The Lady February Sweater is a free sweater pattern has taken off via the blogworld and primarily through Ravelry. The pattern inspired by Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater, available in Knitter's Almanac. It is designed by FlintKnits.
Over 1,000 people have started knitting this sweater. It is knit using worsted weight yarn at a gauge of 18 stitches over 4 inches (in garter stitch for your gauge swatch). The popularity can be attributed to the simple design, the EZ inspiration, or the fact that this top down sweater is just so darn cute!
Today, several people came in the shop to oogle Debra's finished sweater (in Cascade Sierra) and were not familiar with the pattern. We did start a store KAL (knit-a-long) on July 19th, and we have two sweaters clocked in as finished. With over 15 people knitting this pattern, you can imagine we like the pattern.
We promise to have photos soon of the sweaters in progress!
So, stop over and check out the pattern and join us if you would like!
We also got the Handpainted Trekking yarn which is beautiful!
Hopefully, we will have some photos next week of Lady February sweaters in progress...
Mary Ellen sent this cool photo to us of an art exhibit of sheep made out of telephone parts (check out the feet!). Click on the picture for a larger view.
Have a great week!
On other stix news, we have a new shop sample. The "Children's Cotton Hat" is a pattern available in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. This book is full of patterns that you will want to knit.
It is knit using Cotonade and took a little over one night to make. The hat is the toddler size and only took one skein. Imagine that, a quick knit and is $5.00 for the total project. These make a great gift for a baby.
The ladies all contributed various forms of food and decadence. We had vegetable dip, strawberries and brie, Rosemary's scrumptious canapes. The table then extended into Patty's mom's double chocolate cupcakes, coffee cake, fruit salad, Lucy's chocolate brownies, and a double chocolate cake (notice the chocolate theme?).
All of this was done for this special lady. Carol usually would tell me not to post her photo and I am ignoring her this one time because we have to show off our great friend. Here she is with Sheila.
Patty and Carol hugging. Carol gives the best hugs too (even Lisa agrees!).
Carol, we are going to miss you hanging out with us on Thursdays! (Hint Hint!) Carol, will just have to email us and talk more on our Ravelry group: stix-n-stitchers.
Of course, there was knitting and then some. Here is a fabric scarf for your eyes to enjoy. It is so unique I had to photograph (unfortunately you can't feel how soft it is).
This Saturday is the kick off of the Lady February Sweater KAL in the shop. There are whispers of bagels and of course we always have the coffee in the shop. This is a great and quick pattern that is based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby February Sweater. Stop by and join us!
Here's Lisa's Helena sweater almost done in Zara.
Here is Joann's hat #1, hat #2, and hat #3 all knit in Zara (and in the same color).
Mary Ellen is working on a scarf in multiple types of yarn in blue shades of color.
Lucy is working on this lovely baby blanket.
Have a great weekend!
The upside down daisy hat is so much fun to knit especially when using Zara (which is machine washable).
This is a relatively quick knit although there is a little more sewing when you need to add the individual petals.
Zara is a super yummy yarn with great stitch definition. Stop by to see the hat and use the try me skein to test the yarn!
Christine stopped by to show off her recent lace accomplishment. She also picked up some more yarn to make another lace project and a baby surpise in Ty-Dy (which will look so cute!).
Happy July 4th Weekend!py