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my Nuuk in stripes

21/01/2018

This t-shirt pattern was easy to follow and a great knit. So far i have finished two of these – all with some variations into the original pattern. Different neckline, longer sleeves, very long sleeves.

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Pattern

Pattern by Jonna Hietala // Nuuk (Laine no 1)

New for me

none really

something else to say abt this knit

Pattern was super easy to follow – yarn was awesome and all in all this knit was a Happy Knit!

info

yardage

Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK -> 2.2 skeins in Salty Tales
Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic DK -> 1 skein in Moonflower

needle

4 & 5.0mm

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my Juniper in sunshine

The construction of this sweater is just genius. I knitted mine inside-out – taking the easier route. Am not a huge fan of purling, i’ll avoid it as far and long as i can. This was officially my first Juniper but as i ran out of yarn with this one – and couldn’t get the right shade from Finland.. i waited and waited. Put it on hold and knitted another one from leftovers 🙂

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Pattern

Pattern by Veera Välimäki // Juniper

New for me

Entire construction of the sweater

something else to say abt this knit

Fun fun knit! and weird – the sleeves  😀 just when knitting them felt like it made no sense that it would fit maybe a dog..? so wrong! 😀

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yardage

Fyberspates Vivacious 4 ply

needle

3.0mm

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shawls

my Fly Forward

The construction of this shawl is simply awesome – texture with ease. I used a one size smaller needle (4.0mm) to better complement my yarn. In my opinion there is an error in the pattern – to get some width to the shawl that is. I made some changes in mine.

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Pattern

Pattern by Veera Välimäki // Fly Forward

New for me

construction of the shawl – genius! A perfect Netflix&Knit project

info

yardage

Rowan Fine Tweed 5x 25g in Hubberholme

needle

4.0mm

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my Stripes Galore

30/11/2017

The construction of this shawl was pure awesomeness! When i first saw a picture of the shawl in facebook i was in deep curiosity – how is that done, like i am with most knits that have diverse constructions. I hollered for interest to test knit the piece and got lucky to get the privilege to do just so 😛

I was on a holiday so this knit took me lil over a week. And o-boy! This was the perfect Netflix-knit! I was able to watch a South-Korean TV-show (with subtitles) and make no errors! The knit just flowed.

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Pattern

Pattern by Petra Machová Kouřilová // Stripes Galore

New for me

construction of the shawl – genius!

something else to say abt this knit

This was my very first test knit – what a joy! The pattern is so well written there is no chance for errors! This knit was a Happy Knit!

info

yardage

Shilasdair Luxury 4ply cWinter Loch = 86g
Filcolna Arwetta Classic c251/Gul = 86g

needle

3.5mm

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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.

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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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cardigans

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

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yardage

Isager Strik Highland Wool in Sand ≥ 150g

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

needles

3mm & 3,5mm

needles

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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!

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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!

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yardage

DROPS Alpaca Mix c8120 ≥ 150g

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