One of Izzy Knits’ featured designers, Suzanne Nielsen, created this beautiful Driving on Cloud 9 Mobius Cowl specifically for Jade Sapphire’s spectacularly soft 100% cashmere.
Knit with the 6 mini-skeins in Jade Sapphire’s Mini Ombre Collection (Zageo 6-ply), this kit comes in four (4) hand-dyed colors, ranging from subtle to saturated. Zageo 6-ply is 100% Mongolian cashmere, exquisitely soft, worsted-weight, and hand-dyed in the USA. The combined weight of the 6 mini skeins is 5.3 oz for a total of 325 yards (approximately 54 yards each).
For this kit, Suzanne has graciously given Izzy Knits her Driving on Cloud 9 pattern for free, so you pay only for the yarn. On Ravelry, this pattern sells for $5.00. Pattern provided as a downloadable PDF.
Fiber Content: 100% Cashmere (Goat)
Weight/Yardage: 150g /325 yards
Knit Gauge: 4.5-5 sts per 1” on 6-8 US needle
Form: Hank (requires winding)
Country of Origin: Mongolia
Dye Method: Hand Dyed in the USA
Washing Instructions: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.
Sizes: One Size
Pattern Gauge: 3 sts and 16 rows = 4” in 3 stitch I-cord
Needle Size: 8 US
Pattern includes links to Suzanne’s video tutorials for Cast On, Ssp2tbl, and Bind Off.
Australian designer Jo Sharp’s A-Line Tunic is a chic, sleeveless summer knit. Featuring Soho Summer DK Cotton, this simple tunic comes in two lengths with a keyhole opening with button at back neck. Suitable for a beginner knitter. Classic fit “designed to fit the body comfortably”.
Sold as a printed pattern.
Knit with Soho Summer DK Cotton. Pictured in Java (226) for Short Tunic; Eclipse (229) for Long Tunic.
To Fit Chest/Bust: 31-1/2 (35-1/2, 39-3/8, 43-3/8) inches*
Bodice Circumference: 30-3/4 (34-1/4, 38-5/8, 41) inches*
Yarn Required: 8 (8, 9, 9) x 50g balls for Short Tunic; 10 (11, 11, 12) x 50g balls for Long Tunic
Equipment Needed: 1 pair 6 US needles, 1 (24”) circular 6 US needle, 2 stitch markers
*Measurements in inches are approximate. Converted from centimeters.
The sleekly fitted upper bodice and gracefully draping body makes this Abalone Shell the perfect top for warm spring and summer days. The bodice is started in the round, and then separated into front and back. The lace body is worked downward from the foundation chain. For the most flattering fit, choose your size based on the over-bust measurement, which should fit with little or no ease. This pattern was originally published in Interweave Crochet magazine.
Sold as a printed pattern.
Over-Bust: 30.5″ (32.75″, 35″, 38″, 41.25″, 43.5″, 45.75″)
Bust: 35.25″ (37.75″, 41.5″, 44″, 47.75″, 50.25″, 54″)
Length: 23″ (23″, 23.5″, 23.5″, 24″, 24″, 24.5″)
Note: for the most flattering fit, choose a size that will be close-fitting at the over-bust and a little loose at the bust.
Yarn Required: 810 (880, 930, 1030, 1130, 1180, 1280) yards DK weight yarn
Equipment Needed: Size E (3.5mm) and G (4mm) crochet hooks, removable stitch marker, yarn needle
Upside down, inside out, doesn’t matter which way you wear designer Ariane Gallizzi’s Amstel Shrug, it’s always right. The cables are reversible! The shrug is knit bottom up (or top down) and seamed at the armholes.
The center cable symbolizes the river Amstel, which gave the medieval city of Amsterdam its name. The surrounding canals were added later, in the 17th century, and form the famous canal district. This beautiful city was Ariane’s home for 3 years and deserves a design dedicated to it!
Sold as a downloadable PDF.
Knit with Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity DK.
Sizes available: S (M, L, XL)
Bust Size: 33” (37”, 41”, 45”) or 84 cm (94, 104, 114 cm)
Color 1 (green in photo) = 1 (1,2,2) skeins
Color 2 (gray in photo) = 2 (2,3,3) skeins
Can also be knit in one color (see photos for example)
Equipment Needed: 7 US and 8 US circular needles, cable needle, 12 stitch markers