What’s on our needles

This week’s recap of Stitch and Chat™, classes, and knitting lessons.

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At Tuesday morning’s Stitch and Chat, Mary learned the cable cast on for the Bowties Scarf she’s knitting with Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Wool. The scarf is interestingly constructed. You’re knitting two separate scarves with tabs in two different colorways and then you tie them together.

She’s finding her LGBTQ+Equality for Shawl to be slow going, she’s nearing the end of the second color and has four more colors to go. This may become the shawl that never ends.

Eleanor is almost done with the back of her Tractor Sweater and she’s enjoying knitting her striped prayer shawl with leftover stash.

Lynn finished the test knit she’s been working on for me in a hand-dyed gradient dyed by her daughter, A Girl and Her Wool. I love how it came out (although I am admittedly a little biased).

During the evening Stitch and Chat™, Christine shared her progress on the Radmere Sweater. She is using Knit Companion to manage the charts and it is making a huge difference in the ease of following the charts.

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She learned how to work a provisional cast-on for the Little Tern blanket she is knitting. The pattern starts with the provisional cast on (to be picked out later), then the body of the blanket is knit in a textured stitch. The lace sections on either end of the blanket are knit afterwards.

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In the Cullum Tee virtual class hosted by Westport Yarns, we were ready to pick up and knit the front shoulders.

The sweater is knit from the top down, first the back shoulders are knit (with short row shaping) then you pick up and knit the front shoulders.

During our Rift Sweater virtual class, hosted by Westport Yarns, Darrya was ready to join in the round. This is a cropped sweater is knit from the bottom up with a twisted ribbing.

Patty had a private lesson where she was able to finish The Weekender Tank Top for her daughter. We modified the sweater to knit the body in the round and then split for the front and back. She learned a sloped bind-off which makes for a smooth edge.

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