June Update

We're now in full swing with our regularly scheduled zoom get-togethers on Mondays at 4:00PM Eastern Daylight Time. Come join in for an hour of knitting and chatting about knitting, design, and life in general. You'll receive a discounted price on any one of the the three Summer Tee patterns through July 2023.

Choose your challenge from one of three drop-shoulder tees with lots of cool, positive ease, knit in-the-round from the bottom to the arm openings, then knit flat to the shoulders and seamed.

1. Key West

Key West is a quick knit pattern with a sand and sea nautical vibe. The body is knit in stockinette, with a solid stripe across the yoke in both a contrasting color and stitch pattern. I love Luma from the Fibre Co for summer knits - the yarn has enough wool to be resilient, yet it's cool to the touch. Here are two suggested Luma colorways:



Sarina made her tee in the Dune colorway. Check out her progress on the KnitWiz Summer KAL Ravelry thread

Here she is wearing the finished tee: Key West Tee

2. Pagosa Rose

Pagosa Rose will take more time to knit. The yarn is another great summery yarn - Meadow, also from the Fibre Co. It's a heavy lace/light fingering combination of silk, linen, wool and baby Llama. The main body is again stockinette, but with a contrasting rose mosaic pattern across the yoke. The neckline and sleeves are edged and hemmed with the contrasting yarn; the purl ridge lends a delicate picot effect to the edging. I made this for my sister in "Black Adder" and "Lavender" with a gauge of 8 sts/inch on US 2 needles.

Pagosa Rose Tee

3. Brush Creek

Brush Creek

This tee, knit from Luma DK (the Fibre Co) was inspired by memories of childhood summers spent playing in the creek at the end of the road. The edging used at neck and arm openings continue the themes of water and movement.

Kits are available for all three patterns at kindredknits.com/collections/summer-tee-kits.

If you would like a different color combination than the ones listed, email me (cathy@knitwiz.com) or convo me on Ravelry. It will be fun to see what everyone is doing!

How to Join

Once you've purchased a pattern(free during the test-knit phase), your project will be generated and waiting for you in your knitting basket. Before getting the instructions you'll need to do two things:

  1. Make your swatches and add your gauge numbers to your project page - scroll down to the swatch area.
  2. Take your measurements (or measurements of the person you're making this for) and add them to KnitWiz. Then select those measurements to use for your project.

Summer Tee Ending Party

Show off your new Summer Tee at the End-of-Summer Party on July 31st, also at 4:00 EDT - you'll want to be there for a Raffle drawing! Same Zoom time, Same Zoom link. The fun

In between times, we can answer any questions over zoom by appointment. And if you're curious about designing your own garments with KnitWiz, I'm always happy to walk you through the software.



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