Sock and lace scrap sweater for Polly

February 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

A few skeins of unwanted sock yarn held together with some lace. It was straight ahead, using a simple top-down pattern I’ve used so many times. I had a few issues with the stripes as the amount of yarn in each color pretty much directed the arrangement … Basic and comfy sweater that will be used a lot, but not a big deal really …

Pattern: Raglan Stripes by Britta Wilfert · Yarn: Various sock yarn + Madil kid seta + Rowan fine lace · Needles: 4.5 mm

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Harvesting Rowan Tweed

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

… and a single merino/silk from DesignClub.

My local yarn store is selling out as they are moving their business online. Sad, as we need those stores, to physically touch and smell the fibers. There was a discount of 50% on selected yarns, which brought me back home with a beautiful collection of Rowan fine tweed and felted tweed DK. I’ve always had a soft spot for the colors and feel of Rowan’s tweed. It’s beautiful, don’t you think?

Rowan felted tweed DK, color way: Bilberry

Fine tweed, colorway: Settle

Fine tweed, colorway: Hubberholme

Fine tweed, colorway: Murker

Fine tweed, colorway: Nidd

550 g. in total for DKr.331/$58 :)

Oh … and a single skein of light-fingering merino and silk for summer:

… and three pink palm tree buttons:

That was it! :)

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.

Three days sweater

October 30, 2011 § 2 Comments


Super bulky yarn, a big cowl and cables = one great sweater!

Pattern: #90 Chic Cables and Lace Cowl Neck by SweaterBabe · Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Andes · Colorway: 519 · Yardage: 562 · Weight: 515g · Needles: 8 mm

Black & blue

September 20, 2011 § Leave a comment


Pattern: En Blekksprut Beret  by Kate Gagnon Osborn · Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca + BabyAlpaca Silk · Colors: Black and blue · Needles: 2.0 + 2.5 mm. Deathflake chart  by Art Fiend – download for free.

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

In my pockets …

September 13, 2011 § Leave a comment


As the Autumn is approaching, this cardigan was a must. It’s warm but still open for a breeze … The pockets are geniously constructed and really comfy – Looks cool, don’t you think?

Pattern: Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier · Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Lima · Colors: Light grey · Yardage: 1010 · Weight: 515g · Needles: 4.5 mm

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