Monday, October 21, 2013

New blog

I've decided to start blogging in Danish again. If you like you can follow me over here:

Hope to see you there :-)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lace knitting

After a bunch of baby knits I wanted to cast on for a lace shawl for myself. I've had this shawl in my queue and the yarn in my stash for quite some time. The pattern is the Brooklyn Tweed pattern Rock Island and you can see it right here.

I bought the yarn for this shawl when I was in Berlin a year ago - it is bought in the wonderful shop and café Handmade Berlin in Mitte. I love the bright yellow color of the yarn which is a cobweb weight yarn, Extrageelong Single from Yarn Edition.

I haven't tried knitting a shawl with this construction before. First you knit the edging and then you pick up stitches and knit the rest. The edging is going a bit slow since I have to look at the chart all the time. I doubt I'll memorize this before I'm done, but let's see, the chart is repeated 71 times. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Garter stitch vest

When our little baby boy arrives in July I'd like him to be well equipped with knitted garments. I'm not done yet but I'm working on it. Newest item is this little garter stitch vest with the cutest buttons - same buttons as I used for these pants.

Pattern: Frederik's Vest by Susie Haumann from the booklet All You Knit Is Love
Yarn: Isager Alpaca 2
Needles: 3 mm
Ravelry page here

Monday, June 10, 2013

Baby pants

A new item for our coming baby boy is finished.

Yarn: Isager Tvinni Tweed
Needles: 3 mm
Ravelry page here

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A little hat for a little person

This little hat is for my little baby boy who will be born within the next few months.

It only took a couple of hours before it was done. I really like those small projects once in a while.

For this little hat I used 20 g of Pima Cotton DK from Rowan, some left overs I had from this project. I used 3.5 and 4 mm needles and the instructions from the book itty-bitty nursery by Susan B. Anderson. The hat is a part of a layette set but I only made the hat. Also I left out the embroidery. As I used a different yarn with a different gauge I did some small calculations before I started.

If it fits him it will be a part of his "take me home" outfit.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Another FO

I can't believe that this took me nearly 3 1/2 years to finish!!! (I wrote another post about it here)

It has been 'almost done' for a very long time. All I needed to do was to sew the seams. So why? Probably because the feeling about this cardigan wasn't quite right. Now when it's finished though, it's not as bad as I feared. The sleeves are a bit too long and the body is a bit too short, but otherwise it's really nice and comfortable.

I really enjoyed knitting the pattern motif but I got a bit disturbed by the mistakes and (at times) unclear instructions in the pattern (I used the Danish version).

Despite that it's a beautiful and quite clever construction. I really like the expression of it.

Pattern: The Fan by Marianne Isager. From the book Japanese inspired knits.
Yarn: Isager Alpaca 1 and Isager Tvinni Tweed.

So basically I like the cardigan more and more and I think that in the end we'll be quite good friends ;)

Monday, April 1, 2013

A stashbusting project

Recently I started knitting a cardigan for my daughter. I wanted to use only yarn from my stash, and since I have lots of single balls I chose to go for a really colorful piece.

The pattern is from the Danish knit designer Susie Haumann's book Knit for your kid. The Danish title is Trøje med striber. The pattern actually calls for only two colors but I think that multiple colors will work fine as well. I'm not going to add more colors than shown in the picture and I plan to use the same color for all edgings all the way around.

Originally I bought the yarn for a crocheted blanket that never was realized. I think it is Supersoft from Knoll Yarns but I'm not sure. I bought it ages ago in one of the local yarn shops Fandango.


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