Tuesday, October 31, 2017

First Snow & Bøvertun Sweater

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The days just fly by and all of a sudden winter came over night.

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The snow makes for a beautiful background for my Bøvertun sweater!
The pattern is from Kofteboken and is originally a kofte (cardigan), but I wanted a sweater. And I think this is my favorite sweater so far and it's going to get a lot of use this winter :)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Bøvertun from Kofteboken
Yarn: Kauni brown pp2 and yellow-orange nn4
Needles: 2,5 mm/ US 1.5 for the ribbing and 3 mm / US 2.5
Size: large
Modifications: I made short rows in the back to get it higher in the neck

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It's winter and time to knit new mittens. My youngest flipped through one of my mitten books and wanted these mittens with owls :)

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Nattugla  / Night Owl mittens
Yarn: Rauma Finullgarn black #410 and white #400
Needles: 2 mm / US 0

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I also managed to finish my Bousta Beanie just in time for the first snow.
Ravelry project page
Pattern: Bousta Beanie (free pattern)
Yarn: Tove
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Radar's Teddy Bear Socks

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Sometimes it's great to use ones brain on something else than vanilla socks. So when a mystery kal with Heidi Nick as the designer popped up in the Sock knitters anonymous group on Ravelry I decided to join. Although the pattern is called Radar's teddy bear, there is nothing resembling Radar (form MASH) or a teddy bear, just lots and lots of pretty cables! And they were so fun to knit up that I really don't know why I don't knit more cabled socks.

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The front and the back of the leg have different cables and I have even made a new to me heel - the Fleegle heel. You could add beads here and there among the cables, but I'm not a huge fan of beads in my socks.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Radar's teddy bear (free pattern)
Yarn: Sisu #5213 lavender
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5
Size: large, 72 sts

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Dream Stripes Shawl

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I think this is one of my favorite knitted projects so far. It's soft and warm, it has beautiful colours, it was so easy to knit and it's one of those pattern I know I will knit again.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Dream Stripes (free pattern)
Yarn: Drops Delight #06 and Drops Flora #5
Needles: 3,75 mm / US 5
Modifications: Instead of slipping the first stitch at the beginning of each row, I knitted the two first stitches on each row to make a little garter edge. I also wanted a bigger shawl and to use up the delight yarn, so I increased to 345 sts before I started the lace.

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The only "issue" with this shawl is that the stripes makes the edge were you change colours to be less stretchy. So on my shawl there is a difference in about 30 cm if I measure from the center stitch. And by looking at the other projects on Ravelry I saw that I wasn't alone ending up with one side being longer. But it doesn't bother me ;)

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