The pattern is easy, and gives a simple but cute lace. It's worked from one end, so you can make it as long as you wish. Thanks for sharing, Janine! I added a crocheted cord of chain stitches to the lace in this tunic.
"I was recently going through my late Mom’s craft things when I found this knitting pattern.
It is the pattern my Grandmother used to make lace. She was a simple country woman. A farmer’s wife and mother of four children.
I can remember her making quilts and knitting lace.
She used this simple lace to edge all of her pillowcases.
I am not a knitter but I wanted Grandma’s lace to live on so I decided to share the pattern. "
October 29, 2009
October 22, 2009
I used to knit during classes, at school and in university. Nowadays I sometimes knit at conferences and seminars. This is the result of two days of seminar and a train trip:
It's a child version of my Scrap Gnomy , or Pointy Striped Color as Annie Modesitt called it in her book project 1000 faboulous hats. I love using left over yarn, and putting together colours. I'm quite happy with how they're turning out so far. They're going to be Christmas presents for two little sisters, I think.
I started the blue one when the pink reached the point where I wanted to change to double pointed needles. There is too much jingling with dpn's, I don't want to annoy people. And I don't want everybody's look on me when a needle falls to the floor...
There's another hat on the needles, too.
Can you guess what football team it is?
October 13, 2009
I come from a family who seldom threw things away. At a time, reuse was a necessity, but still now, when we have everything we need, I like the idea of reuse. We throw away too many things in this part of the world.
These tunics are made from one sweater from Fretex, the Salvation Army's second hand shop in Norway. The rest is fabric, ribbons and buttons from my stash. By making the two "flowers" with buttons, I managed to use the whole sweater! The darker green turtle neck is from the bottom ribbing. The rest of the ribbing was turned into a flower (see collage).
I intended to make a sort of tutorial. for the flowers. But when it came to finishing, I got to eager, and the last steps went without photographing. But you can probably work out how they're made, it's quite simple. Here you see the first steps, anyway.
October 10, 2009
Judith 's challenge this time is pink. Which is not my colour, but when I had a look, I found several projects, so obviously I use more pink than orange! All of these have been given away, though. Most of them are free patterns, maybe you can get some inspiration.
Top, from left to right
- Stella Polaris hat, my design, free charts and notes on my blog (I'll make mittens and write down a proper pattern and put it up for sale - some day..)
- Amiguitas wristwarmers, my design, free pattern
- Amiga neckwarmer free pattern in The Inside Loop (my first published pattern)
- Pink version of my Phantasy hat
- Free form crochet and knit necklace
- Modified version (baby size with earflaps) of Staceyjoy's headigan
October 7, 2009
I used to consider myself an experienced knitter. But the more I read and see on Ravelry and on knitting blogs, I understand I'm just average. There are so many different techniques that I have never even heard of, and I discover new things all the time. Which is why I love Ravelry and the rest of the knitting world on the internet. It's so fun to see all the new possibilities!
I bought two skeins of Noro sock yarn in Gothenburg this summer. One of them is now turned into a pair of fingerless mitts for myself, and a cute little scarf for a friend.
Ysolda's garter stitch mitts were not my first project with provisional cast on and short row shaping, but it would be a perfect first project for these techniques, and kitchener stitch, of course.
The pattern gave a nice link for a provisional cast on tutorial. I can now do the kitchener stitch without watching a tutorial, but I have used this one.
Modifications: Needles: 3,5 mm. Had to repeat the last rows twice (or was it once?) more than indicated in the pattern - otherwise followed instructions for smaller size.
The Queen Anne's Lace Scarf by Khebhin Gibbons did not offer any new crochet techniques, but it's a very nice little project, and a clever pattern, that is easy to remember. I think it works very nice with a colour changing yarn like Noro.
To my Norwegian readers: What is the Norwegian expression for provisional cast on - and short rows? Foreløpig opplegg? Korte rader? Or what?
October 4, 2009
I fell in love with the Rainbow Kauni yarn in a small yarn shop in Copenhagen. I had no idea what to make, but I just had to buy a couple of rainbow skeins. I soon realised that this yarn would be perfect for a baby blanket (at least esthetically, maybe not practically..it’s handwash only). I've seen some shawls made of this yarn, that's a bit too much, even for me..
Basic knitting skills
Fabric lining and binding
MC Kauni Effektgarn wool; 438 yd/ 401 m per 100g skein; color: Rainbow;
(The Kauni skeins come in different sizes. I used just over one 160 g skein.)
CC Rauma Finullgarn wool; 360 yd /330 m per 100g skein; color: white; I used appr 125 g (Rauma Finullgarn is a Norwegian fingering wool yarn.
You can use any other fingering wool, f. ex a solid coloured Kauni.)
1 24-inch US #2,5/3mm circular needle
1 24-inch US #4 /3,5mm circular needle
Fabric for lining.