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)

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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 🙂

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.

 

Two different socks at the same time

I’m knitting two pairs of socks at the same time, nothing strange at all with that, but they are for two different persons, and this is the first time I do that. The first pair is for me and the other for my husband who for the first time asked me to knit him a pair!! No preasure there!! First pair of them both are done and I have now started the sedond one for my hubby.

 

My Socks. A free Swedish pattern called: Anitas randiga i 4-trådigt Opal garn
Yarn: Black Opal and multi coloured ONline Supersocke 4-fach Neon Color
Needles: KnitPro Zing 2.50mm

 

Husbands socks: Pattern is a mix between 2 patterns and payed for.
Yarn: Svarta Fåret “Frost”
Needles: ShiaoGoo 2.25mm

 

Garnfärgning

Source: Garnfärgning

I have been giving this a great deal of thought lately and I am so eager to learn to dye my own yarn and hopefully be able to sell some of it. I have to do a small test first to work it out before I buy the expensive yarn/wool bases.

Knit Nottingham

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This is a yarn shop in Nottingham, England that I stumbled over by mistake for some times now, after finding Eleanor’s vlog (Video Blog)  on YouTube.

Eleanor is one hilarious and bubbly woman who makes me laugh and happy every time I watch her vlogs and I just love her. She’s just brilliant. But some people might find her language a bit vulgar from time to time.

She’s been working so hard with the yarn shop from day one, when they were three ladies owning it, but now she’s bought them out and she’s moved to a bigger shop by using crowd founding.

Her first “vlog” was 4 years ago and lots have happened since then.

I will now in late November travelling over to England with my husband (who’s English) to meet up with family and friends and attend a concert (Marillion) and also, take a trip to Nottingham to visit Eleanor and her new shop. I’m so looking forward to this.

Please feel free to follow her on YouTube: KnitNottingham

Her Shop: KnitNottingham