27. juli 2013

Contrast and colourwork - a finished pair of mittens

I made these mittens for a mitten knitalong on Facebook
They were supposed to be finished in May, but other projects and life came in the way. 

-Pattern: 126-5 Mittens with pattern in ” Delight” and ” Fabel”  by DROPS design 
-Yarn:: Kauni Effektgarn and som unknown gray yarn from stash 

Modifications to the pattern:
- Just made a ribbing instead of patterned cuff. 
-Changed the thumb a bit, and moved it up, 
since people commented they were a bit long (the mittens, that is). 

I think they look nice, but the pattern doesn't show perfectly due to lack of contrast.
(on the black&white photo you can really see this lack of contrast). 
Somehow I like the effect, though.

23. juli 2013

Finally a knitted FO!

I’m quite happy with how it turned out in the end, although there are several things I would change if I were to make it again: I would work it top down instead of bottom up, I would have made a longer ribbing. Also the sleeves are too wide at the top, and they were also too short (blocking helped a bit for these two problems) I would make little less waist shaping, it might look ok now, but I had to block the waist pattern quite a lot to get a good fit. I would also make the pattern symmetric around the raglan decreases (or increases, if I work it top down) on the front. 

I think I might make another one... - for a young girl, in other colours and yarn, maybe with all over yoke pattern. But not right now…

10. juli 2013

Old doilies table runner

Found this on Pinterest.

Here's my version: 

2. juli 2013

I'm so proud of my Water Melon Shawl

I finished my shawl in time, that is, within the month of June, to participate in the drawing in the KAL thread on Ravelry. I'm so happy about the result - can't stop admiring and photograping it. 

You can see lot's of beautful versions in the Ravelry thread. There are som many gorgeous colour combos.

My yarn was, Gjestal Silja Sock, in white, just an ordinary yarn. Then the green is a semisolid merino sock yarn, a bit lighter than what it looks in the photos, Indigo Moon Merino Superwash Fingering Weight. The red is another merino wool, tuLLiBaLL Råkk, coloured by two Norwegians, Siw , band kaos on Ravelry, selling yarn here.  Both the red and the green are beautiful and soft yarns, nice to work with. I have quite a bit left of the green, just a little bit of the red - I'm actually considering making a pair of socks (don't tell anyone...)

I can highly recommend the shawl pattern. I have made two of her shawls before, which I also loved. Her patterns are really well written. She's offering a discount form July 1st, till end of September, as part of the Summer Shawl KAL. You get to hang out on Ravelry with lot's of nice shawl knitters, who can answer any of your questions regarding shawls, and probably most other topics as well. I was tempted to knit another shawl actually, but I restrained myself, and will finish some other wips in stead. (Good girl!)

1. juli 2013

Mystery Mitten KAL starting today

A riddle in a way - "En gåte på en måte"

Come join the fun! First clue link has been posted in the I make mittens Group on Ravelry. Pattern comes both in English and Norwegian, and will be free in July. It's mostly stranded colourwork, with some small additions.

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