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|Photo borrowed from www.gd.no|
It turns out, they're the Dovre mittens, Dovre beeing Tora's home place. I found a couple of them on Ravelry, but no pattern entry, so I added it earlier today. (I don't have details about sizes, gauge and yarn, so if anyone who has the pattern could update it on Ravelry, or leave a comment, so I can do it, it would be nice.)
The mittens were designed by Kirsten Hjort Engum for a design competition in 2000, and have been published in Norsk Huslflid 4- 2007. The pattern, or a kit, can also be bought through Dovre husflidslag ( I guess they're busy sending out patterns at the moment!). I have also found some examples on knitting blogs, here and here.
11. februar 2013
10. februar 2013
A colleague, who also happens to be one of my son's scout leaders, mentioned a couple of weeks ago that she'd want a hat with the scouts' motto on it, "Alltid beredt" ("always prepared"). So, this of course got my knitting brain started. I had left over yarn from these leg warmers, and I had just seen some cool earflaps on Woolly Wormhead's blog. I was a fun and quick knit!
The hat is worked in seven colours of Rauma 3ply strikkegarn, on needles 3 and 3,5 mm.
I have written a pattern, in Norwegian. Test knitters are welcome! There is one adult size and one child size. If you don't have a scout to knit for, you can replace the letters with trees, or you can write something else (alphabet and blank charts are included in the pattern).
9. februar 2013
Ok, so these FOs are not necessarily finished in February, but as I mentioned the other day, I have some unblogged FOs to show you.
Here's the first one, "Stripes and cable", a modified version of Kirsten Kapur's Perry Street Rugby
- The recipient did not want garter stitch, so I did stockinette stitch.
- Worked in the round until arm openings.
- To avoid curling, some ribbing at the bottom of the body (k3, p1).
- Sleeves also with ribbed cuff k3, p1 and stickinette stitch.
- A shorter sleeve cap
I like the wide cable. Actually, the recipient didn't want the cable either, but mum said, "no cabl,e no sweater, young man!". So cable there is. Not the best photo, but you get the idea.
7. februar 2013
I'm good at casting on. By that meaning, starting new projects. Here's the newest one, that I acutally finished too. A hat, in sport weght yarn. More about that later.
When it comes to different cast ons, I'm not esepcially good, using the long tail cast on mostly. Not especially good, but improving. For my last hat design, I learnt a new cast on, from Woolly Wormhead; Alternate Cable Cast-On for 2x2 rib. This makes a neat edge, that look the same on both sides, so it's especially nice if you want to fold the brim up.
And today I saw a different version on Pinterest: Norwegian Alternating Knit & Purl Cast On
Here's a glimpse of the hat and you can see that I have cast off too! With an I'cord, another technique learnt through Internet. But more about that later. I have some finished objects to show you - I might make a February FO series.