Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ethereal Knitted Shawl

I knitted this shawl a year ago, but put it away, cause it looked way too small. Somebody told me to block it out. Yesterday, struggling with a cold, I tried and it turned out much better! A great knitting project for summer-time, recomended!
«Ethereal»free pattern by Laksmi Juneja.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

"Kongrosokker" Wool socks

Yarn is "Fjord" by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Wool/Nylon Sock yarn; Off-white (Color 100), Medium grey (Collor 115) and PinkPurple (Color 520)
This big new knitting book is inspired by old knitting products, in a new and modern form.
The book is published by Font Forlag

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hunter-s Star Bed Quilt

 Mixing all shades of greens works in the woods, so it did work in a quilt too.
The quilt is all from my stash. The quilt is a gift for my parents.
Hunter's Star Block Tutorial at The Cutting Table by Missouri Star Quilt Company
The bedspread was quilted by Anne Rønningen in pattern
called Twine.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Baby Chalice Lace Blanket

Pattern is free : Baby Chalice Blanket by Lykkefanten
I used 112 stitches, and 11 pattern repetitions. Finished size is 65 times 53 cm.
Yarn: Rowan creative focus worsted highland wool/alpaca.
Needles: Circular 5 mm
The blanket will be a present for baby Gabriela.

Boys Sweater

Mom knitted another sweater for her Great Grandson, and I pieced it together.
Yarn; Smart from Sandnes garn.
Pattern: "Genser med stolpe 19 Islender variant" from the book "Tema 10 Klassikere barn" from Sandnes Garn.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dala-Selbu mittens

Yarn: Sisu by Sandnes, Red # 4228, Light Grey # 1032
Knitting needles: 3 mm
Pattern: Dala/Selbu Hybrid, free diagram at Wenches hobbyblogg.
The lace cuff is from the book "Selbuvotter. Biography of a knitting tradition" by Terri Shea, but the lace cuff pattern can be found in many books and online.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Quick and easy pillowcase

Do you have that one beautiful fabric that you do not want to cut into? This is a great way to use and display it. A very quick and easy project.

Tutorial used; Burrito pillowcase

Fabric requirements:
3/4 yard (27 inches) wof (floral)
1/4 yard (9 inches) wof (red)
2 inch wof band (blue)

wof = width of fabric

The fabric is from a pillowcase kit purchased from "Sew'n be cozy" in Seward, Alaska a few years ago.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Trivets from fabric stash

Love these knitted trivets made from my quilting fabric scraps, this one is on request from my mom.
I use knitting needles size 15 mm, 13 stiches, 13 rows.

In this trivet I have used three strips each 1 1/4 inch. I cut the strips in width of fabric, and tie the into a strip as shown in this picture:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Icelandic Sweater with horses

I have used the stitch count and the horse diagram from this free pattern: Sweater with horses.
The remaining design is my own, inspired my my trip to Iceland July 2017.
Knitting needles:5 mm
Yarn:Lett-Lopi by Istex. Colors: garnet red heather 1409, light beige heather 0086,chocolate heather 0867, pine green heather 1407.

The diamond circle by Saltvik Horse Farm, Husavik, Iceland. A 5 day trip with 86 horses and 20 riders.

My crush: Godi of Saltvik farm, above Myvatn, Iceland.

Waiting for the herd to cross as well.
Lunch break, and swapping of horses.