Friday, July 30, 2010


Yellow, it's all about different shades of yellow now. This ochre (or buckwheat) yellow is so beautiful.

After all the cardigans I've knitted this year, I wanted one simple pullover. Simple and wearable and fun. Lots of stockinette, which I love and fun short rows for the neckline shaping. I've always loved the boat necks - with the two buttons for closure this is surely one of the best!

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Malabrigo sock
Needles: 4 mm and 3 mm

Sunday, July 18, 2010


It's almost too hot to knit, but I can't help myself. Every now and then I pick up needles and knit a few stitches. And when the evening comes and sun goes down temperature gets a bit more reasonable - perfect time for knitting.

This "one button wonder" is all about the yarn and the one big button. Oh, I love both so much! I kept the design simple and wearable - and loose enough for this extremely hot summer we're having.

Pattern: my design
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh sock
Needle: 3 mm and 4 mm

Thursday, July 8, 2010

3/4 hap shawl

It might be a bit too hot for knitting, but the evening will come and the temperature will get bearable again. Then you can pick up some needles and cast on for this fun shawl.

The design is based on the traditional Shetland hap shawl, but it’s only a 3/4 of a square – hence the name, 3/4 hap shawl. Knitted with two skeins of sock yarn, it’s a great pattern for many different color variations.

Finished size: 90 cm/35.5” long at all 3 sides and 120 cm/51” wide.
Yarn: two skeins of sock yarn, approx. 330 meters/ 360 yards of both.
Gauge: 24 stitches and 36 rows in 10 cm/4 inches (in garter stitch)
The gauge isn't crucial on this project, but differences will affect the finished size.