When I was looking and choosing colors for an upcoming collection, I kept being drawn to The Fiber Seed’s colorway, Stars&Stripes. For some reason I kept clicking back to that color over and over again. For some reason, it had my mind thinking about veterans, wounded warriors and military families that were feeling lonely, hopeless and helpless. This particular color sparked home, community, and support to me. I knew that I needed to knit something to share with military families, particularly those who are working to overcome some sort of injury, whatever the nature of that setback, and to bring a sense of support to the families who are on the journey with them.
I discussed my idea with The Fiber Seed and we collaborated to create the “Stars&Stripes KAL.” I’m excited to share this opportunity with you to not only knit a summery shawl, but to also support our wounded warriors and their families through a donation to The Fisher House. This pattern is a great first shawl, so it would be a good pattern to knit with friends and stretch your knit skills. Have fun having a local KAL and find a military family that would appreciate a small token of appreciation and donate your finished knit to them.
I love playing with Variegated yarns and their co-ordinating colors. These two colors from Three Irish Girls are no exception. They play well together, mixing elements of texture and lace to produce a stunning piece that will see you through a Midsummer’s Night, no matter what your plans entail. Make sure that you block your shawl when you are finished- especially if you choose to use the Three Irish Girls McClellan yarn, a nice soak and block really opens up the eyelet stitches and the resulting drape from the bamboo is breathtaking
Approximately 80”/203.0 cm wide and 30”/76.0 cm long, after washing and blocking.
16 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
Three Irish Girls McClellean Fingering (65% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 10% Nylon, 410
yards/375 meters per 100 grams/3.53 ounces) MC, Midsummer’s Night Dream 1 skein, CC, I am that Merry Wanderer Of the Night, 1 skein
Size US 6 (4 mm), 32”/81.5 cm circular needle (or preferred cable size for working a large number of stitches flat) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Four stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.
The gauge for this shawl does not have to be exact, however, the yardage requirements and finished measurements will vary if your gauge is different from the pattern.
For when it is almost warm enough outside to enjoy your favorite sundress, but not quite. For the times when it is almost cold enough to need a shawl, but not quite. For those times when you are almost famous. Wherever you almost are, “Almost” is the perfect shawlette accessory to take with you on your journey.
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 64” (162.5 cm) wingspan x 21” (53.5 cm) depth after blocking
Gauge: 20 sts/36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Gauge is critical to ensure that you do not run out of yarn and that you make the most of each seedling!
Yarn: The Fiber Seed 1 Sprout Seed Pack (90% Superwash USA Merino Wool, 10% Nylon, 120 yards per color, 480 yards total), 1 set. Sample shown in colorway Desert Sunset.
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle
Supplies: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors.
Thanks to Stitch Definition for all your help in getting this pattern together: photos by Anne Podlesak, tech editing by Chaitanya Muralidhara and pattern layout by Elizabeth Green Musselman.
Over the Rainbow Bridge is a sweet, easily customizable baby blanket in bright, bold colors! It’s the perfect gift for the expectant parents who are waiting to be surprised by baby. You can make a rainbow, or change the colors to match your nursery theme. The blanket is a big size, sure to last for a long time as a blanket, or a squishy mat for baby to enjoy some tummy time. If you want to make a smaller blanket, simply make the striped sections smaller, or for a larger blanket, make them larger! It pairs nicely with a sleep sack and hat.
Finished Dimensions: 33 inches/84 cm across
Gauge: 18 sts/24 rounds = 4”/10 cm Stockinette Stitch (note: Gauge is not critical to finished product, however blanket size and yarn amounts may vary depending on gauge!)
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater superwash 55% wool, 45% organic cotton, 3.5oz/100gms, 160yds/146m per skein
Color A: #7517, Igloo (1 skein)
Color B: #7523, Lilac (1 skein)
Color C: #7531, Bloomsberry (1 skein)
Color D: #7504, Lake (2 skeins)
Color E: #7514, Turtle (2 skeins)
Color F: #7505, Firefly (2 skeins)
Color G: #7528, Life Jacket (2 skeins)
Color H: #7518, Barn (2 skeins)
Color I: #7510, Splash (2 skeins)
Needles: US size 6/4 mm, various sizes of circular needles, starting with a 16”/40.5 cm circular cord and increasing to 60”/152.5 cm circular cord, US size 6/4 mm dpns
Supplies: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors
Katie’s Daisies is the elegant cardigan that you’ve been looking for, just the thing to throw on with your jeans, or to wear with your favorite skirt. It’s delicate and beautiful, yet simple all at the same time. Worked from the bottom up, featuring daisy stitch panels on both the front and back. Sleeves are worked in the round and joined before working the yoke. The faux daisy pockets add an element of simplistic beauty without adding the extra bulk of a real pocket. A dainty daisy edging completes the design.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished Dimensions: To fit bust measurements: 32 (34, 38, 42, 46, 51) inches / 81.5 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117.0, 129.5) cm
Gauge: 20 sts/32 rows = 4”/ 10.0 cm in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
Yarn: Sincere Sheep Luminous 15% Tussah Silk, 85% Polwarth Wool, 4 oz/330 yards Color: May Day, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
Needles: US size 5/3.75 mm, 16”/ 40.5 cm circular, 32”/ cm circular, US size 4/3.5 mm, 32”/ cm circular, US size 4/3.5 mm dpns
Supplies: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch marker.
Baby sweaters are so sweet and super fast to knit. They are the perfect opportunity to practice your skills playing with color and knitting stripes or adding pockets, because if you make a mistake it’s easy to fix – and babies are slightly less vocal about their opinions! Grellow Ducks is destined to become your go-to baby shower knit; it’s a fast knit, worked seamlessly from the bottom up. It is worked in a neutral, all-baby friendly palette, and offers a sporty look with the striped pockets. The toy duck fits nicely in the pocket and adds an extra element of fun to this adorable cardigan.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: 3 months (6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months)(2, 4, 6) years
Finished Chest Size: 18 (19, 20, 21, 22)(23, 25, 27)” (when buttoned)
Sweater is meant to be worn with 2” of positive ease when closed.
Shown in size 6 months
Gauge: 22 sts/32 rows = 4” 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
Yarn: The Fiber Seed Sprout DK (90% Superwash USA Merino Wool, 10% Nylon, 225 yards); Slate (MC) 1 (1, 2, 2, 3)(3, 3, 4) skeins, Lemon Drop (CC) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1)(1, 1, 1) skeins
Needles: US 6, 24” circular, or size needed to obtain gauge, US 6 dpn(s), or size needed to obtain gauge
Supplies: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch marker, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8) 3/4”/2.0 cm buttons