Vintage Jumper finished!

So it took two months to finished it…. but finally as we just entered into April I managed to finish my Vintage Jumper! It do not resemble the original much any more but I think it turned out pretty nice. I have made a description of the puff sleeves here: puff sleeves and for the shoulders here:…

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Shaping sleeves and shoulders; “seamless shoulders”

As mentioned before; I am not very fond of too much sewing so if I can knit together seams I prefer that (thus the name “seamless”…)! This is the first time I have done it for shoulder seams, and it turned out pretty nice. It was quite easy but it is important to always keep an…

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Shaping sleeves and shoulders; puff sleeves

In February I started on my Vintage Winter project, and now I am almost done. The jumper needed more concentration as soon as I started on the sleeves, so the number of times per week I were able to work on it decreased remarkable. Good for all other projects (such as my Leaves Throw, Trellis…

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Learning new techniques

To me, learning a new knitting technique requires good instructions and a calm atmosphere. I get easily annoyed when I do not figure out what the description indicate, especially if I have to try (and retry!) several times. Good photos are always helpful as is detailed descriptions. I have lately worked with old patterns and they…

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Vintage Jumper

Jumper is a word we do not use much, but from what I can see it means a neat sweater, often combined with a cardigan. I have decided to modify a jumper/cardigan set from the pattern book from 1951, and have selected some quite pricy yarn as I think this project deserve it! The yarn is from…

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Vintage Winter

I had originally decided a different theme for February, but February the 2. I stopped by my nearest yarn store and knew I wanted to realise a project I have had in mind for a while. My mother-in-law found some old knitting magazines from the 1950’s. I really like the style from that period, and several…

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The persian carpet

Patterns and colors in persian type carpets are a great inspiration. But one thing I find “inspiring” is the small flaws you can find in the patterns when you look closely. I have been told that this is the hallmark of handcraft; a small fingerprint from the maker of the item. I have embraced this, and…

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Little Miss Summer

I went to the library with my kids in the weekend and stopped by the shelves with knitting books and what popped out: the book: “Sokker hele året” by Bitta Mikkelsborg (the title would be something like: A year with socks). I discovered that she has a very nice blog (http://bittamisdesign.blogspot.no) and Ravelry page with…

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January Grey

January is one of my favourite months; in Norway the minutes with daylight increase day by day and we know that the worst part of the winter is over. Or it is to be said that often face a couple of cold months before we can welcome the spring. So I feel the January must…

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