addiCraSyTrio Needles

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So, I have bees seeing these for some time now on different podcasts and thought that “Why mess with things that already works?”. I am a DPN user and it works just fine for me and I have tried Magic Loop and hating it, so when I saw these I thought that this must be something in between them both. It’s still a bit Magic Loop when it’s on only two needles but you knit with the third but it’s more like DPNs because lots are using only three needles and knit with the fourth (I use four and knit with the fifth).  So after seeing some podcasters talking about them and showing how they work and and some YouTube films I decided to give them a try. So I ordered a set in 2.5mm (US 1½) and when they arrived I tested them on the spot by casting on a pair of socks. They were a bit fiddly in the beginning but that’s everything when you try it for the first time, but after a few rows of the ribbing they started to slowly work for me.

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It did still feel a bit uncomfortable using them but I kept going and when it was time for the stockinette stitch it really started to feel better. I have come a bit further on it and looking forward to see how it will work with the heel with these needles  so I can’t write about that right now so it just have to wait till I get to it. But so far these needles are OK.29790218_10155420321002361_6902465582109985028_n To be continued …


Mochila Bag

This is a first for me but I really wanted to give it a try.

It’s really time consuming and it hurt my fingers and hands because it must be tight and flat. It will take a long time to finish this one and I have been told it will take time so I’m not worried that I’m slow.

So I have now started with the bottom of the bag.

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Wish me luck!

/Diana

YlloTylls Knit-along Zebra Socks

The yarn shop in Uppsala (Yll o Tyll) was holding a KAL, making a pair of socks by making stripes by knitting from the inside of the ball and the outside of the ball. The only problem I had by making these was all the ends to weave in after and there are 14 ends!!! I also learned to make a short row heel and I did not like the progress of it but the fit is brilliant, so I guess I have to practise this a bit more..

Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle – Crazy Zauberball, Sandnes Garn – Sisu Solid
Needles: 2.25 mm (US 1), 2.50 mm (US 1½)

 

    

 

Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts v2–Circular

I did get some yarn from my mother-in-law for my birthday so I had to make something out of it. I started with a yarn I never tried before but I loved the colour of it and that it had copper metal thread in it for some sparkle. So what can you knit out of a 50 gr ball that have 100m in it? I had no idea! So Ravelry to the rescue and there I found a fingerless mitten that was made in the same yarn and I have never made fingerless mittens before so this would be interesting to see if I could do it. I did! and I loved them and so did my husband and wanted a pair and another friend of mine ordered a pair as well.

The pattern is a free one and by Lisa Beamer Cannon (on Ravelry) and the pattern is called “Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts v2 – Circular”.

This pattern is really fast & Easy and here are the ones I made.

First up are these Aubergine /Brown ones for me.

Yarn: Rico Design Creative Melange Glitz Chunky. 50 gr, 100m (109.4 yards).

Needle: 4.5mm (US 7)

Next pair for a friend.

Yarn: Rico Design Creative Melange. 50 gr, 90m (98.4 yards).

Needle: 4.5mm (US 7)

Last pair for my husband.

Yarn: Rico Design Creative Melange. 50 gr, 90m (98.4 yards).

Needle: 4.5mm (US 7)

/Diana

Childhood Christmas Window Spiral

 

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As a child during the 60s and a teenager during the 70s this Christmas spiral was a MUST for us every Christmas. I could sit for ever in the kitchen just staring at it and day dream away. This spiral connects me back to that time and it was the best time ever during my childhood so it’s a MUST for me even now to hang in the window during Christmas, but the original is made of metal foil in three colours, red and silver, blue and silver and green and silver but I have seen one where the coloured side are spit in half and have gold and red and silver on the back or green and gold or blue and gold.

So when I saw that you could crochet these I just HAD TO DO IT!!. (LOL)

Yarn: Järbo Garn- Big Verona
Hook: 2.50

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/Diana

 

 

ARNE & CARLOS – Designers, textile artists and authors

These guys are really good and their sock yarns are beautiful and so are their designs. Even their tutorials are relaxed and down to earth so it’s easy to see and understand what they are doing.

Source: ARNE & CARLOS – Designers, textile artists and authors

Neck-warmer in 2 colour Brioche

I have for a long time wanted to learn Brioche and had no idea how to do it. When I finally started to look it up I found out it’s what we in Sweden call “Patent”, and that I have heard of. So I started a knit-a-long in my facebook group and then problems started. I don’t know how many times I was ripping it out and starting again because it just didn’t look right. I was following the pattern to the letter but it still didn’t look right. The other girls finished their brioche items and I was still trying to work it out. I Then started to watch films on YouTube and find out there are many ways to do this so that didn’t help much, but I started to see one thing that caught my eyes and that was that I should have the YO (yarn over/wrap) on the back of the fabric before I slip the next one purlwise. That’s what I did wrong and the pattern didn’t mention it! I hold the yarn in front of the fabric before I slip purlwise or just purl. I know that some people purl from the back, so they really should have mentioned this in the pattern. Once I worked this out everything worked just fine 🙂