Stockholm scarf

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This is a classic brioche scarf, easy to make and pretty fast to work up.

It is big enough to be worn as a wrap instead of a scarf. The size is 30 * 180 cm. And it is of course easy to make even bigger if you want to.

The scarf has become a favourite of mine, since the brioche technique makes it really warm.

It is made of 100 percent wool, but can be knitted in another yarn than I have used.

 

 

The pattern is available on: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/19-stockholm-scarf 

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Lily Cardigans

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We found inspiration and the patterns for these two cardigans in an ethnographic museum book depicting traditional Lithuanian mittens.

Lilys and tulips have been popular flowers in European gardens since they were imported from Asia in the middle of the 16th century. Flowers were common motifs in embroideries and woven textiles sold by merchants to the Nordic and Baltic states during 19th and 20th centuries. It was not for everyone to afford embroidered bands or brocade, so inventive knitters copied the patterns from the foreign textiles, and with a small amount of dyed yarn, which was also pricy, they made their mittens with colorful borders. We wanted to use these beautiful patterns in larger garments, and this is how we started out making our Lily cardigans – a short and a long one.

There are two types of lilies in the pattern: the ones with four petals are the most traditional, and the «royal» lilies, with a certain elevated touch, obviously inspired by the French lilies on monograms and weapon shields. We named the small flowers in the middle of the garments as «forgetmenots» since they resemble these roadside flowers.

The patterns are available on Ravelry:

Light grey long cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lithuanian-lily-cardigan

Charcoal short cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/34-lily-cardigan


Inspirasjonen og alle mønsterrapportene til disse to koftene kommer fra gamle litauiske votter som vi fant avbildet i en museumsbok.

Liljer og tulipaner har vært yndet i europeiske hager siden de kom fra Asia på midten av 1500-tallet. De har også vært et vanlig motiv i broderier og vevmønstre på tekstiler som ble importert av handelsmenn til Norden og Baltikum. Ikke alle hadde råd til broderte bånd eller brokadevev, men oppfinnsomme strikkere kopierte mønstrene fra utenlandske stoffer og med lite forbruk av farget garn (som også var dyrt), pyntet de vottene sine med fargerike border. Vi hadde lyst til å fylle fullvoksne plagg med de vakre mønstrene. Slik ble den lange og den korte liljekoften til.

Det er to typer liljer i mønsteret: de firedoble, som oppleves mer tradisjonelle, og de «kongelige», tydelig inspirert av de franske liljene ofte brukt på monogrammer og våpenskjold. De små blomstene i midten av koften kaller vi bare «forglemmegeier».

Vi har valgt å bruke samme mønster, men ulike garn og lengde på koftene. Vi har også brukt ulike teknikker underveis.

Liljekofte A er strikket i lys grå finull, mens B er strikket i koksgrå lamull. A har rundfelling og hekter, mens B har raglanfelling og knapper øverst. Vi har også ulike halskanter og stolper. Plasseringen av mønsterbordene har vi også valgt individuelt.

Mønstrene kan du kjøpe på Ravelry:

Lys grå lang kofte: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lithuanian-lily-cardigan

Koksgrå kort kofte: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/34-lily-cardigan

Like Cinderella’s shoes

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Wouldn’t you like a cardigan that fits like Cinderella’s glass shoes? Oh, I know – one of them fell off. Never mind…

Wouldn’t it be nice to follow a pattern that is made for you, and that is guaranteed to fit you? If it is also trendy and easy to knit, wouldn’t that be awesome?

Wouldn’t it be even better if it can be made with the yarn you have in your stash, and it isn’t very important how much yarn you have? This is that sort of cardigan pattern!

The pattern is available on: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/27-like-cinderellas-shoes