Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seven & Eight

I've finished this Multnomah a couple of weeks ago, but due to certain circumstances haven't been able to photograph it outside. The yarn is Schoppelwolle's Zauberball (1 skein), and the needles were (I think) 3 mm. I could have used bigger needles to make the scarf a bit bigger, it's more like a shawlette than a shawl. But I like the colors and the pattern.
I also made a lacy Baktus using two skeins of Sisu Fantasy and 3 mm needles.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Number nine

Finally finished scarf number nine! This must have been the third one I started... It is made of Novita Tico tico, and I used a number 3,5 circular needle. The pattern is no pattern, just knit the first and and last stiches front and back, yarn over, knit pull over. And purl back. It can get very boring... I then crocheted the edges and made little flowers to give it a pretty touch.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Number Eight

The scarf number Eight is crocheted, the pattern is in the Novita Magazine 2011 Kevät and the yarn is Nalle. I used a nuber 3,5 hook. Quick and easy!

The Seventh

This scarf I started a while ago. The yarn is Novita Kukkaketo Päivänkakkara and I used number 3,5 needles. The pattern is my own, but I didn´t need any creative talents to "design" it. It is simply Yarn over, slip, knit, pull over. And R2 just purl. And then slip, knit, pull over, yarn over and purl back. In the process I got so bored with this (I´ve got an almost similar one going on with even thinner yarn...) so that I wanted to add something nice to it so that I wouldn´t hate it ... The granny squares actually helped!

Feather and fan

This is my scarf number 6! The yarn is Puro Batik and I used number 5 needles. The pattern is the feather and fan pattern that Hedgehog taught me. It is super easy and pretty, although I think that this colour is a little too "restless" for the pattern. I actually modified it a bit by adding 3 knit-only-rows between the four pattern rows. The scarf found a new home earlier this week when I visited a friend in Iisalmi.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Number 11!

This was the second project I started for our goal this year - and now it's the last to be finished! I can't believe I've finished already. A few quick scarves really helped. I still have a few more scarf/shawl projects queued up, so I think I'll keep going!

The yarn is Estonian - a friend has a sheep as part of the same flock. I used 4.5mm needles, except for the bind off (6mm). The pattern is modular - and quite quick. There were a lot of ends to weave in, but many fewer thanks to tips I found from other knitters on Ravelry.

Here's a little knitted/crocheted graffiti Karhu and I found near the city hall in Vaasa today, too:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nine & Ten

I finished this scarf in just over 24 hours! It went so quickly, and thanks to help from Karhu, I'm not afraid of crocheting anymore! I have already planned to make another scarf from this pattern (unfortunately only available in Finnish) using another colorway of Novita Puro yarn. I think that this pattern is quick and interesting enough (especially with the mix of knitting and crocheting) to repeat soon.

I loved making the blue cotton feather and fan scarf so much that I made another one using Italian Ice Yarn (mostly cotton) while visiting a friend just to the north of Vaasa last week. I ran out of interest in the pattern by the end, but think it was a good pattern to make with this yarn. I still have a few skeins of it left, but am not sure what I'll do with it...

I can't believe I'm already so close to our 11 scarf/shawl goal!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Number 6: Linen shawl

My sixth shawl is a simple garter stitch linen shawl. It took one skein (100g) of Punta Yarns Montoya Beach Solid, I used 5 mm circular needles. I started with 6 stitches and increased one stitch (yarn over) at the beginning of every round, and continued until I ran out of yarn.
The shawl found a new home immediately. I sent it today to a friend for her birthday.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Two More Finished Projects!

I think these two are number seven and number eight for me... I bought the yarn for both in Munich at Easter time this year. My stash is out of control, but I figure if I use up new purchases right away, it doesn't make the situation any worse, right?

The red shawl is made from Lana Grossa Meilenweit Solo Colore sock yarn and the Pimpelliese pattern. (I haven't had a chance to block it yet.) I started it on the ferry between Travemünde and Helsinki after a trip to Berlin. I loved this yarn so much, I bought skeins in two other colors in Helsinki. (Please disregard what I said above about my yarn stash.)

The second one is made from Lang Yarns Solo Dégradé . It's a cotton band type of yarn. I never would have bought if it the shop hadn't had a model of a similar feather and fan scarf knit up from it on display. I would buy more of this yarn in a second. It's a perfect summer weight and was so easy to knit.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer scarf (#5)

This was a nice and quick summer scarf! The pattern is in the Novita magazine Kevät 2010, the yarn is Novita Puro Batik, I used number 5 needles. It´s very simple, you just knit and then in the end let stiches "run".