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Knitalong Featherweight Cardigan

June 5th was the official start date of a KAL featuring the Featherweight Cardigan, but it is not too late to join. Go to the Knit Cafe’s Ravelry Group to get connected with other knitters.

For those of you who have never participated in a Knitalong before, let me tell you some of the advantages.
– motivation to start a project you really want to try but have prior to not had the gumption to begin.
– sharing the experience with others; getting inspired by their design choices and colours.  Basking in the comradery!
– getting tips along the way from helpful friends.  Knitters always have tricks of the trade that they love sharing, or adjustments to a pattern that make it unique or a better fit.
– the same helpful friends come to your aid when times get tough; answering questions and giving advice acquired from their own experiences.
– you may finish  your project sooner.  Watching other knitters project grow is a persuading rallying cry.

This is what the Knitalongers have going on so far ↓

CaraMoo’s colour choice
Tosh Merino Light in Pop Rocks, Edison Bulb, and Tern
Cara has also posted pics of her other completed Featherweights. She has made her fair share and the pics are wonderful fodder for inspiration. 

MichHaidar's Featherweight

MichHaidar is really far along in such a short time.  She is also using Tosh Merino Light

RobbieRobbie's featherweight

RobbieRobbie’s cardi in Flashdance Tosh Merino Light

diva2knit featherweight

diva2knit is also using 2 colours for her version but in the lace weight of Madeleinetosh – Graphite and Steam Age.

knitbotThis is what the end result will be.  Look for the pattern here, or come by the cafe to get a copy, and Knit Along!

Craftily yours

new from knitbot

Who says you can’t knit in the summer?
knitbot linenIf I didn’t already have a million reasons to spend a summer’s day with busy needles, now I have a few more.

A new book by Hannah Fettig!
This one is devoted to knitting patterns that feature linen.  That suits me fine, since I love the stuff.  The ebook containing 5 pretty and versatile pieces is available for preorders from Quince and Co. You can get individual patterns from Hannah’s Ravelry Page

surrounding tank

The patterns were knit with 100% linen in a gauge that matches exactly to Euroflax linen.
These are the colours currently in stock.
Top row: natural, crabapple, aqua
Next row: steel, cream, island moss

Next row: charcoal, red, navy
Bottom: pewter
246 m (270yds) is $26

Craftily yours

knitbot news

This book is pretty.  Someone with an eye for atmosphere intervened when it came to producing “Knitbot Essentials”.  Floral paper in the background and soft sun lit scenes really show off Hannah Fettig’s sweaters and knit wear.  This book contains the pattern for the very popular Wispy Cardigan (a fantastic summer sweater) and 8 other lovely patterns to boot . The book is available at the Knit Cafe for $26, and you can buy the some of the patterns (like the wispy) here too for $8 a piece.

Also come see Coastal Knits, which is no slacker in the art direction department.  This is a collaboration between Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos.
The Rocky Coast Cardigan, pictured below is a stunner!

The book contains 9 other patterns besides- all for $26

Autumnal Cardigan is a new cozy offering from Hannah.  Love that shawl collar!

How sweet it is, that there is never a drought of neat things to knit thanks to talented designers like these.
Craftily yours

PS. Keep those contest entries coming! So many great ideas.  I do not know how we will choose the winner, but there is still time to enter, and yes you can enter more than once.