Pretty cuffs

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s below zero degree celsius outside. Sometimes, I still want to dress light though; tights – thus my thick knee-highs – a short-sleeved sweater – thus these cuffs made in leftover alpaca …


Pattern: RONA wrist cuffs by Alexandra Brinck – download for free · Yarn: Sandnes Garn Alpakka · Colorway: Dark grey · Yardage: 91 · Weight: 38g · Needles: 3.5 mm

They are pretty, but I didn’t have enough yarn to make them as long as I wanted and they itch … so I made another pair in a nice cheap wool and soya yarn from my local supermarket.

2nd sock design: Big fat rib!

January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Made another pair of really long socks. This time with a sport-weight sock yarn and a stripy chunky rib on top. The rib is striped with double-held fingering sock yarn. Use various leftovers for a contrasting effect.

You can download the pattern here




One and a half hour headband

October 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pattern: Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf – download for free · Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios · Colorway: Glazed Carrots · Yardage: 42 yrds · Needles: 3.5 mm

X-ray Cats

September 19, 2011 § Leave a comment


From Kate Davies – one of my favorite designers … Unfortunately it turned out too tight for me, so I gave it to Polly …

Pattern: Paper Dolls by Kate Davies · Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca · Colors: Black, Deep pink, Eco off white · Needles: 3.5 mm

Finishing the shawl

August 14, 2011 § Leave a comment


Though I only missed a few rows of My Swedish Summer Autumn Shawl when we headed back home from our vacation, it took me three weeks to finish it. It only felt right to work on the shawl in front of the bonfire and not back home in the living room …

Eventually I succeeded and I love the colors, the variegation and the smoothness of Malabrigo Sock ♡ The jagged edge is not intentional though, but it’s really hard to pin 106 inches straight :)

Pattern: Daybreak by Stephen West · Yarn: Malabrigo Sock · Colors: Primavera+Alacaucil · Needles: 3.5 mm

Scrappy Hat

August 14, 2011 § Leave a comment


It makes sense to use scrap for something nice. In this case it turned into a hearty hat for my daughter. The fit is perfect so I’m sure it’ll be used much as we approach the Fall :)

Didn’t take much yarn – or time – I could hardly tell from the basket that some of the yarn had gone and the knitting only took me a day off from work – left all the ends to be weaved in to the next :)

Pattern: <3s! Hat by Jocelyn Tunney – download for free · Yarn: Scrap · Needles: 3.5 mm


My Swedish Summer Autumn Shawl

July 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been looking forward to making this for quite a while. Lovely Malabrigo Sock in warm Autumn colors. My summer vacation in Småland was a perfect occasion to start this. A straight forward shawl is mindless enough to bring on vacation. I’m glad i did. It rained for the whole week. Very autumn like, and I would have finished it if it wasn’t because I had to rip back as I changed my mind for a size large instead of medium.

Malabrigo Sock, colorways: Primavera + Alacaucil

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