Flower Power Coat

Truly happy and loving  this “Flower Power” Coat

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Coat is finally finished.  Smiles, it only took me 4 summers to knit up.

Wow… You may say, but being fingering weight, needles 2.25 mm and in a black as you can see for most of the knitting. I really needed good lighting and the best was, sunlight outside in my backyard. Then the challenge of cutting the front open, something we knitters call “Steeking” and picking up stitches to bind  the front edge…woha, a little nerve-racking. Only because I already invested that many year of knitting into the coat. Really did not want to muck this part up…Yes perfect all great.

You can see the inside of the coat is just a beautiful as the ousie..smile.

The pattern and yarn are from Christel Seyfarth Shetland Lambswool she has some stunning and beautiful designs.

As I have shortened this jacket I had to modify some areas. So it is not true version of her coat. Therefore I have lots of yarn left. for some other project. Then I still have  a foul box of her yarn for another coat of shawl..

 

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Entrelac Tutorials

IMG_0821I have put together a view videos in sections so hopefully this will make it easier to knit Your next Entrelac project too. I have still one more video section to do and that would be:

(Base cast on Triangles Part 1 ….)

by clicking on each section below to view video you’ll get redirected to my YouTub Account.

Right Middle Block squares    Part 2

Left Edge Triangle    Part 3

Left Middle Block Squares   Part 4

Right Edge Triangle     Part 5

Finals Edge  Cast Off Tringle  Part 6

 

Entrelac Knitting Tutorial

IMG_3375.JPGThis knitting technic called Entrelac is not as difficult as You may think it is….

I have put a little video together on how to work the block on the right side on how to merge the two sections together….

I will be working on a view more videos in the next view days, that will show you how to Merge the sections together on the purl side.  And hopefully also the two triangle section on each side.  The last row with all the casting off triangles …..Yes then off to the sleeves and the collar.

So please visit for More Videos to follow soon….and Hope to have pattern available for this Cardi Entrelac Style soon too.

 

Spring Fling Worsted Weight Yarn

“Spring Fling”

Limited Edition

Worsted Weight Yarn available at Unwind Yarn House

KnitswissYarns Worsted Weight
Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario

is also a 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage 183 meters / 200 yards 
Weight 115 grams / 4 oz
Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8
Gauge: 20-18 sts to 10cm / 4″
Care: Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat

All my KnitswissYarns have been Hand Dyed right here in Canada.

Special care has been taken to eliminate the bleeding of colour. However all Hand dyed yarns can bleed at first view wash. Please wash separately from any other items.

if you use more than one skein for a project I suggest to alternate the skeins at all time
“Spring Fling” I love the feeling I get form this colour combo. Spring is just around the corner…. colour is available only for a short time.

 

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…

 

Coffee Shop Wrap

IMG_6172_medium2The colours in this wrap are just perfect for this pattern and guess what I used up all kinds of my left-over scarp yarns…well not really scrap yarn as it is all so wonderful and we never have scrap yarn if you are thinking like me…IMG_6142_medium2

I always tend to think what can I make with this little bit of yarn before I go to my perfectly full skeins that are just waiting to be use for

“THAT PERFECT PROJECT”

So if you are like me then you saved up many  PERFECTLY amazing yarn and use up the left-over yarns… smiles ….

I did say that I am not going to able to knit up all this yarn and wear it before I am not here anymore….well I decided to start using my So Amazing yarns and knit up something gorgeous. Even If I have to give it to an appreciating person that would wear it….so ok enough of this chabbering…lets get knitting… and designing my next project for January issue….off to work I go.

But here is the info for this fun wrap ….totally love it.

Coffee Shop Wrap by Alexandra Tavel

and the yarn is the best I have to say …smiles my own KnitSwissYarns and all in  Fingering 100% Superwash Merino Wool as I said all bits and pices …and needle size 4mm just really love that lose drap to the wrap.

My kind of “The Joker and the Thief”

Photo 2017-11-04, 3 12 46 PMWhat am I talking about? You may ask your self…..well it is that the original pattern …

yes a knitting pattern smiles….

 “The Joker and the Thief ” is all worked up with many fun and wonderful colours ,gorgeous for sure.

Leave it up to me though,I wanted to see how this pattern by Melanie Berg would look in just one colour. My KnitSwissYarns Fingering Merino Silk I used for this pattern is a very light tone on tone and in the right light will have a hint of purple, though the may colour is dark gray. IMG_9956

Loved the pattern and the distinct row of the 8 stitches add a definite interest to this shawl design. I truly enjoyed knitting this shawl up for my friends Ursi back home…..we enjoyed a truly fun time together in September on our Rhein River holiday.