31 October, 2011

FO parade, part 4. Chevron.

Isn't a simple chevron pattern pretty in Sea Silk?

A small simple scarf, knitted from one skein of Sea Silk. In Periwinkle. As a present, so I don't get to keep it for myself.

Another take on a chevron pattern, inspired by Missoni, using colours this time.

A summer top. When it was more or less 75% complete, I realized I planned colour changes wrong. Or rather, hadn't planned them at all, and one could see that. This, and the fact that I wasn't 100% happy with the straps, resulted in ripping the whole thing. Meanwhile, summer has ended, so no reason to hurry with the re-knitting ;-).

30 October, 2011

FO parade, part 3.

Portree from Rowan 46. Knitted as in the pattern, using Felted Tweed DK in bilberry and camel.

FO parade, part 2.

A simple cowl. Malabrigo Worsted in Pagoda, 2 skeins + leftover from a hat, needles 4.5mm. I love it!

28 October, 2011

FO parade, part 1.

First up, Noro. Kureyon Sock.
I don't really like this yarn. The colours are great, that's true, and the rawness... but the thick-and-thin nature is too uneven for my taste. I made these gloves last spring as a photography accessory, really, but haven't used them yet. I used some generic mitt pattern, and knitted these on 2.25mm needles.

I had lots of leftover yarn, and as I was in need of an instant gratification (that must have been sometime last spring), I saw this pattern, and I must have had it. Celestine by berocco.

I made it smaller, using less stitches as a base of each "spike", but otherwise followed the pattern. It's a cool toy, by the way, and I am imagining it in a much larger scale already... Huge spikes, pillow-like...

23 October, 2011

long time, no see

It's been a while... I almost can't believe that winter is around the corner, and the previous one was supposed to be my last one in Scandinavia. Oh well. (Yes, I have more products of my knitting exercises to share, for knitting has always been a relax activity keeping me sane when crazily working on... work stuff... science, that is.)

Quite spontaneously, after all the work and work and more work, I spoiled myself a bit. Cashlana in Midnight:

With winter in sight, and the dullness and darkness, not to mention the cold, COLD that will start too soon, I need a shawl, badly. A warm, soft one. The yarn lived up to my (high) expectations, it's as soft as a 90% cashmere yarn should be. Colours are pretty, as I anticipated, given my previous experience with Fleece Artist / Handmaiden yarns. Pure pleasure to knit :-)
...after a few hours (and three to four false starts):

...and one week later:

I chose a more rapid rate of increases (8 every 2 rows) than most of shawl patterns call for, to achieve the crescent shape for long and cosy shawl, perfect for wrapping. I plan to go on until I run out of Cashlana, and continue in some other cashmere-containing blend (from Rowan maybe). I'll just take the shawl with me for a visit to some yarn stores in Stockholm, to find a perfect match. Hopefully soon.