July Activities – What’s on Your Needles?
See what Guild members are up to this month. Projects will be added as they are received. Items may be finished or in progress. Anything received after August 1st will be posted in August’s Virtual Show and Share.
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity. To participate, send your photos and descriptions to Kerry Nare – either via email or text message (Kerry’s direct email address and phone number can be found in the Guild Directory.) Images files should be as large as possible for clarity (ideally greater than 500 kb please.) Include a description of your project, pattern and designer name, yarn used, how you came to knit your project, and any other information you wish viewers to know.
Alternatively (or in addition ) – share your project on Ravelry! We have a Ravelry Group. In Sydnie Wauson’s first presentation of the year she showed us how to Share Projects in Ravelry and in her first Ravelry Tip. You can also find this tip posted by Sydnie on the Guild’s Ravelry page.
—Kerry Nare, webmaster webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com
Note: Descriptions come first and the gallery is below all the descriptions, with most recent additions listed first. As usual, click on the gallery photos to enlarge and for a slide show. Project descriptions are in the knitter’s own words (for the most part) – please contact the knitter for additional details!
“Here is a photo of my finished Boxy, pattern by Joji Locatelli. The yarn is Stranded Dyeworks merino nylon fingering weight in the Piñata colorway. I did a few modifications to the pattern: made the neckline more closely fitted by working a few decreases and increased the ribbing at the hem by several rows to prevent it from flipping up. It is my second Boxy, I love the the pattern. And with me is my faithful Lab companion, Hardy.
Photo: Amy Sheridan with Hardy in Boxy
“I got the idea for this pattern from a Filati poncho (more of a shrug) from a friend. I did the body on a bulky knitting machine and did the garter trim by hand. The increase and join at the shoulder and down the sleeve is a decorative yo, k2 yo. The poncho did not cover my arms enough so I added the garter trim there also. The yarn is Color Changes by Ironstone. 53% wool and 47% acrylic. I did a chain edging on the inside bottom edge to keep it from rolling. I don’t think it was necessary, with the acrylic blend, it would probably steam flat.”
Photo: Teri Saisho Shrug
“This is my fourth iteration of the Papillon pattern by Marinja. Main yarn is Berroco Folio, colorway 4590; contrast color is Austermann Barkarole, colorway 01 (yarn has been discontinued).” Notice the photo bomb.
Photo: Deb Cravets Papillon shawl
Lefties Scarf – “Knitted with Baah! and a wonderful unlabeled multi-colored wool from my stash. Size US 6 needle. Running out of the MC and wanting it bigger, I used a Golden Baah! until that ran out and then it was finished. Loved knitting this pattern.”
Photo: Eileen Adler Lefties scarf
“Inspired by Navelli was inspired by Navelli designing my take on Caitlin Hunter’s pattern. The top is knitted with Misty Alpaca (cotton/silk) blend on US 6 needles. The lower design is from Barbara Walker’s Treasury called Shadow Box Pattern, a 3-color slip stitch pattern. The Bead Necklace is my free pattern on Ravelry.”
Photo: Eileen Adler top
Crescent in blue/green is Bridge to Terabithia, an MKAL from designer Lily Go. Start with 500+ stitch picot cast on and work upwards! Dark border is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, with some beads, then Knit Picks Stroll Gradient forms the body.
The monster is Lunar Fade MKAL from designer Larissa Brown. I’m calling it my Vibrant Moon. Yarns from dark to light: Cascade Heritage Silk in Italian Plum (with some beads not in the pattern spec); Cascade Heritage Solids in Purple Hyacinth; MadTosh Twist Light in Glazed Pecan; and Maui Yarns’ Red Hot Lava. I’m still not sure how to wear this one but it was an interesting design and fun to play with colors!
Sydnie Wauson Bridge to Terabithia modeled
Sydnie Wauson Bridge to Terabithia blocked
Sydnie Wauson ‘My Vibrant Moon’ Lunar Fade MKAL
Breathe and Hope by Casapinka. Knitted in Emma’s Super Silky colors of Bare Necessities and Beach Please.
Photo: Carol Myers Breathe and Hope shawl
Pattern is 14 Carat by Michelle Hunter, Yarn is CoBaSi DK by HiKoo by Skacel, needle size 7, size 6 beads. “I knit it but Marilyn Wilkinson helped by joining the seams.”
Mary Lovett 14 Carat Poncho modeled
Mary Lovett 14 Carat Poncho detail
Hawai’i Volcanoes knitted beanie kit by Nancy Bates Designs. Elizabeth knitted this for her grandson whose parents were married in Hawai’i. Yarn is Stunning String Studio, worsted.
Photo: Elizabeth Kemper Hawai’i Volcanoes beanie
‘Here are photos of me modeling the Pitch coat I made for my daughter-in-law. It is the second size of the pattern, a bit big for me but will fit my daughter-in-law. The pattern is by Emily Green, yarn is Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the color Sweatshirt, purchased at Blazing Needles in Salt Lake City. I’ll be sending it to her in August for her birthday.’
Amy Sheridan Pitch Coat front
Amy Sheridan Pitch Coat back
“Since I haven’t participated in Show ‘n Tell for a couple of years I have a backlog of garments I’ve knitted. In this vest I used unmitered rectangles (4 decreases across R/S rows at random spots) but knit rolling ribs instead of the usual 2 rows stockinette, 2 rows garter which created a different look. I used 6 strong colors and of course my usual color gradation technique.”
Photo: Colleen Davis unmitered rectangles vest
“I’m submitting two knitted garments for the newsletter. Both are my designs. The first one [in orange] starts with the front mitered section knitted upward. Then stitches are picked up from the diagonal bottom and worked downward. (Increase in each stitch picked up to make a flounce). The yarn is Zauberball.
“The second one is the same design only no increases at the bottom diagonal. I did a gradation using one green yarn and 20 turquoise and blue yarns (worsted weight and from my stash.)”
Colleen Davis Orange pullover
Colleen Davis Green pullover