30 December 2016

MoBaToDoRa sweater knitting pattern


Most Basic Top Down Raglan.

English version coming soon.


Prøv den ut. Gi beskjed om hvordan det går.

rundhals

båthals




med striper



Topp ned raglan genser

Strikkefasthet: 18 masker, 27 pinner 10x10cm
Pinner: 4mm, 5mm rundpinner

Hals
Style 1, med båthals: Med rundpinner 4, legg opp 112 masker. Strikk 1 rett, 1 vrang. Når arbeidet måler 2-3cm (etter ønske) bytt til rundpinner 5.

Style 2, med rundhals: Med rundpinner 4, legg opp 86 masker. Stikk vrangbord 1 rett, 1 vrang.
Når arbeidet måler 2-5 cm (etter ønske) bytt til rundpinner 5, strikk 1 omgang rett, samtidig øk ved 26 masker delt jevnt rundt hele omgang.

Åk 
Sett 1 maskemarkør på start av omgangen. Strikk forhøyning bak i nakken slik: Strikk 7 rett, snu, 14 vrang, snu, 21 rett, snu, 28 vrang, snu. Strikk rett til markør.

Fjern markør, strikk 22. sett 1. markør her. Strikk 12, sett 2. markør, strikk 44, sett 3. markør, strikk 12, sett 4. marker. Strikk (44) til 1. markør.

Øk før og etter hver markør annenhver omgang, 21 ganger.
Strikk 1 omgang rett, sett alle maskene mellom 1. og 2. marker på tråd, lag 6 masker, strikk til 3. markør, sett masker mellom 3. og 4. markør på tråd, lag 6 masker.

Bolen
Strikk rett til ønsket lengde (ca.50-60cm fra bak i nakken) bytt til 4mm pinner, strikk 1 omgang rett. Strikk vrangbord, 1 rett, 1 vrang 2.5cm (etter ønske). Fell av.

Armer
Ha masker på 5mm pinner og fjern tråden. Lag/plukk opp 6 masker under armen.
Sett maskemarkør midt på underarmen. Strikk 5 omganger, fell ved 2 masker, hver siden av markør, hver 6cm til der blir 44-48 masker igjen (etter ønske).
Strikk til 6 cm fra ønsket lengde, bytt til 4mm pinner, strikk 1 omgang rett, strikk vrangbord, 1 rett, 1 vrang i 6cm. Fell av.




Basic Topp Ned Raglan Genser - Gratis BETA oppskrift

Prøv den ut. Gi beskjed om hvordan det går.


rundhals


båthals




med striper



Topp ned raglan genser

Strikkefasthet: 18 masker, 27 pinner 10x10cm
Pinner: 4mm, 5mm rundpinner

Hals
Style 1, med båthals: Med rundpinner 4, legg opp 112 masker. Strikk 1 rett, 1 vrang. Når arbeidet måler 2-3cm (etter ønske) bytt til rundpinner 5.

Style 2, med rundhals: Med rundpinner 4, legg opp 86 masker. Stikk vrangbord 1 rett, 1 vrang.
Når arbeidet måler 2-5 cm (etter ønske) bytt til rundpinner 5, strikk 1 omgang rett, samtidig øk ved 26 masker delt jevnt rundt hele omgang.

Åk 
Sett 1 maskemarkør på start av omgangen. Strikk forhøyning bak i nakken slik: Strikk 7 rett, snu, 14 vrang, snu, 21 rett, snu, 28 vrang, snu. Strikk rett til markør.

Fjern markør, strikk 22. sett 1. markør her. Strikk 12, sett 2. markør, strikk 44, sett 3. markør, strikk 12, sett 4. marker. Strikk (44) til 1. markør.

Øk før og etter hver markør annenhver omgang, 21 ganger.
Strikk 1 omgang rett, sett alle maskene mellom 1. og 2. marker på tråd, lag 6 masker, strikk til 3. markør, sett masker mellom 3. og 4. markør på tråd, lag 6 masker.

Bolen
Strikk rett til ønsket lengde (ca.50-60cm fra bak i nakken) bytt til 4mm pinner, strikk 1 omgang rett. Strikk vrangbord, 1 rett, 1 vrang 2.5cm (etter ønske). Fell av.

Armer
Ha masker på 5mm pinner og fjern tråden. Lag/plukk opp 6 masker under armen.
Sett maskemarkør midt på underarmen. Strikk 5 omganger, fell ved 2 masker, hver siden av markør, hver 6cm til der blir 44-48 masker igjen (etter ønske).
Strikk til 6 cm fra ønsket lengde, bytt til 4mm pinner, strikk 1 omgang rett, strikk vrangbord, 1 rett, 1 vrang i 6cm. Fell av.



10 December 2016

Two Colours Black

I made up this jumper. I'm not sure ow where the inspiration came from. I remember that I did initially want a mofit on the front, using intarsia, but I didn't think about the problem of knitting intarsia in the round, so it failed.

The next step was to fond inspiration for a pattern that was carried through the whole piece.

I made a Pinterest board with the material I found, with the main source being these two jumpers. I wanted it to start black and slowly transition into white. 


H&M 2013
Yohji Yamomoto



This was the result.





A few aspects of it were not successful. The yarn wasn't ideal. I used Puna, which is a very soft and luxurious alpaca by Drops. The yarn is so soft that the fabric isn't sturdy enough for the collar to stand alone, so I need to fold it, which looks fine, but not what I had in mind. It also sheds and is a bit to fluffy to have up around my face, 

Another 'failure' is that I used my standard 5mm needles, which I always use on 4mm yarn because of my tension, but the result here is that the fabric looks like I've used the wrong size needle. Loopy.

My daughter really loved the jumper in the picture on the right above mine, so I decided to knit one for her, making the pattern up and using a more suitable yarn. I used Lima, by Drops, which behaves much better, and isn't as fluffy.

This is the result.




While the other jumper took ten days, this one took 30! It was larger, but mainly the colours are not my colours and it felt very heavy and dark. So heavy, in fact, that I knitted the second sleeve using a provisional cast on, so I could knit it on its own and graft it on (using Kitchener stitch) once it was done. That worked really well and I will definitely use the method again!

The main lesson I learned in this process is that I need to knit with colours or colour combinations that make my heart sing. If this jumper had been in orange and white, or yellow and black, I think I would have found the process a lot easier.

6 December 2016

Bamse Jumper

I can't think of a snappy name for this jumper. I was going to use the acronym for Black Reversible Alpaca and Mohair Short Sleeved Jumper - BRAMSSJ - and that reminded me of Bamse, pronounced bamser, which means teddy bear in Norwegian, which is fitting, although not very sophisticated.

Pattern notes are at the end.





Yarn: Drops Kid Silk - kid mohair + silk, worked together with Drops Loves You III - alpaca
Needles: 4mm for rib, 5mm for body

Round yoke. 4mm needles, cast on 100, 3-4cms 1x1 rib.
5mm needles, increase 33 evenly around. Neck shaping.
Place six stitch markers evenly, thus dividing the work into sixths. Increase by 1stitch alternately before and after each marker, every other row (before marker increase, knit a row, after marker increase, knit a row, repeat) Increases before or after the marker create a spiral and mess up shaping and sleeve division.
Increase to 30st in each section/sixth.
Set the stitches of two sixths onto yarn, for sleeves.
Make 8st under each arm, knit until 58/60cms. Shape hem. 1-2 cms rib.
For sleeves, pick up 8st under arms, decrease by 2 every 5cms.

The finished jumper weighs 277g, and I used just over 75g of the kid-silk, so I used just over 200g of the alpaca. If I had had just one or two stitches fewer on the needle, this would have meant just 4 skeins of the Drops Loves You III and 3 balls of the Kid-Silk Mohair.

4 October 2016

Agent Southpaw Lue - GRATIS STRIKKEOPPSKRIFT

English version here


Nedlastbar PDF fil finne du her.


Strikket under visning av filmene Hitman: Agent 47 og Southpaw.






Garn:
2x 50g nøste, eller ca.180g garn.
Strikkefastighet ca.18m / 10cm.


Garnanbefalinger
Drops Loves You III + Drops Kid Silk (strikkes dobblet)

Pinner:
Rundpinner eller strømpepinner  nr. 6, 4 og 5.
Her finner du en video på hvordan å bruke 80cm rundpinner til  Magic Loop strikking.

Diverse:
6 maskemarkør, stoppenål.



Oppskrift
Bruk pinner nr 6 til å legge opp 102 masker.

Bytt til nr. 4 pinner og strikk 1 rett, 1 vrang, til arbeidet blir 10-12cm.

Bytt til pinner nr. 5 og strikk til arbeidet blir 20-22 cm.

Bruk maskemarkører til å dele maskene i 6. Da blir det 17 masker i hver del.


På annenhver pinne, strikk to masker sammen før hver maskemarkør.
Gjenta inntill du ha 36 masker igjen.

Strikk to masker sammen hele veien rundt, klipp tråd and sy inn endene.


Finito!



4 September 2016

Agent Southpaw Hat - FREE KNITTING PATTERN

NORSK, versjon finner du her.

Downloadable PDF version available here.

Knitted while watching the films Hitman: Agent 47 and Southaw.





Yarn:
2x 50g balls of sport weight or DK- the hat uses 75-90g.
Gauge 18st = 10cm

Yarns I've used for this hat:
Viking Sportsragg
Drops Loves You III + Drops Kid Silk (knitted together/double stranded)
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Drops Karisma

Needles:
6mm, for casting on, 4mm, for rib, 5mm for knitting.
80-100cms long circluar needles for Magic Loop knitting, or double pointed needles.


Pattern:
Using the 6mm needles, Cast On 102 stitches.
Using the 4mm needles, join the work and Knit 1, Purl 1, until the work measures 10cms.

Switch to 5mm needles and Knit until the work measures 20cms.

K17 and place a marker, six times.

K2tog before or after the marker every second row until there are six stitches left between the marker (36 stitches total)

K2tog all the way around.

Finish the hat: Cut the yarn leaving a 20-30cm tail. thread the yarn onto a tapestry needle and thread it through the live stitches.

Sew in the ends.

Finito!



3 September 2016

Colour Comparisons

Buying yarn online can be tricky. There are lots of things to consider, such as texture and quality, but something that never ceases to amaze me is the way colours can vary!

Here are just two examples of my recent experiences.

Here's the photo I took of a wip - my Vida Loca Top-down Raglan Sweater. The yarn is Garnstudio Drops Fabel Uni-Color in Apple Green.


And here is photo of a much better representaion of the colour.





The second is Patons Fashion Mohair. My sister had a single ball of this, which she gave to me. I used the colour code to look online for some more of it. Here is the photo from the eBay lsiting.



And here it is in daylight, much closer to what it actually looks like.


I rewound all the yarn I bought online using my Toyota ball winder!

(image borrowed from cat4044)

Jumpers

If I were American, or maybe just of a different generation, this post might be called "My Sweater-Knitting Journey".

It started when my daughter and I had a converstaion about the traditional Marius genser, which I've written about in a previous post.

I realised that knitting a jumper is, in many ways, easier than knitting smaller garments like socks, mittens and hats. Especially if you start at the top, it's just a matter of casting on, increasing, then knitting, and knitting, and knitting for a few days.

The downside of smaller project knitting is that it's over quickly and you need to make a decision on what to start next - choosing the yarn either from your stash or the yarn shop... it sounds trivial, but that decision process can get tiresome if it's happening every couple of days.

I also realised that if I didn't do the stranded pattern, and chose a simple raglan increase, the process was infinitely more therapuetic. Now that I'd discovered the joy of knitting simple, one colour raglan jumpers, there's no stopping me!




Here are the jumpers I've knitted this summer. The first, pink one was completed mid June.

Links to the Ravelry page under each photo.


Pink top down raglan with 3/4 sleeves
I've also attempted to post the process and a basic pattern for the pink one.





Coral cotton.

Plum cashmere, Merino blend.

Reversible, black alpaca, mohair & silk

Nautical Stripe



http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kwraikarn/raglan-sweater




13 June 2016

Short Sleeved, Top Down Raglan Sweater

Two weeks ago, I had an appointment to have a tooth extracted. Over the road from the dentist's is a store called SparKjøp (SaveBuy!) They sell yarn. As a reward to myself, for having to suffer such an unpleasant experience, I decided I'd buy myself whatever yarn I wanted. Treat myself! With the help of my Dark Winter colour fan (and the remote help of my friend Jorunn) I chose this bright pink 100 % Merino wool.

The yarn is Strikk for Livet (Knit for Life) yarn, produced by House of Yarn. 10% of the cost of the yarn goes to help premature and newborn babies in Tanzania.



The label recommended size 3.5mm-4m needles, but after a conversation with another friend, Kate, I started knitting with 5mm needles.

After centuries of knitting socks, and then knitting jumpers with heavier yarn, it felt like this project took ages to grow. But actually, I finished it in less than 2 weeks!




Pre washed.


Here are the notes I made - these are literally the notes I made while working, cut & pasted from a Word document. I made them while working the yoke, and that was a while ago, so I don't know how accurate they are, which is why I'm not listing this as a pattern. 

The finished jumper weighs 206g! If I'd known this beforehand, I could have made it with just 4 skeins of yarn.

Basic Top Down Raglan Sweater

DK yarn, approximately 200g
4mm + 5mm circular needles - 80-100cms (for Magic Loop on sleeves and neck)

Raglan Jumper
DK yarn.
CO 118, 4mm needles
K1,P1 for 1.5cms
5mm needles knit one rnd
K8, wt (Wrap&Turn)
p16 wt
K16, pw (Pick up Wrap), k4,wt,
p21, pw, p4, wt
K26, pw, k4, wt,
P31, pw, p4
K36, pw, k4, wt
P41, pw, p4, wt
K46, pw, k65, pw,
Knit to marker


Knit 22, place marker, k12, pm, k44, pm, k12, pm, k22, remove centre back marker. K22
This is now the beginning of the round.

Increase every other round.

Increases are:
Kfb, between sleeve marker,
kfb+K1 before sleeve markers
K1+kfb after sleeve markers.


Work until work measures approximately 22cms from centre neck back.
After all increases are made, there should be
[not sure about these numbers??? 248sts.  (body = 186st, sleeves = 62st) ]

Knit one round before dividing sleeves.

Body
Divide at sleeve markers and set sleeves on scrap yarn. Make 4 stitches under the arms and knit until work measures 56cms from neck.
K1, P1 for 3cms. Standard bind off.

Sleeves - knit 2 at a time on Magic Loop
Pick up 4 stitches under the arms. Place marker for under arm centre.
Decrease every approx. 4cms - decreases ar made 2st before and after marker (K2tog, K2, marker, K2, SSK) until there are 50st and/or sleeve measures 16cms from armpit.
K1, P1 for 6cms. Russian bind off.





After washing, dried flat - the sleeves are noe 3/4 length!

This is a more accurate representaion of the colour.

28 May 2016

Sitting and Knowing

What do you do when you don't have a knitting project? Sew!

Courtesy of Marnie O'Loughlin-Gwynne

Having rediscovered the wonder of knitting garments (as opposed to accessories, like socks and mittens), and maybe also because the weather's warmer, I'm finding it hard to get enthusiastic about knitting socks. I have two socks which need a partner and one pair which hasn't yet had its first sock finished, but all I really want to do is go and buy some yarn to knit another jumper.

I've got a lot of experience of starting a project without having a clear idea of what I want the end result to be, so I decided to exercise patience.

I do, however, have a queue of sewing project waiting, so, Yesterday, I decided I'd get the sewing machine out and, although this is a knitting blog, I thought I'd post the result here.

Project number 1 was a clutch, pouch, handbag organiser. The interminable hunt for the ideal handbag goes on and I've made too made unsatisfactory purchases online to get excited about shopping for one on eBay. So, I've started using my beloved gold leather shopper. The only trouble is, as with most totes and shoppers, it's just a big sack, so all my stuff just swims around in there.





I started using one of my large pencil cases to carry all the bits and pieces (like lipgloss, handcream, painkillers and tissues), but it wasn't quite big enough.

So, I made this beauty!








Yes, I'm very pleased with it.

I left the machine out, on the dining table, overnight. This morning, I decided to make some slippers for Noah. He'd worn his old slippers for about five years. They were once two big for him, then they were too small, then his feet just burst them open and they had to be thrown out a few months ago.

He has sensitive skin and so shop bought slippers often itch on his feet, as would knitted and felted slippers. I new I had about a metre of black fleece and some wool jersey which had survived the severe, pre-move cull, so I'd told him I'd make him (a long time ago) some new slippers.

I had no pattern, and no previous experience of making sewn footwear, but I just started.
I'd felted the New Geometry blanket and few days earlier, with no real purpose for it. I ended up making these little seat cushions.


Rough edges, still. Folded and hand sewn together,



I had a small piece left over, which I used for the soles of the slippers. I used the fleece for lining and a double layer of the wool jersey for the outer shell - double layered for structure.


Threads need tidying up, but he tried them on and then wouldn't take them off. 





It wasn't the most enjoyable experience - I broke four machine needles and almost broke my machine (a had to use a hammer to fix it!). Hopefully, I'll never have to make another pair. Now, I just need to tidy up.