When January lasts 119 days, you do get a nice long winter knitting season! The finished projects I’m sharing in this post were all brought in yesterday – that’s a whole lot of knitting that’s been going on lately.
Mary Beth spotted our class on Stephen West’s Vertices Unite* on the spring calendar and kindly brought in the two beautiful versions she has completed. Yarn color choice and placement guarantee that every Vertices Unite will be unique – one of the things I love about this pattern and a big reason why I chose it for a class. (Another reason being West’s clever patchwork construction. If you’d like to make one yourself, see our class schedule for details.)
Stephanie shared a yummy hat she named “Sugarplum” in her Ravelry projects, the #10 Maruna Hat by Irina Anikeeva from the Late Winter 2017 issue of Vogue Knitting. Her yarn is SimpliCria from HiKoo, a dreamy chainette super baby alpaca that was in the shop and gone all too soon.
Steven brought in two fantastic hats worked in Malabrigo Rios in Yerba (green) and Sabiduria (purple). The first one is Stephen West’s Botanic Hat*.
Below, Carolyn’s Passerine Hat* from designer Erica Heusser in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. The birds were worked in stranded knitting with just a single Unicorn Tail of 52 yards of Merino Light.
What could she wear with such a charmer of a cap? How about her New Berlin Gansey from Amy Christoffers? The colors coordinate beautifully. Carolyn made it her own with some clever alterations for better fit. Her yarn is Arranmore Light from The Fibre Company.
Yesterday was not only a busy day for FO photos, it was also the third and final Gosh’s Guests presentation for Spring 2018. Tina Woodward gave a fascinating talk on embroidering on knits. She shared such creative ideas, techniques, and design resources. Her samples alone made you want to thread a needle and start stitching.
A few of her embroidered knits…
Tina gave us lots of hints for different stabilizers, canvases, and ways to transfer patterns onto knitted fabric.
She recommended designers she follows on Instagram…
…and brought in her favorite books from her collection.
As Gosh’s Guests Gina and Linda had before her, Tina delivered an outstanding program. We’re so grateful they accepted our invitation, and we know they’ve sparked a lot of imaginations. I expect to see more and more FOs that have been beaded, woven, and embroidered.
Would you like to be our Guest? We’re “booking” the fall season of Gosh’s Guests now and would love to hear from you!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at GYI.