Latvian twist

  I really like the effect of a latvian twist as a trimming –  especially on childrens garments. My newest design was in a circus theme edition of “Bladet garn” and I used it for all edges on a sweater (you can get it as an ebook in english in Ravelry!). It is much simpler…

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My first published pattern – a sneak peak!

Sorry for being absent for more than a year! The reason is not only a busy life…but a major reason is that I decided to write down more of my designs to see if anyone was interested in publishing it. And then it is important not to show of anything in advance! And now the…

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…just a pair of socks!

This fall has been busier than ever, signified with very, very little knitting! And no blogging… and no reading of other blogs as well… But in such times even a pair of socks feels like a great achievement! So this fall, finishing a pair of socks made me happy! I think for most knitters the feeling you get…

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Mosaic knitting

I have been very fascinated by mosaic knitting – the technique where you knit with one color at the time but you lift stitches so it almost looks like it is a stranded type of knitting. If you at the same time purl (or knit back-and-forth), a three-dimensional effect is created. There are so many…

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Pillows with lifted stitches

At a local flea market I got some old Norwegian yarn; it is 100% wool but of the itchy/stiff type. It is pretty hard to make garments out of it but very suitable for things that needs to robust and warm. So I made two flat pillows, intended for outdoor use to sit on when…

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Hipp Hipp Hurra!

…or “hip hip hooray” in English! We just celebrated our Independence day here in Oslo! It is a very “social” day, we walk in the streets, all bands and schoolchildren are parading and we dress up in fine clothes. Many have a national costume (bunad); handmade in wool decorated with embroideries and ribbons and representing…

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More Mittens…

This month I have been quite true to my “theme”, and this is the result: four pairs of mittens. Well…I only show three of them as I have experimented with a nice structure pattern and different types of yarn… and Mohair yarn does NOT work at all! My wrists hurt after having knitted one, so it…

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Mittens in November

Winter is still not here, but it is time for preparations! I wanted to dedicate November for knitting mittens, and this is my first pair; almost done! I wanted to use a lifted stitches technique (trellis type) but ran into some difficulties… Increasing for the thumb is not easy to do when you want to…

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Travelling with Needles

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As part of my job I frequently have to travel, mostly by plane. For longer trips I work on my computer, but It gives me lots of small slots which is not suited for writing; like train/bus to and from airports, waiting at the gate and the first and last…

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Jente Jakke

The last day of April was sunny but a bit cold; perfect for the “premier” of the jacket I finished last night! It is in a warm but light yarn (cashmere and alpaca blend), deep blue and with semi-long sleeves. I have used garter stitch for the lower part, but the upper part is in…

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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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Joyful Trellis Hat

The trellis pattern is excellent to use for warm garments like this winter hat. Here I have made the trellis pattern by knitting one stitch, lifting three stitches (with yarn in front), knitting one. Next row is knit, then the third row is the same pattern but shifted two stitches. The most important part is…

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Trellis pattern

This is a pattern which is easy to knit and can be used in different ways. It uses lifted stitches with the yarn in front which create regular strands of yarn. You can either keep them as horizontal strands and shift the stitches making a “ladder-like” pattern or you can include the strand in a stitch at…

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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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St.John’s Wort

This is a very nice lace pattern called St. John’s wort. This is also a name of a flower (not the one in my post but one called Hypericum Perforatum or Johannesurt in Norwegian). Johannesurt has yellow flowers and if you rub a flower between your fingers it will give of a red colour. It…

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Structure!

March came today with even more snow! So I decided to have a theme for the month that is still “warm&wooly”. I am very fascinated by different techniques that generate either the impression of a more complex pattern although you only knit with one colour at the time (like lifted stitches) or techniques that result…

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