Saturday, January 24, 2015

FO :: Circle Socks

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The first socks of the year are off the needles :)
First out is a pair of Circle Socks. I had some really bright ornage sock yarn in my stash and tried to knit a pair with it, but they just got to orange. So I looked for a stranded pattern and landed on this one. I'm really pleased with how they became. But I have made a mistake. Can you see what it is?

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Circle Socks (free pattern)
Yarn: Sisu Solids 64 g orange #330 and black #1099
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me
Size: European 40
Modifications: I knitted them cuff down instead off toe up



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Do you see my mistake now?
If I can, I knit my socks to at the time on dpns.  I knit both legs before I knit the heels and so on. And I didn't notice my mistake until I had almost finished the first foot... I had changed the dominant colour... I didn't bother to rip back, but made the same "mistake" on the second sock.
Would you have seen it if I hadn't pointed it out..?
 Here is a great blog post about it.

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I've also made some thick wool socks for Eirin and me :) Perfect projects for tv knitting!
In Norway we call this type of socks for "læsta" and they are usually worn as a second pair of socks. I use them all winter as a second layer on top of a thinner pair of wool socks ;)

Pattern: 2x2 rib socks, toe up
Yarn:  Sportsragg and  Raggen by Viking Garn and Mor Aase Raggegarn and Tresko (3ply) by Sandnes Garn
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5, 3,5 mm / US 4 and 4 mm / US 6

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FO :: Good and Evil Minion hats

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A friend asked if I could crochet  Minion hats for her son. He wanted one good and one evil ;)
I've made a bunch of these before and they are a fun and quick project.

Pattern: Minion Lue (norwegian - free pattern) or Crochet Minion Hat (english - free pattern)
Yarn: Mor Aase Superwash and Cortina Soft for the purple hair
Hook: 3,5 mm / E
Made for: Leonard
Size: 7-8 years, ca. 52 cm




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Saturday, January 10, 2015

FO :: Selbu Mittens

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You know it's NaKniMitMo (National Knit Mittens Month) each January?
Well, I'm trying to knit some mittens this month and first out are these selbu mittens :)

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Rigmor's Selbu mittens (free pattern)
Yarn: Falk by Dale Garn 54 g #5646 og 39 g #5943
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: I'm not sure if I'll keep them or save them for a gift...
Size: Women medium