So the test knitting of my first knitting pattern is almost done, I am very excited. I just finished testing size small, I think it looks good and I am happy with the result. One more test-knitting and soon I will be able to publish the pattern on Raverly.
Knitting – Strikke -Prjóna
So, my youngest son (8 years), is a superhero fan… and one of his favorites is Iron Man, after asking (nagging) me, for some time, to make Iron man finger gloves, I gave in…
I just used a pattern from Drops design English (Danish version) just for the gloves and then crochet the center, sewing that on and he was happy… but now he wants more, more gloves, socks and even knitted/crochet mask for ALL the superheros he loves.
Silly me to think that if he got these he would stop, I just poked the bear!!!
Just finished making this pullover and writing the pattern as well…
My second knitting pattern is this Colorful stitched pullover.
The Colorful stitched pullover is a simple top down raglan with a curling neck(line) and bishop sleeves, with decoration between the colors that gives the illusion as if the colors are stitched together, making the pullover a little playful and makes the colors stand out. The pullover is not hugging the body tightly, part of my cozy, chunky, funky style/design.
Hopefully soon the pattern will be undergoing the test knitting process and will be available via Raverly, when it is ready, at my designer page. https://www.ravelry.com/designers/gribbadk
This pullover, I made without a pattern and I am not at that point where I have models, make-up artist and professional photographs of my work, just me wearing my finished sweater and I am very happy with the result. 😀
This is my first knitting pattern. First time ever writing it, scaling it in size and making something without a pattern.
The Herringbone pullover is a bottom up, knitted in the round pullover with a knitted herringbone pattern around the waist, loosely hugging the waist. The pullover is spacious around the bust & body with a wide neckline and bishop sleeves with high cuffs.The pullover is not snug around the body, part of my cozy, chunky, funky design/style.
As of now the pattern is undergoing the test knitting process and will be available via Raverly, when it is ready, at my designer page.https://www.ravelry.com/designers/gribbadk
Knitted in the round.
12 mm circular needle for the herringbone pattern, with 80 cm wire for the body and 60 cm wire for the neck.
10 mm circular needle with 120 cm wire for body.
12 mm double pointed needles for sleeves.
10 mm double pointed needles for sleeves.
Herringbone stitch gauge using needle 12 mm = 16 sts x 16 rows.
Stockinette stitch gauge using needle 10 mm = 13 sts x 15 rows.
Size I made:
Waist: 100 cm
Sleeve length: 48cm
So I just finished this one: Oh Land – lettere end du tror. Designed by Nanna Øland for Sandnes Garn.
I am such a rebel and tend to use other yarn then the one in the patterns, so I used 2 x Sandnes Garn – Silk Mohair – Lilla, as I found a place that would sell the pattern with 2 balls of yarn instead of the 6 that should be used.
I then use those 2 with, 3 balls of cheap glimmer yarn (2 gold and one purble) I found in Netto (supermarket in denmark).
I used the ‘Call a friend’ option a few times during my first time knitting a sweater…
I can not wear anything in the Icelandic wool (Létt-Lopi), so I replaced it with Drops Air Yarn.
I used the ‘Magic Loop’ technique to knit both sleeves at once.
And I added width in the chest area to fit me.
So I took on the knitting project, ærmeling, it was fun, and went better than I expected it would with only 3 years of knitting experience.
This part was SO much work….
My first time changing colors…. was fun and I learned a few new things….
I learned this is a lot of work and takes time!!!
The final product… I am so happy with my Ærmeling, I will most likely make few more as these are just so cute and fun!!!