June Activities – What’s on Your Needles?
People are keeping busy! Check back periodically to see what Guild members are up to this month. Items may be in progress, as long as you have worked on it in June. Projects will be added as they are received. Anything received after July 1st will be posted in July’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
Read about the projects first, then scroll down to below all the descriptions for the gallery. 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 are photos of the top I just finished. The front and back are the same, so it can be worn with either side to the front – so it’s sort of like getting two tops in one! I used Noro Silk Garden and the Art Yarns pattern, ‘Diagonal Triangle Tank,’ pattern available on Ravelry. I used a larger needle, #9, since I used thicker yarn. The pattern is all geometric, so as long as you start with making the lower triangle the width that you want your garment to be, an intermediate knitter can figure out what adjustments are needed for the rest of the piece. This is a fun pattern that knits up quickly because you do just a small section at a time. It feels like the speed of knitting a scarf, but you end up with a top. I did need to add a row of crab stitch crochet around the neckline, because it’s QUITE low without it!”
Linda Hart ‘Diagonal Triangle Tank’
Linda Hart ‘Diagonal Triangle Tank’ reverse
“I now have finished the second afghan for my two grandchildren graduating from SDA high school in June 2021. Kai’s was displayed previously in [May’s Virtual Show and Share]. This one, for Brooke, was constructed using Building Blocksby Michelle Hunter plus additional patterns for squares found on Ravelry. A trim of crocheted shell stitches, in a contrasting color, creates a border to balance the signature square in the lower right corner. The yarn is Bluesky Fibers Extra, an Aran weight of 55% Alpaca and 45% Merino wool. This yarn is very, very soft—perfect for wrapping oneself in ‘Love’. “
Photo: Peggy Redler Afghan 2
“Ashburn Shawl. Finally finished a UFO from 2014! Two colors in Plucky Bello, 3rd color (oddly I mistakenly donated to a prior Stash Sale) replaced with Fiber Co. Canopy, a fine substitute.”
Carol Myers in her ‘Ashburn Shawl’
Carol Myers Ashburn Shawl
Afifa Shawl by Forbidden Fiber using FF yarn.
Beth Carnet in her ‘Afifa’ shawl
Beth Carnet ‘Afifa’ shawl full view
“This pattern is “Sine-Cosine” which I started 3 yrs ago and took out of hibernation when I went into hibernation. It is knit in Mirasol Sulka Legato, a wool/alpaca/silk blend in light fingering. I altered the original pattern of all over garter and used garter ridge to give better drape. Sleeves were picked up with short rows and knit in stockinette with turned hem.”
Photo: Nancy Nevin ‘Sine-Cosine’ pullover
Laura Brubaker – Laura has been a busy lady! Here are four projects (4!)
Novel-T by Laura Nelkin
Yarn: Shibui Knits Linen in color Poppy
Needle Size: 6
Laura Brubaker Novel-T
Laura Brubaker Novel-T side view
Floatini by Cally Monster
Yarn: Bought in Barcelona Spain, hand-dyed by the owner of a local shop, All You Knit is Love
Needle Size: 4
Photo: Laura Brubaker Floatini shawl
Camilla Blanket by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Aran
Needle Size: 8
Photo: Laura Brubaker Camilla Blanket
The Great British Baking Shawl by Mary Annarella
Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes
Needle Size: 5
Photo: Laura Brubaker 4The Great British Baking Shawl
“This is a cowl I made with Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend. It takes 2 skeins and the pattern is Escama del Dragon or Dragon Scale Cowl by Manos. It’s knitted sideways in the round and is a 2 row pattern.”
Photo: Deb Cravets ‘Dragon Scale Cowl’
“I needed a happy knit during the lockdown so chose to knit a little jumper dress for my 1 1/2 year old granddaughter. Pattern is the Marian dress by Taiga Hilliard Designs. Yarn is CoBaSi by HiKoo in Seafoam (#101). I chose this yarn for its ease of care, but it knitted up into a very nice soft, stretchy, and drapey fabric – perfect for my very busy granddaughter. I was very happy with the result and it fit her perfectly.”
Michelle Hendricks Marian dress
Michelle Hendricks Marian dress view 2
Michelle Hendricks Marian dress view 3
“Stay tuned to see how these come together!”
Photo: Sydnie Wauson teaser
“The Mini Sweater Square from the “The Great American Aran Afghan” book. The square is designed by Susan Rainey and she won First Place for this square. The yarn is Plymouth Encore.”
Photo: Elaine Foreman ‘Mini Sweater Square’
“Here is the shawl I am finishing up. It’s called Doo Wop by Lisa Hannes. I’ve never done mosaic before and am very pleased with how super easy it was.
“I used Cascade 220 sport for the gold and the grey and Lisa Souza supersport for the white. I finished the shawl but found that the wingspan was much shorter than the pattern said it would be. It was more than I could get with aggressive blocking so… I frogged back to the end of my mosaic and will do additional rows there to get to where I want to be. So I almost had a finished product… but not quite!”
Photo: Aunrey Bubis ‘Doo Wop’ shawl, in process..
‘Coco’ – a Martin Storey cardigan made with Rowan DK alpaca. Alice says “I love the yarn”
Photo: Alice Chary ‘Coco’ Cardigan
“This was a brioche tutorial offered on Ravelry at the beginning of the lockdown. It’s called Lockdown Brioche School by Robynn Weldon. Over a series of five weeks she introduced brioche with increasingly complex instructions. Her pattern goes from a one color brioche to a multicolor brioche and from a simple pattern to more complicated patterns and ends with a pattern that combines regular knitting with brioche knitting. It’s a great way to learn brioche and the end result is a scarf. The pictures show a few sections of the scarf while it’s being blocked.”
Sheila Rodbell Lockdown Brioche School scarf edge
Sheila Rodbell ‘Lockdown Brioche School’ scarf close-up
Sheila Rodbell Lockdown Brioche School scarf