Lace Collection

IMG_0219Now available for you too is my  KnitswissYarns “Lace Collection”  A limited amount of this super fine 100% Superwash Merino yarn is available now here on my blog for you to order.

Click on KnitswissYarns “Lace Collection” at main page and you can see more information on the skeins and colour I have currently available.

One skein will be enough to knit my ‘Swiss Cheese Shrug” published last year.

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“RAPSODY” Lace Collection 1 skein available

Have a look at KnitswissYarns “Lace Collection”  more colours available there too!

Happy knitting and have some fun in life like I do too

EnJoY ThAt PeRfeCt WeEkEnD ToGeThEr

 

KnitswissYarns

 

Just posting some of the Fingering weight yarn in 50% Merino Wool and 50% Silk under

KnitswissYarns Figering Weight”

If you are looking for a nice soft yarn perfect for knitting a Shawl, Scarf as well they are great if you are working multiple colour projects. I have a view colours left with 2 – 3 skeins. The rest is one skeins only for now. Hope to have a bigger selection in 2-3 skeins with same colours soon again.

I am happy to ship them to you too but would have to charge a shipping fee.

Have a look on the top of my site for the “KnitswissYarns Fingering Weight” all skeins available to buy are listed there. Just give me a text if you are interested in any.

Happy knitting and thanks for visiting

:-))) Jacqueline

 

 

 

Modern Placemats

File 2018-01-18, 3 06 20 PMLove the more modern style in quilting.

So it is not surprising that I love this look in  placemats.

I had worked up a Table Runner two weeks ago called “River Stones” and had some sewn fabric section left from this Table runner.

The pattern indicating it would be for a Runner and a pillow. Beautiful, but I really did not need another pillow in my home.

 

 

 

So you can see I added some more strips to the already sewn pieces and divided the length into two sections that now are the perfect size for two placemats. If I would make this pattern for placemats only, I would make the two section ONE!File 2018-01-18, 3 05 58 PM

…but for now I am ok as is as sections where sewn already and I had only very little fabric left.

Really love this look, very modern and fun.

And as You can see I have added my next project on the knitting needles too…SOCKS!

I am working them with new needles…more in my next post…..see you soon again :-)

 

FlexiFlips Knitting Needles

File 2018-01-16, 4 33 20 PMHave you heard of these new needles..

“FlexiFlips!

Well not so new I believe. One of my customers from work has ask my over two years ago if we sell knitting needles that bend in the centre and you only work with 3 needles she said…and if I have knit with them yet…?File 2018-01-16, 6 22 18 PM

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately at that time I had to say “NO” to both of her question….smiles, this would not be the case today.

 

As of today I own a set on my own. Today I bought a 2,5mm FlexiFlips needle from Serenity Knits See what I have worked up so far the cuff of two socks…The ladies indicated it is just like knitting with straight needles. Agree, but really short straight needles. I think this would be perfect for a project on a plane where one has to make sure your not poking the person beside you..smiles.

My thoughts are; my absolute favorite needle to knit socks would be the magic loop then comes the FlexiFlips and my least favourite one would be working with 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.

The FlexiFlips are truly a great solution if you not a fan of the magic loop. Great to put the knitting down too and not having to worry of loosing stitches , though keep an eye on that 3rd needle ..smiles. I was knitting away ……and being used to knitting with my magic loop let go of the needle at the end of the row to flip to other side….well that was my 3rd needle now hahah for me the needle ended up on the floor….just something to be aware off.

So far I like the FlexiFlips though…

 

Tint Of Autum On The Rhein River

IMG_9963Tint Of Autum is the perfect memory of this wonderful time in Europe.

I was so excited to be able to go on a holiday to Europe this past Fall 2017 a cruise

from Basel to Amsterdam on The Rhein River.

“So Beautiful and Memorys to keep”

“Spending time with my mom back home in Switzerland and with great friends….”

Exiting part of this trip was the Ms. Excellence Allegra our Ship stopped in Amsterdam….yessss guess who has a store there? Stephen West and Penelope…I just had to visit this store! We bought yarn and some stitch markers with…

Oh yes bicycle theme. So cool

 

File 2017-12-14, 12 02 57 PMReni my girlfriend was totally on board to find this store too. Though she doesn’t knit much she still bought yarn so this is where I came into play….happily I have to say

 

She fell in love with this Malabrigo Rios yarn, (Smiles I think it was the colour that she had to have)  in Amsterdam at Stephen and Penelope’s Store. See more info here for Tints Of Autum Pattern

 

 

Deep Plum Colour

File 2017-09-19, 10 49 49 AMPerfect for this fall Season is this deep Purple plum colour.

I could think of many projects to knit up…if my time would allow it.

Special Order for Carla A. Canonico of
“A Needle Pulling Thread” and KNITmuch. 
Carla told me she loves her purples and is looking forward to seeing the once I have dyed for her.

“It has to be the right purple”

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I believe it is the one just like the Italian dark Plums. The one we can find in most grocery stores in the past view weeks.
So here are a view skeins dyed and drying up in the last week of summer. Truly love how beautiful they look in the sunshine 

Berner Oberland Pullover

ANPT-Winter-2016-berner-oberland-cabled-pullover_Página_3_Imagen_0001-1Oh nooo….I just noticed, as I was adding the Berner Oberland Pullover

I looks like I totally neglected to show you one of my latest pattern published in A Needle Pulling Thread in the Winter 2016/2017 issue that was published in April 2017 .

Available in three different sizes and knit in worsted weight yarn. I love working with cables and try to add one in all my designs.

If you like you can purchase the pattern though the link above

 

Origami Shrug

File 2017-05-22, 6 10 33 PMBlowing in the summer wind it is for sure…

This Origami Shrug by Melissa Wehrle is so soft and light. It has been on my mind for way to long to knit this shrug up. Since I have the book now for  several years I thought it really is time to start knit it up too…

Can you tell I am Soooo loving it .File 2017-05-22, 6 07 27 PM

 

 

 

 

I used 5 skeins of my absolute favourite yarn called Louet MerLin Sport Weight a total of 1142 meters where knit up with needle  US 6 -4.0mm in the Aqua colour. So sad though this yarn is now discontinued ;-(((

If I would knit this Origami Shrug again I would be to use my KnitswissYarns in sport weight. Really think it would be stunning too.

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Totally in love with this Origami Shrug.

When it came to sewing the back together I put the stitches on two separate needles and used the Kitchener this way…no one will see a seam!

(Now if you are going to knit this one up, look at the pattern errata there is a correction that is important to know! )

Turquoise Charm Bag

File 2017-08-02, 7 39 35 PMMy “Turquoise Charm Bag” has been an inspiration from the turquoise waters from Antigua… So blue and clear.

Then on one of our visits to the festivals here in our town, I fell in love with this type of bags. Made all with cotton ropes and fabric strips sewn together….

I had seen this before in one of the magazines I get from Europe and said I really want to make one of them.  So off with no pattern …File 2017-08-02, 7 39 49 PM

 

 

 

 

Well I tell you it does take a lot of rope and fabric. Your fingers will love you after rolling the ropes in the fabric too. But wait the fun is still to come …..Now you get to sew the covered ropes to each into a coil,  just like a snail-shell looks …well kind of. But you get what I am telling you…a lot of fun …oh yes it gets better now you have to curve this bag too so it has a wall…oh yes curve it! That takes some practice I tell you. You can see mine is not perfect but almost ….I love it. Pick a fabric you really love and then just go for it…I have mine from “The Quilt Store” and we have lots more of it to chose from…The cotton clothes line rope I bought at Wallmart….kind of bought all they had at the time…5/8″ thick. Oh use a topstitch needle 100/16  and  Cotton Petites by Sulky Thread for the top and regular for the bobbin.

So once it was all sewn together and I had used up almost 300 yards of rope for this size. It was a really squishy thing to put in my sewing machine throught opening I tell you… well worth the results….smiles

What do I use for the handles? Was looking for old horse rains….all my friends that have horses….I thought for sure would have one old one hanging around…..

Today I notices my purse, I had been using for just a view weeks ….oh no is falling apart…. yes!! Now I have handles I can use….why through away the purse when I can take it apart and use items from it…yes rip, rip, rip….

Right Ave and Judy you have seen me doing this crazy thing ….Have a look what my new bag looks like now…

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Cabled Leftover Neck Roll

2017-05-26 14.21.11Ohh what can I knit with all this leftover yarn?

A topic we all know to well…we work on one project and then either we do not have enough yarn or too much. But what can we use that for to nice to just throw away…I think.

I am laughing at times. I have so many gorgeous yarns in my stash that are waiting for YES…

“That Perfect Project”

Believe me, I will find one just give me time.

However I tend to go to my leftover yarns and use them up most of the time.

I just can’t see it sitting around to long …As my mother would say when we chat on Skype. Oh Jacqueline   “How many scarfs or shawls do you need?”  LOL never enough winters are cold here in Canada… same as in Switzerland just much longer.  You can belive me add-on one month on each ende of the winter then you have Canada weather easily….

Anyway let’s forget about the weather, back to knitting  I really love to just be creative and work something up as I go.

“A Needle Pulling Thread” Spring 2017

 

 

 the request was ” What to do with leftover yarns?”   Ah ha I though…!

A Neck roll form I had around the home and so it became my

“Cabled Leftover Neck Roll” 

Pattern can buy purchased here or find the magazine at your newsstand. Yarn well guess what, just use some of your leftover stash and make it YOURS… play with as many colours or yarn type as you like and just have fun…

Smiles I am proud to have been in  “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine for more than one year now. Thanks Carla and John for believing in my talent.

Happy Knitting …..

 

 

 

Gray Flax

File 2017-03-30, 11 16 37 AMMy go-to knit usually is a cardigan as they can be layered over a lighter top long or short-sleeved. But I was in need of a sweater this time. A light weight one I thought would be great for right now this in between winter – spring weather.
My knitting girls where knitting this one called “Flax” by tincanknits on Ravelry…works well for me too. But I chose a much lighter weight in yarn and therefore had to knit several different sizes as I went along with the pattern. Always enjoy a top down knit. Used up some yarn from my stash  7 skeins off “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in gray-blue and knitting needle 3.75mm.
At the bottom edge I used a pattern from Nicky Epstein in her book “Knitting On The Edge” the Berry Cluster pattern but without knitting the bubbles.
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File 2017-03-30, 11 15 32 AMMein Go-To-Strick Muster ist in der Regel eine Strickjacke, da so eine Jacke perfect ist über eine leichteres Oberseite lang oder kurz-arm. Doch dises mal könnte ich einen Pullover brauchen.  Etwas leichter für den Winter zu Frühlin übergang.
Meine Strickfrauen die zu mir kommen, stricken fleissig an dem “Flachs”  Pullover von tincanknits auf Ravelry … toll auch für mich. Doch ich wählte ein viel leichteres Garn und musste also mehrere verschiedene Größen stricken, als ich das Muster so strickte.
Von meinem  Stash brauchte ich 7 Stränge aus “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in grau-blau und Stricknadel 3,75mm.
Am unteren Rand strickte ich ein Muster von Nicky Epstein in ihrem Buch “Knitting On The Edge” das Berry Cluster-Muster, aber ohne die Ballen zu stricken.
Fertig und passt sehr gut.

New Blog Look and Website

File 2017-03-30, 12 02 25 PMHello every one hope this will find You all happy and healthy and ready for the warmer Spring Weather. You may have noticed a little bit of a change in the look of my blog.

“At this point I also would like to say Thank You to all of You that have been following my Blog for so many years ….I love to see You all enjoying what is my Passion. Thank You.”

Like Spring I thought it would be nice to change a little stuff up on my blog. Now you see the main picture of my blog post instead of the full post. You can click on it and it will open up the new post. Or You can scroll to the right and find an older post click on it and voila it will open up the article.

This I thought is easier for you so one does not need to  scroll through each blog post if one wants to only look at the quilt etc.

Also new:  You go to “KnitswissYarns” it will take you now to my Online-Shop from there you have a choice to shop or go to Jacqueline’s Blog exactly the same as this site.

At one point I will merge them all together as one but not at this time….So enjoy and hop you all will have a wonderful Spring.

Jacqueline

 

Hallo Ihr Lieben Freunde… hoffe bei Euch ist alles Gesund und Munter . Freut Ihr Euch auch auf das wärmere Frühlingswetter?  Sicher habt Ihr schon gemerket das ich meine Blog Look ein bisschen Verändert habe.

“Hier möchte ich mich bei Euch recht herzlich Bedanken für Euren Besuch währent den etliche vergangen Jahre.  Mein “Passion” Euch zu zeigen und die netten Worte von Euch freuen mich immer….”

So, ‘Frühling’ perfect auch hier etwas zu erfrischen. Jetzt siehst Du das Hauptbild meines Blogs anstelle des ganzen Beitrags. Du kannst darauf klicken und es wird den neuen Beitrag eröffnen. Oder Du kanst nach rechts scrollen und auf einen  älteren Beitrag  klicken und es wird den öffnen.

Dachte es ist einfacher und schneller ein bestimmten post zu sehen.

Auch neu: Wenn du zu “KnitswissYarns.com” gehst,

Es bringt dann meine Webseite hoch mit meinem Online-Shop.

Da hast du die Wahl zum Einkaufen oder zum Jacqueline’s Blog zu gehen.

So Enjoy und wünsch Euch allen einen wunderschöne Frühling

Jacqueline

Rikki Hat For The Next Snowfall…not

file-2017-02-23-11-05-58-amSnow falling only less then 10 days ago…

Walking in the winter wonderland with so much snow on the trees shaking the snow off them as I stood underneath…

making snow-angels  in the snow…

yes just like a kid…. So much fun.

So good for the mind.

Loved every moment of it.

Ok all this made me knit this Rikki hat as my hat kept on moving over my eyes having fun in the snow….So with one skein of DK weight yarn and a circular needles of I went. Knit up very fast. So happy with this on….only all the snow is gone now…

file-2017-02-23-11-20-09-amSchneefall erst vor 10 Tagen … Ein wirkliches  Winter-Wunderland mit so viel Schnee auf den Bäumen. Der  Schnee von den Bäumen schüttelt, als ich darunter stand … Schnee-Engel im Schnee machen … ja wie ein Kind …. So viel Spaß! Das tut richtig gut!

Ok, das hat mich dazu gebracht, diesen Rikki-Muetze zu stricken, während mein Hut immer wieder über meine Augen ging und  Spaß im Schnee hatte …. Also mit einer Strang DK-Gewichtgarn und einer Rund- Nadeln ging es los. Strick sehr schnell. Toll wie diese Muetze sitzt nur haben wir keinen Schnee mehr …..

Tweet, Tweet Some News

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With it already being January 11. 2017 I hope You  all had a perfect start into the New Year with Peace, Love and Health for everyone.

A New Year

A new beginning

Perfect for me to start some more writing, creating knitting patterns and yes knitting and crocheting classes available if you life close by.

Oh and my own knitting not to forget.

Just having fun with life in general too.

 2017 It will be a great year

A new plan for this year will be my online shop that will be available soon for you to find some of my own

“Knitswiss Yarns”

All hand-dyed and unless requested available in smaller dye-lot amounts. The yarns are one of a kind and will be only available through my shop. My yarns will not be available in stores at this time.

Also will sell some of my knitted garments, scarfs and much more.

Yes possibly even quilts I have sewn….

More info following soon.

Happy 2017 To You All

 

 

 

 

Gstaader Bolero

Fluffy you could say for sure, kind of feels like I am holding a bunny rabbit in my hand when I was knitting this Gstaader Bolero. Super soft and squishy. I enjoyed knitting with this yarn file-2016-08-23-5-49-53-pm “Phildar Kid Mohair No4”, though I know it is discontinued but still loved it. file-2016-08-23-5-50-14-pm

This Gstaader Bolero can be knit up with some other yarns too for sure. No limitations here. Depends on the yarn you use wear it in the coming winter over a party dress in the Alps. Spring into the summer yarns with cotton, bamboo….or on your next Cruise Ship vaccation.

 

Flauschig ist das sicher schon. Fühlt sich an als hätte  ich ein Kaninchen in der Hand, als ich diesen Gstaader Bolero strickte. Super weich und squishy. Ich genoss das Stricken mit diesem Garn “Phildar Kid Mohair No4” obwohl, ich weiß es ist nicht mehr im Verkauf.

Dieser Gstaader Bolero kann auch mit anderen Garnen gestrickt werden. Keine Einschränkungen hier. Kommt halt ganz auf Dich an wann Du das Bolero tragen wilst…

Ob im kommenden Winter über ein Partykleid in den Alpen oder Frühling mit den Sommer Garne mit Baumwolle, Bambus …. auf dem Mehr an einer Cruise Ship Holiday.

 

Pattern will be available soon too on Ravelry…