Strikkede Karklude

hjemmestrikkede karklude

Hvis nogen havde fortalt mig for 5 år siden, at jeg en dag ville sidde og strikke karklude, ville jeg have grinet højt. Alligevel er jeg varmet op for idéen efter trenden kom bragende. Det er nemlig gode små og hurtige imellem-projekter strikkerier. Du ved, ligesom når man klemmer en novelle eller kort bog ind imellem to mobbedrenge. Og så er det en sjov måde at eksperimentere med nye mønstre og teknikker på. Der er også det miljømæssige perspektiv: de bliver genbrugt og man undgår den mikroplastic, der er i mange af dem man køber. Sidst men ikke mindst, er de dekorative.

hjemmestrikkede karklude

Jeg har den sidste måneds tid strikket tre stk. og skal nu videre til et nyt projekt, men skal helt klart have strikket nogle flere. Jeg har gjort således: slået 60 masker op (økologisk bomuldsgarn på pind 3), startet med 5 pinde ret. Herefter har jeg strikket 5 masker ret, 50 masker i et mønster, og så igen 5 masker ret, og afsluttet med 5 pinde ret. Mønsteret til den orange og grønne kan du se her, og den blå kan du se her.

hjemmestrikkede karklude

Et tip til at få pæne kanter ved retstrik: start hver pind med at tage af (som skulle du strikke ret) og afslut hver pind med vrang i stedet for ret.

Og et lille tip til at optimere sugeevnen: inden brug lægges de i koldt vand i et døgn, herefter skoldes de og vaskes ved 60 grader, og så er de klar.

hjemmestrikkede karklude

hjemmestrikkede karklude


English recap
I’ve knitted three dishcloths, you can see patterns here and here. Let me know if you have any questions!

Labre Baby Bukser

knitted pants

Her er mit seneste strikkeprojekt: er par labre funky bukser til Edith Olenska (hvis navn lige er blevet godkendt – yeah!). De er lavet af garnrester: det sorte garn fra et projekt jeg fortrød men ikke kunne aflevere garnet tilbage, da kattene havde haft fat i det. Det gule garn er fra en fin lille cardigan. Begge farver er baby alpaca, så bukserne er bløde som silke. Mønsteret er fra Drops og er gratis. Jeg har brugt magic-loop tricket i stedet for strømpepinde.


English Recap
Here’s my latest knitting project: a pair of super funky pants for Edith Olenska. The yarn is baby alpaca so the pants are so soft you won’t believe it! The pattern is free.

strikke magic loop

Knitted Comfy Cowl

knitted cowl

After about a billion knitting projects for baby Edith, I figured it was time to knit something for myself. I wanted something comfy to wear and easy to knit. Something nice and warm around the neck and shoulders. I let myself freestyle, but was inspired by the top part of a recent project, Katniss’ Cowl. I switched the rip stitch for the coin stitch, divided by pearl stitch where I also decreased. I’m very pleased with the result. It has become one of my favorite pieces – I’m wearing it almost every day.

knitted cowl

Wilcox also likes it …

cat and knitwear

Edith in Knit

baby knit

As soon as I discovered I was pregnant, I started knitting baby clothes like a maniac. Not all have been successful. Like the tiny bow hats and the petite socks, which were all too small. And then there was the super cool fox-hat, which could have been a perfect fit if I hadn’t forgot about it until Edith had outgrown it. But there are pieces of knitwear that have become favorites in the little bookworm’s closet.

Like her little blue dress. I wouldn’t mind later on making a similar dress for her in a larger size.

baby knit

Her little green cardigan has from the very beginning been her everyday jacket. At first I tied rubber bands around the sleeves so it could also function as gloves, but now she’s grown into it and has a separate pair of gloves.

baby knit

Her scarf was quite useful this winter:

baby knit

Her little blanket with a hoodie is a very good alternative to a duvet, and it can function as a sleeping bag or a wrap as well. I hadly ever use the button, but just wrap it around her instead.

baby knit

One of her many many hats:

baby knit

And. finally, the very first thing I knitted for her: her poncho. Naturally, this is not for sleeping, but it’s quite practical when she’s in her auto chair or her sling – practically anywhere when her arms are down by her side (as opposed to the preferred up-in-the-air baby position).

baby knit

baby knitted poncho

baby knitted poncho

Knitted Dress with Falling Leaves Stitch

knitted baby dress

I finally finished this dress for Edith. I casted on while I was pregnant but put it aside for other more urgent projects. I made some alterations to the pattern, because the skirt was too difficult for me. I kept making mistakes and started over again and again, never getting it right. So I decided to make the skirt in this falling leaves stitch pattern instead, which was much easier – and prettier if you ask me. The top of the dress was quite easy to knit, and you can basically use any stitch you like for the skirt. This is a pattern I wouldn’t mind knitting again and again with various skirts.

knitted baby dress

The pattern is for a baby dress, but I used Big Merino yarn from Drops and size 5 needles, so it’s a rather large dress – it will probably fit her when she’s about 2 years old.

knitted baby dress

I loved knitting the falling leaves stitch pattern – it’s so pretty and rather easy once you get the hang of it. I might use it again for a different pattern – a scarf perhaps.

knitting stitch

When I casted on about 5 months ago …

casting on