Tag: silk

shawls

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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sweaters

Sleeves of Lace

02/02/2017

Knitted in beautiful tweed tussah silk. I absolutely love tussah silk – and in tweed? YES please 😀

This was an easy top-down raglan sweater i added some lace to the sleeves. Different kind of lace from the original patterns – which to me just looked too busy for this yarn.

Also the body had a bit less shape then the original pattern.

Pattern

Pattern had inspiration from Sea Nymps by DROPS design

New for me

nothing really – loved this knit

something else to say abt this knit

a Raglan top-down is the most easiest sweater to knit – my opinion of course. But as i have shun even the idea of knitting Anything from parts (NEVER!!) i have found top-down to be 110% easier and better than bottom up. Better? No longer too short of a hem or too long/short sleeves 🙂

info

yardage

BC Garn Tussh Tweed tt21 ≥ 4 skeins

needles

4mm

other stuff

ravelry project link

difficulty

a top-down sweater .. i was half-asleep infront of netflix

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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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