This was a really quick and easy knit. A nice cowl that starts as an triangle and later you knit it in the round. So it’s more of a bandanna than a cowl. Love the colours too. If you would like to knit this one, then you find it on Ravelry and the pattern is for a fingering and a worsted weight version.
Started: 27th of July 2019 Finished: 30th of July 2019 Yarn: Drops Fabel Needles: 3.50 mm
I and my husband were in England in April this year for the Marillion Week-End (three gigs by Marillion) and we met up with loads of friends, and one of them is a massive Dr. Who fan. He was wearing his long scarf and mentioned to me that he wouldn’t mind me knitting him a new one because the one he’s wearing is getting a bit knackered. I told him that I would be more than happy to do that for him so here I am after lots of browsing the net for the pattern and the right colours and then finding the colours in the right yarn weight. I am very pleased with all the colours apart from the “camel/Beige”. I found a perfect shade but the yarn was to thick so I had to go with this lighter one and I just hope that my friend will not be disappointed over it.
So when I found all the colours I started to knit it on the 10th of July and this is how it looks right now.
I am over halfway through the pattern now and I hope I will have it finished before we are off to Wales and England in 8 weeks and I can hand it over to him in person if possible.
Yarn used: Drops Karisma, Drops Lima and Cascade 200 Superwash. Needled: 4.0 mm (US 6) Started: 10 July 2019 Finished: Still knitting on it.
I’m a huge fan of the podcast The Bakery Bears with the Husband and Wife duo, Dan and Kay Jones. They have so much going on in their podcast from Knitting, Baking, Cooking History, Games and more, so if you don’t know who they are I would strongly recommend that you give them a go. They started back in 2015 and were not supposed to last that very long but the fans didn’t want them to stop and if you are interested in why, then please read under “About” on their homepage and you’ll understand why. So after they announced “Goodbye´” in episode 24 the viewers response to that was overwhelming to the duo because we all said NO!!!! So one viewer informed them that that they could earn a living by doing this by signing up to “Patreon”, so that’s what they did and the rest is history.
To cut a long story short, they have lots of KALs and some CALs and one of the recent ones is a pair of Scrappy Socks where you knit a pair of socks from leftover sock yarn. Great idea I thought because there’s always leftover after you knit a pair and now I could use all of these leftovers to knit a pair to use them all up.
So I joined in and here are mine. I thought to knit both socks at the same time and I didn’t have two sets of the 2.50mm metal needles so one set is bamboo and now I can see that they don’t look the same just because of the fact that they are not both metal, interesting.
The one with metal is neater that the one with bamboo. It’s too late now to change it but I hope after blocking it will sort itself out a bit.
The heel flap is done and you can still see the big difference between the bamboo knitted sock and the metal knitted sock.
And here is the first sock finished, the one knitted with the metal DPNs.
Now I have to finish the second one and find out how that one will look.
This is the first shawl that I made to learn lace knitting and fell in love with this pattern and I have now made 16 of this one and why this is number 15 is that the first number 15 was made in a yarn I didn’t like how it turned out in so I frogged it. So now I have made it in a colour and yarn that I have for a long time wanted this one in. So do I use them all? No! is the answer because lots of them have been presents and gifts.
So here is “Take 2” of the number 15 of this shawl.
I am so pleased about how it turned out and I love using this one.
You start with the border and then you pick up stitches along the whole border and then knit the rest with sort rows.
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 …