A sweater for Alex

February 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

This is the first time I make a sweater for my boyfriend.
It’s a long story – it always is :) More details on my Ravelry project page.

Pattern: Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert – download for free in Danish · Yarn: Onion knit, Organic wool + Nettles · Colorway: Dark grey · Yardage: 1130 · Weight: 654 g · Needles: 5 mm

Pattern for free: Twist and fold

January 17, 2012 § 4 Comments

This is my first design :)
It’s been fun to make – the socks and the pattern. Please enjoy!

Download the pattern for free here

SOCKS !

January 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

I’ve kind of obsessed with making perfectly fitted socks (!)
I always do them toe-up, two-at-a-time on a Magic loop with gusset and a heel flap.

Yarn: Regia Hand-dye Effect

Yarn: Mayflower Strømpegarn

Yarn: Hjertegarn Ragg-strømpegarn

As my sock experience progresses I start to picture my own socks and I have this thing with knee-highs generously topped with a textured band to fold. My first attempt turned out quite successful and in time I will make a pattern for it.

Yarn: Hjertegarn Ragg-strømpegarn

Now I’m trying to make a pair in a sport weight-yarn with a striped top made from leftovers.

Yarn: Zwerger Garn, Opal Regenwald 6-ply + scrap

Making a man sweater

January 7, 2012 § 3 Comments

For the first time, I’m making a sweater for my boyfriend.

It’s quite a challenge. As I know how much I can ravel one petite piece of garment size x-small for a perfect fit, I don’t want to think of the amount of work to redo for a man’s sweater.

Anyway, The thing was to find the right pattern, simple but not boring. I went for Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert. Yet another nice version of her seamless, top-down constructions.

© by Wilfert's

Next thing: To find the perfect yarn … It couldn’t be wooly itchy, no bright colors, still it should be interesting enough to maintain my interest in the project.

ORGANIC WOOL + NETTLES by Onion Knit:

Organic wool + nettles by Onion Knit

It’s a beautiful charcoal grey, it’s very crisp and a true pleasure to work with.

Now, just a perfect fit, we’ll see …

Lopi Dreams …

September 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today I got myself some Álafoss and Létt-Lopi from Ístex :)
Just as much as I love Malabrigo for its softness, I love Ìstex for its roughness.
The yarn is very vibrant and feeds images in my head of the magnificent nature and weather of Iceland.

Wanted to do some test knits for this warm winter cardi. I go for the Álafoss and make it thick, just as the pattern suggests, saving the Létt for something else … and I stick to the colors but make it shorter. The pattern includes a technique which sounds really scary. Steeking which means that the cardi is knit in the round and then stitched in the front with a sewing machine whereupon the front is cut open (!)

Can’t wait to fill up my basket with 6 colors of beautiful, scratchy Álafoss Lopi and for the weather to allow me to wear it … If I get that far – it’s still just a dream …

Álafoss Lopi, colorway: Fuchsia Heather

Létt Lopi, colorway: Grape Heather

Létt Lopi, colorway: Spring Green Heathers

Winther Yearning

July 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Not because i miss the cold, but after all that slick lace and summer knitting, I’m craving for some RUSTIC WOOL !

This shrug in Létt-Lopi from Ìstex is beautiful. I really like the three shades of blues in the pattern.

© Ìstex

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