Tag: merino

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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.

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

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

more

my ravelry project page

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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 🙂

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

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! 😀

info

yardage

Fyberspates Vivacious 4 ply

needle

3.0mm

more

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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.

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

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

more

my ravelry project page

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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.

More abt this knit at the Happy Kanto -blog.

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

more

my ravelry project page

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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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a Sunny Blizzard

08/02/2017

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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