Bits and Bobs Cowl

I never thought Knits and Purls would be so hard to knit, but in this one, you are using Fisherman’s Rib, and it’s a nightmare! especially if you drop a stitch. I have lost count on how many times I have ripped it all out and restarting it, probably 11 times now but I will make it, I will win this fight. Now I’m putting in lifelines every 3rd or 4th row so I don’t have to rip it all out if it happens again, but it goes so slowly and the lifeline mess the look of the stitches up but it might sort itself out after light blocking.

Yarn used: Leftovers fingering & Cascade Yarns Heritage
Needle: 4.00 mm
Re-Started: 28th March 2021
Finished: Will it ever?
Pattern: Bits and Bobs Cowl
Designer: Kay F Jones

The philosopher’s Cowl

The first thing that I finished this year is The philosopher’s Cowl by Kay F Jones of the Podcast The Bakery Bears. It was a lovely and relaxing knit and all I need now to do is to block it. I used 10 different yarns to make this one And I think I might make another one at some time.

Yarn used: Fingering weight
Needle: 2.25 mm
Started: 31st of December 2020
Finished: 10th of January 2020
PatternThe philosopher’s Cowl
Designer: Kay F Jones

Advent Calendar Cowl Finished and Blocked.

Christmastide Advent KAL 2020

It has been lots of fun knitting this one and I will knit another one. I have learned lots of new patterns by making this one and that’s always fun.

Yarn used: Drops Baby Merino
Needle: 3.25 mm circular 40cm
Started: 4th of December 2020
Finished: 23rd of December 2020
Pattern: n/a
Designer: Kay F Jones

Bakery Bears Advent Calendar KAL 2020

So it has started and I have been working on it very hard so now the Stitch In Time Blanket has to wait till this is done and it will be by the 24th of December (hopefully). So this is how far I have come and I did what the designer Kay Jones is doing, and that is starting with the darkest of the two shades of colours (shade 1 = Blue, Shade 2 = Pink), and my two colours are blues and pinks. So Starting with the darkest pink and alternating every section with the blues from the lightest and ending with the darkest. Meaning that both lightest will meet in the middle and both darkest will be at the end. I thought that could be really nice, but after a few sections, I realized that I should have gone with my first thought and that was to start with the darkest pink to the lightest and then from the lightest blue to the darkest. Why? because my colours are not as subtle as the designer’s choice so it will be hard contrasts between them all and not the soft overlapping that I was first hoping for. So I guess I have to make another one and do what I first thought of.

Here are my colours and the order I will use them.

The nice thing with this pattern is that every section is inspired from different christmas books/stories and she reads that part from the books that inspired into the pattern for each section.

7 sections of 10 done

I’m looking forward to see it done and it’s a cowl. I have learned some new pattern and that’s always fun. section 4 (Happy Christmas Harry (Potter)) was really fun to knit and also section 6 (Flaming Pudding).

Stay Saf!

Bombini

Bombini by Kay F Jones

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

Cowl for Mother-in-law

My mother-in-law forgot her previous cowl that I did knit for her and she asked her son (my husband) if I could knit her a new one. So here it is.

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The pattern is a Järbo Garn AB pattern (the village I live in) and it’s in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch. The pattern number is 17-14.

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If I’m lucky my husband will have it with him in may when he’s over to the UK to visit family and friends.

/Diana

Brit-a-long Knitting

Jag är med i en Brit-a-long KAL där man måste sticka någonting av en Brittisk designer eller använda enbart Brittiskt garn, så jag har valt att ge mig på något helt nytt, nämligen dubbelstickning. Jag stickar på en Cowl vid namn “Remember Cowl” som är en hyllning till alla som kämpade under första världskriget, därav de röda vallmona i mönstret. Mönstret är tillverkat av Nathan Taylor och går under namnet “Sockmatician” på Ravelry och det är där man kan köpa detta fantastiska mönster.

Garn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock.
Stickor: ChiaoGoo rundstickor med utbytbara tippar. Bästa stickor jag någonsin stött på med addi som stark 2:a

Tycker den är otroligt snygg och fina färger ihop att jag bara vart tvungen att ge mig på den. Har haft många problem med den men har löst dem alla så jag tror jag klarar av den nu. En sak jag måste träna på är att få uppläggningen jämnare. Men det kommer med tiden.

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Här är framsidan och baksidan som den såg ut igårkväll när jag slutade med den.

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Största problemet hade jag när jag skulle göra dessa “bubblor”, men efter ett tag och några dagar så löste dig sig det med.

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Något jag verkligen blivit duktig på tack vare denna cowl är att sticka med denna fingerborg och två färger 🙂

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