Forest Weave

It kind of looks like I strayed away from knitting. By far I have to say. Busy with lots of new projects on the go i kind of forgot to post them. Believe me I will try to show you over the next view weeks.

in Yellow

in Yellow

So this Forest Weave by Yumiko Alexander  is a real simple and fun knit so much so I had a view orders in to knit for friends. This summer top is knit side ways and all with some cable work and dropped stitches a fun summer knit.

Glad to use my “Mablez” needle at 5.5mm as they have a bit of a sharper point and FibraNatura Good Earth Solids a Aran weight 53% Cotton, 47% Linen wa ideal for this top.

For small size 5.5 skeins for medium to larger size 6 to 7 skeins in this yarn.

In Pink

In Pink

Great for the office in the summer or cooler night. But wait who said you can’t wear it in the winter with a turtleneck under it.

2015-03-12 08.42.35 HDR-2Es sieht so aus, als ob ich abgekommen bin vom stricken. Im Gegenteil muss ich sagen. Glaub’ mir, ich werde versuchen in den nächsten Wochen Euch das alles zu Zeigen.

Damit ist hier dieser “Forest Weave” von Yumiko Alexander ist ein echt einfacher Sommer Pullover.  Durfte den Pulli sogar noch zwei mal stricken. Dieser Sommer Pulli strickt sich von der Seite Weg und mit einigen Zopf Mustern und Fallmaschen echt toll zum Stricken und Targen

Los gings mit meinem “Mablez” Nadeln # 5,5 mm. Diese Nadlen haben einen bessern Spitz und FibraNatura Good Earth Wolle war ideal. Für kleine Größe benöttigte ich nur 5,5 Stränge für mittlere bis größere Größe 6 bis 7 Stränge in diesem Garn.

Ideal für das Büro im Sommer oder kühlere Nächt. Aber wer sagt man kann den nur im Sommer tragen,im Winter mit einem Rollkragen d’runter geht doch auch gut.

Dangling Conversation

 1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),  Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX 1 skein of each colour: Charcoal, Purple, lilac


1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),
Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX
1 skein of each colour:
Charcoal, Purple, lilac

this one is knit with Charcol, Lilac and Purple

this one is knit with Charcol, Lilac and Purple

A shawl by Mindy Ross that you too can download on Ravelry.

Truly one of my favourites pattern. Though I have to say the yarn makes this absolutely fabulous. Have you heard of “Hemp for Knitting” yes we used to tie our old newspapers into bundles for the recycling (That was back home in Switzerland way long ago). Well this Hemp is for knitting now. much more refined and softer than the rope I used for the papers.

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Love this colour combo

Love, Love love knitting with this but then I enjoy knitting with Linen too that too can be a bit stiff and hard on your hands. But it softens up soooo much with knitting, washing and wearing the garment.

Pink, White and Purple colour combo. Looks nice too

Pink, White and Purple colour combo. Looks nice too

I hope you are not shying away from this when you touch the hank  it really does get much softer with wear.

Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX 1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),  Colors used for  this shawl are: Pink,Purple and White

Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX
1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),
Colors used for this shawl are:
Pink,Purple and White

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Black, Yellow and white another fab. combo for this Shawl. I totally forgot to take a pic of the green and blue skein. Stunning too

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Yellow, Golden and White….love it too

Have a look at all the other colour combos one could knit this shawl up too...

Have a look at all the other colour combos one could knit this shawl up too…

Sunshine & Sewing All In A Day

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Yes finally some sunshine coming into my kitchen.

Looks like our cat loves it too. Likes to be close to see what this funny machine is doing…nose away please …

Nose away please.

Nose away please. .smiles last night he decided to bring up the crochet triangular shawl that I started to work on. so funny I found it in my bedroom on the floor …now if I only could find the hook I had stuck to it too. He is always up to something.

I should be outside in the garden

Yes they are starting to grow. Can't wait to see them flower too

Yes they are starting to grow. Can’t wait to see them flower too

cleaning up but decided to finish a view of my unfinished sewing projects. Well kind of finished, as for the quilt, need to add batting and backing and quilt it next.

Remembering Grandma Quilt

Remembering Grandma Quilt

I started a class at my workplace “The Quilt Store”

“Remembering Grandma” well mine was the “Morning Star” but it did not go as planed so changes it to “Remembering Grandma” with opening up a view seems and making it work. Looks nice now too and I am happy this way too.

Dresden Plate Pillow...Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

Dresden Plate Pillow…Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

The Pillow  just needs some stuffing and two buttons and sewing it closed and voila. What a great idea to used up fabric I had stashed in my home…

I think I have a new favourite ” Dresden Plate” love this idea. I think I’ll work on the bag next and maybe the table runner….

Myrtille Shawl

Myrtelle

Myrtelle

Myrtille by Coralie Grillet

A wonderful pattern that was  especially designed for this kit-a-long by “Siidegarte” for the last Christmas Season 2014. (Sorry I know I am a little behind in this post)

 

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Siide-Fideel is a wonderful soft Silk/Merino yarn and with this Xmas special edition colour even nice to know we have a one of a kind shawl. 1 skein = 600.0 meters (656.2 yards), 150 gram for mine I used needle US7 -4,5mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have ordered a view skeins from Siidegarte in the past and was happy with their services and the yarn. What makes it special to me is that it is from my home country and all there skeins  are named with a true Swiss name. In  “Schwiizerdütsch”

2015-01-27 10.28.47Myrtille von Coralie Grillet  

Ein Muster das speziell für dieses Kit-a-long von “Siidegarte” für die letzte Weihnachtszeit 2014 entworfen wurde  (Sorry, ich weiß, ich bin ein wenig hinten drein mit diesem Post )

Siide-Fideel ist eine wunderbar weiche Seiden/Merino Wolle auch die Farbe wurde speziell für den Xmas Speziall gefärbt. Eine Strang hat  600 meter mit 150 Gramm, für meinen Schal  verwendete ich Nadel 4,5mm

Ich hatte schon einmal zuvor von Siidegarte Wolle bestellt und war zufrieden mit ihren schnellen Lieferung, Handlung und auch mit der Wolle. Was mir besonders gefällt ist, dass es aus meiner Heimat kommt und alle Woll-Strangen mit einem echten “Schwiizerdütschen” Namen benannt sind.

 

My 3 Shades of Gray

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

So am I having you wondering what this is?

“My 3 Shades Of Gray”

It is a cowl!

Yes knit up all in white and black. I thought I’ll create something fun and fast. So you too can knit it up asap.

Material needed for this cowl is:

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3 Shades of gray around my neck 3 times. love it that close

2 skeins of Katia Air Lux about 600 meters in black

2 skeins of Katia Kiss about 500 meters in cream

1 Circular Needle size 4.5mm at a 60 to 80cm length

 

Pattern:

I am holding two strands of Katia AirLux together and using 4.5mm needle

Cast on 220 stitches.
This cowl will stretch a bit so if you like it shorter cast on 180 to 200 sts. I can wrap this cowl easily around my neck 3x

now knit in the round don’t worry if it is twisted!

**Knit one round ,
Purl one round,
Knit one round,
Purl one round…. and so on till you have 5 rib.
You want to end with a purl row.

Next row;   k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 YO, K1, 2YO continue this way to end of row.**

Next row;   knit all stitches but drop all yarn overs (YO) down. That will give you the bigger stitch.

Next row;   start with one purl row and then follow pattern
reaped like ** these rows ** till you run out of yarn or have the desired width of cowl.
Cast off with a bigger size needle to make sure it is lose enough.

I used different yarn too. Some I held double and some I only used one strand. Play with your colours too. In the middle pattern I held one white and one black strand together.
my cowl has a total of 5 pattern reps.
Enjoy and yes if you see an error in this pattern write-up just send me a note.
Smiles and hugs and have fun

Enjoy

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Bear Cuddle-Iciuos Wrap

Naturia a Super -Bulky weight yarn

Naturia a Super -Bulky weight yarn

Bear Cuddle-Iciuos Wrap is a amazingly big and bulky wrap. Winter-chill today I can honestly say! Today is the day to wear my wrap at a bitter cold -29 degrees weather and windchill. Burr… is what I say.

When I knit this wrap with only 2 skeins of Borgo de’ Pazzi Firenze© Naturalia. In a natural colour with ohhh yes! 20mm needle thicker then my thumb smiles the yarn felt soooo cozy and warm. I have to confess I may even make myself a blanket in this yarn. It really warms you up.

20mm needle size

20mm needle size

Well I decided to knit a second one, with my own  “Knitswissyarns” I had bought several hanks of a really chunky undyed SW Merino weight yarn and some dye and off I went with my creative hand. Then the wait till it was dry. Knitting this one was just as nice as the first one. Now a very kind lady and her daughter can enjoy wearing it and keeping them warm too. Enjoy.

2014-11-24 08.23.14The pattern you can find on Ravelry under “Cuddle-icious Tasselled Wrap by Helen Firing”  and the Borgo de Pazzi Firenza Naturalia is also available at “The Yarn Store.ca”

Knitswissyarns  This is my own yarn I have dyed with a SW Merino in Super-Bulky too...love the colour and this yarn is very soft and warm too

“Knitswissyarns” This is my own yarn I have dyed with a SW Merino in Super-Bulky too…love the colour and this yarn is very soft and warm too

“Bear Kuschel-Iciuos Wrap”

ist ein erstaunlich groß und dicker Wrap. Mit der Heutigen Winter-Kälte kann ich ehrlich sagen “Heute ist der Tag, für so ein kuschelig warmen grossen Wrap su tragen – bitterkälte von -29 Grad. Burr … ist, was ich sage.

Echt toll war es diesen Wrap mit nur 2 Strängen “Borgo de ‘Pazzi Florenz © Naturalia.” In nature Fabe mit ohhh ja! Nadel dicke von 20mm also mein Daumen ist dünner als die Stricknadel…Lach. Das Garn fühlte sich  soooo weich, warm und kuschelig an. Ich muss gestehen, wenn die Wolle nicht verkauft wird werde ich sogar selbst eine Decke in diesem Garn stricken. Es ist wirklich sehr schoen warm.2014-12-08 08.12.09

Nun, ich beschlossen, eine zweiten Wrap zu stricken, mit meinem eigenen “Knitswissyarns” . Ich kauft  etliche Strängen von “Super Bulky” ungefärbter SW Merino  und etliche Dosen Farbstoff und los ging’s ich mit meiner kreativen Seite. Dann das Warten, bis es trocken war. Stricken war genauso schön wie der Erste. Nun eine sehr nette Dame und ihre Tochter genießen die wärmen auch von diesem Wrap. 

Das Muster ist bei Ravelry unter “Cuddle-icious Quasten Wrap von Helen Firing” und der Borgo de Pazzi Firenza Naturalia ist auch bei “The Yarn Store.ca” zu kaufen.  Meine Wolle ja da kanst Du mir schreiben wenn DU interresse dazu hast, im Moment bin ich noch mehr am Färben...

My Gift "Wrap" for a kind lady  Enjoy!

My Gift “Wrap” for a kind lady
Enjoy!

Man Hat

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as it is called…well I have added a PomPom but you can leave it off and then it would be perfect for your Man.  The pattern is really wonderful and great for so many yarns.

This Man Hat by Haven Leavitt is available for free on Ravelry.

I used US 8 – 5 mm needle and yes a discontinued yarn from Cascade Yarns “Jewel” Hand Dyed with 129 meters (142 Yards) one skein was enough gorgeous blue tone one tone colour.

“Mann-Hut”

ist das Muster genannt … nur habe ich eine PomPom hinzugefügt, kann aber auch ohne PomPom sein. Das Muster ist jedoch wirklich wunderbar und großartig für so viele Wollen.

Dieser Mann-Hut von Haven Leavitt ist auf Ravelry kostenlos zur Verfügung.

Mit US 8 oder 5 mm Nadelstärke ging es los. Leider ist diese Wolle abgesetzt worden von Cascade Yarns “Jewel” Handgefärbt mit 129 Meter ein Knäuel war genug dazu und ein wunderschöner blauen Ton dazu auch noch.2014-11-10 13.24.47