Lanas Stop Bambini 50g Linen 710. 50g, 200m, 220yds per ball. Knits on 2.5-3mm needles or hook 26sts x 32 rows. Machine wash at 30c, reduced agitation wash, cool iron. 50% superwash wool, 50% acrylic.
Baby sweater in Lanas Stop Bambini Linen 710
The manufacturer of the yarn said this was 4ply/fingering and it does knit to that tension but it’s much closer to sport weight which is between 4ply and DK weight, it is an excellent, affordable yarn sub for Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
I am knitting a Vera Sweater from Emma Sadler Designs using the Antique Rose shade as my Main Colour, using 3.75mm needles and it’s a very fast knit, I am loving the fabric and can’t wait to wear it.
Lanas Stop Bambini 50g Antique Rose 320 50g, 200m, 220yds per ball. Knits on 2.5-3.5 mm needles or hook 26 sts x 32 rows. Machine wash at 30c, reduced agitation wash, cool iron. 50% superwash wool, 50% acrylic. The manufacturer of the yarn said this was 4ply/fingering and it does knit to that tension but it’s much closer to sport weight which is between 4ply and DK weight, it is an excellent, affordable yarn sub for Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
I am knitting a Vera Sweater from Emma Sadler Designs using this shade as my Main Colour, using 3.75mm needles and it’s a very fast knit, I am loving the fabric and can’t wait to wear it.
Indie Gift Along 2020 my WIPs, FOs and plans for December knitting and crochet.
I cast on the Ronan Cardigan by Tiona Murphy for the Gift Along, it’s going to my friends Ben and Kelly for their new baby boy who was born a few weeks ago. I used Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool in the Denim colourway and it works well with the cables. It’s also machine wash for a new and busy Mum of two.
I’m also sending them a couple of cotton burp cloths from a pattern by my good friend Emma Sadler, it’s called Muzies.
I have wanted to knit Alameda by Clarice Gomes since I saw her knitting the sample in a beautiful green colour when we met on a Saturday night Zoom knit and natter which we both go to. It’s absolutely stunning and I love it so much. I’m using Lanas Stop Bambini in the Linen colourway. You can buy that yarn here. I’ve knitted a bit more since then and will add another photo to the project page, click the image below to see more info.
This is Clarice’s sample
I did another crochet test of a pattern for Lillinette Crochet of her Ilsan pattern, you can make two of the squares and join them to make a Biscornu which is a clever construction and makes a very pretty pin cushion. I used scraps of DK sparkly yarn in silver grey, purple and magenta.
I cast on for the CareAway Shawl, I’m not sure I made the best yarn choice, but I do absolutely love the colours, it’s a creamy white, a light grey and a mustard yellow and is called Skittles. The yarn is Stylecraft Bambino DK.
A quick round up of just a few of my favourite cardigan patterns in August 2020. Click on the designer’s name to go to their Ravelry.com store or on the image for that pattern to go to the pattern page on Ravelry.
Michele says this can be made to any size, so doesn’t quote a size range and is part of an ebook collection which is great value. It’s crocheted with DK weight yarn and very adaptable in terms of fit/size.
This is a great basic cardigan to wrap yourself in while you’re lounging around the house or running errands. It uses Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or similar heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn, 6.5mm/7mm hooks for a quick and easy project.
Crocheted with Lion Brand Jeans, which sounds like it could be similar to Stylecraft’s Jeanie Aran yarn, this is an affordable yet stylish piece for every day. Sized XS to 3XL and it looks like it would be easy to upsize.
I liked the dolman sleeves and casual shape of this one, I can see my friend Helen loving it and it might even talk her into doing some crochet. Sizing is based on the high hip measurement (where the bone is either side of your tummy) and runs from 30-55″. It’s fingering weight yarn which gives it an amazing drape, I really like this one.
I almost included this in the knit collection when I look at patterns yesterday but when I looked again, I realised it was crochet and loved it even more. 4ply/fingering weight yarn, 3.5mm hook and with a wonderful drape, a great way to use up washable sock yarns.
This pattern is free, sized from 36-56″ bust/chest and I really like the stitch pattern, simple yet effective. Drop sleeves, worked flat and bottom up. I like this denim colour, very easy to wear with jeans or a pretty dress.
I hope you like this latest round up of some of my many, many favourites and find something that you love as much as I do.
As always, I have a ton of WIPs around the house waiting to be completed, or at the stage where I’m a) not sure I want to finish them or b) needed to finish another item first.
Vera Sweater WIP
I’m working on a few WIPs this week, the first being a test knit for Emma of Emma Sadler Designs. It’s her new Vera Sweater, knitted with 4ply/fingering weight sock yarn. Her sample knit used West Yorkshire Spinners 4ply for the main body in a light grey and she used oddments of sock yarns for the sleeves.
I’m using some Lanas Stop Bambini in Antique Pink for my main colour and some odd balls of Drops Fabel in 911 Picnic and 904 Lavender Dreams.
Campside KAL 2020 WIP
I cast on for the Campside Cardi, using some newly purchased Highland Heathers yarn from Stylecraft, in the colour Gorse. It’s a rich heather with greens, teal and yellow greens in the mix. Very pretty and 100g goes a long way. I bought two balls, I’ll probably need another three but will buy four, just in case. The yarn is DK weight acrylic and is very soft to touch. #campsidekal2020
In Stillness WIP
A few weeks ago, using a 50/50 blend of superwash merino and acrylic in a rich, chocolate brown, I cast on In Stillness by Alicia Plummer. I’m making the 41″ chest size and will add extra hip increases to suit my body shape. It’s knitted top down and I’m about an inch from separating the sleeves from the body. The yarn is buttery soft and so nice to knit with, it’s a joy.
I’m sorry, I haven’t taken a photo of this one as yet, but I promise I will soon and add it to this blog post.
Emma and I will be live on Facebook again on Sunday 9th August, assuming she’s not helping her brother in law to put up the new fence. Last Sunday rain stopped play and they only got the posts in.
See you soon, happy crafting and don’t forget to tag us in social media so we can see your projects @woollymadlydeeply or #woollymadlydeeply
4ply wool fingering weight, sock yarns
4ply wool fingering weight and sock yarns
In the UK we call fingering weight yarn 4ply, as typically it was a finer yarn spun from 4 plies of yarn, but many 4ply yarns are now spun from only one or two plies.
4ply yarn is great for socks, shawls, gloves and other accessories such as shawls, wraps and scarves. It is lightweight but depending on the wool content can also be lovely and warm.
It is wonderful for Fair Isle and colour work projects using 100% wool to give a lighter garment despite the almost double thickness of the resulting patterned fabric.
It produces beautiful lacy knits and often blocks well to show the resulting lacework pattern.
It can be stranded double to knit a heavier garment or to achieve ombre type effects in the garment or fabric.
Superwash sock and fingering weight yarns are fantastic for baby clothing as busy Mum’s will appreciate a machine washable garment which is both easy care and hard wearing. Sock yarns often contain up to 25% nylon to add strength, think heels and toes that get a lot of wear going in and out of your shoes, to the yarn.