Here in the Pacific Northwest, our favorite pre-Pandemic outings were for Happy Hour. Typically offered between 3 – 5 PM, meeting a friend for Happy Hour was often the most looked-forward-to date on the calendar. It meant meeting at a favorite local haunt to share a tasty bite to eat and maybe a glass of wine (at a discount!). For me, Happy Hour is about stepping away from the stresses of the day to savor the last bits of daylight with a friend. We may be finding new ways to connect these days, but we can still mark those hours from 3-5 once in a while to connect with our favorite people. What time shall we meet for Happy Hour? Choose 3 PM, 4 PM, or 5 PM by selecting the same number of pattern repeats on your yoke.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Gauge: 24 st and 34 rows over 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked
Yarn: DK | Hikoo Sueno | 80% superwash merino/20% viscose from Bamboo | 255 yards/233 m in 100g
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge. You may need to go up or down a needle size to reach the recommended gauge – that’s perfectly normal.
Notions: Stitch marker, waste yarn, darning needle to weave-in ends
Note about choosing size: Choose the size that gives you a finished measurement that is 2-4 in/5-10 cm larger than your actual chest/bust measurement. If you’re in-between sizes and don’t want your sweater too big (or too small), choose the smaller of the two sizes and go up a needle size to knit at a slightly larger gauge.
Join the free Happy Hour Knitalong with Makers’ Mercantile. Knitalong begins October 19th. Click here for details.
There’s an energy, enthusiasm and excitement to knitting along with thousands of friends – and did we mention prizes? Join us for fun, community and prizes in the Olive Knits Student Lounge on Facebook!
NOTE: Patterns purchased/downloaded prior to 10/10/20 please download the updated file and note correction to text above chart on page 5. Patterns purchased prior to 10/29/20 please download the updated file and note correction to short rows end of page 4/start of page 5.