Sunday, 17 July 2011

A Cardi for Kaede

Kaede is a Japanese girl - so tiny and so sweet. Actually, she is so tiny that the cardigan will remain too big for probably a year or two, but I'm sending it on its way soon anyway.

The pattern is based on a pattern from DROPS - you can see it here. I used Smart, 100% wool from Sandnes, which required me to recalculate the original pattern in both height and width. That process took time and stopped me from bringing the project to social events.

225 g Smart, needles 4.0 mm

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Malou's Socks

An overdue birthday present for Malou.....
It was a perfect fit, and I hope they will keep her warm for a long time :)

Arwetta socks with fair isle-style reinforced heel.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Lavender Bag

I love quick knits :) And this one even smells nice! I'll probably use it as a kind of homeknit wunderbaum in my car. The Lavender Bag Pattern

Knitting away!

One lavender bag - and it's actually much more vibrantly turquoise. My camera just doesn't translate green very well.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Short-row cardi

What do you do, when your Lorna's Laces Sock yarn turn out horribly when turned into a sock? You give it to me... *ahem* OR you knit a short-row cardigan for a baby or toddler. The pattern the LLS yarn created was too much for lace socks - it sort of killed to lace pattern completely. So instead of throwing it away I thought it would be good to include a solid colour to keep the colour changes in the LLS yarn under control. And I think I've succeeded.

It's the same pattern I've used a couple of times before; there's something addictive about it. I don't know why - I mean, it's garter sts all the way from one end to the other. Maybe it's the stripes that does it.

Light mint Arwetta and purple/green/blue Lorna's Laces Sock on dpn 2.5 mm - 155 g in total.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Firs and Flakes Shawl

Ta-daaa! Finally I finished the shawl I began knitting two years ago - and I love the result. I bought the pattern and yarn during my visit to the Shetland islands. The shawl, which is almost cape-shaped, was not the easiest thing to knit (you begin with casting on 452 sts and then you get to struggle with 4 pages of knitting chart), but once I got the hang of it, I only stopped when the weather prevented me from sitting with such warm wool in my lap.

Jamieson & Smith's 2 Ply Lace Yarn (col. eggplant) and 2 Ply Jumper Yarn (col. chocolate) on needles size 4.5 mm - 410 g in total. The shawl was designed by Anna Zilboorg.