As you might have guessed, I had another sweater on needles before I even had the buttons sewn onto the last one. It took a lot of searching to find something suitable for this new Rock Creek Park colorway from Neighborhood Fiber Company. It is the most amazing jewel green color (you really have to see it in person). After much debating, I decided to knit the Lauren pattern from Ann Weaver. The pattern is a $6 download on Ravelry. Because it is a raglan, I am modifying it to a top down yoke construction. Raglans and my shoulders just don’t work. I am also knitting off gauge.
So..there was a lot of math here. Luckily it appears to have worked. If anyone wants to modify this as well, come in and chat with me. I can help you change it up. I did use the Wendy Bernard Custom Knits book for guidance on the percentages to increase in the yoke and at what point. If customizing this project scares you, just use an aran weight yarn and knit it as its written! This is a wonderfully written pattern. You will need to get 16st to four inches for gauge. Malabrigo worsted, twist, Cascade Eco Wool, Louisa Harding Aran and a few others will work nicely. I am hoping to knock this out quickly before the yarn for my next project arrives in the mail…which is going to be any day now.
Tonight is our regular Thursday night Stitch in Space. Stop by and hang out with us! Our crochet coral reef is continuing through out the month of August. We have several amazing pieces in the shop already and the window display should be done any day now (ahem, Kel!) If you haven’t started a piece of coral yet, do come in on Thursday nights and we will get you started. It is amazing simple and has been a wonderful way to get the knitters started on crochet.