Author: Marianne

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a blue tee

22/08/2017

This yarn – is luxurious. 100% merino. The color is a vivid but tamed blue.

Pattern

Pattern had inspiration from BEPPU top by Tanja Lay

New for me

added lace – pretty simple leaf-like

something else to say abt this knit

Somewhat fun knit. I do dislike purling in small needle size 😀 never ending! But the yarn here – truly helped! It’s such a beautiful yarn and my first taste into the madelinetosh brand. Hooked for sure 🙂

info

yardage

Madelinetosh Prairie cMandala ≥ 96g

needle

3,5mm

other

additions: lace

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my Textured

17/08/2017

Knitted in DROPS Puna and Istex Lettlopi. My first go with both yarns. This was an interesting knit, must say. But. The outcome just didn’t seem right. It’s not a relaxed sweater – for sure. She shoulders are just too slim for my taste. But the yarn is yummy. Soft and warm. I think i might knit this one again, maybe mix one size (on shoulders) with the M size body.

Mor abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

Pattern

Textured by Joji Locatelli from Favourite Things

New for me

nothing really

something else to say abt this knit

Ralgan top-down. This is a very simple knit! I recommend 🙂

info

yardage

DROPS Puna c02 ≥ 350g
Istex Lettlopi c1403 ≥ 110g

needle

4.5mm

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Alpaca & Mohair

11/08/2017

Knitted in Isager Strik Alpaca 1 held together with the same brand Silk Mohair. Such a light cardigan!

Pattern

Pattern by me – a simple raglan cardigan from bottom-up.

New for me

nothing really

something else to say abt this knit

After this knit i have switched my raglan knits to top-bottom. This turned out perfect! but i just don’t like the feel of a made to order knit. They are difficult – in my opinion – to get perfect.

info

yardage

Isager Strik Alpaca 1 c04s ≥ 100g
Isager Strik Silk Mohair c30 ≥ 75g

needles

5mm

buttons

hand crafted buttons from a dead juniper tree – by me from a tree that once stood on our yard 🙂

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my True Friend

Knitted in Isager Highland Wool and Knitlob’s lair Ilmatar. Wool meets silk. A beautiful pattern, easy to follow! Thou i decided to give the front panel some texture with very 4th row as a purl.

After a few months from bind-off and a lot of usage.. i accidentally put the sweater in a wash and now it’s a dish cloth/doll sweater. Oh well. This was a fun knit and the sweater had that relaxed light feel to it – that i might just knit this one again someday. Maybe add some extra with moss-stitch 🙂

Pattern

Pattern True Friend by Veera Välimäki from Interpretations vol. 2

New for me

the construction of body section – as in just about everything but the sleeves 😀

something else to say abt this knit

As mentioned – a very easy knit, easy-to-follow pattern and i think my yarn choices were perfect – until it met 40c water in 1200 spin #rofl

info

yardage

Isager Strik Highland Wool in Sand ≥ 150g

Knitlob’s Lair Ilmatar in aamusumu 1 skein (50g)

needles

3mm & 3,5mm

needles

my ravelry project link

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a game of Tetris

07/08/2017

Knitted in DROPS Flora hand dyed by me. I had taken some time (2 years) off from dyeing yarn, just no time or space for it! Excuses. Anyway. This knit was such fun from the dye pans into the bind off. It fits comfy, like a slightly oversized college sweater and is airy but warm (by alpaca & wool yarn)

Pattern

Pattern by me – inspired by various sweater patterns from Joji Locatelli, Pickles.com and Carrie Bostic Hoge.

New for me

nothing really

something else to say abt this knit

Was such a fun time to knit up a hand dyed/painted yarn.. by myself 😀 what a laugh! and i like the end result. It’s just what i was looking for!

info

yardage

DROPS Flora (c03 -> hand painted) ≥ 250g

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Two things one knit

Knitted in DROPS alpaca mix yarn. A comfy blouse with a very strange construction. Strange but easy to knit. Planning to knit another one with some lace maybe. More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

Pattern

Pattern by Anna&Heidi Pickles – Posh Blouse (Ravelry) 

New for me

Shoulder construction

something else to say abt this knit

There are some confusing Kitchener Stitch how-to videos in YouTube. At least to me! I had a rotten luck, until i found this Memorize the Kitchener Stitch -> i watched it well over 5 times, then drew the process and made a little mantra abt it, but.. i got it! 😀 Still not a fan of it – but the end result is one of the best!

This a super simple knit and has a ease & relaxed fit. I absolutely recommend knitting it!

info

yardage

DROPS Alpaca Mix c8120 ≥ 150g

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Blue and Furry

13/07/2017

Knitted with two different yarns held together thru out the knit. A very light pullover! approx 200g in total.

Pattern

Pattern from Laine I -magazine. Pattern: Piece of Silver by Veera Välimäki Ravelry link

New for me

nothing really. Rarely have used 2,75mm needles. Rocked some serious magic loop with this.

something else to say abt this knit

Nothing really. A super fun and EASY knit to do. Absolutely love the finish. I wanted a modern 80-90’s style furry-ball sweater and i got it 😀 yay!

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info

yardage

Hjertegarn Alpaca 400 (light grey) ≥ 120g

Permin Angel KidSilk Mohair (blue) ≥ 120g

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color affection

05/03/2017

This is a gift-knit for a traveling friend. Colors used were inspired from Finnish nature (and the yarn used is from Finland).

Pattern was a bit of a surprise i was doing good until i reached half way on the 3rd section. I got confused and went for a ravelry project gallery hunt to take a look at other knits from this pattern! 😀 I did not get the feeling from the pattern that the end of 3rd section would not reach the end of 2nd section 😀 I was running low on my MC (Itämeri) thou i thought i could make it 🙂 Anyway – viewing some other knits from this pattern it all made sense 🙂 (thanks ravelry -peeps!)

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Pattern

Color Affection by Veera Välimäki

New for me

nothing really

something else to say abt this knit

Another brainless knit. Am super happy with the colors i chose and the yarn! Oh! The knit has texture and some gloss (from Itämeri 50/50 silk-wool). My favourite from the three is thou Vänö Ull Lammull (finnsheep) the black-white texture is such a joy for sight and the fiber so soft. I hope Kerä will get/make more of this – i got the last once from a local fair. #sad

info

yardage

Knitlob’s Lair Kipinätär cItämeri≤ 80g
Knitlob’s Lair Luonnotar cKelo≤ 75g
Vänö Ull Lammull cB&W ≤ 65g

needles

4mm

other

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difficulty

Not. I only got confused for a tiny bit.

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shawls

a Barndom shawl

Knitted with DROPS alpaca mix yarn in 3 shades. This is a pattern by Stephen West. A well written and easy pattern. I would recommend this to all looking for some mildly brainless knit 🙂

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Pattern

Barndom Shawl by Stephen West 

New for me

nothing really

something else to say abt this knit

I timed my self on the last section. One row took abt 15 minutes! Wow! :-O

info

yardage

DROPS Alpaca Mix c9020 ≥ 150g
DROPS Alpaca Mix c7815 ≥ 100g
DROPS Alpaca Mix c7323 ≥ 100g

needles

3,5mm

other

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difficulty

quite simple, took some time 😀

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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 😀

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