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.

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

 

Knitting “Therapy”

2015-08-06 17.53.41Ohhhh that is so true, knitting is Therapy for so many of us.

Smiles I knit all the time and it is so relaxing and calming. It lets my mind think and rekindle with my thoughts and soul. I really hope there will never be a time where I am getting told I have to stop knitting or I can’t knit anymore do to health reasons.

2015-08-06 17.53.18Some of my friends and I decided to knit this shawl “Therapy” by Laura Aylor as a knit-a-long. We all knit 2 hours each week and finished all at the same week.

As I am having fun dyeing my own yarn now, why not use some of it and make a sample for “KnitswissYarns” too. Off I whent with 50% Silk and 50% Merino Superwash Fingering weight in Dunklegrau Wolke, Rosa Wolke and Rote Wolke and US4 -3.5 mm needle. Wonderful and so soft , love knitting with my yarn. Feels like butter running through my fingers.2015-06-30 18.19.43

2015-08-06 17.53.47Es ist doch kein Geheimniss das stricken eine  Therapie ist  für so viele von uns.

Lächeln, Ich stricke die ganze Zeit und es ist so entspannend und beruhigend.  Meiner Meinung denke ich es entspannt meine Gedanken und Seele. Ich hoffe wirklich, dass es niemals eine Zeit gibt, wo mir gesagt wird dass ich aufhören muss mit dem stricken wegen gesundheitlichen Gründen.

Ein paar von uns beschlossen “Therapie” von Laura Aylor als Knit-a-long zu stricken. Wir alle strickten 2 Stunden pro Woche und fertig sind alle in der gleichen Woche.

2015-08-06 17.52.18Da ich Spaß am Wollen färben habe, strickte ich diesen Schal in “KnitswissYarns” meine Wolle 50% Seide und 50% Merino Superwash “Fingering” in Dunklegrau Wolke, Rosa Wolke und Rote Wolke und US4 -3,5 mm Nadel. Wunderbar und so weich, fühlt sich an wie Butter in meine Finger

Wear It In Many Fun Ways – Airy Shawl

IMG_4412Wonderful light blowing in the breeze.

A shawl that I had seen on Ravelry by “SingingCats”.

As you can see this shawl can be soooo…. much fun in many ways and style to wear.IMG_4405

IMG_4394A little something different as I knit this up with a Metallic Ribbon yarn “Sirdar Firefly Metallic”  had 3 skeins available  and used a US13 – 9.00mm needle.

One would think this knits up fast but because the ribbon yarn has a ladder look with open section.I really had to pay attention that I was getting all the pieces of the yarn while I was knitting this Shawl.

Done in the knit stitch. Cast on 30 and increase at the beginning and end of each row until you run out yarn
This is sooooo long with a total of 214 stitchesIMG_4415

IMG_4408Wunderbar leichte bläst er im Wind.

Ein Schal den ich im “Ravelry” bei “SingingCats” gesehen hatte.

Wie Du sehen kannst hat man viel Options beim Tragen von diesem Schal.IMG_4418

Hier ist er mit einem metallischen Bändchengarn gestrickt  “Sirdar Firefly Metallic” genau 3 Stränge waren vorhanden und eine US13 – 9.00mm Nadel.

Man würde denken, dass es sich schnell strickt mit dieser Nadel grösse. Doch weil das Bändchengarn so Leiter artig gewoben ist, musste ich darauf achten, dass alle Teile des Garnes verstrickt wurden.

Angeschlagen hatte ich 30 Maschen und auf jederen Vorterseite bei Beginn und Ende der Reihe je eine Masche zugenommen, ein Total von 214 Maschen. Bist ich fast alles Garn vertrickt hatte und ich noch genug zum Abketten hatte. VoilIMG_4417a ….IMG_4419

Dangling Conversation

 1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),  Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX 1 skein of each colour: Charcoal, Purple, lilac

1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),
Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX
1 skein of each colour:
Charcoal, Purple, lilac
this one is knit with Charcol, Lilac and Purple
this one is knit with Charcol, Lilac and Purple

A shawl by Mindy Ross that you too can download on Ravelry.

Truly one of my favourites pattern. Though I have to say the yarn makes this absolutely fabulous. Have you heard of “Hemp for Knitting” yes we used to tie our old newspapers into bundles for the recycling (That was back home in Switzerland way long ago). Well this Hemp is for knitting now. much more refined and softer than the rope I used for the papers.

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Love this colour combo

Love, Love love knitting with this but then I enjoy knitting with Linen too that too can be a bit stiff and hard on your hands. But it softens up soooo much with knitting, washing and wearing the garment.

Pink, White and Purple colour combo. Looks nice too
Pink, White and Purple colour combo. Looks nice too

I hope you are not shying away from this when you touch the hank  it really does get much softer with wear.

Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX 1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),  Colors used for  this shawl are: Pink,Purple and White
Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX
1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),
Colors used for this shawl are:
Pink,Purple and White
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Black, Yellow and white another fab. combo for this Shawl. I totally forgot to take a pic of the green and blue skein. Stunning too
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Yellow, Golden and White….love it too
Have a look at all the other colour combos one could knit this shawl up too...
Have a look at all the other colour combos one could knit this shawl up too…

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

Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix

Featured Image -- 10340It would be fun be able to visit a yarn factory or distributer one day.

I remember going to Porcelain and Glass making factories during my apprenticeship way back home sooo many years ago. Amazing what they do there.

Knitting and Crochet techniques from the Berroco Design Team

There are a lot of things that make Berroco Remix a special yarn. Even before I knit my Adeline in it, I was intrigued by its rustic look and the way it felt – soft but full of texture. How does Remix get such a unique look and feel? It’s actually an interesting story…

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