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  1. Small sweater in alpaca

    May 25, 2015 by sigrid

    My recent UFO is sweater for myself. A lovely pattern by Rauma. But it is kind of boring to knit. The whole sweater is knitted in ribbing pattern. So, I needed a small break from this. And decided to find yarn in my stash to make something for my niece. In the book “Barnestrikk fra mørkeloftet” by Evelyn Sævik (don`t think it is translated in to english yet) I found a sweater I really liked. All the patterns in this book is modeled after patterns from the 70ties. This one is named “The cute sweater” (Søt genser). A fitting name in my opinion.

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  2. Riding jersey

    September 15, 2014 by sigrid

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    I suddenly remembered I have not blogged about the riding jersey I finished during the summer. This is the first project in a long time that I knitted using continental style. Almost every time I picked up the unfinished project I had to remind myself to knit continental and not lever style.

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  3. Knitting and gardening

    June 6, 2014 by sigrid

    A Norwegian summer often equals a rainy summer. But to day we have the first rainy day in weeks. Since the weather have been so bright and sunny, I have prioritised gardening before knitting lately. This time of year is so amazing, with flowers and green leafs everywhere. So of course I try to spend a lot of time outdoors, sometimes bringing my knitting. But mostly it is too hot knitting with wool out in the sun.

    But I have done some knitting. I started the “Riding jersey” by Lise-Lotte Lystrup. The pattern can be found in the book “Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters”.

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  4. 50`s jumper

    February 21, 2014 by sigrid

    Two of my favorite knitting books is the “A stitch in time” books by Susan Crawford and Jane Weller. And I just finished a second sweater from volume 1. I have to admit I knitted the same sweater twice. But who can blame me! The sweater is gorgeous:

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    The first one I made a couple of years ago. One of my younger sisters have always loved it, so it was about time she got her own. And last night it was finished. Just in time for my parent to bring it when they go visit her this weekend. It turned out a bit smaller than the first one I made, unfortunately, even though I made the same size as last time. But looking back,  the yarn I used on the first one was a bit thicker. Thats probably the cause of the size difference. I’m crossing my fingers, hoping it fits. It look OK on me I think :

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  5. My autumn sweater

    January 26, 2014 by sigrid

    This autumn I tried to finish a few UFO`s. And I did in fact manage to finish some of them. One of the projects in my “to finish later” pile was the Herringbone Jumper by Johansen. I bought the pattern and yarn in September 2012, and started the sweater soon after. But for reasons unknown I did not complete it back then. Now however, it is  done!  The only problem with it is the size. I have gained some weight since I started the project (nearly 1 ,5 year ago), so it is a bit small. Especially the upper part of the arms. A fact, I admit,  that puzzles me a bit. I thought the sweater would be maybe a little short, or maybe tight around my middle. Well, I might just have had knitted with a slightly different gauge, than on the rest of the sweater. But all in all, I think it turned out quite beautiful. IMG_0840

     

    For this project I used Sirri Sirritógv Colour. I have never used this yarn before, and it was fun to try out a new brand. It was a bit rough on the hands, and I will definitely be wearing a t-shirt under the sweater. But I really loved the colors, and I also did not mind the roughness of it. The yarn is actually from the Faroaoe Islands, witch I think is quite fascinating. I did not even know there lived people on those Islands. But not only does people live there, they also produce wool apparently. If you are curious about the yarn, you should visit Sirris website.  I bought the yarn at MorGrethe, one of my LYS, and will probably be buying the yarn again at some point. It also smelled good, with a hint of sheep. (Yes, I am a yarn sniffer.)

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    The pattern I bought was written in danish, but you can find the english translation on The Island Wool Companies webpage. It was fast to knit, but then again, projects knitted on 7mm needles usually are.