Evie's Gone Camping
Evie’s Gone Camping, by friend of the flock Jill Thompson Beach, is inspired by a camping trip to Maine that she took her dog Evie on last year. She loved every minute of the trip - running along the pebbly beach, playing frisbee in the wide open field, visiting Acadia’s Thunder Hole and she even slept between her and her husband both nights. I drew upon the beautiful starry skies that we saw each night and the mountains and trees that surrounded our cabin.
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Type: Indie Design — Digital Download
Designer: Jill Thompson Beach
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): MC - fawn (natural oatmeal), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins; CC1 - midnight (navy), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; CC2 - gold leaf (green-yellow heather), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.
38.5 (42.25, 46, 53.75, 57.5, 61.5, 65.25, 73, 76.75)" [96 (105.5, 115, 134.5, 144, 153.5, 163, 182.5, 192) cm]
US 2 [2.75 mm]: 32" [80 cm] to 40" [100 cm] circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or dpns).
US 3 [3.25 mm]: 16" [40 cm] circular for neck; 32" [80 cm] to 40" [100 cm] circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or dpns).
Stitch marker; tapestry needle; scissors; waste yarn or stitch holders
25 sts and 27 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in colorwork with larger needles, in the round and blocked.
26 sts and 38 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in rib with smaller needles, in the round and blocked
German twisted cast-on, stranded colorwork, picking up stitches, backwards loop cast-on, Jeni's Stretchy Bind-off
About the Designer
Jill Thompson Beach is a knitwear designer focusing on cozy, approachable, enjoyable, and carefully considered designs. She lives in New England with her husband, Aaron, and two dogs, Evie and Mae. Her designs remind you to take pleasure in the love and joy of making. Find her on Instagram @beachhouseknits and her designs on Ravelry.