Open call for testknit: The Jacob sweater {adult version}

Open call for testknit: The Jacob sweater {adult version}

When I wrote up the Jacob Sweater, and thought about the grading of all the sizes, where to start and where to end … the thought about widening the pattern to everyone first popped up. And so, the adult version of the Jacob sweater was born!

The pattern is exactly the same mostly as the children’s version, the only difference being that it might take you slightly longer…

The Jacob sweater is a simple yoke pattern fitting for beginners. It is worked from the top-down, with several increases throughout the yoke. Once you reach the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately. The neckline is formed using a special stretchy cast-on technique, which creates a comfortable and practical neckline.

This pattern combines techniques such as Latvian cast-on, and yoke increases. While all steps are clearly detailed in the instructions, I suggest you have a look at tutorials online for the Latvian cast-on, which is a quite practical technique to create a flexible – but not too flexible (!) – cast-on edge for the neckline.

The Jacob sweater pictured above was knit using Retrosaria Rosa Pomar’s Mungo, an blend of recycled wool and recycled cotton.

The testknit is open for beginners as well as more advanced knitters.

Deadline of the testknit : December 13, 2021.

Needle size :

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length
Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Sizes:

2XS (XS, S, M) [L, XL, 2XL] {3XL, 4XL, 5XL}

Size guide – to fit:

BUST CIRC.: 81 (86, 91, 96) [101, 106, 111] {116, 121, 127} // 32 (34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44] {46, 48, 50}”

Size guide – finished measurements:

BUST CIRC.: 91 (96, 101, 106) [111, 116, 121] {126, 131, 137} // 36 (38, 40, 42) [44, 46, 48] {50, 52, 54}”

tension / gauge:

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 17 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm (US 6) needle

Materials:

1 thread worsted yarn

Yarn used in model (size S): Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Mungo (50% recycled wool, 50% recycled cotton – 100 g // 219 m / 240 yds

3, (3, 4, 4) [4, 4, 4] {5, 5, 5} skeins

Meters: 606 (658, 734, 739) [784, 834, 866] {918, 950, 998} m // Yardage: 663 (720, 803, 808) [858, 912, 947] {1004, 1039, 1092 } yds

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Easy knits for your loved ones : the Jacob sweater for children of all ages

Easy knits for your loved ones : the Jacob sweater for children of all ages

The Jacob sweater is a simple yoke pattern fitting for beginners and anyone who wants to get away with as little sewing together as possible! It is worked from the top-down, with several increases throughout the yoke. Once you reach the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately.

The neckline is formed using a special stretchy cast-on technique, which ensures a safe and easy dressing and undressing of the smaller ones. Two other – easier – options are also suggested for newer knitters. The design of the Jacob sweater is fitting for all genders and ages, making it a very versatile pattern for a unisex garment

The yarn used for the model is Onion no. 4 which combines 70% wool and 30% nettle fiber.

Le pull Jacob est un modèle simple à empiècement qui convient aux débutants ainsi qu’à tous les tricoteurs.euses qui veulent éviter à tout prix de coudre des pièces à la fin! Il se travaille de haut en bas, avec plusieurs augmentations tout au long de l’empiècement. Lorsque vous atteignez l’emmanchure, le corps et les manches sont séparés et travaillés séparément.

L’encolure est formée à l’aide d’une technique de montage de maille extensible, qui permet d’habiller et de déshabiller facilement et en toute sécurité les plus petits. Deux autres variantes plus simples sont également proposées dans le patron, pour que tout un chacun puisse avoir un tricot réussi.

Le design du pull Jacob convient à tous les sexes et à tous les âges, ce qui en fait un modèle très polyvalent pour un vêtement unisexe.

Le fil utilisé pour le modèle est l’ONION n°4 qui combine 70% de laine et 30% de fibre d’ortie.

Der Jacob-Pullover ist ein einfaches Passe-Muster, das für Anfänger geeignet ist sowie für alle, die jegliches Zusammennähen vermeiden möchten! Er wird von oben nach unten gearbeitet, mit mehreren Zunahmen in der Passe. Sobald Sie das Armloch erreichen, werden Körper und Ärmel geteilt und separat gearbeitet.

Der Halsausschnitt wird mit einer speziellen dehnbaren Anschlagetechnikgearbeitet, die ein sicheres und einfaches An- und Ausziehen der Kleinen gewährleistet. Für die neueren SitrckerInnen unter uns sind natürlich Varianten fürs Anschlagen angeboten.

Das Design des Jacob-Pullovers ist für alle Geschlechter und Altersgruppen geeignet, was ihn zu einem sehr vielseitigen Muster für ein Unisex-Kleidungsstück macht

Das für das Modell verwendete Garn ist Onion Nr. 4, das 70 % Wolle und 30 % Nesselfaser kombiniert.

Jacob-sweateren er et simpelt bærestrikmønster, der er velegnet til begyndere. Den er strikket fra oven og nedad med flere udtagninger i hele bærestykket. Når du når til ærmegabet, deles kroppen og ærmerne og strikkes hver for sig.

Halsudskæringen er formet ved hjælp af en særlig elastisk aflukningsteknik, som sikrer en sikker og nem af- og påklædning af de mindre børn. Hvis denne mulighed lyder overvældende, tilbyder mønsteret også en forenklet version til de nyere strikkere blandt os.

Jacob-sweaterens design passer til alle køn og aldre, hvilket gør den til et meget alsidigt mønster til et unisex-tøj

Garnet, der er brugt til modellen, er Onion no. 4, som kombinerer 70% uld og 30% nældefiber.

Sizes

0-3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo (12-18 mo, 2y, 3y) [4y, 5y, 6y] {7y, 8y, 10y}

Size guide

To fit (CHEST CIRC.):

40.5, 43, 45.5 (51, 53.5, 56) [58.5, 61, 63.5] {66, 68.5, 72.5} cm // 16, 17, 18 (20, 21, 22) [23, 24, 25] {26, 27, 28.5}”

Finished measurements (CHEST CIRC:)

45.5, 48, 50.5 (58.5, 61, 63.5) [68.5, 71, 73.5] {76, 78.5, 82.5} cm // 18, 19, 20 (23, 24, 25) [27, 28, 29] {30, 31, 32.5}”

Needle size

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Yarn

1 thread sport or DK weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size 2 years):

Onion no.4 (70% organic wool, 30% nettle fibres – 50 g // 130 m / 124 yds

3, 3, 4 (4, 4, 4) [5, 6, 6] {7, 7, 8} skeins

Meters: 318, 350, 397 (487, 508, 520) [611, 654, 700] {796, 864, 969} m

Yardage: 348, 383, 434 (533, 556, 569) [668, 715, 766] {871, 945, 1060} yds


Material

2 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle

It’s time for Fairylights cardigan weather! Get softness and elegance all in one

It’s time for Fairylights cardigan weather! Get softness and elegance all in one

The Fairylights cardigan is worked top-down with raglan increases along the upper body until the sleeves and body are split and worked separately.

A delicate lace pattern decorates the sleeves all the way down, ending in a simple garter stitch binding at 2/3 length. The body, on the other hand, is knit in simple stockinette stitch. The buttonbands with the buttonholes are worked simultaneously along the front edges of the body.

The slightly rounded neckline is formed by using short rows right after the neckline binding. This pattern combines techniques such as short rows, raglan increases and buttonhole shaping which are all explained in the introduction, to make it accessible to newer knitters. 

The yarn used for the model is Canopy Fingering by Fibre Co., which combines 50% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool and 20% viscose from bamboo.

Le Fairylights Cardigan est tricoté du haut vers le bas (top-down), avec des augmentations raglan le long du haut du corps, jusqu’à ce qu’on sépare les manches et le corps pour les tricoter séparément.

Un délicat motif de dentelle orne les manches sur toute la longueur, pour se terminer par une bordure toute simple en point mousse aux 2/3 de la longueur. Le corps est quant à lui tricoté en jersey. Les bandes de boutonnage avec boutonnières sont tricotées en même temps que le corps, dans les bordures du devant. L’encolure légèrement arrondie est formée grâce à l’utilisation de   rangs raccourcis juste après la bordure d’encolure.

Ce modèle inclut diverses techniques telles que les rangs raccourcis, des augmentations raglan et la création de boutonnière, toutes expliquées dans l’introduction, afin de rendre ce modèle accessible aux tricoteurs débutants. 

La laine utilisée pour ce modèle est le Canopy Fingering by Fibre Co., une combinaison de 50% baby alpaca, 30% laine mérino and 20% viscose de bambou.

Der Fairylights Cardigan wird von oben nach unten, mit Raglan-Zunahmen im oberen Rumpfteil gearbeitet. Anschließend werden die Ärmel vom Rumpfteil getrennt und separat gestrickt. Ein zartes Ajourmuster ziert die 2/3-Ärmel und endet mit einem Rand in Krausrippen. Das Rumpfteil wird einfach in glatt rechts gestrickt.

Die Knopfleisten mit den Knopflöchern werden gleichzeitig entlang der Vorderteile gestrickt. Der dezent gerundete Halsausschnitt wird durch verkürzte Reihe direkt nach dem Halsbündchen geformt.

Damit auch Strickanfänger diese Anleitung nacharbeiten können, enthält sie die Erklärungen zu folgenden Stricktechniken in der Einführung: gekürzte Reihen, Raglan-Zunahmen und Knopflöcher.

Das abgebildete Modell wurde im Canopy Fingering by Fibre Co., verstrickt, welches 50% baby alpaca, 30% Merinowolle und 20% Bambusviskose kombiniert.

Fairylights cardiganen strikkes top-down med raglan udtagninger på bærestykket, ærmer og krop deles herefter. Ærmerne strikkes med et delikat blondemønster som ender i en rillestrik.

Ærmet strikkes i 2/3 længde. Kroppen strikkes i glatstrik. Knappestolperne strikkes i rillestrik samtidig med kroppens forkanter. Den let afrundede halsudskæring dannes ved hjælp af vendepinde lige efter halsudskæringen.

Dette mønster kombinerer teknikker som vendepinde, raglan udtagninger og knaphulsformning, som alle forklares i indledningen, således vil du som ny strikkere blive guidet igennem alle teknikker.

Modellet er strikket i Canopy Fingering by Fibre Co., en blanding af 50% baby alpaca, 30% Merinould og 20% Bambusviskose.

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide

To fit finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

81, 86 (91, 96, 101) [106, 111, 116] cm // 32, 34 (36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46]

Needle size

Circular needle 3 mm (US 2.5), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3 mm (US 2.5), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 27 sts x 37 rows in stockinette stitch on 3 mm needle (US 2.5)

Yarn

1 thread fingering weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S): The FIBRE Co. Canopy Fingering (50% alpaca, 30% wool, 20% viscose) – 50 g // 183 m / 200 yds :

5, 5 (6, 6, 6) [7, 7, 7] skeins

Meters: 867, 915 (949, 1025, 1088) [1160, 1205, 1274] m

Yardage: 948, 1001 (1038, 1121, 1190) [1269, 1318, 1394] yds

Material

10 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle

A baby blanket with Scandinavian flair : The Amala blanket

A baby blanket with Scandinavian flair : The Amala blanket

Baby blanket frenzy

For those who’ve followed me for while, you will probably think : what, another baby? And yes, another dear friend and colleague of mine had a lovely baby this April, and of course, that set another deadline for a new baby blanket pattern for me.

I knew she liked the Zoe blanket and Victoria blanket a lot, but also, that she was quite a fan of Scandinavian design and colour schemes. Which was a win-win situation for me, since I got to work with my favourite colours combined!

This time around though, I wanted to make sure I would be able to finish the blanket BEFORE the baby was 6 months old (or married or something), and decided to downsize it a bit, and make a baby blanket that works well for the first year, especially in a pram or when you’re holding them in your arms (sounds good as an excuse, doesn’t it?).

Go for another intarsia

Ok, so before the blankets, I had never really done any intarsia work before, or none that compares to the insanity of these blankets. But since both the Victoria blanket (diamonds) and the Zoe blanket (hearts) have both been downloaded over 7.000 times (!), I thought, well, there are enough knitting crazies out there to maybe want yet another intarsia blanket.

The Amala blanket : triangles, triangles, triangles

This time I went for a new yarn I fell in love with, the Onion no.4, which is a 70% wool, 30 % nettle fiber blend and incredibly soft and warm. Don’t get confused by the nettle fiber, Onion uses a lot of it in its yarn combination, and it can turn out really soft, like for this specific yarn.

Another argument for it is that it had exactly the colours I wanted to use : blue, yellow , pink and a nice creme colour, AND I could finally knit with a little bit larger needles…

The finished blanket measures 55 x 65 (60 x 71″) and is composed of 7 triangles in a row and a total of 12 rows – 4 repetitions of the 3 colour triangle rows – and a seed stitch edging. You can easily adapt the size of the blanket by simply adding another triangle in the row at cast-on, or by continuing for further triangle rows.

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Bring on the sunshine with the Summer Bubbles Top!

Bring on the sunshine with the Summer Bubbles Top!

The sleeveless Summer Bubbles top is worked in one piece from the bottom up until the armhole shaping, at which point the front and back are knit separately. The colours chosen for the hem as well as the neckline and armholes are up to you. You can alternate them as shown in the picture, or opt for a more simple unicoloured design. The yarn used for the model (size S) is Cashair from Lana Grossa, a cotton-nylon-cashmere blend which comes in a large range of fun colours, but any Sport, light worsted or 5-ply yarn will do (cat. 2-3).

Summer Bubbles toppen strikkes i et stykke fra bunden op til ærmegab, hvor det deles i for- og bagstykke og fortsættes separat (hvert stykke færdigstrikkes for sig). Farverne for ribben, ærmegab og halsudskæringen kan kombineres efter frit valg, ligesom i modellen, eller du kan vælge et enklere design og strikke hele toppen i en enkelt farve. Garnet brugt i modellet (størrelse S) er Cashair fra Lana Grossa, et cotton-nylon-cashmere bland, som findes mange stærke og spændende farver.

Das ärmellose Oberteil Summer Bubbles Top wird in Runden von unten nach oben aufwärts gestrickt. Ab dem Armloch werden Vorder- und Rückenteil separat in Hin- und Rückreihen gestrickt. Die Farben für das Bündchen, den Halsausschnitt und die Armlöcher können Sie frei wählen. Sie können die Farben wechselweise wie bei dem fotografierten Modell stricken oder sich für eine einzige Farbe entscheiden. Das Modell auf dem Foto ist in Größe S und in Cashair von Lana Grossa, eine Baumwolle-Polyamid-Kaschmir-Mischung, die in vielen tollen Farben angeboten wird. Jedes Garn in sport, light worsted oder 5-fach Wolle (Wollkategorie 2-3) ist auch möglich.

Le top sans manches Summer Bubbles est tricoté d’une pièce en partant du bas jusqu’aux emmanchures. A partir de là, le devant et le dos sont tricotés séparément. Vous serez libres de choisir les couleurs de la bordure du bas, ainsi que celles de l’encolure et des emmanchures… Vous pouvez soit les alterner comme sur mon modèle, soit choisir une version plus simple et monochrome. Le fil choisi pour ce top (montré en taille S) est Cashair de Lana Grossa, un mélange coton-nylon-cachemire disponible en une large gamme de couleurs fun. Mais vous pouvez aussi utiliser n’importe quelle autre laine moyenne de type Sport, light worsted ou 5-plis (cat. 2-3).

Sizes

XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Needle size

Circular needle 3 mm (US 2.5), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3,5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length Circular needle 3 mm (US 2.5), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Size guide

to fit :

BUST CIRC.: 71 (81, 91,5, 101,5) [111,5, 122, 132] cm // 28 (32, 36, 40) [44, 48, 52]”

Finished measurements

BUST CIRC.: 77 (87, 97,5, 107,5) [117,5; 128, 138] // 30 (34, 38, 42) [46, 50, 54]”

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = sts 26 x 36 rows in stockinette stitch on 3,5 needle (US 4)

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 25 sts x 40 rows in bubble stitch pattern on 3,5 needle (US 4)

Yarn

Sport, light worsted or 5-ply yarn (cat. 2-3)

Yarn used in model :

Lana Grossa Cashair (60% cotton, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere), 50g / 225m per skein

Color no 1, Natur: 2 (2, 2, 3) [3, 3, 4] skeins

Color no 21, Curry : 2 (2, 2, 3) [3, 3, 4] skeins

Material

2 markers / Stitch holder or scrap yarn / Tapestry needle

Open call for testknit: The Jacob sweater {adult version}
The Jacob sweater {adult version} is open for testknitting!
Easy knits for your loved ones : the Jacob sweater for children of all ages
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Make your own perfect summerknit with the Cotton Candy Top

Make your own perfect summerknit with the Cotton Candy Top

The Cotton candy sleeveless top is a very simple yet stylish V-neck top that fits in every essential wardrobe and is a basic pattern, that, thanks to its simplicity, is especially suitable for beginners. It is knit from the bottom up in the round, with regular decreases all the way up until the armhole to create an A-line shaping.

From that point on, the front and back are worked separately, and, in a second step, each shoulder is worked separately. The fit is rather large around the waist, with a 10 c / 4″ ease around the hip circumference.

The yarn used in this pattern – Alba from BC Garn – is a 100% certified GOTS cotton. You can choose to knit it with one single colour, with three shades of a colour like shown in this model, or combining three completely different colours, it’s all up to you!

Le Cotton Candy Top est un haut à col en V simple mais élégant qui s’intègre dans n’importe quelle garde-robe de base. Il convient particulièrement aux débutants en raison de sa simplicité. Il se tricote en rond de bas en haut, avec des diminutions régulières jusqu’à l’emmanchure pour former une ligne droite.

A partir de là, le devant et le dos sont tricotés séparément, et dans un deuxième temps, chaque épaule est tricotée séparément. La coupe est plutôt large autour de la taille, avec 10 cm d’aisance autour des hanches.

Le fil utilisé dans ce patron est le Coton bio de BC Garn Alba qui existe en une multitude de couleurs pour créer votre Cotton Candy Top personalisé. Vous pouvez le tricoter en une seule couleur, en trois nuances d’une même couleur comme dans le modèle ci-dessus, ou combiner trois couleurs complètement différentes, c’est vous qui voyez!

Das ärmellose Cotton Candy Top ist ein schlichtes aber stilvolles Top mit V-Ausschnitt, das in jede Basis-Garderobe passt und besonders für Anfänger durch seine Einfachheit geeignet ist. Es wird in Runden von unten nach oben gestrickt, mit regelmässigen Abnahmen bis zum Armausschnitt, um eine A-Linienform zu bilden.

Von da an werden Vorder- und Rückenteil separat gestrickt und in einem zweiten Schritt wird jede Schulter separat gestrickt. Die Passform ist um die Taille herum eher weiter mit einer Mehrweite um die Hüfte von 10 cm.

Das in diesem Muster verwendete Garn BC Garn Alba ist eine 100% zertifierte GOTS Baumwolle. Sie können es in einer einzigen Farbe stricken, in drei Schattierungen einer Farbe, wie im obigen Modell gezeigt, oder drei völig unterschiedliche Farben kombinieren, das bleibt ganz Ihnen überlassen!

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide

To fit finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

86, 86 (91, 96, 101) [106; 111; 116] cm // 32, 34 (36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46]

Needle size

Circular needle 3.5. (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32″) in length

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 22 sts x 31rows in stockinette stitch on 3.5 mm needle (US 4)

Yarn

1 thread 4-ply or sport yarn

Yarn used in model (size S): BC Garn Alba (100% Bio cotton, GOTS labelled) 50 g // 160m / 175 yds

Colour 1 (dark pink) – 2, 2 (2, 2, 2) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Colour 2 (pink) – 2, 2 (2, 2, 2) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Colour 3 (light pink) – 1, 1 (1, 1, 1) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Meters C1: 235, 247 (259, 271, 283) [296, 308, 320]

Meters C2: 206, 219 (231, 244, 257 ) [270, 282, 295]

Meters C3: 105, 120 (135, 146, 158) [171, 184, 197]

Yardage C1: 257, 270 (283, 296, 310) [324, 337, 350]

Yardage C2: 225, 240 (253, 267, 281) [295, 309, 323]

Yardage C3: 115, 131 (148, 160, 173) [187, 201, 216]

Material

2 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle

It’s all about the stripes…

It’s all about the stripes…

The Simple Stripes Sweater is a yoke pattern fitting for beginners. It is worked form the top down, with several increase throughout the yoke. Once you reach the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately. Whereas the body is knit witht he two contrasting colours in bold stripes, you will make much smaller stripes when you work the sleeves, thus creating a little accent.

The yarn used in this pattern – Bio Balance from BC Garn – a very soft wool – cotton blend, will make the Simple Stripes sweater a a very comfortable garment for every day wear.

Le pull Simple Stripes est un modèle à empiècement circulaire (“yoke”) qui conveint aux débutants. Il est travaillé de haut en bas, avec plusieurs augmentations tout au long de l’empiècement. Une fois l’emmanchure atteinte, le corps et les manches sont travaillés séparément. Alors que le corps est tricoté avec les deux couleurs contrastées en rayures larges, vous ferez des rayures beaucoup plus petites lorsque vous travaillerez les manches, créant ainsi un petit accent.

Le fil utilisé dans ce motif, un mélange de laine et coton Bio Balance de BC Garn fera du pull Simple Stripes un vêtement très confortable à porter tous les jours et pour l’entre-saisons.

Der Simple Stripes-Pullover ist ein Rundpassenmodell, das für Anfänger geeignet ist. Es wird von oben nach unten gearbeitet, mit mehreren Zunahmen im gesamten Oberteil. Sobald das Armloch erreicht ist, werden der Körper und die èArmel separat gearbeitet. Während der Körper mit den beiden Kontrastfarben in breiten Streifen gestrickt wird, sind die Streifen an den Ärmeln schmalerer, was zum Charme des Pullovers beiträgt.

Das in diesem Muster verwendete Garn Bio Balance von BC Garn, eine sehr weiche Woll-Baumwollmischung, macht den Simple Stripes-Pullover zu einem sehr bequemen Kleidungsstück für den Alltag und die Zwischensaison.

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide

To fit finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

86, 86 (91, 96, 101) [106; 111; 116] cm // 32, 34 (36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46]

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 21 sts x 31rows in stockinette stitch on 3.5 mm needle (US 4)

Yarn

1 thread fingering weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S): BC Garn Bio Balance (55% wool, 45% cotton, GOTS labelled) 50 g // 225 m / 246 yds

MC: 3, 3 (3, 3, 3) [3, 4, 4] skeins

CC: 2, 2 (2, 2, 2) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Meters MC: 484, 526 (587, 591, 629) [670, 697, 739] m

Yardage MC: 529, 575 (642, 647, 688) [733, 763, 808] yds

Meters CC: 261 284 317 319 339 361 376 399 yds

Yardage CC: 286, 311 (347, 349, 371) [395, 411, 437] yds

Material

2 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle

Needle size

Circular needle 3 mm (US 2.5), 60-80 cm (24-32″) in length

Circular needle 3.5. (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32″) in length

CIrcular needle 3 mm (US 2.5) , 40 cm (16″) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5. mm (US 4), 40 cm (16″) in length or double-pointed needles

Make your own every day wear basics with the Simple Tee

Make your own every day wear basics with the Simple Tee

The Simple Tee is – as the name suggests – a knitting pattern for a simple T-shirt. Body and sleeves are worked separately, and the sleeves are set-in at the end. The body is knit from the bottom up until the armhole shaping and from then on front and back are worked separately. The sleeve cuffs and border of the lower body are made with a provisional cast-on and knit together once folded. The neckline mirrors the other borders, which are worked with smaller needles to keep them neat and delicate.

The Simple Tee has been designed to offer you a go-to pattern to make your own basic wardrobe for daily wear.

The yarn chosen for this T-shirt is a wool-cotton-blend, Bio Balance from BC Garn which exists in a very wide range of colours

Le Simple Tee est – comme son nom l’idique – un modèle de tricot pour un T-shirt très basique. Le corps et les manches sont travaillés séparément, et les manches sont cousues dans l’emmanchure. Le corps est tricoté du bas vers le haut jusqu’à l’emmanchure et à partir de là, le devant et le dos sot travaillés séparément.

Les bordes des manches et du bas du corps sont réalisés à l’aide d’un montage provisoire invisible et tricotés ensemble une fois pliés. L’encolure est à l’image des autres bordures, qui sont travaillées avec des aiguilles plus petites pour les garder délicates.

Le Simple Tee a été conçu pour vous offrir un modèle de base qui vous permettra de créer votre propre garde-robe de base pour vous offrir un modèle de base qui vous permettra de créer votre propre garde-robe de base pour le quotidien.

La laine suggérée pour ce T-shirt est le mélange de laine et coton Bio Balance de BC Garn qui propose une large gamme de couleurs pour tous les goûts.

Der Simple Tee ist – wie der Name es schon sagt – eine Strickanleitung für ein einfaches T-Shirt. Körper und Ärmel werden getrennt gestrickt und die Ärmlel werden zuletzt eingesetzt. Der Körper wird von unten nach oben bis zu den Armausschnitten in Runden gestrickt und danach werden die Vorder- und Rückseiten separat in Hin- und Rückreihen gearbeitet.

Die Ärmelbündchen und der Rand des Unterteils werden mit provisorischem Maschenanschlag gearbeitet, nach innen gefaltet und zusammengestrickt. Der Halsausschnitt wird nach demselben Prinzip wie die anderen Ränder gearbeitet. Die Bündchen, die mit einer kleineren Nadelgrösse gestrickt werden, bilden einen hübschen und zierlichen Randabschluss.

Die Idee hinter dem Simple Tee ist, Stricker.innen eine Anleitung anzubieten, mit dem Sie Ihre eigene Grundgarderobe für den Alltag herstellen können.

Die GOTS zertifizerte Wolle-Baumwoll-Mischung Bio Balance von BC Garn bietet zu diesem T-Shirt eine grosse Auswahl an Farben an.

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide

To fit finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

91, 96 (101, 106, 111) [116; 121; 126] cm // 36, 38 (40, 42, 44) [46, 48, 50]

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 21 sts x 31rows in stockinette stitch on 3.5 mm needle (US 4)

Yarn

1 thread fingering weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S)): BC Garn Bio Balance (55% wool, 45% cotton, GOTS labelled) 50 g // 225 m / 246 yds : 4, 4 (4, 5, 5) [5, 5, 5] skeins

Meters: 725, 783 (839, 900, 942) [1008, 1042, 1105] m

Yardage: 793, 857 (918, 985, 1031) [1103, 1140, 1209] yds

Material

2 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle

Needle size

Circular needle 2.5 mm (US 1.5), 60-80 cm (24-32″) in length

Circular needle 3.5. (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32″) in length

CIrcular needle 2.5 mm (US 1.5) , 40 cm (16″) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5. mm (US 4), 40 cm (16″) in length or double-pointed needles

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Make the perfect gift for a new baby : The Zoe blanket

Make the perfect gift for a new baby : The Zoe blanket

Diy versus store-bought

A few years ago, some sort of baby boom hit my “office family”, with an average of 2 babies brought into the world every year from my female colleagues. When the first one was about to be due, I found myself in Denmark on holidays, walking on the beach with the kids, when I suddenly thought to myself: Well, this time, I’m going to do something special! I won’t simply buy something from the wishlist for the new baby, but make something specially for the baby itself. That day on the beach of Ebeltoft, what would become a neverending series of baby blankets was born. Little did I know that once I’d started this “tradition”, I’d have to make an average of two blankets a year. And let me tell you, blankets take a loooong time to make!

Oer Strand (Ebeltoft, Denmark)

I had made one many years ago for one of my friends, a chevron blanket that afterwards was passed on among my friends until it was worn threadbare. Which is, in my opinion, the best thing that can happen. Knowing that you’ve made a present that is useful and brings joy, is the best feeling you can get. And since usually, when people have their first child, family and friends are only too keen to buy everything that’s on the list of the soon-to-be-parents, I guess that if you have certain crafting talents, you should definitely put them to good use and make something special!

Which is my new basic rule: If you can think of a handmade present that will give more joy than anything you can think of buying, just so you have a present for a certain occasion, then make it yourself!

So for little Jacob, I went with the Chevron Baby blanket from Purl soho, one of my go-to patterns which I absolutely adore. I used a double strand of a simple, machine washable cotton blend, and since I was on holidays, knitting it up was a breeze. Soon after, the next baby was due, little Julie… so I quickly whipped up another one. But by now, the chevron pattern was getting a bit boring, and also, I almost had a bad conscience at not doing something personal for little Julie. (By the way, Julie is quite happy with her blanket and finds it very comforting to stick her fingers between the knits and purls …)

Luckily, there were a few months until the next baby was due, so I could actually start sitting down and thinking a bit about making a dedicated pattern this time around. I fiddled around with rainbow patterns (but let me tell you, trying to transpose a rainbow onto a blanket is NOT an easy task – to make it short, I failed!). The end result of a lot of trial and errors was the Victoria blanket, an intarsia pattern with diamonds in rainbow colours.

Who is afraid of intarsia?

Since I had put so much work into drafting the Victoria Baby blanket, I guessed I could just as well put it online for others to use. And altough I thought that the intarsia part of it would put most knitters off the task, it has been downloaded more than 5.000 times in less than a year! Which means, there are a lot of really crazy knitters out there ready to take up the challenge!

Soon after that one was done, you’ll guess it, another baby was about to pop out, little Zoe. And since I’d started this crazy tradition, off I went for another blanket.

And since I am the kind of gal that quickly looses interest in doing the same thing more than once, I knew I had to come up with something a little different to make it work in time and still be satisfied with the result.

On the other hand, the rainbow theme is one that I really really like as you can see … there’s just something about these gorgeous colours that makes my heart skip a beat and think of sunshine, spring, and all good things wrapped up in one simple blanket. Also, I feel that as new parents, you need something to brighten up your daily life when sleep and me-time are a distant memory and will be for a long time to come (experience talking here, since I myself did not have the pleasure of producing any babies that slept throught their nights…).

The Zoe blanket : hearts and rainbow all in one

Keeping with the Baby cashmerino yarn, which is just the right kind of soft you want for a newborn AND is still machine washable (!), I started testing and trying out a few design ideas, and stuck with the heart theme. It took a while to get the curves just right, and the perfect spacing between them in both directions, but the result was definitely worth the sweat!

The finished blanket measures 90 x 100 (35.5 x 40″) and is composed of 7 rows of hearts, and a seed stitch edging.

Ready to take up the crazy intarsia challenge once again? I’d love to see your progress! Share your work using the hashtag #zoeblanket !

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Discover The Cosy Lavender Cardigan – An Easy Raglan Knitting Pattern With Delicate Daisies

Discover The Cosy Lavender Cardigan – An Easy Raglan Knitting Pattern With Delicate Daisies

The Lavender cardigan is a simple raglan pattern, which is worked separately, bottom-up, then combined at the armholes. The delicate Daisy Pattern is worked throughout the pattern, and is rounded off by a twisted 1×2 rib along all edges of the cardigan.

The yarn used in the model is a mix of mohair, nettle fiber, and wool from ONION KNIT, which results in both a warm and soft cardigan, perfect for chilly summer nights or mid-season wear. But any other yarn of choice fitting the gauge will of course work. If you opt for a different yarn combination, make sure it allows the Daisy Pattern to stand out nicely and well defined.

Le cardigan Lavender est un gilet tout simple raglan, dont les différentes parties sont tricotées séparément de bas en haut, puis combinées aux emmanchures. Un délicat motif de marguerites est ajouté tout au long du patron et complété par des côtes torsadées 1×2 le long des bords du gilet.

Le fil utilisé dans le modèle est un mélange de mohair, de fibre d’ortie et de laine de ONION KNIT, ce qui donne un cardigan à la fois chaud et doux, mais tout autre choix de de laine dont la tension rejoint celle indiquée dans le patron sera tout aussi bien. Le Rosemary Cardigan sera parfait pour les nuits d’été fraîches ou les vêtements de demi-saison.

Si vous optez pour une autre combinaison de fils, veillez à ce qu’elle permette au Motif de marguerites de se démarquer de manière élégante et bien définie

Der Lavender Cardigan ist eine einfache Raglan-Konstruktion, dessen Teile von unten nach oben separat gearbeitet und dann am Armausschnitt zusammengesetzt werden. Das zarte (Daisy-) Gänseblümchen-Muster wird durchgehend gestrickt und durch ein verschränktes 1/2 Rippenmuster entlang aller Ränder der Strickjacke eingefasst.

Das im Modell verwendete Garn ist eine Mischung aus Mohair, Brennnesselfaser und Wolle von ONION KNIT, die eine sowohl warme wie weiche Strickjacke ergibt; perfekt für kühle Sommernächte oder Herbstwetter. Wenn Sie sich für eine andere Garnkombination entscheiden, achten Sie darauf, dass das Gänseblümchenmuster gut sichtbar bleibt.

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide

To fit (BUST CIRC:)

81, 86 (91, 96, 101) [106, 111, 116] cm // 32, 34 (36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46]”

Finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

87, 92 (97, 102, 107) [112, 117, 122] cm // 34.25, 36.25 (38.25, 40.25, 42.25) [44.25, 46.25, 48.25]”

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 20 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Needle size

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Yarn

1 thread sport weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S):

ONION KNIT Mohair + Nettles + Wool (45% mohair, 30% nettle fibers, 25% wool), 145 m / 158 yards // 50 g

Main Colour (1410 – pink) – 6, 6  (6, 7, 7) [8, 8, 8] skeins

Contrasting Colour (1403 – navy blue)  – 1 skein

Meters – MC : 751, 809 (864, 907, 985) [1063, 1106, 1195]

Meters – CC: 102 107 (110, 112, 114) [117, 119, 121]

Yardage – MC: 822, 885 (943, 992, 1078) [1163, 1221, 1307]

Yardage – CC: 112, 117 (120 ,123, 125) [128, 129, 132]

Material

4 stitch markers  /  stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle 

Any questions or comments about the pattern? Let me know, so I can add it to the FAQ!