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You have been waiting so patiently for our Summer KAL!  I wanted to be 100% sure that the yarn I wanted to use would be in stock for us when we needed it.   The yarn I’m waiting on, a beautiful linen blend from Plymouth Yarn called Linaza, hasn’t been through customs yet, so it’s going to be another 2-3 weeks before we get our order.  BUT, this should give everyone just enough time to decide if you want to participate, what color yarn you want and some time to practice the lace pattern if you want to give it a try.

Each of our knitalong sweaters have been an opportunity to learn something new.  We’ve knit in pieces, in the round, back and forth, bottom-up, top-down… we’ve done plain stockinette, colorwork, cables, and lace.  This summer we’re going to tackle short-row shaping and lace knitting from charts.  This is a top-down sweater with raglan sleeve shaping and a short-row yoke for a great fit.  As an intermediate project, this might require a bit of focus to settle into the pattern, but you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous cardigan!

photo by Joji

photo by Joji

photo by Joji

photo by Joji










Window To My Soul by Joji Locatelli, available as a Ravelry Download.

To fit bust: 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44, 46/48, 50/52, 54/56) inches

Finished Measurements:
Bust circumference: 28½ (32¼, 36, 39¾, 43½, 47, 50¾, 54½) inches
Bottom circumference: 38 (43, 48, 53, 58, 63, 68, 73) inches
Yoke depth: 5½ (6, 6½, 7, 7½, 8, 8½, 8¾) inches
Upper sleeve circumference: 10¾ (11¼, 11½, 12¾, 14, 15½, 17¼, 19¼) inches
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 4 inches
Length from underarm to bottom: 16½
Materials: 1260, (1260, 1260, 1680, 1680, 2100, 2100, 2520) yards of fingering weight yarn; US size 4 (3.5mm) and 2.5 (3mm) circular needles (or size needed to achieve gauge); cable needle; stitch markers; buttons.

Linaza swatches

Stockinette stitch: 24 st and 40 rows to 4 inches on US 4 (3.5mm) needles, after blocking.
Diamond Lace Pattern: 26 st and 34 rows to 4 inches on US 4 (3.5mm) needles, after blocking.

Timeline: Take the next two weeks to decide on your yarn!  Let me know how much and what color you might need of Linaza by 7/22.  The yarn will land by mid-July and we’ll start knitting the first week of August.  Let’s meet in person at Thursday night Sit & Stitch, here at the shop, 5:00-7:00pm, starting Thursday, August 6.

What to do from here:
Stop by and read the pattern in person.  Feel my swatches and the sample skein of Linaza.  Check out the color card of beautiful colorways (much nicer in person than on the monitor).  Get comfortable with the lace pattern by swatching with a thicker yarn.  Let me know what yarn and/or needles you might need by 7/22.  And then we’ll get started!