Faunajakke

Faunajakke cardigan baby

Faunajakke from Paelas an other little cardigan made in Novena wool/alpaca blend yarn with porcelain buttons. I used 4 skeins for size 2 years. I really like this pattern but it’s a bitt of a pain to knit, I like to have a rest row in lace knitting but this pattern have alternating ribbing as a base to the lace which means that you have to keep track to the lace pattern on all rows however it is well worth the effort for this. the pattern does not have any neck shaping so I added a few short-rows at the neck just before the ribbing in order to make the front neck a little lower then the back. The Novena yarn is braided not spun which makes it light, fluffy and airy. This cardigan weighs 105 gram buttons included, very light which is nice and makes it a perfect layering pice not adding a lot of bulk underneath some outer wear.  Nice for small people that have a tendency to be immobilized of there outerwear in the winter.

Faunajakke cardigan baby

Tap shorts

Tap shorts

This is my first take on Kate and Laney’s tap shorts. I cut the size based on my hip measurement and it was  one size too big, but instead of going down a size I shortened the yoke and made them a lower fit instead. I really like where they hit this way, they are still a high rise but not a natural waist. The fit isn’t completely perfected yet, but pretty good and absolutely useable.  The fabric I used is twill from Sew Over It, really nice and soft for twill. I have already made another pair that’s waiting to be photographed along with a new alice top in the same fabric that’s used for the pockets. No one can see it but I love the inside of the pockets unreasonably much. I did buy the two fabrics with the intention of making an entire outfit of them or maybe two considering the amounts, and I’m so glad that they do coordinate as well as I hoped. It is always a bit risky shopping online. I am planning on making a plain sleeved crop top as well in the flovery fabric but haven’t decided on a pattern yet.

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These will be perfect when the summer comes.

Flettet lue

hat baby tiddelibom

This is flettet lue by tiddelibom a other norwegian designer. The hat is knitted in Pickles extra fine merino Den lysblå timmen I think this is my favorite yarn, it is plain non super-wash comes in a ton of colours and works well for all sorts of stitches and has grate stitch definition. It is the perfect basic yarn that I comes back to time and time agin.

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Hat fewer

For some unknown reason I’m making lots of hats at the moment, I think it started when I discovered the Norwegian indie “market”. Gorgeous knit kids wear and hats, most or them aren’t on ravelry for some unknown reason so it is much harder to find them but I’m so glad I did. I have made 5 hats in the past two months. Me a person who declared that I don’t really like hat knitting as late as december can now see myself as conquered by the hats.

First up Kyse med hullmønster knitted in pickles extra fine merino the pattern comes from Strikk til mama og mini but can also be purchesed on ravelry.

Here comes a small preview of whats in the making.

Vinterdrakt set

vinterdrakt romper baby hat socks

After seeing so many beautiful versions of this pattern I just had to put everything else aside to make this beautiful set. The pattern I used is Vinterdrakt by Paelas for the romper, Little chausses for the socks and Little heaume for the pixie hat.  The yarn is Lana Grossa Alta Moda Alpaca it is very soft and airy, however I got one really bad skein with about 15 defects in the first 25 grams, thankfully I bought it locally and the shop replaced it for me, and none of the other had more then 1 defect which is normal for most yarns.

The icord waist band is made in Pickles extra fine merino in the colour rouge that I’m currently using to make a colour-work toddler sweater. The two projects were lying next to each other in my knitting basket and the colour combination was just perfect and then I found some buttons in the exact same shade of red in my button stash. Instead of placing a button in the neck keyhole opening I made an extra Icord to tie in the neck.

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On the hat I put a beautiful glass button with a vintage feel to it, that was gifted to me by lovely Ann-Christin, she’s got a tiny yarn shop here with the prettiest buttons.

It was snowing heavily while I was taking these photos the other day, I love snow a lot and sadly it is currently raining away, but it  is quite tricky to place all items and snap a photo before they where completely covered.

Forest Cardigan

Forest cardigan Argo

This is a sweater that almost didn’t became completed. I had a lot of doubts on the way, but here it is already well used. The pattern is Argo by Svetlana Volkova and I knitted it a size up to give it a loose fit hoping that it will allow a thiner cardigan underneath on cold days. The yarn I used is Shilasdair Luxury DK w/Camel paired with Navia Uno 1150 meters of each, the Shilasdair yarn was a bit more variated then I expected when I bought it online but paired up with a solid Shetland wool it evened out to a nice green. I really like a slight variation in the colour but not more that that and this is right at the edge of what I like. The angora content together with the wool makes it warm and still light. I thing that the weight can be an issue with warn hand knits or sweaters in general that in order to stay warm you end up wearing 1 kg of sweater, that is adding bulk and stretching out, not very comfortable but at least you’re warm. I’m hoping to make another angora sweater soon so that I have another warm and lights sweater, but I don’t think that will happen in time for this winter, since I’m mostly thinking about my summer wardrobe at the moment.

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Alice top

Alice top

It seems I’m always creating out of season, this is Alice is my new summer top. It is made in cotton double gauze from nani iro. It feels a little big so I think I will make a size smaller for the next one, I have already the fabric laid out so I can start as soon as I get a free moment. I was inspired to make this when I saw the beautiful red version Elizabeth from Sewn by Elizabeth made for her mother in law, it just seemed like the perfect fit for me. I have ordered some navy trouser weight cotton for a pair of shorts, to go with it and then I will be ready for summer, although I’m still longing for some proper winter with snow that stays for at least a month. I haven’t decided whether I shall use the Esther shorts pattern and modify it to have a front zipper and pockets both front and back or whether I shall buy the Tap shorts pattern that already have all the nice details and just fit it instead.

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Have you started the next seasons crafting yet?

Alice top