Category Archives: Design

Cloths: ABC

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Cloths are knitted as never before, at least for two reasons:

  1. We want to give our little contribution to prevent to much Micro plastic  in our environment.
  2. It is a small piece of knitting, where everybody who can knit an purl, can join.

The purpose of the ABC of Cloths is to add an extra bullet on this list.

  • To try to practice new knitting challenges, perhaps with room for an error or two. It is nothing but a cloth.

Based on you mood, the cloths can be used for many purposes. Some people will perhaps use the cloths with hole patterns as facecloth and the more solid once as kitchen cloth. But also hole patterns is can be used a lot – cotton is quite hard to break.  If it should happen, you can just make a new one and try yet another pattern.

Content

  • Patterns for the first five cloths: Abbild, Braris, Cimbria, Dule og Elhem, with an increasing complexity
  • Patterns are described by words and diagrams, you just choose what you prefer.
  • Stich guide (E.g. what does 2rsm mean, and how do I knit this)
  • Tips and tricks for example for the situation: HELP  I have made a mistake – what to do now???

The pattern can be downloaded here

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Comments are more than welcome. Here or write me a mail strik@strikstrikstrik.dk

Abbakorra – let’s try in English

04ACB778-998E-4558-B0B1-74BAE514F4B7Abbakorra has been downloaded many more times that I expected. Thank you very much. But the faremost downloads has been from non-Scandinavian knitters, so I have translated the pattern to English. Hope you can use it.

Abbakorra in English

I hope for some comments to make my next patterns better. If you look at the “Busy” topic, perhaps you can spot out what it – perhaps – will be.

Abbakorra

Abbakorra

A combination of traditional Nordic knitting and soft Merino from Lang has inspired me to design this sweater for a preschool girl.

The sweater is in a rather loose fit, just for snuggling in, on a cold day. If you want a slimmer fit, choose a smaller size and change the length as desired.

The easiest way to knit stranded colourwork is to use circular needles and for attached sleeves the most used way is to cut the opening for the sleeves and secure the yarn by making stiches on a sewing machine or by crocheting the edges. But I find this will always look a bit ´bumpy´ especially in small sizes. To avoid this, I have chosen to knit back and forth on the top part, even though this costs some extra work.

The sleeves are knitted from the yokes to the wrists. This gives to advantages:

It makes a smoother seam at the yokes and it is easy to adjust the length of the sleeves or replace the rib if needed.

Pattern can be downloaded from  Ravelry:  Abbakorra