Wednesday, December 10, 2014

baby blanket

This is made of loads of leftover sisu yarn. 40-45 grams of each of the colours.
Casted on the knitting machine, used a pre punched standard punchcard.
Changed colours every now and then.

Afterwards- knitted around the edges to prevent the worst curls.

Marron scarf

at Svithun Husflidslag
 I tried to understand the basics, but struggled to start the project. After spending one hour with trials and failure just to cast on, I finally nailed it, and could get started. And from the, it went ok until binding off...I ended up with transferring the stitches to a long circular needle, bringing them home and knit end and beginning together to form a wide cowl.

Light and easy

Socks on knitting machine

I have often wondered. How do you make socks on a flat bed knitting machine? The heel? The toe?

The rib?

I found a description on line, and here i tried it. Not perfect, but ok.
A few alterations I will try on the next pair.

Regia sock yarn

"Knap nok" tweed jacket for my mother

My mother used to knit, crothed etc. After breast cancer, she can no longer enjoy these hobbies. So I decided to knit her a jacket in my favourite yarn. Geilsk Tweed. We looked at the web page, and she liked the model "Knap nok" and she wanted a grey tweed jacket. 

And as I understood it, 10 different buttons- was just not her thing. So this jacket is with handmade buttons from Ellastikk.

The model is knitted top down
With some discrete lace patterns

I hope she enjoys it

Norwegian flag- baby blanket

I know a personal trainer from the UK. With a friend that had a baby. Normally I do not knit when asked to, and never for sale. But to knit a baby blanket as a small extra project was ok.

I started with only a slight idea of where to put the flag. And to use intarsia to keep it nice on both sides and elastic. And then I started in one corner.

At the end I knitted an airy edge around the whole blanket- from each side. And made four dominoknitted corners.

Geilsk thin wool

Blue scarf

I have started to use a knitting machine at Svithun Husflidslag. With punchcard. So here is the first scarf I made after having attended a course there.

Blue Alf yarn from Hifa.

The scarf hanging from the machine. 

  Worked to get these nice edges on the scarf.

And now- ready to use.

Single bed machine, Tuck stich. 

Yellow Owl

We had the pleasuer of spending a weekend with our little grand daughter and my mother in law this fall. We took my mother in law to a factory outlet with yarn. The little granddaughter being very used to grandma knitting for her, went in to the shop and looked around. She found Yellow yarn. "Yellow" she sad very enthusiastic. And then she started to look around the yarn store. "No OWL?" And I remembered that I had her with me when we went to another shop where there were several knitten owls. We fount an owl patter. Bought the yarn. And now she has a yellow owl sweather.

Knitted in Ulrika from Svarta fåret.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Gloves for Sofie

Almost a year ago I made some yellow socks for Sofie in a yellow glittering sock yarn.
I hoped that the leftover yarn would last for a pair of gloves. I did. With only 3 meters of yarn left.

She has grown up so quick. Her fingers are longer than mine, she is probably taller than me now.
I did not have a pattern for mittens at hand, so these are knitted to fit the drawings of a hand in the right size.
Straight ahead.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cowl - a nice travelling project

I normally end up with minimum three knitting projects.
1) Sitting on the coach knitting, talking, watching TV, Being social--> not to complicated knitting
2) Please leave me alone- I am counting, trying to figure it out - knitting. --> learning a new technique knitting
3) travelling - easy to carry and transport

Going to Bornholm I had a pair of yellow gloves as travelling knitting. Knitting fingers on gloves with many needles are not the best travelling knitting, so I went to Garnkilden and bought two knitting kits from Hifa. Molly hat and a cowl. In nice red 100% Hifa wool.

Travelling on the plane--> knitting on the cowl
Travelling on the bus from Copenhagen to Ystad --> knitting on  the cowl
Travelling with the ferry, Ystad -Rønne --> Knitting on the mittens

Knitting two mittens at the same time

After having learned to knit two socks at the same time, on circular needles it was tempting to try the same with mittens.  After socks size 2 years there were more of the Arwetta Classic yarn in bright yellow.

Starting with 16 stitches on top, increasing to 40.
then knitting until the length of the mitten above the thumb.

Knitting two at the same time: will never make two right mittens again,

Knitting two sock on circular needles, from toe and up

I have just returned from a knitting festival at Bornholm.
Together with some friends I attended a workshop with Lene Randorff - knitting two socks at the same time.

Starting from the toe of the socks
Knitting socks on circular needles
Both new to me, but a very cool way to knit socks.

First we knitted some very small socks so we would make it to the heel before the workshop was over.
Then we were given the advice to not wait to long to use the technique again. So I bought some Arwetta classic and knitted a pair of socks size 2 years. In brigth yellow to someone who loves yellow.

Penguin or owl?

Long time ago, when Yr was to small to enjoy a penguin outfir, I went to Garnkilden and bought the yarn and recipe to make this outfit.

The outfit comes in four parets. A hooded suit, a hat, socks and mittens.
So when put on the kid- they are suppoised to look like a little penguin toddling around.

My little granddaughter was thrilled over the hat (the rest did not get any attention).
"Oggla" (Owl) she exclaimed, put the hat on backwards and went for her shoes.

Pattern is from Dala Garn

Easy and fun knitting project.

Left over yarn - hønsestrikk

I had several small ball of leftover yarns in Geilsk tweed form different projects.
So I decided to make a sweather for Yr for colder days in fall and winter.
I know she loved our cat, and their dog- so I found patterns reminding of dogs, and a good pattern for cat.

The sweather is knitted from the top and down. I made the sleeves extra long with a small edge to make them easier to fold up, and stay up.

Well she tried it on, and it is a bit big- but not enormous.

And the fun part...she decided the the sheep looked like their furry dog.

Babyblanket as swatch

Again- testing the knitting machine.
Using the whole with
Testing different way of tuck-stiches.

Merino wool

At the end I crotheted several rows all around the blanket.
At least it will keep the baby warm.

For one of my nieces

There is a real babyboom going on in the family these days. Nephews and nieces are having babies within a short interwall.

So for one of them, having a girl- I made this little sweather in thin wool from Duo.

I am still trying to get on friendly terms with the knitting machine- and I was able to knit this very basic sweather on it without getting to frustrated.

But- finding buttons to match the colours- well just forget it and find several different ones instead.

Knitted jacket for Yr

This summer har been really warm, but in the beginning of the summer I believed there would be some chilly evenings where the little one could benefit from a jacket. So I bought some Geilsk hemp and wool yarn and made her a jacket.