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

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.

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 …

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

So cute …

October 17, 2011 § 8 Comments


… the hat and the girl ❤

This hat was so much fun! The tassels are not only cute they also add weight to the hat and helps it to stay on her head.

Pattern: Capucine by Adela Illichmanova – download for free · Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Andes · Colorway: Grey · Yardage: 123 · Weight: 113g · Needles: 6 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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