There was a lot of yarn over from the girlangs that I made for table decoration for our wedding and to use it up I decided to make a baby blanket inspired by this from Purl bee. I cast on 100 stitches and knit untill I ran out of yarn in every colour. I used 4.5 mm needles and the yarn is Sidar Snuggly Baby Bamboo.
I started this in a class with nitsirk last february, It has taken quite some time to finished it, and it has fewer figures the originally planed. It is crochet and then lightly folded (felted). I’m really please with how the turtle turn out and I might embroider some seaweed and my name on it when I feel up to it.
Little Oak by Alana Dakos, 12 months size knitted in almost 1 skein jitterbug (400 m/150g) on 3.0 mm needles (US 2 1/2). I think it’s adorable, but the yoke is the same for both 6 m and 12 m and for both sizes you decrease before you create the cables and for the 12 m size you decrease quite a bit and I simply think that the yoke is a bit too tight. But I don’t have anyone to try it on, so this might in fact not be a problem. If you are thinking about knitting this cute little sweater, I recommend that you knit it in another size that doesn’t have this varied decreasing. Ex. 6 m or 18 m.
I found tiny acorns (ekollon) buttons on Tummelisa and what is better then acorns on an oak cardigan.
From the recipient: the 1 year size fitted him when he was 4-8 months.
If I was to only knit from one brand of yarn I’d choose Pickles, I love all of their yarn that I have tried, they’re soft and wonderful.
I used a little over 4 skeins for a ∼ 5 year size, about 600 meter, needle size 3.5 mm (US 4). Pattern, well the plan was to make a Tobias by Georgie Hallam but the needles wanted something else. I cast on for tobias in size 5-6 years and followed the pattern until most of the raglan and then improvised the rest. I’m very happy about the result and it fits my sister Ebba beautifully and will probably do for some time. The pockets are big enough to use and are a nice detail. If I were to make this again I wold make a peter pan collar instead of this square one.
The button’s come from Tummelisa as always.
Kerrera a wonderful winter cardigan for chilly days, it is knitted in Abuelita Yarns Merino Worsted, with is amazing to knit with. It is similar to Malbrigo by stronger, very strong for being a single ply, I just hop it will hold up as well knitted up.
Kerrera is a wonderful pattern by Gudrun Johnston, I used almost 7 skins almost 1400 meters for size 40″ with extra long sleeves.
A new small cardigan/wrap.
Knitted in canard mohair, less then 2 skains on needles 3.0 mm, the pattern is Featherweight Cardigan, but with a few changes on the sleeves. This will be perfect to neat dresses. The pattern is simple and I will probably knit another one in another color some time.
How to make sleeves as mine.
- 4 rows stockinette then
- 10 rows 1 by 1 ribbing
Knitted in Rauma Finull with the pattern Spring Explosion Tea Cozy and needle 3.0 mm.
I though it wold be to participate in the Ravellenic games this year, my goal was to make a large shawl or similar and use more of my hand spun yarn in another project. So off I went to the yarn store an find this amazing yarn that didn’t really fit for what I had in mind. Which was Air by Veera Välimäki so I bought 4 balls, total of 100 grams and 1218 meters, it seemed enough for anything or so I thought. After test knitting a patten searching I decided to make Hansel by Gudrun Johnston in double yarn. I started and realized that I needed more yarn so I bought 4 more balls + an extra skin purple silk for the border, It wasn’t quite enough but I made it enough using every scratch of yarn.
The result is beautiful but different, very different from the patten and I like it a lot.
The amazing yarn is Canard:s Qoperfina 8 balls + 150 meters jaipur silk fino, needles 4,0 mm. It’s larger then the original, but with smaller needles.
Another toy for a small child, “Wrap up puppy” from Itty Bitty Toys, made with chewing safe Debbi bliss cashmerino and needle 3.0 mm.
I have realized once again that I really do not like knitting socks. I love having hand knitted socks, but to make them, not so much.
These are made of Zauberball that I bought online a few years ago for a beautiful pattern but when I was about to cast on I realized that it was a different Zauberball, half as thick. I was quite irritated at my purchase and threw it in my stash. Two year or so later a pair of socks has appeared and I like them. Beautiful watermelon colour socks in Snow Daze pattern, knitted on 2.5 mm needles.