Archive for June, 2012

Hello from the porch

Hello ignored blog. As you can see i am very busy.

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FO shawl

You know the saying that goes something like ‘knit love in every stitch’? This shawl has hope in every stitch.

It’s the first time I knit a lace shawl for someone else, it’s the first time I knit a lace shawl for a friend. But my friend needed some hope, and I hope she notice all the hope and good thoughts that’s in this shawl.

(and I am so glad my friend loves purple or not neon pink ;-D )

 

the details

Pattern is called Little shells, and this is a Ravelry link to where you can find it: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-shells

I knitted mine with the yarn Sandens Garn alpakka. Its my first time knitting lace with this yarn. I think it sheaded too much, and it didn’t take blocking that well. Maybe I’m just being picky. I didn’t use much, a little over one skein. It’s knitted on 4mm needles of course, is there any other needle size? ;) Good pattern, easy to follow, a nice knit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FO cardigan

This has been done for a while (since march) so it’s about time I blog it. I am calling it the striped cardigan without stripes.

I modified this so much, but I will still give all the credit in the world to the designer, cause she did a great job, and without her pattern I wouldn’t be so inspired to make my own twist :)

The pattern is called Swinging striped cardigan and you can find it here: http://ratdogknits.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/stripes-and-stripes-and-stripes-minimalist-ish/

I knitted mine with 220 wool from Cascade Yarns, I used around 3 skein of the beige yarn, and 1 skein of the green. I knitted the cardigan on 5 mm needles.

my modifications:

– I did cast on the same number of stitches as in the pattern, but I kept on making raglan decreases for a little longer than in the pattern,cause I wanted a looser version

– I did a garter bottom edge

– Making the sleeves longer, and also shaping them a bit; doing a k2tog k1 k2tog  at the end of row marker every 3 inches. When the sleeves was long enough I increased 7 stitches evenly and then did a k2,p2 rib.

– Making a garter button band with button holes for two buttons. I casted on 20 stitches on 5mm needles and knitted garter. I followed the pattern advice that said to sew on the band as you knit.

feel free to use my modifications! :-)

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