NEEDLES & KNITS
Diagram from Sandnes Uldvarefabrik
Video of Tove picking up stitches near the cut edge for the arm hole band.
The finished vest - arm hole and neck line were steeked. Sumbo was not sure how she wanted the neckline shaped, so it was knitted straight up and steeked later.
We would like you to meet Ernie and Esther, the Easter chickens. Tove and Lorri knit these for Easter and thought you might like to as well. The pattern by Janice Anderson is free on the Rowan website and can be found at knitrowan.com. This pattern is a great way to use up leftover yarn and have some fun at the same time!
Since Tove and Lorri both hate sewing up (really who doesn't?), they knit their chickens on the round and started with 15 stitches and divided the stitches equally onto double pointed needles and increased accordingly. Tove's chicken, Esther, the solid yellow one, was knit in Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK,688 Sunshine, gauge: 26 stitches = 36 rows. Lorri knit Ernie the multicoloured taller chicken, on leftover sock yarn Fabel Print Drops 903 yellow/pink, gauge: 26 stitches = 34 rows. This pattern is a great way to use up leftover yarn and have some fun at the same time! Don't forget to send us pictures of your Earnie and Esthers!
Happy Easter everyone and enjoy the chocolate bunnies!
Be sure to check out the Gallery of finished projects from our Needles and Knits Customers for more inspirations and ideas!
Be sure to check out May's blog on Steeking. Tove will be steeking a beautiful Rowan fair isle vest knit by Sumbo. Here are some pictures of her vest that will be steeked.
Another beautiful yarn ideal for lace stitch knitting is Kidsilk Haze Glamour. It is a fine lightweight glamourous yarn made from a blend of superkid mohair, silk and a thread of sequins. The sequins make it ideal for evening or dressy wear and adds just that bit of sparkle to any project.
It comes in 8 lovely shades as shown below.
The Stellar Wrap and Glisten Gloves are both knit in the Kidsilk Haze Glamour and are Rowan patterns.
Baby Merino Silk DK is a luxury yarn that Rowan has developed specifically for babies. It is a machine washable blend of merino wool and silk and is wonderfully soft. It comes in 28 beautiful shades that range from mid tone brights to soft neutrals.
Download PDF Shade Card. Here are some Rowan patterns that have been knit in Baby Merino Silk DK.
Once your projects are done, please send us a picture to ( email address to be decided ) with the yarn used, pattern name and your first name. We put all projects knit with yarn purchased from Needles and Knits on the website under "Gallery".
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