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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Happy Husband cardigan

"Happy Husband" cardigan now finally finished,  I have been searching and trying for years. It feels quite selfish to only ever haven knitten him a scarf. It was design by trial and error. Total time more than one year,  If I count the times I started off with other yarns and design ideas it took a decade. But here it is and he is happy.

I have tried off in 3 different yarns, first it was too thin and soft (feminine) then it was too thick and coarse (tchy). I started over many times, to get the needle size right, to get the pattern right (finally settled on seedstitch) and to get the design/proportions right. I wanted to knit something that was fully fashioned and slim fit, as I hate oversized sweaters. The design is contiguous top-down principle developed for this yarn size and with sophisticated fully fashioned detailing. By the way I'm also happy that my idea has now finally worked out and it's finished. I thank this last yarn to the kind donation from @Ivo and @annemarie who collected this vintage Hema Fisherman Wool from and old lady. Delivered to me by @inge_noordijk. Combined with a couple of skeins Drops Andes. I used pensize 6mm, thinner than recommended for Drops Andes, but that gives the work more body, and hence creates a more masculine result



This model is worked seamlessly from top-down using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, (“SusieM” on Ravelry)
Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch


Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch


Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch

Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch

Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch




Friday, 25 December 2015

Knitted christmas balls advents calendar picture gallery

Here are some more picture of the knitted christmas balls advents calendar.
If you want to make your own you can find the pattern here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-balls-advent-calendar-2015
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch


Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch
Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch


Knitted christmas balls advents calendar by The Knitbitch

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Knitted christmas balls advents calendar

This knitted christmas balls advents calendar is for my mum, she loves christmas. It's a labor of love, I would say, what have I gotten myself into? 25 christmas balls is a lot. I have now knitted 14, just 11 to go..... the pattern is now published on my Ravelry, so you can start making your own.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/christmas-balls-advent-calendar-2015


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Number one

Finally started knitting that advents calendar started. Funny note: I'm starting knitting in the same place where I first started designing it in january 2014, at our favorite chalet in the Vogezen, France.


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Wrap-around blanket cardigan, the original

The first pilot knit of the wrap-around cardigan was knitted out of my old stash of off-white wools, a bit a mix of everything, no labels, carried it around for years not being able to decide or figure out what to do with it. Later on I died it green, and the different kinds of wool are enhanced by the fact that they absorbed the die differently.







Monday, 3 November 2014

wrap-around blanket vest - the first

This is a fantastic knitted jacket or cardigan or something in-between, some people call it a flap jacket. It's one big rectangle in seed stitch with two sleeves inserted. so it's really simple. The trick or sophistication lies in how the shoulders are slightly raglan shaped which hangs the cardigan nicely on the shoulders, and then the sleeves are of the lovely top-down knitted style, credit to ByGumByGolly. so in the end there are also hardly any seams that need to be sewn together. great for a lazy knitter like myself, always nice to find out new tricks to save yourself time and effort.

This pattern is a better version of a cardigan that I knitted earlier for my sister, that one was really square, missing the raglan shoulders and top-down knitted sleeves.

I came up with this design as I was very, very sick in second half of 2014. I basically was lying down for 6 months (gastro-intestinal problems, not life threatening) when I was able to sit-up, reclined against a big cushion, the only thing I was able to do was listen to pod-casts and knit. so knitting big surfaces of just simple back and forwards was great. Being able to knit saved my sanity, I think.
(this is an ante-dated post, as obviously I was not able to write blog-posts at that time)

well, here are some pictures.







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