Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lovikka mittens

Lovikka is a place in northern Sweden and they have been making their traditional mittens for a long time until recently then they have to let the business down due to cheap import. This is not a true Lovikka, they are knitted in a yarn simular to thick lopi and usually in white or grey. These are made of regular thick wool yarn using knitting needles no 5 and some leftovers for the embroidery

Mittens with roses

Mittens from a recycled sweather and some alpacka for roses and edge, the roses have som pearls in the center too and are from an article by Nicki Epstein in Vogue knitting

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cuffs are finished!

This is a very rare post here on my blog; a finished item, but yes they do exist! but not to wear with that sweather

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Aran cotton

Since I´m frogging onother project, this count as working UFOs. The pattern is from Debbie Bliss but knitted in onother yarn and omitting muches or whatever they are called...
Some of the patterns are challengeing but I got it now! It will take time but I´m in no hurry I have other project to work on if I get bored.

Cuff no 1

It´s very popular in Sweden to knit cuffs and wear as wristlets, very warm and cosy. I bought alpacka from Drops last week and used pearls tone on tone from Stof and Stil that I already had in my stash. I got the pattern from a woman at my knitting group and like the result very much, will string the pearls for the next one today. It´s knitted on sticks 2,5. I bought Vivaldi yarn in a dark forest green for a sweather too. Only 2 balls for the entire sweather on needles no 9!