Episode 20: That Many People on the Internet Can’t be Wrong

What’s New in Life?

Patterns/KALs

All links to Ravelry groups for these:

Destination Achieved 

Are We There Yet?

  • Katie:
    • Easy Shrug!!
      • Two mods: the cuff one I mentioned last time, and adding more length to the back of the neck.

Imaginary Knitting

On the Knitted Path

Off the Knitted Path 

 

New Possibilities

Time to start a new creative outlet!

I am so excited to own a ‘real camera’ for the first time. So many memories of my dad and I involve walking beside him while he carried his camera bag, and setting up beside him while he settles in for a photo session. I’ve watched my father’s photography develop from passionate hobby to art form.

I’m really interested to see what holding this kind of viewfinder up to my world does for my creativity. I’m also really excited to think that I get to spend time with Dad, learning from him.

Thundersnow Hat

Do you love textured stitches? So do I! That’s why this hat practically designed itself. I was planning on working on something else, but after I released Winter’s Path, I couldn’t stop thinking about making a switch to a textured version of the cable and lace diamonds.

Thundersnow Hat - a knitting pattern from Imagined Landscapes Designs

 

$5 CAD

Thundersnow is an easy, speedy hat that looks good on everyone. Moss stitch diamonds nestle in a simple zig zag cable for a high-impact motif. Bulky yarn makes this hat a fast, satisfying project. It’s actually a little potato chippy – it’s hard to stop at one!

This hat has a little more room in the width of the body than it’s sibling Winter’s Path, making it a bit slouchier. I was so tempted to add a pompom (or even a pomball!), but my son, who requested a warm hat as soon as possible in the fierce winds of early March, voted against a pompom. I encourage you to add one. ;-)

Sizes

  • To fit: 18 (20, 22, 24)” / 46 (51, 56, 61) cm circumference
  • Approximately Child (Small, Medium, Large)

Skills Used 

  • knit and purl
  • working in the round
  • cabling
  • k2tog

Materials

  • approximate yardage bulky yarn (with a 15% buffer): Child: 88 yd. / 80m, Small: 100 yd. / 119m, Medium: 125 yd. / 114m, Large: 160 yd. / 146m
  • cable needle
  • darning needle
  • 3 stitch markers

Thundersnow Hat - a knitting pattern from Imagined Landscapes Designs

Episode 19: Advice, Please

 

Destination Achieved (FOs)

 

Are We There Yet?  (WIPs)

 

On the Knitted Path

  • Needle storage solutions sought

 

Off the Knitted Path 

  • Katie:

Spring LYS classes

I’ll be teaching a range of fun classes at Knit 2 Scrap 2 this spring. I really enjoy teaching and hope to have a chance to sit with you and work together over these projects.

garden gnome knitting class

Garden Gnomes

Dates: April 20, April 27, June 4, 7-9pm

Knit a woolly gardener! These sweet fellas are knit in the round and assembled so we will cover tips and tricks for working stuffies in the round, sewing them together, and bringing character to your creations. We will meet weekly and there will be work to do in between classes. Suitable for adventurous beginners who can knit in the round.

 

Winter’s Path/Thundersnow Hat Class

Date: April 22, 1-3pm

These two easy hat patterns are close siblings. One has lace diamonds on either side of the simple cable, the other uses moss stitch for the diamonds. This single session class will cover tips and tricks for the motif section of the hats – students will work the ribbing and the decrease section on their own. Suitable for advanced beginners who can work in the round, these hats are a great first lace or cable project.

 

Boot Camp: Fixing Lace Mistakes

Date: June 3, 1-3pm

Wouldn’t you love to know how to fix little mistakes quickly and big mistakes with confidence? You don’t have to rip back – fix mistakes instead!

 

Shawl class

Snowfall on the Mountains Shawl

Dates: 7-9pm May 25, June 8, June 22

This shawl may look complicated but you will only use 1 colour per row. Over the three sessions we will cover the garter tab cast on, working the basic crescent shawl shape, the snowflake lace, the mountain section, adding length if you want a larger shawl, and how to make sure you have a stretchy bind off.

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Full List of Knit 2 Scrap 2 Spring Classes

Episode 18: Blanket Party

 

 

What’s New in Life?

Wearable Blanket KAL

Thank you to the fab people who donated prizes:

 

prizes for the Wearable Blanket KAL

 

Destination Achieved 

Are We There Yet?  (WIPs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off the Knitted Path

 

 

 

  • Sarah:

 

Our listeners are perspicacious.

examples of yarn weights

As we discussed in episode 17 of the podcast this week, yarn categories are not entirely straightforward. Yarn size is more a matter of a continuum than discrete categories. Ravelry user Crochetknitmama wondered if we could provide some examples of yarns for different categories. I tried to pick yarns people are likely to have heard about or have in their LYS.

Lace

Fingering

Sport

DK

Worsted

Aran

Bulky

Chunky

new pattern: Step Gable Brioche Cowl

Step Gable Brioche Cowl knitting pattern from Imagined Landscapes Designs - simple and fun two-coloured textured brioche with a photo tutorial

$5 CAD

 

Brioche has an amazing squishable loveliness and this new pattern plays a bit with brioche by adding texture. Nancy Marchant has been developing a new set of stitches based on brioche but multi-coloured and textured. The Step Gable Tuck Stitch is a simple stitch pattern to work, but does it ever deliver! I added a full-colour photo tutorial to the pattern so if you’ve never done brioche stitch before you can leap right in with this version.

“It was my first foray into brioche and it was a lot easier than I expected!” marfi236

“Great pattern, easy to understand and thoroughly explained. High visual impact for a simple, addictive stitch.” JodieBrees

Step Gable Brioche Cowl knitting pattern from Imagined Landscapes Designs - simple and fun two-coloured textured brioche with a photo tutorial

Skills Used: 

  • knit and purl
  • working in the round
  • sl1yo, sl1+yo (tutorial included)
  • brp+1 (tutorial included)

Sizes:

Neck Warmer
Height: 9” / 21.5cm
Circumference: 21” / 56cm

Double Loop Cowl
Height: 6.5” / 16.5cm
Circumference: 56” / 142cm

 

The cowl is knit with 2 colours of worsted-weight yarn and both sizes use less than 2 100g balls of yarn.

I love that it’s unisex. I knit a lot for the men in my life and it’s nice to have a pattern that works for everyone, although that probably means I’m never going to be able to find these to wear…

 

Step Gable Brioche Cowl knitting pattern from Imagined Landscapes Designs - simple and fun two-coloured textured brioche with a photo tutorial

$5 CAD

Episode 17: The Yarn Continuum

What’s New?

 

KALs

  • Wearable Blanket

Destination Achieved

 

Are We There Yet?

 

What’s on the Horizon (Imaginary Knitting and/or Planning)

  •  Sarah: Toggl app to measure actual time

 

On the Knitted Path

Question from Crochetknitmama: “This may seem odd but I was hoping you might be able to give examples of the different weights of yarns. Such as worsted is Malabrigo Rios, etc. I was listening to your podcast and I was listening you talk about designing with different yarns and how the weight affects things etc. It got me thinking because I tend to lump Aran and worsted together, as well as dk and sport and probably others”

 

Off the Knitted Path