Tag: alpaca

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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sweaters

Two things one knit

07/08/2017

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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sweaters

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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shawls

a Barndom shawl

05/03/2017

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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sweaters

Flowers in the Moss land

02/02/2017

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 🙂

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shawls

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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