Ravelry Favorites: knitscene Summer 2019
It’s that time again! One of our new magazine issues has been released, and we can’t wait to see what is resonating with your needles. This time around, we are treading the territory of fair weather knitting with knitscene Summer 2019. Editor Sarah Rothberg chose a total of thirteen accessory projects for this issue, all themed around the element of fire, and it looks like she nailed your needs and tastes. Your top choices are all about approachable stitching and tasteful wardrobe accents.
3. Sweet Spot Hat by Kayleen D. Watt
The sweet spot in fire is the hottest point in the flame; it lies just above the inner flame and inside the outer flame. The sweet spot in this hat may be the starbust that tops it off after you’ve worked it in the round from the bottom up. What color would you choose for this hot little item?
Finished Size 15¾ (17¼ , 18¾ , 20¼ )” circumference at brim and 7¾” tall. Hat shown measures 18¾”.
Yarn HiKoo CoBaSi DK (55% cotton, 21% elastic nylon, 16% bamboo, 8% silk; 140 yd [128 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #011 indigo, 1 (2, 2, 2) skein(s). Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 23 sts and 31 rnds = 4″ in Lace Bias patt.
2. Welded Lace Shawl by Moon Eldridge
Sections of gray stockinette stitch are connected with a textured mohair stripe to create this great summer accessory. You will get a deep variety of wear out of the Welded Lace Shawl, as you trip through long evenings that may include live music, dining al fresco, or simply strolling to the sweet pace of summer dreams.
Finished Size 56″ wide along upper edge and 28″ tall at center point.
Yarn Rowan Cotton Cashmere (85% cotton, 15% cashmere; 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #225 stormy sky (gray; MC), 4 skeins. Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% mohair, 30% silk; 230 yd [210 m]/7⁄8 oz [25 g]): #582 trance (teal; CC), 1 ball. Yarns distributed by Sirdar USA.
Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.
Gauge 17 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in body patt on smaller needle.
1. Ignition Point Shawl by Martha Wissing
Our editorial staff sure has a way with choosing cover projects! Your number one Ravelry choice, as of this writing, is the Ignition Point Shawl by Martha Wissing. This knitscene Summer 2019 cover project has depth and variety in its execution. Is that why you like it so much? Or do you love it for the asymmetrical shawl styling possibilities? Inquiring minds want to know!
What has risen to the top of your queue in the hot selection of projects from knitscene Summer 2019? With twenty projects to choose from, it’s hard not to get fired up about this issue.