Marrakech meets Lerwick

I found the inspiration for this set in Morrocan ceramic tiles. But the yarn and the way to do the decreases on the yoke on the cardigan are Scottish, hence the name. The cardigan is knittet bottom up, and it is fitted.

The set also includes a slouchy hat and mittens. Pictures will come…

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The pattern is available on Ravelry: ___

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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 

Liljekofter

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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».

Mønsteret kan du kjøpe på Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/liljekofter

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

Once Again Mrs. Claus Saves Christmas

DSC02915After the disastrous timing of last year’s Christmas cardigan, Dear Santa, Let Me Explain, I wanted to be ready with this year’s Christmas sweater in good time. Optimistically I called it Once Again Mrs. Claus Saves Christmas. Putting a little pressure on myself normally works well, but as always with patterns I soon fell behind my schedule. I postponed the deadline to «during Christmas» instead of «before Christmas», so even if it is technically too late according to plan, it is now ready.

This sweater is worked bottom up, and, as the cardigan, it has lots of feinsmecker details. The cast on method is Chinese waitress, but it is possible to use the cast on method you like. The heart pattern on the sleeves calls for small travelling cables. Both the sleeves and the body are worked in the round. The sleeves and body are joined together seamlessly, except for the kitchener stitch seam under the sleeves. The joining itself is worked similar to raglan, but with more shaping for the shoulders. It is worked like the contiguous method but upside down – or more correctly, downside up. Short rows are used to shape the front neck line and upper back, so that the fit along the neck should be perfect.

The pattern for the sweater is available on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/30-mrs-claus-saves-christmas

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You can read the story behind the cardigan and find a link to this pattern here: https://skattensdiy.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/dear-santa-let-me-explain/