Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sokid isetriipuva lõnga jaoks. Socks to show off your self-striping yarn


Sügisel ostsin Freiburgist toreda erksavärvilise sokilõnga. Lõng ootas terve pika talve ühte toredat mõtet. Ja siis mõte tuli. Lühemate värvivaheldustega lõngaga jääb efekt tõenäoliselt veel toredam. Kirjutasin õpetuse inglise keeles ka üles. Mustri nimeks sai Schönegg, sest just nii on selle tänava nimi, kus ma kord nädalas kohvikus šveitsi kudujatega kokku saan. Need sokid valmisid suures osas nendel kuduõhtutel. Vardad 2.25 mm, lõng Rico Design Superba Stripy (kulus 62 grammi).

Muster on saadaval siin: Schönegg

I bought this nice colorful sock yarn already in autumn during my trip to Freiburg. It waited the whole winter for a good idea and then the idea finally came. With shorter color changes the effect would be even greater. I wrote down the instructions and named the pattern Schönegg. Once a week I meet other knitters here in Zürich and the cafe where we meet is located on Schöneggplatz. These socks were mainly knit during those cozy evenings. 
Needles 2.25 mm, yarn Rico Design Superba Stripy (62 grams). 

Pattern is available here: Schönegg


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pastelsed triibud. Pastel stripes


Selle kampsuni kudusin isetriibutuvast sokilõngast (Opal Blütenbracht). Blütenbracht on sokilõnga seeria, kus tootja on püüdnud erinevaid lilleväljade värve tabada. Selle konkreetse tooni nimi on Männertreu ehk lobeelia.

Värvijooksud on sellel lõngal üsna pikad ja seetõttu jääb ka kampsun triibuline. Kudusin altäärest üles tavalist raglaani. Alguses muretsesin, et varrukate ja keha triibulaiused on väga erinevad ja võib-olla mõjub see imelikult. Valmis kampsunis arvan ma, et see on tore, et triibud erineva laiusega on. Teine murekoht oli, et keha ja varrukate ühendamisel muutub silmuste arv ringis väga suureks ja triibud väga kitsaks. Seda efekti peitsin pahempidist kudet kududes. Kui read lühemaks muutusid, lülitusin jälle parempidisele koele. Et pahempidine kude ainult ühes kohas poleks, kudusin ka mujal paar pahempidist rida vahele.

Kokku kulus 287 grammi lõnga, vardad olid 3 mm (sooniku jaoks) ja 3.5 mm.

This sweater is made from self-striping sock yarn (Opal Blütenbracht). Blütenbracht is a sock yarn series where the manufacturer has tried to copy the colors of flower fields. This tone is called Männertreu which means lobelia. 

The color changes of this yarn are fairly long so even the sweater looks nicely striped. I made basic bottom up raglan. At first I was worried a little bit that the wideness of stripes will be very different on body and on sleeves and how is it going to look like. In the finished sweater I actually like that the stripes look different. Another this that worried me was the part where body and sleeves are joined. The number of stitches gets very big in a round and therefore the stripes become very narrow. I used purl stitch rounds to cover that effect and switched back to stockinette when the rounds got shorter. I didn't want to have just one wide purled stripe, therefore I made some additional purled rounds here and there. 

In total I used 287 grams of yarn, needles 3 mm (for ribbing) and 3.5 mm. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Lumehelbed kuuseokstel. Snowflakes on a fir tree


Selle aasta esimene lõpetatud kudum on teie ees! Alguse said need sõrmikud tegelikult küll juba 2016. aastal. Ühtegi mustrit ma ei kasutanud, valisin lihtsad kindakirjad ja improviseerisin kudumise käigus. Allolevalt pildilt on näha, et modell muutus sessiooni ajal veidi vallatuks. 

This year's first finished project is here. Actually I started those gloves already in 2016. I didn't use any pattern, just chose some simple colorwork motifs and improvised while knitting. On a photo below you can see that the model started to enjoy the photo shoot. 


Kasutasin meriinovillaseid lõngasid. Valge on Lana Cervinia Merino Superfine, roheline on Idena Bambino Ull, mille värvisin roheliseks punaste kressiõitega. Kokku kulus 66 grammi lõnga, vardad olid 2.5 mm.

I used merino wool. White is Lana Cervinia Merino Superfine, green is Idena Bambino Ull which I dyed green using red monks cress blossoms. In total I used 66 grams of yarn, needles 2.5 mm.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mütsi õpetus saadaval! Hat pattern available!

Eelmises postituses nähtud mütsi muster on nüüd ingliskeelsena saadaval. Kui keegi tunneb huvi eestikeelse õpetuse vastu, siis andke teada ja tõlgin ka eesti keelde. Link.

The hat I showed in the previous post is now available as a pattern. Here is the link

It is a perfect hat for using up your sport-weight leftovers. You don't have to stick to two colors only. It's easy to adapt the pattern for more colors. Let your fantasy fly! Also, stranded hat are very practical for winter. Stranded knitting creates this extra layer that keeps your head really warm. 

Have a great knitting!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Täpid. Dots


Mul on eriline nõrkus halli värvi vastu ning mul puudus garderoobist hall müts. Lõngakorvis olid mõned jäägid, millest kokku sai selline müts. Lõngadeks on Drops Alpaca (tumedam) ning Schahenmayr Soft Mix (heledam). Vardad 3 mm (sooniku jaoks) ja 4 mm.

I have special relationship with grey color - I just really like it. I didn't have a grey hat in my wardrobe and I had some grey leftovers in my stash. Result is here. Yarns that I used were Drops Alpaca (darker) and Schahenmayr Soft Mix (lighter). Needles 3 mm (for the ribbing) and 4 mm. 


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Lõheroosad lehed. Salmon pink leaves


Pärast kampsuni kudumist tahtsin teha midagi väikest ja kiiret. Sõrmikuid on alati vaja ning lõngavarudest vaatas vastu üks lõheroosa lamba-alpaka segu. Ravelrys ideid otsides jäid silma need toredad lehed. Originaalmuster ei ole sõrmikute jaoks, aga seda pole raske sõrmikuteks ümber teha.

After finishing the sweater I showed in the last post, I wanted to make something small and quick. I think I could never have too much gloves because they also wear out quite often. I had this salmon pink alpaca and wool mix in my stash and when I saw these mitts on Ravelry, the decision was made. The original pattern is for mitts and not for gloves but it's not hard to adjust it. 

Lõng / yarn: Bergère de France Lima, 50 g
Vardad / needles: 3 mm
Muster / pattern: Three Leaf Mitts


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sügis, värvid ja vill. Autumn, colors and wool


Eelmises postituses näidatud kampsun on nüüd ka parematele piltidele püütud. Mul õnnestus fotosessioon nädalavahetuse ainsale päikselisele momendile ajastada ning viimast sügissoojust nautida.

The sweater from the last post has made it to the additional photos (got a permission from the cat). I managed to time the photo session to the few sunny hours during the weekend. It was a nice moment to catch some last autumn sun rays. 


Lõngadeks on Taanist pärit Uldgaarden Shetlandsgarn (sinine ja pruun) ning kollane on Aade lõnga 8/2, mille kunagi ammu taimedega kollaseks värvisin. Vardad olid 3.5 mm ning lõnga kulus kokku 260 grammi.

I used Danish Uldgaarden Shetlandsgarn (blue and brown) and Estonian Aade Lõng 8/2 that I colored myself using plants long time ago. Needles were 3.5 mm and I used in total 260 grams of yarn. 


Kasutasin mustrit Højbjerg Pullover, kuid muutsin selle kardiganiks. Katsetasin esimest korda steeke ehk valmis kampsuni lahti lõikamist. Tundus hirmutav, aga tegelikult polnudki nii keeruline. Vaatasin Youtube'ist mitu videot ning otsustasin heegeldatud steekide kasuks (crochet steek). Pärast kasutasin lahtiste lõngaotste kinnitamiseks viltimisnõela.

 I used the pattern Højbjerg Pullover but turned it into a cardigan. For the first time in my life I used steeking technique. It basically means cutting your finished sweater. It sounds scary but actually isn't that difficult at all. I watched several videos on Youtube and decided to do a crochet steek. I needle felted the cut yarns to secure them.