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.