Sunday, June 30 is the launch of our Blue Canoe, or other sleeveless Jill Wolcott Knits knit along. Say that three times!
In case you are still considering joining us, here’s a four-week course schedule. We might need more than a month to get the actual knitting done, but we’ll have four “classes”.
Charting the course/Setting sail
• Navigating the pattern
• Dipping your toes in the water
• Paddling away (the back)
• Following the course
• Staying the course
• On to the shore (neckband)
Don’t you want to join? Sounds fun and intriguing doesn’t it?
Here’s the yarn called for in the pattern: Kiwi Fingering from Zealana, 30% NZ merino, 30% organic cotton, 30% possum, 40g / 135yds (124m)
This yarn is lighter than other blended merino cottons because the possum is a hollow core fiber, so if you are substituting, you need something with approximately the same yardage in 50g. The ball band suggests 27 sts/4″ using a size 3(3mm) ndl.
Here’s the info from the pattern:
sizes XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
Finished chest 32.625 (35.75) (39.25) (44.875) (47.625)” / Finished side length 11 (12) (13) (14) (15)”
gauge 6 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 24 sts/4″ and 32 rows/4″ in Blocked Purl-Twist on size 3(3.25mm) ndls / 6.625 sts/in and 9.5 rows/in = 26.5 sts/4″ and 38 rows/4″ in Blocked Bead Stitch on size 2(2.75mm) ndls
needles Size 3(3.25mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge, size 2(2.75mm) dpns
supplies Stitch and locking pin markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or WY
yarn Kiwi 4-ply from Zealana, 30% NZ merino, 30% NZ possum, 40% cotton, 40g/136 yds (123m) / 5 (5) (6) (7) (8) skeins
as shown Model Size Medium / Color Sunset
If you have never worked one of my patterns, I will warn you that my gauge is typically for the relaxed knitter–you may need a different needle size. But it is important to get the stitch gauge so that you have the right fabric.
So jump in! If you don’t push off with us, you are still welcome to join at any time.