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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!)

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

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

my ravelry project link

difficulty

Not. I only got confused for a tiny bit.

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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 🙂

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

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

my ravelry project link

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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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!

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Everything but a rainbow

02/07/2016
knitting, mariannekarkki, shawl, aurora borealis
knitting, mariannekarkki, shawl, aurora borealis

My creation. This was a thank-you for good friend. It took me months to finish.. and it got LARGE! 😀 It ended up being a bit of a lengthy shawl. But worth it. I divided the knit into 4 themes – inspired from pictures taken by @heiniak (as this shawl was for her):

  • Aurora borealis with dark blue night sky
  • Heatherfield in the frosty autumn sun
  • Sunset into the frosty Northern Ocean
  • Rocky Shores of The Gulf of Bothnia

Pattern

Straight from this nut – with inspiration from: Halfway Wrap (by Veera Välimäki) and Geysir Stretch (by Stephen West)

New for me

using beads in a knit

something else to say abt this knit

I had a lot of fun creating this one! more about it at the Happy Kanto -blog

info

yardage

TeeTee Lumi c1453 ≤ 1 skein
TeeTee Lumi c1451 ≤ 1 skein
Autermann Kild Silk c02 ≤ 1 skein
FiloFilu linen silk (hand dyed) ≤ 4 skeins
Isager Alpaca 1 c47 ≤ 1 skein
Isager Silk Mohair c67 ≤ 1 skein
BC Garn Seatlin c09 ≤ 1 skein
Pajukannatila 100% gotlamb wool ≤ 1 skein
Rowan Fine Tweed c383 ≤ 2 skeins
Rowan Fine Tweed c364 ≤ 1 skein
Isager Tweed Turquoise ≤ 2 skeins
DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silks ≤ 1 skein

difficulty

oh puh-please.. 100%

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My Geysir Stretch

05/05/2016

My absolute favourite alpaca yarn. Hyvänmielen alpakat is from a small farm in the Southern Finland.

Pattern

(Geysir Stretch) by Stephen West. Which was very easy to follow.

New for me

slipped stitches

something else to say abt this knit

I would recommend this project for all starting knitters looking for a little challenge as patterns by Stephen West are fairly easy to follow.

info

yardage

HyvänMielen alpakat ≤ 1 skein
Cascade 220 c8895 ≤ 1 skein
Ginger’s Hand Dyed Pep In Your Step Worsted cMulled Wine ≤ 1 skein

needles

5.5mm

other stuff

ravelry project link

difficulty

easy .. just easy (but interesting)

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