Hello and welcome to Saturday Coffee! We start the travel season and our first stop is literary:
"Once upon a time there was a picket fence with a space in between to look through. An architect, who saw this, suddenly stood there one evening - and took out the gap and built a big house out of it.
The fence, meanwhile, stood quite stupidly, with slats without anything around."
Whether the poet Christian Morgenstern had anything to do with knitting is not known. But it's possible, because his poem fits perfectly with the theme of today's Saturday coffee: hole patterns. Just as with the picket fence, it's the blanks that make the difference. If you combine enough of them in the right order, the end result is (hopefully!) a new favorite garment. Especially for hot summer days hole and lace patterns are ideal - there the occasional cool breeze can blow refreshingly.
So, grab an (iced) coffee and enjoy our sunny knitting inspirations!
Summer feelings from the far north
We start again quite summery with a tank top. In contrast to a classic tank, this one is Kuutar Top is high closed. The latest design by Sari Nordlund is named after the Finnish goddess of the moon. Of course, the romantic and elegant lace pattern fits perfectly with this. Front and back are knitted separately in rows; after closing to the round, it goes comfortably smooth right down to the i-cord hem. A tribute to femininity is not only the feminine pattern, but also the included size chart, which Sari Nordlund attaches particular importance to in her instructions. So you don't have to think long, Jule has already created a knitting kit for you with Organic Cotton from KREA DELUXE.
If you are mentally a bit more in the direction of autumn and like the Mascheinfein team have Top 3-14 on the needles anyway, you will also find something in the Kuutar series: The pattern is also available in a T-shirt version. For the Kuutar tea you could knit with Cosma from LAMANA or you can go for the moon goddess motto and use the noble touch of Cotton Cashmere from ROWAN.
For those who need help with Sari's English instructions: The maschenfein Translation table is only one click away. It's worth the effort, because the Finn has really wonderful designs, of which you can also find more as knitting kits in the store:
A problem bear in the Alps and a crocodile in a swimming lake - every year, the summer slump has plenty of oddities in store. I'm afraid we'll have to do without them this year in view of the very serious world situation. But if you still need a little summer hole to really feel like a vacation, you'll find what you're looking for at the Hinterm Stein design studio.
Summer hole is a nice basic shirt with laced details in the chest and shoulder area as well as at the hem. Knit from the top down, so you can always adjust the length for a loose fit. An easy project - best suited for lace pattern newbies. The shirt will be really soft and yet summery with our yarn recommendation:Willet from QUINCE&CO. The cotton of the manufacturer comes from sustainable production, which ensures that the farming families can really live from their work. In addition, QUINCE&CO attaches importance to making cultivation and processing as resource-friendly as possible.
Knitting in beach chair is compulsory here
As we all know, scarves always go. Just like tops, they don't have sleeves and therefore don't belong to the list of unfinished projects. So, you can hit this beautiful lace shawl by Gretha Mensen with a clear conscience.
Dune Path not only sounds like "I'm on my way to the beach", but is also meant that way: Gretha herself lives on the Dutch North Sea coast and was inspired for this pattern by footprints in the dune sand. The cloth is constructed as an asymmetrical triangle. In addition to hole pattern sets, braid elements are also used to make the lines flow. The wave structure ensures that it is not at all noticeable that a relatively thick yarn is being used: Wild Wool From ERIKA KNIGHT is a wonderfully soft virgin wool yarn in great natural tones, which becomes beautifully voluminous through the admixture of the plant fiber nettle.
Luggage brand self-made self knit
And what else has no sleeves except cloths? That's right! Pockets. And you can't really have too many of those. Someone would have to prove me wrong. The nice thing about Gregoria Fibers' bag designs is that you can use them not only in the summer. So you're not pressed for time when it comes to finishing them.
But I admit: The Pamela Bag would fit really well on an indie festival and there should be some of them this summer - after two years break - again. The bohemian style of the bag looks at first glance almost like crochet. But the stylized leaf pattern is actually knitted in rounds from top to bottom.
For those who like it a little more playful, the Brigitte Bag is made for you. In addition to the fine lace pattern, the braided handles emphasize the romantic aesthetics of the tote bag. The yarn suitable for both models is the summer stalwart Line from SANDNES GARN.
Linen is next to cotton and silk a very popular material for summer yarns. In the meantime, the fine stitch warehouse has also received a good supply of the Line sisters from SANDNES GARN. The quality is now available in three strengths, so that you can implement the most diverse projects with it:
Cardigans are a great idea at any time of year. Whether you want to snuggle up in a woolly tent or just want to put a delicate something over your shoulders, you rarely go wrong with a cardigan.
We certainly know this all too well in Iceland, the home of Stroff Knitting. The average temperature is below 15 degrees even in the summer months. Just thinking about it makes me shiver so much that I would like to try on our next model: The Feather Cardigan is a straight cut jacket with a graphic hole pattern in the round yoke. Jule has a very enchanting yarn suggestion for it, which she also packed into a corresponding knitting kit right away. With the combination of Pinta and Manada from PASCUALI, you have several especially soft fibers on your needles: Virgin wool-ramie-silk meets merino-mohair-yak. A little dream!
If you can't find what you're looking for in terms of colors, Pinta 's color palette will be significantly expanded in the store at the end of July, so you'll have the perfect combination shades for Manada. If you want to try out lace patterns on a small scale first, you certainly won't go wrong with a children's project: the feather design is also available in a children's sweater version. Perfect for testing pattern, yarn and instructions. Until Sunday - tomorrow, if you're reading this on Saturday - Stroff Knitting is offering a 40% discount on all instructions.
Once on wool cloud 7, please!
Who has thought to himself with the feather cardigan now "Well, it may be a little more holey for me" - here you go: The Cardigan No.6 from My Favourite Things Knitwear goes one better in terms of lace. (Keyword: picket fence gap.)
The detailed structure looks relaxed thanks to the rather wide silhouette and has a charming vintage look. Knitted with three threads Soft Silk Mohair from KNITTING FOR OLIVE. An airy little cloud of a cardigan and perfect for the (late) summer.
When it comes to airy, loose cardigans, by the way, we have other members in the stitch-fine knit kit family who are at least as charming. The Shine Cardigan by Novemberknits, for example: a beautifully light cardigan with balloon sleeves in a pearl pattern made of the silky Silk Mohair by ALONG AVEC ANNA - here in the enchanting blue shade Celadon. #teamblue
With Rossi by Lotilda one cuts a fine figure even on the Roman piazza. The cardigan makes you dream of long-distance travels to India or China (at least according to the name). Darjeeling Cardigan dream. Both are made from Soft Silk Mohair knitted from KNITTING FOR OLIVE.
And there it is already over. The last Saturday coffee before the summer break. But before we say goodbye to the coffee vacations, we're going to take a little trip into the world of net whispering. While we are not writing, but hopefully knitting a lot, one or the other exciting tutorial will appear in the matter of #sommerstrick.
My Favourite Things Knitwear has added a new model in the camisole series, number 7. I was so instantly in love with this piece that I already ordered the matching yarn, (Saffira by PASCUALI) already ordered, although there are currently only the Danish instructions available (- and no, I don't speak Danish). Fortunately, the translations are to appear shortly and then I'm already in the starting blocks yarn-wise. Isabel aka breibellie is full of anticipation - she is just finishing the test knitting of the Anou tank top, one of her first own designs.
Also still in the test is just the Zosia Wrap Cardigan at Aleksandra of Vert and Rose. But she already reveals this much: The model with the sweet bow has a slight waist and can also be individually adjusted to your own proportions in the sense of size inclusivity in the chest area. At Paula_m, the test bags are currently piling up. Her as yet unnamed model looks like the perfect beach bag, but one that's also absolutely street cafe-ready.
We are eagerly waiting for the instructions and thus say for now: Bye! But you don't have to be sad: On 20.8. we will be back for you in terms of coffee. Until then, we are of course happy to admire your knitting on Instagram under the hashtag #maschenfeinstrickrunde.
Have a restful time and lots of successful summer knitting!