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YarnTalk Episode 10: Knit 1 Chicago, Big Sheep, and Meet Heidi

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I’m back from vacation just in time to share the next episode of YarnTalk with you!

Episode 10 (10! I can’t believe it!) is full of fun stuff, including an interview that I don’t do! Leah interviews Heidi and gives great insight into how YarnTalk gets started and Heidi’s journey into this knitting industry. She also talks about all those insanely overgrown sheep running around the internet.

Lynn and I at Knit 1!

Lynn and I at Knit 1!

I step out of the studio and into local Chicago yarn store Knit 1 and talk to the owner Lynn!

Lake Superior Cardigan!

Lake Superior Cardigan!

I got a big box from Knitscene a few weeks ago that had all my featured designer patterns in it! I pulled out Lake Superior Cardigan for this week’s episode. It’s so dreamy!

This week you can win a copy of a Heidi pattern of your choice, so be sure to enter and share the episode!

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Catch the episode below, and be sure to let me know what you think!

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New Pattern! Lake Superior Cardigan

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. Monday I shared my Lake Ontario Hat, Tuesday I talked about my Lake Huron Wrap, yesterday I tackled my Lake Michigan Tee, and today, last but not least, it’s my Lake Superior Cardigan! 

Lake Superior Cardigan

Lake Superior Cardigan

I just love this little cardigan! An all over breezy lace stitch and elbow length sleeves makes this a go-to cardigan for chilly summer mornings heading into work, and breezy evenings at the lake. I knit this up in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in the most lovely yellow, Buffalo Grove.

Size 18 1/2" back width

Size 18 1/2″ back width

So the sizing on this cardigan is a little different – you’ll see it’s measured by your back measurement, which is easy enough to find actually – just cut your bust measurement in half! 18 1/2″ = 37″ bust measurement, but since the front isn’t meant to close, it’s a hard measurement to account for.

All Over Lace Stitch

All Over Lace Stitch

Worked fronts and back together to the armholes, then worked in sections up. Stitches are cast on for the sleeves and seamed in. Stitches are picked up around the collar and worked in garter stitch.

Dropped Shoulders

Dropped Shoulders

I love the seaming details in this cardigan. The dropped shoulders and sleeve seams really bring some interest to the sleeves. And the raw edges give it a really chill, summer feel.

Garter + Lace

Garter + Lace

The Details:

The Lake Superior Cardigan combines an easy lace pattern with deep ribbing. This open-front knitted jacket is easy to style in warmer months.

Sizes 17¼ (18½, 20½, 21½, 22¾, 23¾)” back width from center of underarm to center of underarm; shown in size 18½”
Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (100% superwash merino wool; 200 yd 183 m/70 g):
• #63ns Buffalo Grove, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins
Gauge 15 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Crashing Waves patt on smaller needle
Tools
• Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” and 32” circular (cir) needles
• Size 8 (5 mm): 40” cir needle
• Markers (m)
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle

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

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Knitscene Summer 2015 Featured Designer: Me!

I’m so happy to share my designs included in the upcoming Knitscene Summer 2015 issue! I was lucky enough to be asked to be the featured designer, which means I got to design 4 pieces for the mag. So exciting!

Download the magazine now, or wait and grab it in stores mid April.

I’m so proud to be a part of this great issue and of my fun summer designs!

Lake Superior Cardigan

Lake Superior Cardigan

Lake Michigan Tee

Lake Michigan Tee

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Huron Wrap

Lake Ontario Hat

Lake Ontario Hat

I’ll be talking more about my designs in the issue next week. Until then, sneak the whole issue at Knitscene, and on Ravelry.