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October 22, 2014 by sigrid

My latest VIP is Stefanie Japel`s Lace Panel Tunic.  I have had her book “Glam knits” for years, but never actually finished a project from it. The pattern can also be found as a free PDF download.

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The tunic is knitted with two different yarns hold together. I did not find any thing in my stash that both have the same shade of colour, the right gauge and the right amount of meteredge. Oh, no… that meant…yarn shopping! I ended up with two yarns from Du store alpakka, “Fairytale” and “Tynn alpakka”. When holding these two together, I almost got the gauge required, using 4.5 mm needles. And after some calculations, decides to knit one size bigger than I originally intended.

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This is going to be a really warm sweater, and I really looking forward to wearing it during the cold winter months.

An other project that is really all done, except for a few buttons, is this toddlers vest:

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(It also need to be blocked). I fell in love with this colour. It is so warm and autumny and… yellow. The yarn is a Danish brand called BC Garn, and this particular yarn is “Yorkshire”, and I am definitely getting more of this. The way it look knitted, and the shades of grey in the yarn is just beautiful.

I have also been knitting “Hamar votten”. This is a pair of mittens design for my home town. I have knitted this pattern once before, but this time the mittens was not for me. I was asked by a lady visiting my work to finish a pair she had started, but never got around to finish. It was fun knitting them again, and they turned out better this time, luckily.

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The pattern is really hard to follow, mainly because it is so badly written. And it is really hard to figure out how the thumb is intended. This is really not a pattern for beginners.


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