ravelry Project Page

This was one of the rare projects where I’ve made multiples and haven’t gotten super sick of the project half way through. Which is perfect because I think I’ll be making these for every baby born at any point in the future! So cute and quick. Now I just can’t wait to see a baby wearing one of these!

FO: Jamie and Diana’s Baby Bibs

I’m up to my eyeballs in friends having babies this fall, so prepare yourselves for a barrage of baby gifts, starting with a set of adorable baby bibs!

I Love Stockinette Baby Bibs by Laura Treadway

I Love Stockinette Baby Bibs by Laura Treadway

Knit Picks Comfy Worsted

Knit Picks Comfy Worsted

Greens!

Greens!

I found this cute baby bib pattern – I Love Stockinette Baby Bib by Laura Treadway – and I loved the way people were choosing two colors and then alternating MC and CCs, making a nice set of bibs. So I stocked up on some Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in nice baby colors that weren’t SUPER baby, so I can have baby bibs ready for a baby shower at a moments notice.

What’s great about these is that they are totally washable and pretty quick knits. I knit one of these at a White Sox game a couple weeks ago! The shaping at the top is nice, and the applied Icord will never not be magical. Look for more of these in the future!

Pattern: I Love Stockinette Baby Bib by Laura Treadway

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Peapod and Jalepeno, just over half a skein of each

Needles: Size 7s, 16″ circ and 2 dpns

Ravelry Project Page

FO: Mom’s Lace Striped Summer Sweater

Do you get the feeling that all I do is knit this WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweater? Me too.

My Mom in her New Sweater!

I just finished another one for my mom! This was a barter sweater – she made me a hand stamped table cloth I needed for a present, and she picked out this yarn, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Merlin, for an adorable sweater for her!

About 2″ Longer

She wanted her sweater longer, so I added an extra stripe before joining the sleeves for the yoke. So instead of ending with a St st stripe, I ended with a lace stripe, which meant I had to modify the sleeves to start with the lace stripe after the ribbing for the sleeves, and alternate my striping differently from there. It sounds confusing, but since this is my FIFTH sweater, it was a breeze.

Looking CUTE!

This knit up really fast, as usual. Those size 9 needles and worsted weight yarn is a dream. And my mom loves it! Something tells me she’ll be wearing her new sweater a lot, which makes me very happy!

Pattern: WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Summer Sweater

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Merlin

Needles: Size 9 circs and DPNs

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FO: Lace Striped Summer Sweater

I finished this sweater weeks ago and have been wearing it pretty much every time I leave the house, just never when I also have my camera on me. Until this weekend!

Stash Buster!

I blogged about starting this sweater almost a month ago, and it’s such a ridiculously quick knit I’ve had it finished for almost that long. If I didn’t have a lot of projects lined up right now I’d knit more in different colors. It’s so fun and easy to wear.

From the Back

I changed colors while working the last lace row of each section, not the St st row, and I love the way this looks. You can see that it looks like the colors are tied together. This fun detail makes me wish I could make one with stripes of different colors for all sections. Someday!

Three Stripes Will Have To Do

For now I’m just happy to have this tee, now in desperate need of a wash, to wear all summer long.

Pattern: WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Tee by Allyson Dykhuizen

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Sea Foam and Ivory, and Knit Picks CotLin in Tomato

Needles: Size 9 24″ and 16″ circulars

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