A double-knittet baby blanket with marching elephants has been on my to-do list for a while, but I had to find the right yarn, before I could start. I has to be ’round’ ro make sure the pictures of the elephants would be clear. It also had to be nice and soft and ok to put in the washing machine. And one of the colours should be jungle-green. .
On the knitting festival on Fanø I found G-uld (g-uld.dk) and their Merino 80/20 in the colour indigo/heather. It is a beautiful plant-coloured yarn with flecks. The jungle is not single-coloured! The other colour is natural white. There was some waste-colour in the green yarn (clearly marked on the yarn), and because of this, it ended up with the white colour became very light green while I was knitting. That turned out to be very nice-looking.
I won’t give you any pattern this time. If you have not tried double knitting before, I suggest you knit the potholders from my last post. After this you just have to decide how big you want the blanket, how you want the edges (look at different options on the pattern for the potholders) and find the motive(s) you want on the carpet. Then you should knit a sample and use this to calculate how many sticks and motives you need on each row.
If this is totally impossible to understand, just tell me, and I will make a more detailed description/pattern.
Double knitting is my new favorit (or at least one of them).
To be able to knit to frontsides , without thinking about flotations to be able to knit exactly the pattern you like.
Potholdes in different difficulties is my first suggestion for doubleknitting. Perhaps you would like to try one of them.
This is a basic
recipe with options.
If you have not tried double knit before and like to experiment, I recommend that you first look at the sections about different ways of casting on and off and knitting edge stiches and perhaps needs some samples to chooser the look and feel, you want for you tholders
In Edinburgh I found an inspiring small yarn shop with yarns made of a lot of different fibres. From Japan came this yarn fra Habu. It is very soft and yet strong – and is perfect for knitting shawls as thin as cobweb.
The yarn is made of 68% mohair and 32% nylon with a yardage of 285 in a shein for 14 gram.
I have knitted a delicate shawl, using a pattern ment for a much heavier yarn. It is interesting to see how two different types of yarn can give completly different results.
The pattern is called Esturia, is from Tincanknits and you can find it on Ravelry.
Cloths are knitted as never before, at least for two reasons:
We want to give our little contribution to prevent to much Micro plastic in our environment.
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.
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???
Abbakorra 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.
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.