Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Green is the color! Here, there and on my needles. Hard to believe that there once was a time when I disliked color green... I guess times change.

Great little summer cardi to have around in case of cold breezes or long nights out. The yarn is just lovely, I love it even more than after the 3/4 hap shawl. It's light and soft and almost shiny. And paired with garter stitch - yummy.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock
Needles: 4 mm

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Oh, more shawls! I'm so thrilled to have this one ready. It's so much fun. The design is based on the traditional Shetland hap shawl, but it's only a 3/4 of an square - so 3/4 hap shawl.

Lovely yarns and wonderful summery colors. The Malabrigo Sock is just unbelievably soft to have around your neck! I don't even know which side I like best, but it makes me feel like I have two different new shawls. Yay.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock and Fleece Artist Sea Wool
Needles: 3.5 mm

And what I love most - after this project I don't feel like a doily when wearing knitted lace.

Monday, June 7, 2010

painter's jacket

Here's a project that was very long time on needles. Last spring my dear cousin asked, if I could knit her this long cardigan with bat sleeves. She had seen something similar at store, but was not completely happy with it. I had perfect plan for it - not the exact copy but something with the same spirit: The Painter's Jacket. About one year ago (or a bit more) I started.

Somewhere on the way I lost my interest in it. Even if I was exited about the design and wanted to get the jacket to my cousin as soon as possible, I just couldn't force myself to knit it. I had doubts about the texture and hated the yarn. Cotton and me, we are not best friends. I recall all those heavy cotton sweaters I had when I was a child - I hated cotton already at that point.

But now I'm so happy I did finish the jacket, the heavy weight suits the jacket well and the deep and dark blue is so classy. And my cousin is pleased with it too! Oh, the jacket was ready at some point last winter - and the yarn shows no sings of wear today!

Pattern: My own interpretation.
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Muskat
Needles: 4.5 mm

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fisherman's pullover

Oh, it's summer, June again. Almost one year ago I knitted one of my favorite sweaters for my sweet little A. Now you can knit one too!

Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 years
Finished chest circumference: 22 (23.5, 25, 27, 29)"/56 (59, 64, 68, 73) cm
Yarn: 416 - 601 yards (380 - 550 m) of Sandnes Garn Fritidsgarn or other bulky yarn.
Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows in 4" (in Stockinette stitch)