Startitis

Where to begin? First of all, starting a new blog for the shop right at the end of the year. I guess it was long overdue, because there’s so much to talk about and so little time. Social media really isn’t made for in-depth stories, it’s too fast paced. So I’d like to welcome you all to the first Sticks & Cups blog post 🙂 Welcome!

Frost

Why don’t we start with an FO! Finished Objects always make for nice beginnings! The pattern name is Frost and can be found on Ravelry. It’s written for a smaller gauge and smaller needles, but I needed a quick fix so I modified the pattern to work with the yarn of my choosing.

  • 7mm (hem) and 8mm needles (in the round)
  • 3 balls of Rico Fashion Alpaca Dream in dark gray, 1 yellow ball and one lighter gray ball.
  • Adaptations made for a 2,5 year old toddler, cast on 8 stitches less than the smallest size, 24 stitches for the sleevers (but they could’ve been wider).
  • Only knit half of the chart because of the gauge and heavily modified the decreases.
  • added short-rows to the back to add neck shaping.

I love the softness, it’s such a nice pattern and the pullover came out nicely. I still have to tackle said toddler for a picture, but I think you’ll sooner spot the FO in the shop 🙂

So Faded

Yep! This was bound to happen! I stole 5 balls of Scheepjes Our Tribe! I’m totally not sorry about it though haha! Fashionably late as usual, I just cast on for the So Faded sweater. I’m in the mood for summer (already) so I chose some lovely warm colors. As soon as I saw the teaser on Instagram they spoke to me..

“Grab me! Take me with you! KNIT WITH MEEE!”

Right. I’m using the following colors: 971 “Jellina Creations“, 968 “Happy in Red“, en 963 “Haak maar raak“. I cast on with the darkest color and I’m moving along with a dark to light gradient. The yarn knits like a dream, it’s super soft, I love the colors and did I mention it knits like a dream?

Here’s a bit of info:

  • 70% Merino, 30% Polyamid
  • 2,5mm – 3,0mm
  • 100 gram = 420 m
  • unplied single
  • sport weight but will definitely work for socks as well.

Since I’m totally suffering from startitis, I took these two babies with me as well. The picture shows the colors 975 “Canadutch” en 970 “Cypress Textiles

This will (probably!) become a Dog Star Sweater, but I’ll use the darker color for the main color and the lighter color for the contrast color. I’m totally feeling a lot of patterns by TinCanKnits lately and I’ve added a lot of them to my favorite list on Ravelry. They have a lot of seamless, knit in-the-round patterns!

Startitis wouldn’t be startitis if I didn’t feel a bit explosive about it. What’s the fun in startitis if you only start (or plan on starting) just one project amirite?! Winter is coming, and even though the snow will all be gone by the end of this week, in my world it’s snowing everyday this winter! These four skeins of Manos del Uruguay Milo are going to evolve into a Helenium! I saw in on social media and I knew I just had to knit this baby. But which yarn to choose?! Milo is the perfect yarn! I can’t wait to cast on!

Please tell me I’m not the only one suffering from startitis!?

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