Month: February 2017

shawls

a Metalouse Shawl

08/02/2017

Knitted from 100% wool. I started this knit with Auracania Botany Lace first – but the color changes were just too wild and short that i thought ill of for this knit. Too busy. So i went for 2 solid colors.

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

Pattern

Metalouse by Stephen West (Ravelry).

New for me

Corrugated ridge (what a .. i had to PURL! 😀 *whine*)

something else to say abt this knit

This was an easy knit – but for the beginning getting into the flow of a corrugated ridge took some warming up. After a few rows it was easy to follow – where i was and only had to unravel once .. over MC change.

info

yardage

Svarta Fåret Ullgarn 2-tr c02 ≥ 150g
Svarta Fåret Ullgarn 2-tr c08

needles

4,5mm

other

ravelry project link

difficulty

mostly easy - purling is a bore 😀

other knits with little twits

shawls

a Sunny Blizzard

Knitted this from 100% lace weight merino (yarn link to ravelry). Used 4mm needles and knit it in all over garter stitch. In the pattern it only has a few purl rows to enhance the lace rows -> but why not all rows in garter? This was sort of my first try at shetland style lace – where (at least according to the magic of shetland lace knitting -book – ravelry link) the lace is mostly done in garter stitch.

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

Pattern

Pattern had inspiration from Blizzard by DROPS Design (fi)

New for me

nothing really – really..

something else to say abt this knit

Garter stitch in lace – to me – is more fun. If the lace is done every other row – it should be super simple to follow. This one had lace every 6th row or so – so keeping up with the rows was necessary in the beginning.

info

yardage

Schoppel-Wolle Lace Ball 100 c2264 ≥ 85g

needle

4mm

other

ravelry project link

Difficulty

Took the easy way out - with garter lace 🙂 EASY!

other knits with little twits

sweaters

Sleeves of Lace

02/02/2017

Knitted in beautiful tweed tussah silk. I absolutely love tussah silk – and in tweed? YES please 😀

This was an easy top-down raglan sweater i added some lace to the sleeves. Different kind of lace from the original patterns – which to me just looked too busy for this yarn.

Also the body had a bit less shape then the original pattern.

Pattern

Pattern had inspiration from Sea Nymps by DROPS design

New for me

nothing really – loved this knit

something else to say abt this knit

a Raglan top-down is the most easiest sweater to knit – my opinion of course. But as i have shun even the idea of knitting Anything from parts (NEVER!!) i have found top-down to be 110% easier and better than bottom up. Better? No longer too short of a hem or too long/short sleeves 🙂

info

yardage

BC Garn Tussh Tweed tt21 ≥ 4 skeins

needles

4mm

other stuff

ravelry project link

difficulty

a top-down sweater .. i was half-asleep infront of netflix

other knits with little twits

sweaters

Flowers in the Moss land

Knitted in DROPS alpaca mix yarn. A comfy tunic. Used some wooden beads. I know.. “wood? what an imbecile” – but i wanted them wooden.. sweaters in my opinion are not supposed to washed in a heavy wash again and again. So.. the wooden beads are a perfect texture for this knit. And also.. i have given up 100% in using plastic in anyway in knitting. Yarn or additions. Ugh. No thanks. More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

Pattern

Pattern had inspiration from Ready for Fall-Sweater by Pickles.

New for me

nothing really

something else to say abt this knit

Raglan in my opinion is the most easiest sweater style to knit. Thou with this i started from the hem – lately i’ve only knitted sweaters top-down hence them fitting better. And with this.. bottom-up sweater the sleeves did turn out about 5cm too long 🙁 darn. But! it’s for me and it’s comfy as DAMN 😀

info

yardage

DROPS Alpaca Mix c7223 ≥ 300g

needles

4mm

other stuff

ravelry project link

difficulty

i was in automode - and i ended up with a sweater? how on earth.. #boring 🙂

other knits with little twits