7. oktober 2009

One skein of Noro and two free patterns

I used to consider myself an experienced knitter. But the more I read and see on Ravelry and on knitting blogs, I understand I'm just average. There are so many different techniques that I have never even heard of, and I discover new things all the time. Which is why I love Ravelry and the rest of the knitting world on the internet. It's so fun to see all the new possibilities!

I bought two skeins of Noro sock yarn in Gothenburg this summer. One of them is now turned into a pair of fingerless mitts for myself, and a cute little scarf for a friend.

Ysolda's garter stitch mitts were not my first project with provisional cast on and short row shaping, but it would be a perfect first project for these techniques, and kitchener stitch, of course.

The pattern gave a nice link for a provisional cast on tutorial. I can now do the kitchener stitch without watching a tutorial, but I have used this one.

Modifications: Needles: 3,5 mm. Had to repeat the last rows twice (or was it once?) more than indicated in the pattern - otherwise followed instructions for smaller size.

The Queen Anne's Lace Scarf by Khebhin Gibbons did not offer any new crochet techniques, but it's a very nice little project, and a clever pattern, that is easy to remember. I think it works very nice with a colour changing yarn like Noro.

To my Norwegian readers: What is the Norwegian expression for provisional cast on - and short rows? Foreløpig opplegg? Korte rader? Or what?

2 kommentarer:

yarndancer sa...

Oh, you're definitly an above-average knitter!! I'm totally in awe of all the colourwork you do! :D But I agree it's always good to learn new techniques, and it seems like there are so many out there to learn!

torirot sa...

Ok, when it comes to colourwork, maybe :-) but all the rest, as you say, there are so many techniques out there!

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