Sunday

Upcoming Festivals!


Market season is up and running! 
Here is a list of our upcoming shows:

West Friendship, Maryland

Estes Park, Colorado

Whitehall, Montana

Salida, Colorado


Please stop by to say hello if you are at any of these shows. Also, we will be posting some show specials on social media for those of you who would like to shop from home and have your order shipped to you instead. Thank you!

Friday

Margaret Dashwood Shawl knitalong starts on Valentine's Day!

Cast-on day is February 14, and we will knit along together for 28 days. We will end on Daylight Savings Day. Who wants to knit with me while we watch the days lengthen? I love watching the sun set a few minutes later each day as we wait for spring!

The pattern is available for automatic download via my Etsy shop. 


It is also available in the Jane Austen Knits summer 2012 magazine as well as the book, 
The Best Of Jane Austen Knits.

What you need:
Either: 2 skeins or Brooklyn Tweed Loft (11” by 70” finished shawl size) 
Or: 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (15” by 80” finished shawl size)

Using the simplest techniques for lace and shaping, this is an ideal first shawl for a beginning or intermediate knitter.
Skills needed:
Knit
Purl
Slip
Knit 2 together
Yarn over
Knit front and back

I have written a series of prompts for anyone who wants to join us in sharing photos and posts on social media! See the image below for suggestions for prompts for our knitalong. Follow me on instagram @ joannajohnson to see our progress and to share photos of your project!


Little Women Knits print + digital set

 

We are pleased to share that the Little Women Knits print + digital book set is now available here in our shop.



When you order you will be receiving an autographed copy of the book, along with a download sent to your email for the ebook of Little Women Knits.


Perfect time to cozy up and plan some fall and winter knitting projects!







Thursday

Announcing Emma Knits!

 


We are overjoyed to announce a new pattern collection, Emma Knits!
This project was designed in collaboration with Malabrigo Yarn Company and each of the six patterns features a different Malabrigo Yarn. This collection is available as an instant download eBook in our Etsy shop here.

You can read more about Joanna's design process for this collection over here on the Malabrigo website. Each pattern is inspired by the Jane Austen book, Emma, and is a modern interpretaion of traditional Regency-era fashions. Above you see Secret Engagement, a cropped long-sleeve jacket, and below, Village Ball, a cross-body shawl wrap.


We hope you enjoy this new collection!

(c) 2021 all photos by Christa Tippmann photography

Joanna's Cozy Knee Socks

I hope you enjoy knitting these cozy knee socks!




Size
Adult M (L), foot circumference 7.5 (9.25) inches

Yarn 
Paton's Kroy Sock Yarn, 166 yards/50g, 75% wool, 25% nylon
Main Color Grey Marl, 2 (3) skeins
Contrast Color Muslin, 1 skein

Gauge
26 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size US 2 1/2 needles

Needles
One set US 2 double pointed needles
One set US 2 1/2 double pointed needles

Notions
Yarn Needle
2 yards of waste yarn of the same weight as the sock yarn

Notes
These socks are knit from the top down on double pointed needles

Pattern
Cuff
Using contrast color and smaller needles, cast on 60 (72) sts. Being careful not to twist stitches, begin working in the round.
Needle 1: 16 (20) sts, Needle 2: 16 (20) sts, Needle 3: 28 (32) sts
Work in k2, p2 rib for 3 inches
Next round: decrease 4 stitches evenly across next round by working p2tog on purl stitches of ribbing, 56 (68) sts remain.

Leg
After this row, rearrange stitches as follows:
Needle 1: 14 (17) sts, Needle 2: 14 (17) sts, Needle 3: 28 (34) sts.
Switch to larger needles and main color yarn and work straight in stockinette stitch (knit every round) for 3 inches.
Decrease round:
Needle 1: k1, ssk, knit to end of needle
Needle 2: knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 3: k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
4 stitches decreased. 52 (64) sts remain, Needle 1: 13 (16) sts, Needle 2: 13 (16) sts, Needle 3: 26 (32) sts.
Work straight in stockinette stitch until sock measures 8 (9) inches from cast on edge.
Repeat decrease round again, 4 sts decreased. 48 (60) sts remain, Needle 1: 12 (15) sts, Needle 2: 12 (15) sts, Needle 3: 24 (30) sts
Continue knitting straight in stockinette stitch until the sock measures 12 (14) inches from the cast on edge, or desired length from cuff to ankle bone. 

Heel
Needle 1: knit, Needle 2: knit, Needle 3, with waste yarn, knit across needle. With empty needle, knit all of the stitches on needle 3 once more, using the main color yarn.

Foot
Knit straight in stockinette stitch in the round until the foot measures (starting with row of waste yarn) 3 inches less than the final desired length of the sock. 
Change to contrast color.
Work decrease round as above, 4 sts decreased. 44 (56) sts.
Knit one round.
Repeat these two round until there are 16 (20) sts remaining.
Graft toe using kitchener stitch.

Heel
Pick up stitches on one side of the waste yarn as follows:
Needle 1: 12 (15) sts, Needle 2: 12 (15) sts.
On the other side of the waste yarn, pick up with Needle 3: 24 (30) sts. 48 (60) sts.
Carefully pick out the waste yarn, and now you have an secure opening to work the heel.
With contrast color, work 2 rounds straight.
Work decrease round as above, 4 sts decreased. 44 (56) sts.
Knit one round.
Repeat these two round until there are 16 (20) sts remaining.
Graft heel using kitchener stitch.



Monday

Little Women Knitting Kits



All of the yarn colors used in Little Women Knits were hand dyed by Rachel at Six and Seven Fiber. She is offering lovely knitting kits on her website featuring the ten colors used for the book, which can be knit up into the fun colorwork cowl seen below.

The cowl features a classic houndstooth stranded knitting pattern, reimagined in pairs of hand-dyed colors that play off one another beautifully. It is a modern retelling of a traditional pattern and shows off Rachel's colors beautifully!