I’m in need of mini cables and lace to warm my feet.
I’m sharing this with you because I like numbers, and I’m afraid someone will ruin that pretty 68-58-38 -series while I’m sleeping, and then I’ll never see it again.
(No but really, it would be more than ok to ruin it.)
My brain needed some time off, so I knitted following a pattern for a change. This is Natsumi by Yoko Hatta, published by Brooklyn Tweed. (Wool People 7, I think.)
Very relaxing project, lots of stockinette, an easy cable-lace pattern and an interesting construction. I hadn’t used provisional cast on before -never had a reason to- and this was a good place to start. It was kind of funny how my knitting didn’t look like a sweater at all until I got to the second shoulder. You get so used to seeing either hem or neckline appearing first that knitting sideways looks really weird at first. I had some doubts about the end result at some point when the whole thing was curling all over, but actually things began to settle down after seaming, and blocking pretty much straightened the sleeves too.
I’ll just live in this sweater until spring comes, ok?
I’ve been working on revising a couple of older patterns, and Tiptoe Slippers are now at the point where I a re-test the pattern. Besides a general layout update, I have added one smaller size. If interested, I’m looking for test knitters here:
The deadline is September 8th, and all testers will receive a finished copy of the pattern and one other pattern from my Ravelry store!
You know what has very much improved my knitting life? Cables without a cable needle. Highly recommend.
It’s dark and rainy and I need a new sweater. For some reason or another I keep ending up with Brooklyn Tweed patterns (this is Natsumi) combined with Pirkkalanka, but who cares. I just love BT aesthetics, and that yarn is one of the best I can get my hands on. Because, it doesn’t pill.
I went to get some from my favorite yarn shop yesterday, and chatted with the lady behind the counter for a while. We agreed that the world is seriously lacking options for good, old fashioned wool yarns that last in use. The problem being, that people want yarn to feel soft when it’s still on the shelf, but that usually leads to pilling before first wash. This isn’t the world’s softest yarn, I know, but when I put lots of hours on something wearable, I want to be able to wear it for years.
Sidenote: I’m dealing with provisional cast on for the first time ever -never had a reason to use it before- and 200+ stitches seemed like a good place to start.
A cat sized version of Piilo basket is now available! This one’s called Peti (that’s bed in Finnish), and can fit an average sized cat or a tiny dog.
Re-knitting Stripe on Stripe socks. To let the brain rest, and to get rid of some scraps.
Last spring I wanted to knit something effortless, like lots of ribbing in the round. I added in some cables to keep track of the rounds knitted, and ended up with this little pillow.
Chai Latte is a relaxing project for lazy evenings. It will use only about 150 g of fingering weight yarn, (100 g + 50 g if using two colors) and due to the cast on and bind off methods used the pillow will have a smooth seamless look.
The pattern is available for 4€ both on Etsy and Ravelry.