Wednesday, August 28, 2013

#Handmade - Recycled rice handbag

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My second try for a recycled rice handbag.
Not sure if I showed the first one.
They are both still unfinished, but I at least want to show the beginnings :-)

#Handmade - Moccasin socks

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I tried and failed. Elizabeth Zimmermann patterns are not always easy to follow or understand. I'll try again another day, but with thicker yarn. The point of the Mocs is that you can replace the sole fairly easy when you get holes. I usually don't get holes, but I wanted to try anyway :-) The pattern is from the 'Knitter's Almanac'
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#Handmade - Merewether Top Test Knit

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The pattern can be found here

Love it!

One Tip:

Don’t miss the Info about the waist shaping!
As soon as you start the POD pattern you have to work also with the waist shaping!
After finishing, I crocheted around the edges of the armholes and neckline to get a more even feel to it.

I’ve made a big mistake due to not reading the pattern. I almost reached the bust when I realized that the waist pattern already starts after the ribbing.
I countered the mistake by decreasing 2 Pods (over 1 Pod pattern repeat) after 4 Pod pattern repeats counting after the ribbing.
Knitted 2 Pod pattern repeats, then increased the two again to get the correct bust measurements (again over 1 Pod repeat).
2 more repeats for the bust.
That makes it 9 Pod pattern repeats until the armholes.
3 more after you separate the pieces.
Crochet around the edges of the armholes and the bust /arms to get it nice and even.

  • Read the whole pattern before you start!
  • When you do the increases in the pattern make sure the little bump is on the wrong side of your knitting.

#Handmade - Lilacs for a friend

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A written pattern is in the making - Eine schriftliche Anleitung (keine charts) ist in Arbeit

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Stitch patterns from 4 books, put together by me.
My first very own shawl ‘design’.
Loved knitting it and love that the receiver likes it :)
Started with a few st cast on (8 I think?).
I should have maybe knit/purled 2 rows before starting the pattern.
Started with a Diamond pattern (from E. Zimmermann’s ’Knitter’s Almanac’). Went free hand here, after the Pi shawl, I had it memorized ;-)
Always add a yo at the beginning (after the first st) & end of row (before the last st) and two in the middle (with 1st in between), so it gets it’s triangle shape.
After every pattern I added a row of k1, yo, k1,.. to make the shawl wider instead of all triangular.
(You could also leave out the YO at the sides and in the middle and make it half round)
The second pattern is what seems to be commonly known as ‘Peacock pattern’.
Mine is from the book ’A Creative Guide to Knitted Lace’ (I think they use a different name, have to check again).
Nr 3 was (I think) the pattern ‘Spitzenmuster (I)’ from the German version of 1500 patterns
Nr 4 is ‘Blattstreifen’ from the book ’Schoene Handarbeiten

Monday, August 19, 2013

#Pattern - Diamond Lace Socks

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Die Anleitung passt auf alle Socken.
Ihr strickt nach Euer Lieblingssocke und passt das Muster entsprechend der Groesse an.

Benoetigt werden 3M + 4RM (je 2 an jd. Ende der Nadel).
Wenn Ihr also zB. 64M habt, geht das Muster ueber die vorderen 2 Nadeln = 2x16M = 32M
Musterwiederholung ueber 28M + je 2RM = 32M

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