Thursday, June 29, 2017

Working with lopi

This winter, I decided to knit lopi mittens for my son. I used a pattern I wrote and can be found here but decided to cast on 36 sts instead of 34 and I also made then longer.

If I remember it right I made them longer with one extra round between the patterns. I do need to look at it better sometimes.
The son got them and they felt pretty warm when he went to a walk with the dog. (Do you see all the W?) He did not get cold on his hands during the winter after he got them.

Talking about the dog, I took out all my left over plötulopi and knitted a blanket for her (girl dog). She likes to lie on it. I have the blanket in a window that goes down to the floor and there she lies and monitors what happens outside.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Norwegian sweater

I finished this sweater (genser) in January. I used Sisu from Sandnes to knit it from and knitting needles no 2,5 and 3.
It took 2 years to knit it with some resting time in between. It has a lot of pattern in it but fortunately only with 2 colors.
My husband got the sweater when I finally finished it. The sleeves took the longest time to knit because I knitted them nearly five times. First they were too narrow, then I forgot the part of the pattern on one sleeve, but finally they were ready.
And here is the owner in his sweater
The pattern is in a issue from Sandnes yarn that I bought in Oslo. I enjoy knitting Norwegian sweaters but it has been rather small selection of sweater patterns in the knitting magazine that are published in Iceland. So it is a knitting feast when I go to Oslo.