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

 

 

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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.

 

 

Blanket Shawl

File 2016-01-27, 3 56 34 PMYou should see how super easy it is to make these high in fashion “Blanket Shawls” Sooo fast and easy to sew up too.

You will need about 1.25meters by 1 meter of “flannel Creap Weave or any other wool fabric.

Straighten out the edges and sew with any fun Decorative stitch about 1,5 to 2 inches in from the edges. All around the four sides. Once you are done with that you can fray the edges or in my case cut fringes as fabric has a nice heavy thread count it was easier to cut fringes all around the edge about 1/4 inches wide.

So here is an afterthought I found the cut fringes left a lot of fray on my coat. SO next Blanket Shawl I will fray the edges ….one threat at a time! see picture below.

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pull fringes out from all around the 4 sides as much as you like…this is way better and if they are uneven length no big deal it is “One Of A Kind”

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Perfect and so easy and less money than the store bought one and you can say ” Yes I sewed it myself”

You should see the woven wool fabric we have at “The Quilt Store” for this. I can show you too how easy they are to make.

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Look at that print another one Ill work on next….just a so much fun.

File 2016-01-27, 5 43 47 PMSchaut wie einfach so eine “Schal Decke” ist zum Nähen. Sehr modisch im Moment zum Tragen. 

Du brauchst nur 1,25 Meter auf 1 Meter von gewobener Wool Stoff. Schau das alle Seiten gerade sind, dann von der Kannte her etwas 4 bis 6 cm nähen mit einem dekorativen Stich rings herum damit die Fransen nicht weiter einreissen. Nächstens schneide Fransen etwas jede 5mm aus einander rings herum. Oder wenn es einfacher ist lass den Stoff sich selbst zum Fransen.

Perfekt und so einfach und Billiger, nun kannst Du sagen: ” Ja, Ich nähte es selber

 

Chalet Wrap

Wishing all of You

A very Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year.

 Enjoy my New Pattern

Chalet Wrap

 This Chalet Wrap is my first pattern published in

“A Needle Pulling Thread

magazine this past October 2015 in the Anniversary Issue. I am very happy  to make this  pattern available to all of you

I do ask for you to please link back any knit “Chalet Wrap” pictures you knit up to my blog or on Ravelry under Knitswiss.

Love to see your amazing Hand knit Wrap too.

And many thanks for following y blog and all your comments, visits and likes through the many years of my blog posts.

Hugs and Smiles always

Jacqueline

Passion for Shawls and Knitswissyarns

Zaria Shawl
Zaria Shawl

Do you have a passion for shawls…sure I think we all love to have one or two in our closet. Well I have to say I have a view more than just two. They are always nice to have. I smile when I hear my mom say when I ask her if I could knit her one..well one more than she already has .She sais … “How many shawls can a woman have, she can only where one at a time?”

So I knit this one for myself this one is called “Zaria” a pattern download on Raverly by Shannon Squire.

I used my hand dyed yarn that I call

“Knitswissyarns”.

Knitswissyarns
Knitswissyarns

During the last view months I have been more at home due to less working hours and with free time on my hand. So I thought why not and see how I do at this new-found passion. Well I have to tell you “I love every thing about it” how each skein comes out just “Amazing” and I can say all because I love yarn and yes playing with colours. It is fascinating to see the colours that I can create. Less can be great and more can be fantastic….well will just have to see what will happen with my next skeins of yarn…

Fingering Weight 2 different skeins held together
Fingering Weight
2 different skeins held together

So here a little more info on the shawl ” Zaria” with needle US 6 -4.0mm  and 2 skeins of my Fingering weight in colour “Gin Sapphire” and “Pernot Passion” It finished in no time. However leave it to me, I changed up my pattern a bit. On the wrong side row I purled my stitches. So it is not really a reversible shawl as one could say but I liked it that way .

Knitswissyarns
Knitswissyarns
Zaria Sawl in Gin Saphir" & "Pernot Passion
Zaria Sawl in

Hast Du auch eine Leidenschaft für Schals?  Wer hat schon nicht ein oder zwei in Kleiderschrank. Nun ich muss sagen, ich habe mehr als nur zwei. Ich lächle, wenn meine Mutter sagen “Wie viele Tücher kann eine Frau haben, man kann doch nur einen tragen” Ich wuerde ihr gern etwas stricken doch wieder einen Schal will sie nicht….lach:-) sie kann ja nur einen tragen.

So wir dieser Zaria Schal halt bei mir bleiben. “Zaria” ist ein Muster auf Raverly von Shannon Squire.

Früher habe ich meine Hand gefärbten Garn, die ich als

“Knitswissyarns”.

In den letzten Monaten hatte ich weniger Arbeitsstunden, mit freier Zeit an meinen Händen. Also dachte ich, ich nimm etwas Zeit für meine neue entdeckte Leidenschaft selber Wollen zu färben. Nun, ich muss sagen, “Ich liebe alles was damit zusammen hängt. Wie jeder Strang besonders “Spezielle” ist und ich darf sagen ich liebe Wolle und hab’ schon immer mich mit Farbe beschäfftig.  Es ist faszinierend, sehen zu können wie die verschiedene Farben zusammen kommen. 

Also hier ein wenig mehr Informationen über den  Schal “Zaria” mit Nadel US 6 -4.0mm und 2 Kneuel  meiner Fingering weight Wolle in der Farbe “Gin Saphir” und “Pernot Passion”  in kürzester Zeit fertig. Aber lassen es mir, änderte ich das Muster ein bisschen. Auf der Rückreihe strickte ich die Maschen “Links” durch das Lace Muster. So ist es nicht wirklich ein Wendeschal für beidseitig zu tragen…Auch schön so

More of Knitswissyarns in DK weight
More of Knitswissyarns