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.
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.
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.
Wilcox also likes it …
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.
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.
Her scarf was quite useful this winter:
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.
One of her many many hats:
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).
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.
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.
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.
When I casted on about 5 months ago …
May I introduce my latest knitting project: a cowl inspired by the one Katniss wore in the Hunger Games movies. It was a birthday present for a friend who, like me, is a huge Hunger Games fan. There are many patterns for Katniss’ cowl, some are pretty weird where you had to add plastic tubes to get the right shape at the neck. But seriously, who wants to wear that? So I found this straightforward free pattern on Red Heart. It’s easy to follow – except towards the end where it’s described how to sew the two pieces together. The instructions made no sense to me, but if you look at the picture instead, you can just guess what to do.
The very beginning:
I used Drops Andes for this project and size 9 needles, so the project moved along nice and fast, which is nice when you’re on a deadline.