The perfect Summer top! Knit the Yarrow Tunic ...
Featuring Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy Yarn
The delicate lace pattern on the neck and hem of the Yarrow Tunic was inspired by the yarrow plant, also known as plumajillo (Spanish for 'little feather'). This easy to knit pullover features Hempathy, an airy cotton-hemp blend ... choose from over 20 colors. This top provides full coverage and is easy to wear with your favorite pair of capris or a pretty skirt!
by Amy Loberg
FREE pattern with purchase of Hempathy
With a simple lace pattern, the Yarrow Tunic is an easy knit, with a slightly A-lined top and plenty of flow. It is made of two identical panels that are seamed to create a boat neck. Knit mostly in enjoyable stockinette stitch, the decorative lace sections come in only at the bottom and at the neckline. This tunic is a quick knit and is sure to become one of your favorite warm weather tops!
36” (40”, 44”, 48 ½”, 53”, 56 ½”) at chest
32” (36”, 40”, 44 ½”, 49”, 52 ½”) at chest
6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) balls
Shown in Bleached White
875 (960, 1030, 1155, 1283, 1410) yards
US 4 [3.50mm] circular needles
23 sts = 4" in Stockinette stitch
"Hempathy" is a great blend of cotton, hemp and modal. Two different strands plied together give this yarn a slight textured look and the hint of sheen adds a little reflectivity. The softness of cotton, the elasticity of modal, and the drape of hemp combine to make this the perfect yarn for summer sweaters and accessories!
41% Cotton / 34% Hemp / 25% Modal
Yardage / Weight
153 yds in 50g
22 sts over 4" on US 4 [3.50mm]
Machine Wash, Dry Flat
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Once again, it is our pleasure to work with Patty Lyons on her latest Soho Slip Stitch Sweater KAL! Just like her past KALs, Patty's summer project is more like an online class with how-to's and videos for the price of a pattern!
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You will need a supply of the new Tahki Nordica yarn. Tahki's “Nordica” is a beautiful 100% extra fine merino wool, bonus ... it's an easy care superwash!
It has great stitch definition and comes in a versatile DK weight. Check the sizing below for the number of balls you will need ... don't forget the needles and notions!
Registration is easy, simply purchase the pattern along with your yarn! You will be automatically registered for the KAL ... just remember to add the pattern to your Ravelry Library during the download process!
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Soho Slip Stitch Sweater
Shown in size 34½" chest with 2" of ease over high chest
Nordica - color: Teal (#2736) and White (#51) (Teal pictures coming soon!)
Soho Slip Stitch Sweater KAL Materials
Women's Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Chest: 34 1/2 (38 ½, 43, 45 ½, 49 ½, 54, 56 ½)"
Chest: 87.5 (98, 109, 115.50, 125.50, 137, 143.50) cm
Front Length: 23 ½ (24 ¾, 25 ¾, 26 ½, 27½, 28, 28 ½)"
Front Length: 60 (63, 65, 67, 70, 71, 72) cm
Measured from top of shoulder to hem after pieces are seamed.
Nordica Color A - 7 (8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12) balls
Nordica Color B - 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) balls
|Buttons||1 (5/8 inch) button
We recommend waiting until after you finish your sweater to find and purchase the perfect button.
Tahki Stacy Charles Nordica
|Fiber Content||100% Virgin Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool|
|Yardage / Weight||137 yds in 50 grams|
|Gauge||22 sts over 4″ on US 6 [4.00mm] to US 7 [4.500mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash - Cold, Dry Flat|
Need an extra ball? ... you will need some yarn to swatch ... maybe you are just a “tight” knitter? Running out of yarn can be a real pain. Getting more yarn, in your color, with the same dyelot can be impossible! Purchase an “insurance” ball. We're glad to accept returns on full, unused balls of yarn!
Letah Schlintz was born on August 13, 1896. She grew up on Tomah, Wisconsin. Although she was born in the U.S. she was from a German family, lived in a German neighborhood, and even went to a German school ... and yes, of course, she knit German (continental).
Nana's Knitting Notebook, 1942
Letah was the grandmother of our shop owner, Amy Loberg, and it was "Nana" who taught Amy how to knit. Amy's mother also knit, so why did Amy learn from Nana instead of her mother? It depends on who you ask.
According to Amy's mother it was because she knit English while Nana knit German. German is a faster, more efficient and all around more practical way to knit - so why not send her to Nana's to learn German knitting?
But according to Amy, Nana taught her because Amy was "Child Number Four". Although her mother taught her sisters how to knit, it was just plain easier to get Amy out of the house and taught by someone else than for her busy mother to sit down and teach her herself!
Whatever the reason, Amy enjoyed spending time with her Nana. By then Nana lived in Janesville, the same town that Amy grew up in, and they visited frequently. Amy learned knitting, tatting, and various other handicrafts from her. Nana could also spin, weave, sew, crochet - practically anything that involved fiber ... she was the sort of woman who kept a tatting shuttle in her apron pocket and would sneak in a few moments of tatting in the kitchen while waiting for a pot to boil. Her husband, a carpenter, even built Nana a few weaving looms!
Nana died in 1977, when Amy was about 13, and while her love of fiber lived on in Amy, it seemed that the lessons from Nana had come to an end. Or so Amy thought ...
Nana had two children, Ralph (Amy's father) and Lois. Much of Nana's handiwork was passed down to Aunt Lois, and over the years it accumulated into boxes in the basement. Lois and her husband lived in the same house for over 50 years, and after Aunt Lois' death in 2012 it was time for the dreaded chore of cleaning out the basement.
But the dreaded chore turned into a wonderful surprise when one box yielded a packet of 3 x 5 notebook papers pinned together . . . a set of knitting patterns. The gem was the very first pattern, titled "Five Petal Doily" and dated July 24, 1942. It was in Nana's handwriting, some in blue pen, some in green pen and some in pencil - obviously a work-in-progress as she worked the pattern and made changes to the design. Amy started working on the doily pattern immediately (of course she had her knitting bag and needles with her!). The doily was awesome ... but what to do with it? Who has a need for a doily today?
Amy started thinking that the feather-like petal pattern would make a nice shawl. When Diana and Leslie from Mountain Colors asked her to come up with a design to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and showcase their new and completely luscious fingering weight Silkdance yarn ... she knew exactly what to do!
The result is the Feather Dance Shawl, Nana's historic doily pattern vamped up into a gorgeous and practical modern shawl.
It's elegant and sophisticated enough for a bride to wear! Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue . . . but which is it? Will it be her "something old" because of the original 1942 petal design, or "something new" because you made it, new, especially for her? Knit it in the blue icicle colorway and it will be her "something blue" - or knit it for yourself and loan it to the bride for her "something borrowed."
Happy Knitting! ... Scout