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.

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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 🙂

Incantation Socks finished!

These socks were quick and fun to knit. The pattern is so well written and looks great, also fit perfectly.
I joined in with the designer Kay F Jones, from the Bakery Bears Podcast for her #BBOpalKal to knit up things only using Opal Yarn to free up some stash space.  I will defiantly knit these again.

 

BBOpal KAL

I have joined a KAL that my favourite podcasters The Bakery Bears” have started the 25th of May and it’s running till 30th of June. The name of it is #BBOpalKAL and it’s all about to use up the stash of Opal yarns.

This is the one I have started with, a beautiful colour in orange and purple. The colour is: 9111

And I also decided to use their pattern as well. So a pair of socks called Incantation Socks by Kay Jones and you can buy it on Ravelry.

This is how far i have got on the first sock.

Happy Knitting!