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

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! :)

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

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

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