Knit@Nite May News and Virtual Show and Share!
We held our May meeting via Zoom. Thank you very much to Mary Barranger, who has Zoom Pro and set up the meeting. We were able to meet in our regular two hour time slot from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 6. It was fun to be “together” again and chat about what we had been doing. Show and Share was a delight of shawls, sweaters, hats and blankets. Knitters had been busy making!
The Lawrence Family JCC’s closure has been extended until further notice, so on June 3rd, we will be meeting via Zoom again starting at 6:00 p.m.
May all of you continue knitting in good health!
–Tania Marshall and Diana Rathbun, KnitAtNite@SanDiegoKnitters.com
May’s Knit@Nite Virtual Show and Share Photos
Read the knitters’ descriptions, then scroll down for the photo gallery. Click on photos to enlarge and to view as a slide show. Additional photos and descriptions will be added as they are received. Please contact the knitter for additional details.
“This [shawl] is KOKO by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. I used mYak Tibetan Cloud wool on US #5 needles. KOKO produces a fascinating three-dimensional fabric. It’s all done with a complicated but easy slip-stitch pattern.”
Barbara Levin KOKO shawl detail
Barbara Levin KOKO shawl
“This is a shawl designed by Tamy Gore for Ms. Babs Book Club 2020. The pattern name is ‘Selene’ and was knitted using Ms. Babs’ Yummy 3-ply DK weight yarn in two colorways. The first colorway is Faience. The second colorway is Aurum. The shawl was knitted on size six needles.”
Photo: Lupe Smith Selene shawl
“The layette is for a baby who is the first grandchild of a very dear friend, and since I had so much time on my hands…
“The yarns were Bernat Baby Bouclé in Baby Pink (discontinued), Lion Brand Baby Soft Print in Parfait Print, and a white yarn with a bit of sparkle, unknown from my stash. The blanket and hats were my own patterns, the booties are Booties #L10256 from Lion Brand, and the bib was Orangelo Bib by Norah Gaughan, all free patterns on Ravelry.
“Backstory: a year ago, my husband had to drive from SD to Dallas and back, so I decided to go along for the adventure. I brought my knitting, and I was doing great on the blanket when I ran out of the yarn. That’s when I discovered that the Bouclé had been discontinued. So I set it aside, until I found out that my friend’s new daughter-in-law was expecting, and I ripped it all apart. I added the Lion yarn, and made it in stripes. The most amazing part of all: the whole layette was finished before the baby was born!!!“
Photo: Donna Mulcahy Layette
‘Ingwer’ shawl, designed by Melanie Berg. Yarn is Swans Island Natural Colors Collection Fingering, the colorway is Maize. A very fun pattern stitch.
‘Eifelgold’ shawl, designed by Melanie Berg. Yarns are Cephalopod Yarns – Bugga! colorway and Blue Ringed Octopus, and Fiberspates Scrumptious 4ply – colorway Slate. The shawl is a mosaic slipped-stitch pattern.
“Stay out of the Forest” shawl, designed by Natasha Sills. Yarn is Malabrigo Menchita in Colorway set: Moon Trio Crescent. The detail photo is closer to the actual colors. The three skeins were purchased together in a Fade Colorway.
Linda Erlich Ingwer shawl
Linda Erlich Eifelgold shawl
Linda Erlich Eifelgold shawl detail
Linda Erlich ‘Stay out of the Forest’ shawl
Linda Erlich ‘Stay out of the Forest’ shawl detail
Tania Marshall in her very own Ravenclaw scarf. After having made at least 6 Harry Potter scarves as gifts, this one’s for me. No pattern, yarn is Canadiana.
Photo: Tania Marshall Ravenclaw scarf
Ravelry ID SDBabs
First up – “Missoni Accomplished” by Espace Tricot. Knit in Handspun Hope Ethiopian Cotton, colors Cosmos and Pastel Mimosa, on US #7 needles. Very easy and quick top-down pattern for a short, swingy top.
Next up – My 14-year-old granddaughter asked for a navy blue sweater with hibiscus flowers on it. This is Isabell Kraemer’s Humulus pattern. I substituted a hibiscus chart for the design originally in the pattern. Knit in Miss Babs Yummy 3-ply in Denim and Frozen, size US #4 and 5 needles. I went up a needle size for the stranded section so it wouldn’t pucker.
Ravelry Tip: If you want to add an intarsia or stranded motif to your knitting and need a chart, go to the Ravelry pattern search page. Type what you are looking for in the pattern search box. (I typed “hibiscus.”) It seems almost everything has been charted — fire engines, Golden Retrievers, roses, etc.
Barbara Levin ‘Missoni Accomplished’ pullover
Barbara Levin ‘Humulus’ sweater