A Jumbo WIP Wednesday!
Hey there, blogfans! WIP Wednesday is back with a vengeance this week! We're all working on some fabulous summery projects that we're clamoring to share with you, some you've seen before and some brand new to the blog.
But first off, a big round of applause for Lindsay, who just bound off her Featherweight Cardigan yesterday--her first completed full size sweater! It's knit with one of our favorites, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Charcoal, and Lindsay improvised the textural seed stitch collar and trim. So gorgeous!
Anna also recently finished a project: her delightfully airy Citron shawlette, knit with Madelinetosh Prairie in Earl Grey. The color is magnificent, and the ruffled edge is pretty and feminine without being overly twee. Having knit one of these lovelies myself over the winter, I can say that this pattern is utterly addictive and so much fun to wear!
And now for some brand new beauties! Sandy is making great progress on Flynn, an adorable, richly cabled Grandpa-style cardigan from Rowan Summer Baby. The yarn shown in the book is Rowan's lightweight Cotton Glace, but Sandy decided to treat herself to a project made of one of our absolute favorite yarns, Marion Foale 3-Ply. It's a soft fingering weight wool that knits like a dream and is machine washable to boot!
Determined to overcome the dreaded SSS (Second Sock syndrome) that has plagued her in the past, Eva just cast on for a two-at-a-time pair of Pallazzoo socks, a pattern from our 2010 Sock Club, in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock. The delicate traveling stitch pattern (can you see it just under the cuff?) forms an intriguing lattice all over the sock. With this technique in her arsenal, Eva is sure she'll finish this pair!
Jenny recently started working on an ethereal Still Light tunic in Isager Alpaca 2, a cozy yet lightweight wool and alpaca blend. This dress, especially in a light neutral like Isager's color 2105, somehow manages to be summery and wintry at once--a surefire wardrobe stable throughout the seasons.
Oleya's latest is another pattern that seems to bridge the gap between winter and summer knitting perfectly: a Brooklet cowl in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Baltic and Steam Age. This double-sided cowl is knit in one piece with separate sections (one stockinette and one chevron lace) and then grafted together. I love the novel construction--not to mention that beautifully vibrant Baltic blue!
And don't think we've forgotten about you Liesl Knitalongers! We're still hard at work on our Liesls and making great progress. Anna, who was the last to cast on for her Habu Liesl, has actually become the first to finish and wear it to the store! I don't know what kind of knitting voodoo she's been up to, but we're all very impressed! Here's my Euroflax and Prairie Liesl, just about to reach the pockets.
And that's all, folks! We hope you're having a prolific summer of knitting so far as well! We'd love to hear about your projects, or any yarns or patterns that are inspiring you lately. Happy knitting!