No kidding !!!

March 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

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

Balls of PINK !!!

February 1, 2012 § 4 Comments

I’ve been craving for true pink for some time now. The question was; how bright can I go? Here is the answer:

Filatura Di Crosa: Sportwool, 100% pure new superwash wool, 50 g = 125 m/136 yrds + Madil Yarns: Kid Seta, 70% mohair, 30% silk, 25 g = 210 m/230/ yrds.

I’m satisfied :) and plan to make a comfy – and very bright – sweater. It’s a soft superwash wool from Filatura Di Crosa and a fine silk mohair from Madil Yarn. I go for a cowl or for a cable sweater:

© IBGena

© mck7

The cowl sweater will be such a quick and simple knit, whereas the cabled has more risky fitting issues, it looks more interesting though …

While I was dreaming away in pink I made my daughter this cute little headband:

Pattern: Twin Cities Headband by Allyson Dykhuizen · Yarn: 70% wool + 30 Soya · Colorway: Purple/Blue · Needles: 3.5 mm

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

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