That’s a tongue twister isn’t it?
I have been known to create knitters seemingly from thin air. When our knitwear model Emily first started dating my brother I immediately knew I wanted her to be my knitting companion. She came over for dinner one night and I was ready, armed with a beautiful skein of Handmaiden yarn, some circular needles, and the pattern for the Simple Yet Effective cowl. Well, I think we all know how that one turned out!
An auspicious beginning
When Michelle casually mentioned she would like to learn to knit I was somewhat less prepared. We were camping and I only had some sock weight yarn and a long circular on hand. No problem for Michelle! Within minutes she was magic looping and an hour later she declared that it was boring knitting a baby hat in one colour and she needed to do some colourwork to keep things interesting. I think my jaw literally dropped.
I suspect Michelle really started her knitting love by modeling for us. She was willing to strike a pose (mostly on beaches) in the Stovetop hat and the Antler pullover to name a few.
Michelle is already a devoted sweater knitter. She has knit herself a Prairie Fire sweater, a Windswept sweater, and (of course) a Love Note. She’s also knit several accessories and a Flax Light for Henry.
Windswept Yarn: Estelle Andean DK colour ‘54906’
Flax Light Yarn: Hedgehog Fibers Twist Sock in ‘pod’
Prairie Fire Yarn: SweetGeorgia DK in ‘deep cove’
Love Note Yarn: SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine in ‘glacier’
Michelle picked up lace knitting immediately and she even adapted the lace pattern from the Oaken shawl for a hat!
Knit City and Matching Sweaters
This year Michelle came out to help in our booth at Knit City. She found a little time to shop too and came away with the main colour yarn to make matching Mountain Mist sweaters for herself and her son, Henry! The contrast colours came from my stash and she made the VERY best use of them!
Mountain Mist yarn details
Michelle’s Sweater: Main colour is Isis Fiber Arts in ‘cedar’, contrast colours are Farmers Daughter Fibers Juicy DK in ‘ghost dance’, SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine (held doubled) in ‘glacier’, and one mystery skein.
Henry’s Sweater: Main colour is Cherry Pie Cottage DK 100 in ‘dusk’, contrast colours are Western-Sky-Knits Simple in ‘millpond’, Madelinetosh Sport in ‘grasshopper’, and Bumblebirch Forage in ‘Truffle’
I can’t wait to see what Michelle casts on next!!
January 3, 2022 @ 2:08 am
Really love the sweater!! I’d like to knit it myself but want to use thinner yarn. How can I change the pattern to do so? I bought the strange brew book (in German) and contrary to some of the other patterns the mountain mist pattern is only set up in worsted yarn. Any suggestions?
January 3, 2022 @ 2:16 pm
You can take a look at the Strange Brew recipe pattern, and select the stitch count (at chest) that works to fit you in a lighter-weight yarn. Then use the Mountain Mist sweater pattern size that most closely corresponds. We have a couple posts on working a design at another gauge that might help: https://blog.tincanknits.com/2016/04/07/how-to-knit-a-garment-at-a-different-gauge/ and https://blog.tincanknits.com/2018/02/01/off-gauge-guidance/
March 30, 2020 @ 11:23 am
March 9, 2020 @ 5:12 am
Really is a great model that hair is gorgeous and your pictures are really fantastic. Her knitting is superb as well.
March 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Wow you are an artist and a natural
March 5, 2020 @ 8:17 am
Well, you definitely inspired me!