Celebration Tulip Cowl

File 2017-01-12, 10 48 04 AMWe celebrate 150 Year Canada this year …

 Celebration Tulip Cowl

has been designed to honour  this event. Although I have seen the Maple Leaf Tulip in pictures only at the time of me disining this cowl. I too was inspired to reflect it in my knitting and design….with planting in the fall of 2016, 50 of the Maple Leaf Tulip bulbs. File 2017-05-31, 3 09 48 PM

So after I had a look though my already existing yarn stash I found several smaller balls of fingering weight of my own KnitswissYarns. My colours are perfect for this tulip colours and concept.  I am excited to tell you the  pattern was published in “A Needle Pulling Thread” Summer edition 2017

If  You  like you can purchase the pattern through “A Needle Pulling Thread” by clicking on the link above.

 

 

 

 

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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 …..

 

 

 

Kiki Mittens

2017-02-14-13-03-34Not just once I knit them ..yes two pairs I knit up…well this one was a funny one. I hade this really nice colour in stock of my own “KnitswissYarns” fingering weight in light and dark gray and a red for accents. Pattern is available to purchase on Raverly too

So as I am knitting them my daughters hamster had babies again. Believe me they are sooo adorable and sooo tiny and grow within 3-4 weeks to the point where we need to find a home for them.

So here is where I am going with this story. I was past 2/3 of one mitten when I decided to go and see the babies..not relizing I must have moved the magnetic strip marker on the pattern up by yessss…. two rows.

back to my knitting…started where I thought I had left and knit to top of fingers where I cast off. Ok looks goo I though..but what is that…the pattern is not like the fist part…what did I d here?

So no way I am going to open this up just knit the second one with the same error…no not error I call it the “Kiki Mittens” because  that is what the hamster mom is called.

So ok, knit the second mitten the same way. Only to realize “I” know knit to mittens for my right hand….AHHHHHH how could I be so …..? Could not believe this..

Ok now I had to knit two left once with the same “Kiki” thought…lol

So love them and what a story I thought….Smile Maria I know you told me you love that second pair as much as I love mine too….

 

2017-02-14-13-03-12Nicht nur einmal habe ich diese gestrickt ..ja zwei Paare wurden gestrickt … lustige. Ich hatte diese wirklich schöne Farben auf Lager von meinem eigenen “KnitswissYarns” fingering Gewicht in hell und dunkelgrau und ein Rot für Akzente.

So ok los ging es mit dem Stricken. Zur gleichen Zeit hatte wir auch  Hamster Babys.  Glaub’ mir, die sind sooo niedlich und sooo winzig und wachsen innerhalb von 3-4 Wochen bis zu dem Punkt, wo wir ein Haus für sie finden müssen.

Also hier ist es, wo ich mit dieser Geschichte hingehe. Meine Strickarbeit war schon 2/3 von einem Handschuh fertig, als ich beschloss die Babys zu sehen … doch irgendwie verschob ich die magnetische Streifenmarkierung auf dem Muster bei  … zwei Reihen !!

Zurück zu meinem Stricken … begann, wo ich dachte, ich war zu letzt und strickte weiter. Fertig ist einer dachte ich … aber was ist das … das Muster ist nicht wie beim esten Teil … was habe ich falsh gemacht hier?

Also auf kein fall werde ich das auftun! Nur muss ich den Fehler fuer den zweiten handschu auch noch einmal stricken…ok kein problem.  Ich nenne es die “Kiki Handschuhe” so heisst die Hamster Mama.

Ok der zweiten Handschuh ist auch fertig. aber was ist das????Nein zwei rechte Händ habe ich doch nicht! Doch zwei recht eHandschuhe habe ich hier gestrickt…. AHHHHHHH wie konnte ich das machen …..? Kaum zu glauben

Ok, jetzt musste ich zwei linke Handschue stricken damit ich dise anziehen kann…doch denke ich das ist kein fehler nur meine “Kiki”  Handschuhe Muster speciell denke ich schon … lol

 

 

AHHH, Squishy Soft For The Winter

2016-09-06-22-10-16Super soft is this scarf. Had this project traveling along in my truck for the past year or so. Just in case I went somewhere and I forgot to take my knitting along..smiles. One never knows when a UFO is coming in handy to have.

This pattern is called Churros by Lisa R. Myers. Available to download on Raverly too. Super easy and fun to especial with this soft yarn  Manos del Uruguay Fino. I love knitting with any yarn they carry. For this pattern I only needed 2 skeins, one of each colour. 2014-06-03-12-38-48

Happy to have this scarf finished now. A well worth brioche pattern to knit up for your next project too.

Super weich ist dieser Schal. Hatte dieses Projekt in meinem Auto für sicher ein Jahr oder so. Nur für den Fall wenn ich irgendwo war und ich meine “Strickete” vergaß mit zu bringen. Lach man weiß ja nie, wann ein UFO gut zuhanden kommt.

Dieses Muster  “Churros” von Lisa R. Myers ist verfügbar zum Download bei Raverly. Super einfach und ein traum zum Stricken. Special mit diesem weichen Garn  von Manos del Uruguay “Fino”.  liebe das Stricken mit diesem Garn.
Schön, dass dieser Schal jetzt fertig ist.

 Entfehle das  brioche Muster zu stricken für Dein nächstes Projekt. 

Friendship Blanket Shrug gets Published

2016-02-10 15.15.48Very excited to announce being published in

A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, May 31. 2016 issue!

Thank you very much for this opportunity!

You can see my creation “Friendship Blanket Shrug” on the Cover.

Pattern is available on pages 68 and 69.

I will be posting the pattern on Ravelry once the magazine is off the shelves for you to download.

You will be able to purchase the Magazine at Chapters and at the Creative Festival in April 2016 where the Friendship Blanket Shrug will be

Sehr erfreut bin ich schon mein Strickmuster “Friendship Blanket Shrug” ist im

“A Needle Pulling Thread” Heft, Ausgabe von dem 31. Mai 2016 veröffentlicht worden!

Vielen Dank für diese Gelegenheit!

Ihr könnt die “Freundschaft Blanket Schal” auf der Titelseite sehen und Muster ist auf Seite 68. vorhanden. Werde das Muster bei Ravelry  hinein legen sobald das Magazin von den Regalen ist. Du kannst das Heft bei Chapters und im April 2016 bei Creative Festival kaufen wo der Shrug auch zum sehen ist.

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My 3 Shades of Gray

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works
My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

So am I having you wondering what this is?

“My 3 Shades Of Gray”

It is a cowl!

Yes knit up all in white and black. I thought I’ll create something fun and fast. So you too can knit it up asap.

Material needed for this cowl is:

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3 Shades of gray around my neck 3 times. love it that close

2 skeins of Katia Air Lux about 600 meters in black

2 skeins of Katia Kiss about 500 meters in cream

1 Circular Needle size 4.5mm at a 60 to 80cm length

 

Pattern:

I am holding two strands of Katia AirLux together and using 4.5mm needle

Cast on 220 stitches.
This cowl will stretch a bit so if you like it shorter cast on 180 to 200 sts. I can wrap this cowl easily around my neck 3x

now knit in the round don’t worry if it is twisted!

**Knit one round ,
Purl one round,
Knit one round,
Purl one round…. and so on till you have 5 rib.
You want to end with a purl row.

Next row;   k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 YO, K1, 2YO continue this way to end of row.**

Next row;   knit all stitches but drop all yarn overs (YO) down. That will give you the bigger stitch.

Next row;   start with one purl row and then follow pattern
reaped like ** these rows ** till you run out of yarn or have the desired width of cowl.
Cast off with a bigger size needle to make sure it is lose enough.

I used different yarn too. Some I held double and some I only used one strand. Play with your colours too. In the middle pattern I held one white and one black strand together.
my cowl has a total of 5 pattern reps.
Enjoy and yes if you see an error in this pattern write-up just send me a note.
Smiles and hugs and have fun

Enjoy

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Alpaca Lacy Cowl

2014-11-02 15.15.17” ESTELLE Super Alpaca 60 Lacy Cowl”
Designed by Kate Atherley a free pattern from Estelle Yarns that you can download for free under.
With US11 – 8.0mm needle and 2 skeins = 799.2 meters (874.0 yards), 100 grams of Estelle Super  Alpaca 60 Lace
A super soft and cozy yarn. Perfect company for keeping you warm this winter.
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” ESTELLE Super Alpaca 60 Lacy Cowl”

 Entworfen bei Kate Atherley ist ein kostenloses Muster von Estelle Yarns. Mit US11 – 8.0mm Nadel und 2 Knäuel = 874 Meter, 100 Gramm Estelle Super- Alpaca-Lace. Eine besondere weiche und kuschelige Wolle. Perfekte für Dich warm zu halten in diesem Winter.

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