Wolseley WOol

Our Blog about: WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday – What’s on Corie’s needles

I’m currently working on a Very Gifted Cowl in the Universal Worsted Deluxe Tweed. It isn’t the most exciting project to knit, but the plain stockinette makes it great project to take on the go (like to the Fringe Festival, which I’m doing tonight.) Like Mona, I have some baby knitting to do. I’m casting on for the Newborn Vertebrae cardigan in Ancient Arts Merino/Silk fingering. The other project I’ll be starting soon is TinCan Knits Bounce, in Cascade 220 Wave and Estelle Double Knit. I knit this baby blanket a few months ago in the Cascade 220 Wave and Berroco Ultra Wool DK.

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – What’s in Odessa’s Project Bag

  Right now I am working on two things I am excited about, one old and one new. The old one is a sweater that Mona and I had planned to work on together last summer but never quite got around to. The Fog and Whisper Cardigan by Veera Valimaki is a great, wear with everything, easy knit cardigan. It’s knit from the top down in fingering weight yarn with a shawl collar added after the shawl is done. We had been SO inspired during a Shibui Mix Party when we were playing with all of the different Shibui Yarns in different combinations. We were smitten with the combination of Shibui Pebble and Shibui Lunar. Both are lighter than fingering weight and combined knit up to gauge well. The Pebble gives the fabric a nice squishy texture with a combination… Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – Sigrid is having fun with minis!

  For the past couple of weeks I have been working on a Born Trippy by Beata Jezek of Hedgehog Fibres. I had been saving a gradient collection from Indigo Dragonfly I had purchased from Wolseley Wool last summer for the perfect knit just for me, and I decided early this month after a few month of knitting gifts for others it was time for a treat for myself. I have paired the gradient mini’s with a skein of fingering weight Alegria from Manos and it is knitting up into a lovely chevron scarf that will be perfect for chillier evenings in later summer and a wonderful accent to a light jacket come fall.     This scarf works perfectly with Hedgehog fibres, Cog yarns, and Manos Fino mini skeins. It calls for 4 mini fingering skeins and 1-100g fingering… Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – Odessa’s mosaic shawl

  Right now I’m working on one of my most favourite projects yet. The Columbina shawl by Ambah O’Brein in Manos Marina.     I came across this pattern while looking for something else and I was smitten. The mosaic colourwork is beautiful and the shawl is an easy to wear shape. Immediately I started hunting around the store for the perfect yarn and settled on Marina. It’s a lace weight single with a ton of yards per skein in some beautiful hand dyed colourways. I went with Suede and Nostalgia, a pairing with a delicate and subtle contrast. The pattern calls for a fingering weight yarn and I chose a lace weight so I went down a needle size to get a tidy yet lightweight fabric. I’m also knitting the large size to make up for my smaller gauge…. Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – What’s on Corie’s Needles

  I have a lot of projects that are on the needles, but tucked away in project bags waiting for a moment when I have more time to devote to them (ha!) but I have two projects that I’m actively working on, and one where I’m in the planning stages.   The first project is my Glaswegian Cardigan (pattern by Amy Christoffers), done in Plotulopi, that we did in a class. The main knitting on this project is done, it just needs to be steeked and stitches picked up and knit for the button bands. The pattern as written is knit flat, but I altered it to be knit in the round, to make knitting the colourwork easier. If I were to knit this again, I would make sure that there was more of a contrast between my main colour… Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – Odessa’s working on a summer sweater

  Currently I am working on a cute summer sweater that will be perfect for over dresses! I’m knitting the Deschain by Leila Raabe. Its a shorter lightweight sweater with a boxy shape and a simple yet elegant shale lace pattern up the centre that helps give it shaping.   I’m using Rowan Mako Cotton, a seasonal limited edition yarn from Rowan. It’s so soft and knits up to a really plush fabric!   I’m really liking knitting this pattern. It’s really easy to follow and doesn’t have too much going on so I can work on it anywhere. I am knitting it with a bit less ease than called for so it’s not as boxy, but otherwise I am knitting it as written. The Mako Cotton is knitting up really well at the gauge called for. I was also… Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – Clare’s Sweater Plans

  I am currently swatching the Zweig sweater by Caitlin Hunter. I am loving the drape and feel of the Ancient Arts Silk Merino, and I am looking forward to pairing it with the subtly speckled Hedgehog Sock for the delicate lace panel. I’m only one swatch away from casting on!   Also on the needles is my Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry. Sadly, I played yarn chicken and I lost. Looks like its time to shop for some kidsilk lace! SaveSave SaveSave

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – Mona’s Fading Point

  I love to fade colours.  I think I may be a little obsessed with it.  I knit the Find Your Fade, Free Your Fade, So Faded and What the Fade patterns by Andrea Mowry and then I looked around for more fading ideas.  In between those projects I attempted the Starting Point Shawl by Joji Locatelli.  I loved it but I kept getting distracted by yet another fade and I just couldn’t quite get it finished.  Just before the retreat I finished my What the Fade and I was ready to start back on my Starting Point.  Then another fade came along and it’s been put back in the basket for another little break.     The Fading Point by Joji Locatelli is exactly what I was looking for.  It has the creative construction of the Starting Point, but… Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – Corie’s showing off whats on her needles

I don have very much knit, but I do have two new projects cast on recently. The first project is the So Faded sweater, by Andrea Mowry.   I’m using Manos del Uruguay Alegria in a couple of colours, along with some Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn and an old Fleece Artist silk/wool from old stash. I also cast on a plain top-down so with with Regia Pairfect on a set of Chiaogoo’s 9 inch needles. There really isn’t much done, but the idea is for this to be my new purse project. I have just finished another sweater, the Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund in Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok. I still have to weave on some ends, but it has been so hot lately that i don’t want to sit down with it for any length of time, but I’m… Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday – Kari’s Bias Toward Mohair

One of the many projects I have on the needles is Churchmouse’s “Mohair Bias Loop.” What attracted me to this piece is the loop can be worn three different ways—around the neck as a long, endless scarf, twisted double as a cowl, or as a wrap to hug the shoulders. I love versatility! Since I can never do anything in moderation, I’ve got two versions of this pattern on the go using two different yarns—for two completely different effects. The bias loop knit in Fleece Artist’s Halo Bundle is a fingering weight yarn held with a single strand of mohair. Mona knit the project with these yarns to display in the shop (see pictures below). And as soon as I tried it on, I knew I had to knit one for me. Fleece Artist’s Halo Bundle is a joy to… Read more »

, | Posted in WIP Wednesday.