Monday, March 17, 2014

Workshop at the pub

Stavanger Strikk og Drikk (Stavanger knit and drink) are meeting once a month in the best pub in Stavanger- The Cardinal.

We wanted to invite the Danish Knit Designer Lene Holme Samsøe for a visit and a workshop. Sunday, March 16th from 17:00 - 20:00 we had our first workshop at Cardinal. It went well.

Topic: Use of Leaf patterns to shape your knitting.

Sandnes Garn were kind enough to sponsor the yarn needed for a hat for each participant. So the result after the workshop: a brand new hat.

A small scarf

I need some small projects while travelling. Easy travelling knitting that do not take up to much space in the bag, or while working on them. I had noticed Geilsk Bølgelengde, and blue would be a nice colour.
Looking at the number of stitches (179) I figured out that I would like to add length, and added the extra 12 stitches.  Easy pattern, nice warm woolen yarn, (Geilk Tynn ull)- and I have actually used it.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pants and socks, as well as fixing the shirt

 I had some "curling" issues with the T-shirt. I startet over again, this time with a number of thinner knitting needles, and rib knitting. No more curling-upwards. All I need is small brown buttons in the right brown colour.
Thin wool is nice even in the summer. May be- specifically in the Norwegian summer. So I made a simply straight up and down pair for the size 0-3 months. All I need is elastic band for the waist.

Socks for the coming little boy- to match the rest of the outfit. I chose to knit it in rib, so there is a chance that the socks will stay on to busy baby feet.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

T-shirt for a very small man

My Nephew is expecting a son - this summer.
I wanted to knit a sweater for the baby- but the lower part curled in a not so nice way.

Theories: Try again with thinner knitting needles and knit the blue edge again
Knit the blue edge again with same needles as the rest- decrease number of stitches a bit
Try again and make the edge a few rows longer

The Brown parts are knitted on a knitting machine. Back, front, two sleeves. Sewn together.

Then the blue edges are added and knitted by hand.

When the curly issue is fixed- small brown buttons will be added

Monday, March 10, 2014

Baby blouse for a summer baby

Last time I was in London i bought two skeins of Debbie Bliss Wool/cotton mix.
One of my young relatives is expecting a baby this summer, so I decided to create a summer blouse/alternative west for the little one.
The picture are lying when it comes to the colour, it is not pink, it is red. But that doesn't really matter, because it turned out to not be gender neutral as planned, it became feminine as I worked on the finnishing details.

Back and front knitted on knitting machine- tuck stitch.
Side sewn together,
Neck opening knitted on hand, same with arm openings and bottom.