I needed to have a bit of a rest from the Riddari jumper before I get on with the colour work on the yoke, so I thought I cast on a pair of socks in between. Kay Jones from the podcast The Bakery Bears have released a new pattern for us Patreons and it’s called Blizzard.
So here is the first sock done and I have already done the ribbing on the second sock. It’s a bit hard to see it on this photo but the lace pattern is showing fir trees. I have to say that I love her patterns because they are so well written and the patterns are nice and fun to knit.
This is the jumper that I will be tackeling, The Sólja Jumper by Anna Maltz. The pattern can be bought on Ravelry.
I will be making the left one with three rows of flowers on the yoke and the neck is higher up on that one. There will not be those colours because I wanted mine in blue, so here’s my choice. The yarn is Drops Karisma.
The yarn has been ordered so all I can do now is wait.
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.
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. To be continued …
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)
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.