Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2015 Projects April to November

Apr 15 Kuntur Wasi Vest by Sonja Launspach.

Apr 21 Mad About The Gals, SM9-4, by Adrienne Fong
Apr 26 xxiv. Petseri Estonian Mitten by Aino PraakliEesti labakindad ilma laande laiali.
- from the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

May 03 Kilt Hose
May 08 Bluebells Mittens by Natalia Moreva.

May 19 Tradescandia Zebrina by Natalia Vasilieva.
May 24 Tree-of-Life/Bold Flower Mittens by Susan Kolstad, Piecework magazine July/Aug 2009.

May 30 Harlequino by Margreet Vonkeman
June 03 Virrat by Tiina Kuu.
June 13 Far Into the Forest by Kirsten Hall.
June 22 Touring Bubbles by Karen Buhr.
July 03 beaded lace socks

Jul 17 Wildflower Mitts and Shooting Star Mitts by Sonja Launspach.

July 12 Ophidia by Hypercycloid.
July 23 Nordic Stripes by Tobi Beck.

July 24 Bovary by General Hogbuffer.
Aug 04 Buttercup's Heroes by Becky Greene

Aug 09 Snow Under Cedars by Leslie Comstock, Think Outside the Sox

Sept 09 Maximitten using design by Lizbeth Upitis, Latvian MittensGraph 119. 

Sept 18 Winter Blossoms by Sonja Launspach

Oct 19
Hue Shift Afghan by Kieran Dimeler-Lawrence

Oct 23 Electric Mayhem by Deborah Tomasello.

Oct 31
Latvian Mittens

Nov 02 - ... Latvian Mittens by Maruta Grasmane, Kurzeme, Rucava p 378, Latvieša Cimdi.

Nov 09 playing with yarn/swatches ...

2015 Mitten Garland Advent Calendar

Free pattern by Kat Lewinski, Just Crafty Enough, (Ravelry kal.)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Estonian Inspired Mitts - instructions

Instructions for mitts

The chart, (on Ravelry,) is for a right mitt and starts at the bottom right corner. For the left mitt, start at the bottom left corner and follow the chart going in the opposite direction.

- purl,
 V increase one stitch,
 / knit 2 together, (dec 1 st.)

The thumb gusset starts at Row 25, stitch 37. On Row 61 gusset stitches are separated onto scrap yarn or a stitch holder;

On the next row, 6 stitches are cast on to bridge the gap where the thumb stitches were. If a tighter fit at the top ribbing is desired, then either decrease more stitches on Row 77 or switch to a smaller needle for the ribbing;

Finally, the thumb gusset stitches are placed back on the needle and knit with 6 stitches picked up from the hand ‘gap’ to finish off the thumb. If you try on and find that 33 stitches is too loose, then decrease some/all of the 6 picked up stitches, no more than 2 stitches per row, starting at row 64: ssk, k2, k2tog.
Also, if a snug fit for the ribbing at the top is desired, then decrease more stitches evenly along Row 66 and/or use smaller needles.

Weave in ends as you go or with a tapestry needle.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

January - April projects

Jan 29 Ylva is named after the Swedish designer's, Soveig Larsson's, oldest granddaughter. This pattern was initially gifted to the Ravelry group, but can now be purchased on her website.
Jan 30 Latvian Mittens, Graph 9 from Lizbeth Upitis' book.
Feb 08 Latvian Mittens, Graph 30, also from Lizbeth Upitis' book.
Feb 18 Latvian Mittens, Graph 51, same source as above.
Feb 22 a start to Estonian mittens, xxiv. Petseri variation wip, from the book Eesti labakindad ilma laande laiali.
Mar 14 Sock Madness 9 (SM9) qualifying socks, Alohomora by Malena Andersen. Mar 27 SM9-2, Cable Madness by Karen Buhr. Apr 10 SM9-3, Longing For Spring by Caoua Coffee. Now we're waiting for the next sock to be released sometime after Apr 21 ... can't ... wait ... ;P ... Apr 11 test knit for Sonja Launs wip vest.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

2014 - other knitting FO's