tisdag 4 april 2017

Dip dye Shetland Hap Shawl

I'm currently working on my second Hippeti Hap Shawl. My own new shawl pattern (I know, it's just another Hap but the pattern will yield HAPpier knitters since I reveal all my secrets).

This time in a much thicker yarn than what I usually knit lace in.

I have used three different shades of brown a grey-beige and a natural white. The outermost color looks like chocolate sauce, and it's name is Shetland Black. In Norway it's just called sheep brown 😀. This yarn is so soft, it smells like happy sheep and it's a joy to knit in it. It's Jamieson & Smith's Shetland Heritage.

mÄndag 27 mars 2017

Hippeti Hap, new shawl pattern published

My latest design is ready for a launch this weekend at the Shetland Hap Shawl Workshop at Halmens Hus. Hippeti Hap Shawl, is the name of it and this is what it looks like:

I know, it's just another Hap Shawl... but I love them. They're just so much fun knitting!

onsdag 1 mars 2017

Shetland lace Estonian Jewel

Just on time for FĂ„rfest i Kil I managed to cast off and block the Estonian Jewel I started knitting at Christmas. This time I choose the Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme 1-ply lace weight. It's like cobweb, it has drape it has everything. I made it slightly lager than usual, three extra repeats, so it's quite a big shawl. I used size 3mm needles, and I thought it was going to be very small lying on my lap looking scrunchy and voluminous. After blocking, as usual, all magic happened! It turned out to be a large delicate beautiful Swan. I'm not sure I can knit in another yarn after this... So transparent.

The shawl took 37g, less than two balls, I believe the yardage is about 650-700m in total, but after blocking I'd presume it's a LOT longer.

Workshop Halmens Hus

Nu Àr det Àntligen dags!

mÄndag 9 januari 2017

Mamelucker / Bloomers

Trots att Ă„ret Ă€r nytt har vi hunnit vandra ett par gĂ„nger, och julen spenderades i skidbacken. Aktivitet. Varenda gĂ„ng vi varit ute denna vinter har jag slagits av att man blir sĂ„ kall om baken. Majas Manufaktur har designat lösningen som hon kallar mamelucker. Mamelucker?! det Ă€r vĂ€rsta snyggaste hotpantsen med fantastisk passform. AlltsĂ„, jag har inte testat dem Ă€n, men jag har lĂ€st beskrivningen. Formstickat kring varenda kurva! En vanlig designer hade kanske nöjt sig med ribbstickning, men hĂ€r bjuds det pĂ„ short rows sĂ„ det stĂ„r hĂ€rliga till.


Bloomers for the modern woman. Design by Majas Manufaktur

lördag 31 december 2016

Wishes for a lovely new year, and another Estonian Jewel

Here we are, another year has come to an end. It has been a good year in many was and a very bad one in other ways.

The knitting project has a couple of repeats left before I can move on to the edging. 3mm needles and a very thin yarn takes some time with all the nupps along the way.

I have to give it a hard block to untangle these little bird's nests of nupps, the yarn is a bit uneven (in a good way!). The fuzzyness of the yarn makes the fiber cling together but it'll become a lovely lace.

Happy new year everybody!

tisdag 20 december 2016

Birch leaf socks ready for Christmas eve

I'm so glad I managed to finish my Birch Leaf socks on time such that I can spend Christmas in these socks. I will also slip into something very comfortable, and that is the new nighting gown I sew on Saturday.

 Knitting lace in such a flimsy yarn may be a waste of yarn overs since they just blend up with the light coloured areas. But, yarn overs Are so much more fun to knit.

They took 65g of The Birch yarn which FjÀllbo Shop hand dyed for me in October, and I have another 39g to use on something smaller. I haven't got a clue what yarn this is really, but it's about 400m/100g and 2mm needles were just perfect.