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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Thick and thin yarn

This is a hat I made a year ago; it was a very trendy hat that you could buy for a small fortune or you could make one much cheaper yourself. I went for the last alternative and my local yarn store provided me with a free, pattern (a photocopy of a handwritten instruction) and yarn.…

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Dot-a-Dot jacket

Still finishing up old projects… The Dot-a-Dot jacket was planned to be like the Jente Jakke, but as I realised I probably would run out of yarn (bought on sale; a beautiful blend of mohair and alpaca from Sandnes) I had to supply with some yarn I got in Paris (Sweetgeorgia Superwash Chunky). And the daughter who…

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The Everyday Jacket

This is a must-have-jacket my pre-teen daughter has begged me to make… She wants sweaters and jackets that are soft, airy and preferably without any buttons or zippers. So when I made the (smaller) Jente Jakke for one of her sisters some weeks back, she convinced me that now it was her turn … The yarn is…

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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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Jente Jakker

  I actually started on my first April project in March… It was too tempting when I brought home the very nice Alpaca/Cashmere yarn that one of the girl chose herself. The picture of the baby jacket is from a magazine from the 50’s (“Alt for Damene, Babystrikk). As my girls are too big for such a…

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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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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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Stashy leaves

I always need a side project (or actually several…). Finding all the stash yarn and especially the tweed and alpaca inspired me to start on a larger project I have wanted to do for years. Not that it will outcompete my “monthly-theme-projects” but different moods require different knitting. This will be a good addition! I…

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