27. juni 2013
Pinneguri, who test knitted the Blomekrans vest, asked med a while ago if I could make a baby blanket pattern with the flowers, since she wanted to knit that. Hard to say no...!
Here's her finished blanket! Beautiful, isn't it?
The pattern has been available in Norwegian for a while,
but has now been translated to English.
27 sts and 33 rounds in 4 x 4 inches / 10 x 10 cm
(Gauge is not crucial for the result;
the blanket will be a little smaller or larger
if your gauge differs from the suggested.)
Wollmeise sock yarn, Shetland spindrift, J&S jumper weight,
Rauma Finullgarn or similar,
in three colours, one background colour,
one colour for the leaves and one for the flowers.
Circular needles 60 cm in a size
that gives you the right gauge in stranded colourwork.
A longer circular one size smaller for the edging (120 or 150 cm)
Small blanket: 28 x 27 inches / 71 x 69 cm
Medium sized blanket: 32 x 31 inches / 82 x 79 cm
Large blanket: 37 x 38 inches / 94 x 96 cm
The blanket is worked in the round, and edge stitches are picked up after cutting the steek. This is the largest version, so there's an awful lot of edge stitches... The edging is a modified version og this edging from the Purl Bee.
Thanks a lot, Pinneguri, for the idea and the test knitting!
And thanks for letting me use your photos.
All photos in this post are © pinneguri
26. juni 2013
Clue #4 is up, and probably there are lots of finished photos in the thread in the Ravelry group. I checked there for the first three clues, but for the last clue, I wanted to keep the mystery all the way. I had the chart in the pattern of course, but I'm not able to figure out what a lace will look like from seeing the chart. I love working from charts, I think it's much easier than written instructions (in fact, I would never have worked lace like this if it wasn't charted). But still, lace pattern making is a mystery to me, even without a mystery KAL. Even so, I can tell you a small secret - I have included a little lace (very simple), in my mystery mitten pattern. Introduction is up today.
Here's a closeup of clue #3 from TTL's mystery shawl:
16. juni 2013
8. juni 2013
4. juni 2013
I have joined Through the Loops mystery shawl KAL 2013 on Ravelry.
Here's the progress so far. First clue finished:
Someone mentioned on Ravelry
it reminded her of a slice of watermelon.
We happened to have a watermelon in the house,
so I had to make this photo.
Btw - the watermelon is from Brazil,
bought in Lillehammer, Norway
where it costs 10 NOK, appr 1.50 USD.
How is that possible?
Btw2 - I'm amazed and thankful of all the interest
for the Mystery Mitten KAL in July.
There are already 150 posts in the thread on Ravelry,
almost a month before the KAL starts.