Kitation requrires 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn, 400 yards, each. One variegated and one solid is fine, or two solids.
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette after wet blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 yards (732 m)
The Effuary Cowl was designed for obvious reasons. It’s soft. Warm, Snuggly. Half designed by a cat. And there is a bonus cowl pattern for your leftovers.
Join us in the Casapinka Group if you want to celebrate Effuary with us.
Sample knit with Emma’s Yarn Bodacious Bulky (100% Superwash Merino, 106 yards/100g). Alternate yarns: Berroco Vintage Chunky, Miss Babs K2, Plymouth Encore Chunky or any chunky yarn
Main cowl, approx. amts. required: A: 80 yards, B: 82 yards, C: 73 yards, D: 80 yards. For both cowls most of all of the yarn is used.
US 10/6.0 mm, 24”/60 cm circular needle or size needed to attain gauge
14 sts = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette St in the round after wet blocking
26”/ 66 cm circumference at the top X 35”/89 cm circumference at the bottom X 17”/43 cm tall
The Bonus Cowl is 26” x 9”
This is a squishy and super fun cowl to knit. Perfect for a solid and a variegated! You need a bit of contrast to see the stitches - or you can do it in one color.
(Sharon here - It also doubles as a cat bed.)
Two skeins of fingering weight yarn, each 400 yards; US 7/4.5 mm circular needle (16 or 24”), and
US 6/4.0 mm circular needle (16 or 24”). Gauge 20 stitches = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
23”/56 cm circumference at top of cowl, 37”/94 cm circumference at bottom of cowl; 24”/61 cm height.
The Pawp Tart is a five colored unponcho knit from the top down. There is a video with directions on how to do the Spike Stitches (hot pink sts to the left) and basically, you will get a nice and cosy accessory to wear during this v. cold winter if you make it. If you have a bust 32-48” consider making Size 1, and 49-64” consider making Size 2.
Berroco Vintage Chunky, Cascade Pacific Chunky, and Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky. Note that if the alternative yarn has 100 yards per skein you will still have enough yarn to complete the project.
Shown in Emma’s Yarn Bodacious Bulky; 100% superwash merino; 106 yards/97 meters per 100g, in 5 colors.
US 10/6 mm 24-40”/60-100 cm circular needles or size needed to attain gauge
Designed by Sharon From Security to use your Holiday sets (or just raid your stash and use scraps). You can also use 4 skeins of fingering for the shawl, and 5 for the blankets, and cycle the colors. The pattern also requires one skein of either a mohair in a neutral or complimentary color to your sets OR a skein of light fingering or Suri Alpaca etc.
Directions are given for two blankets (for 20 and 24 minis), a shawl, and a scarf. The pattern consists of 4 repeating stitch sections with small mohair dividers separating them. Knit in Fingering weight yarn (1600 – 1920 yards/ 1463 – 1756 m) using a US 6 – 4.0mm needle for a gauge of 20 st = 4” in stockinette stitch after wet blocking.
Desert Sunset shawl
Inspired by the sunsets of Joshua Tree, comes this boomerang shaped shawl with all of the colors that remind me of this beautiful part of the country. Slipped stitches and a large border of faux cables makes this an engaging knit. Sharon From Security helped a little bit but exaggerates her involvement.
Four skeins of fingering weight yarn, each 400 yards; shown in Emma’s Yarn Super Silky (80/20 superwash Merino/silk, 400 y/100 g)
Color A – Orange – Thai Tea (20g used)
Color B – Lt. Pink - Securrrity (70g used)
Color C – Hot pink – Oops I did it Again (75 g used)
Color D – Lavender - Sugar Coated (81 g used)
78” (198cm) X 15” (38 cm)
Rear View Window
Rear View Window is a soft and floofy sweater that is constructed from side to side. There is a tiny sweater that you can practice on, if you want to; this is available when you purchase the pattern.
Knit in Fingering + Laceweight held together, or any yarn which gets a gauge of 16 stitches = 4” in stockinette stitch, worked flat and after blocking. Needle size 10 – 6.0mm and US 7 – 4.5mm. Yardage 2100 – 3000 yards (1920 – 2743m), sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)]52, 56, 60, 64]” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122)[132, 142, 152.5, 162.5] cm
Ric Rac Shawl
This is a boomerang shaped shawl, 65” long by 35” at the final border. It is not difficult (intermediate -advanced beginner.) You hold your yarns together and knit every 10 rows.
Two skeins of fingering weight yarn, 400 yards each, no less. If you use less yarn it is at your own risk - please don’t email Sharon asking if it’s ok!
You do not need contrasting skeins for this - and feel free to use variegated, speckled or whatever you like for yarn.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Launched just in time for National Bubble Tea Day, this "not a poncho" Noncho uses DK weight yarn in two (or three) colors and a US 6 circular needle. Included in the pattern are details for a fingering-weight version.
Color A 62 (72, 80, 90)100, 105, 115 yds / 57 (66, 74, 83)92, 96, 106 m
Color B: 337 (380, 431, 485)531, 569, 625 yds / 309 (348, 394, 444)486, 521, 572 m
Color C: 225 (253, 289, 322)355, 380, 416 yds / 206 (232, 265, 295)325, 348, 381m
Shaved Ice tee
Materials: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3)[3, 4, 4, 4, 5] skeins of fingering weight yarn; shown in 100% superwash merino 400 yds/366 m per 100 g); divided accordingly. For largest size, 2 skeins of Color D. US 4 (3.5 mm) 32-40”/80-100 cm circular needle for the body and additional needles of the same for the three-needle bind off. Adjust needle size as needed to attain gauge. Stitch marker for BOR, locking stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, row counter (optional).
No Need to Panic Sweater
Does the thought of knitting yourself a sweater throw you into a panic? Well, this one's for you. Knit in a DK weight yarn with an easy to knit textured yoke and two sleeve lengths, this top-down sweater will soon be the go-to top in your wardrobe.
Materials: 1125-2250 yds of DK weight yarn (slightly less for short-sleeved versions). US 6/4.0mm circular needle.
The Powder Wrap was designed in Julie Asselin Nurtured in Naturel. It took approximately 840 yards (so the 900 is to be safe since it varies from yarn to yarn.) If you wish to do it in fingering weight yarn, it will require approximately 620 yards (so way less than one cone!) Julie Asselin Nurtured may be acquired here. You will want to use between a US 4-US 6 for the fingering weight version, depending on the fabric that you like. (22 sts.4” is the goal.)
Little Lulu is like a pretty sweatshirt that you knit. Designed to be worn with 4-8” / 10-20.5 cm of positive ease and cropped. Wear with yoga pants, jeans, or just underwear during your pandemic Zoom call, it is versatile. Knit in DK-weight yarn (1150 - 2070 yards (1052 - 1893 m) using a US 6 needle for a gauge of 21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches.
Lady Edith cowl
Lady Edith, is the underdog of Downton Abbey, the journalist, the one who won’t take any backtalk. She’s Sharon From Security’s favorite, along with the Dowager Countess Grantham (see The Countess of Grantham Hat that was also published for Downton Abbey fans.)
375 yards of fingering weight yarn
10g mohair (these usually come in 50g hanks.)