Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lest We Forget

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you to those who protect us. 

Lynn brought in two finished sweaters today. It was a beautiful day so we took a lot of pictures.

The pattern is called Ranunculus and you can purchase it on Ravelry. Lynn used yarn from The Old Soul Fiber Co. - one strand of Soul Slub and one strand of Soul Single held together. She used about 1.5 skeins of each yarn. 

The sweater feels great. It is light - something Lynn can definitely wear in the summer or later in the year with a long sleeved shirt under it.

Ranunculus is a top-down round yoke pullover with lace and textured stitches. The round yoke has ample depth and finished pullover has cropped length so that you can lay it over dresses or high-waisted skirts and pants. If crops aren’t your style, please adjust body to your favorite length.

The second sweater is The Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee. You can purchase the pattern on Tanis’ website.
From Tanis

I used to think that summer knits weren’t for me, boy was I wrong! There is nothing more comfortable than an easy breezy knit top. Over the past few years I’ve been working steadily towards building up my summer knits wardrobe. I’ve got a few summer knits in my closet now but what I realize was missing is a staple, go-to, v-neck tee. I’ve chosen to create tone on tone stripes by alternating between fingering and mohair yarn in my favourite shade of blue, but this basic shape lends itself to infinite possibilities when it comes to stripes and colour blocking.

Knit top down, flat until the neck shaping is complete and in the round after that.

Lynn used 3 balls of Pollock from Juniper Moon. Perfect timing - we have been out of three colours for months and we will finally have stock of them tomorrow. Lynn used the suggested 3.75mm needles.


Lois Evensen said...

We paused today to remember our Veterans here in the USA, too. And, my hubby served in the Royal Norwegian Navy. Of course, we are all on the same side and appreciate all who served and continue to serve to keep us free. Lovely sweaters, too.

karen green said...

Both are beautiful and I can see wearing these quite often. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Lynn's blue sweater looks so much nicer than on the Ravelry page - which looks so sloppy.