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.