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

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

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!

Free knitting pattern for beginners – The Autumn shawl

Free knitting pattern for beginners – The Autumn shawl

#knittingtherapy

If there’s one thing this weird year has taught me, it’s that you always, and I mean ALWAYS, need some peaceful and easy knitting project close by. Be it to work on while homeschooling your kids and help you keep your zenitude, or just to wind down in the evening after another exhausting and chaotic day. And more than ever, knitting proves itself, at least in my opinion, to be one of the most therapeutic crafts on earth. Really.

And what better way to feel you actually got something done in the day than knitting with big needles? It’s the most satisfactory feeling because you really see the shawl grow day by day in your hands and before you know you’re already done!

This pattern is super easy, and can be made with just one colour, or you can play around with different shades the way I did, by adding stripes or other motives. You can use the pattern as a basic guideline for any shawl.

Tips and tricks

The shawl is basically just knit in stockinette stitch back and forth, with increases on every right side, two stitches from the borders. To make a nice pointy edge, you start with casting on one stitch, then knit into front, back and front (k1fbf) again of that same stitch. Et voilà, you’ve got 3 stitches and a nice and neat point to your shawl. If the k1fbf worries you, have a look at this tutorial to see how it works.

Ready for another shawl and some knittingtherapy? Grab the free pattern and have a go!

Make your first raglan pattern with the Rosemary Cardigan

Make your first raglan pattern with the Rosemary Cardigan

The Rosemary cardigan is a very simple pattern which is worked top-down, starting at the neckline and constructed downwards with raglan increases. At the height of the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately.

The two-colour combination applies simple but fun accents and makes the cardigan stand out from your standard wardrobe. The pattern has been kept very simple specifically to enable new knitters to try their hands and needles at a top-down project.

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

Le Rosemary Cardigan est un modèle très simple, tricoté de haut en bas en commençant par l’encolure, puis continué en descendant avec des augmentations raglan. A hauteur des emmanchures, le corps et les manches sont tricotés séparément.

La combinaison de deux couleurs ajoute un petit plus tout simple mais amusant, et permet au cardigan de se différencier d’une garde-robe standard. Le modèle est très simple et propose des explications étape par étape. Ainsi, il permet aux tricoteurs débutants de réaliser un premier ouvrage tricoté du haut vers le bas, en utilisant la technique raglan.

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.

Der Rosemary Cardigan wird nach einer sehr einfachen Methode gestrickt, von oben nach unten, beginnend am Halsausschnitt, dann weiter nach unten mit Raglanzunahmen. Ab den Armausschnitten werden Rumpfteil und Ärmel separat gestrickt.

Die Kombination von zwei Kontrastfarben bilden einen interessanten Blickfang und hebt so die Strickjacke von einer Standardgarderobe ab. Das Modell ist sehr einfach gehalten und dank der Schritt-für-Schritt-Erklärung bietet es sich insbesondere als Anleitung für Strickanfänger an, die ihr erstes Projekt mit der Raglan-Technik herstellen möchten.

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.

Rosemary Cardigan

Sizes

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

Size guide

To fit (BUST CIRC:)

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

Finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

89; 94 (99; 104; 109) [114; 119; 124] cm // 35.25; 37.25 (39.25; 41.25; 43.25) [45.25; 47.25; 49.25]”

Tension / gauge

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

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 – MC (1408 – blue) – 6, 6  (6, 7, 7) [8, 8, 9] skeins

Contrasting colour -CC (1416 – yellow) – 1, 1  (1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1] skein

MC Meters: 756; 824 (850; 941; 1015) [1074; 1140; 1214]

CC Meters: 45, 47 (50, 52, 54) [56, 58, 60]

MC Yardage: 827; 901; 950 (1029; 1110; 1175) [1247; 1328]

CC Yardage: 49, 51, (55, 57, 59) [61, 63, 66]

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!

Get the Summer vibes on with the Cassis Top

Get the Summer vibes on with the Cassis Top

The Cassis sleeveless top is knit from the bottom up in the round, with a braid pattern in the center front and back all the way up until the armhole. From that point on, front and back are worked separately, while continuing an alternated form of the braid pattern, with only one twist symmetric to the other side of the neckline.

The straps are formed by a twisted cable and sewn onto the corresponding back strap with Kitchener stitch. The armhole edges are formed with an ongoing i-cord. The gauge indicated in the pattern is a guideline, but can divert by a few stitches without affecting too much the pattern and shape. The form is fitted, but the textures used tend to ease up after washing, making it wider.

The yarn choice for this top is endless, and you can see how the different textures, from soft silk, to linen or cotton, work out on the models in the picture below.

Le top sans manches Cassis est tricoté de bas en haut en rond, avec un motif tressé au centre du devant et du dos qui remonte jusqu’aux emmanchures. A partir de là, le devant et le dos sont tricotés séparément tout en continuant une version un peu différente du motif tressé avec une seule torsion symétrique par rapport à l’autre côté de l’encolure.

Les bretelles sont formées par une torsade torsadée et cousue à la bretelle du dos correspondante en grafting. Les bordures d’emmanchure sont formées par une i-cord (cordelette) continue. L’échantillon donné dans le patron est indicative, mais peut différer de quelques mailles sans trop affecter le modèle et la forme. Ce modèle est ajusté, mais les points utilisés ont tendance à se relâcher après le lavage, ce qui l’élargit.

Le choix des laines est très large, et vous verrez sur la photo ci-dessous les résultats obtenus en utilisant soit du soft silk, du lin ou encore du coton.

Das schulterfreie Cassis Top wird von unten nach oben in Runden bis zum Armausschnitt gestrickt. Ein Zopfmuster ziert das Vorder- und Rückenteil. Ab dem Armloch wird das Vorder- und Rückenteil in Hin- und Rückreihen gestrickt, während das Zopfmuster sich symmetrisch dem Halsausschnitt anpasst.

Ein Zopfmuster ziert auch die Träger, die auf der Rückseite an der entsprechenden Stelle mit einem Maschenstich zusammengenäht werden. Der Armausschnitt wird durch eine durchgehende Kordel eingefasst. Die angegebene Maschenprobe dient als Orientierungshilfe, da die Passform von ein paar Maschen Unterschied nicht sehr beeinträchtigt wird. Die Passform ist tailliert aber da das Garn nach dem Waschen etwas nach gibt, wird das Top weiter.

Die Auswahl der Garne, die für dieses Modell benutzt werden können, ist sehr gross, und Ihr könnt auf folgender Abbildung selbst sehen, wie das Top aussieht, je nachdem op es in Soft Silk, Leinen oder Baumwolle gestrickt ist.

From left to right: BC Lino, BC Soft Silk,
Fonty Cotton Club 3

Sizes

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

Size guide

To fit finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

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

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 20 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 A (off white): BC Garn Soft Silk (100% bourette silk), 350 m / 383 yds // 100 g – 1, 2, (2, 2, 2) [2, 2, 2] skeins

Yarn used in model B (yellow): BC Garn Lino (100% Cellulose – Linen / Flax), 150 m / 164 yds // 50 g – 3, 3 (3, 4, 4) [4, 4, 4] skeins

Yarn used in model C (blue): Fonty Club 3 (100% Cotton) 110 m / 120 yds // 50 g – 3, 4 (4, 4, 4) [5, 5, 5] skeins

Meters: 326; 365 (368; 418; 440) [473; 495; 530]

Yardage: 357; 399 (403; 457; 481) [517; 542; 580]

Material

Cable needle / 2 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / Tapestry needle

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The Ocean Breeze Sweater – a warm oversized sweater with a little twist

The Ocean Breeze Sweater – a warm oversized sweater with a little twist

The ocean breeze sweater is knit from the bottom up, with the arms cast on separately and sewn into the armhole in the end. Its “oversize” style makes it a very comfortable daily wear that matches with jeans as well as tighter skirts, which will underline its width. Keep in mind when choosing your yarn to opt for light material that will drape gently around the body. The pattern is very simple and accessible even for beginning knitters as it offers a variety of options regarding length, neckline and finishing techniques. The yarn chosen for the model (size S) is a combination of Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Mondim sock yarn and Gepard Garn Kid Silk.

Ocean breeze sweateren strikkes nedenfra og op, med armene kørt separat og syet i armhullet til sidst. Dens “overdimensionerede” stil gør det til en meget behagelig daglig slid, der matcher med Jeans såvel som strammere nederdele, som vil understrege dens bredde. Husk, når du vælger dit garn for at vælge let materiale, der vil drapes forsigtigt rundt om kroppen. Mønsteret er meget enkelt og tilgængeligt, selv for begyndende strikkere, da det tilbyder en række muligheder med hensyn til længde, halsudskæring og monteringstekniker. Garnet brugt i modellet er Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Mondim kombineret med Gepard Garn Kid Silk

Der Ocean Breeze Pullover wird von unten nach oben gestrickt, wobei die Arme separat angeschlagen werden und am Ende in das Armloch eingenäht werden. Sein “Oversize”-Stil macht ihn zu einer sehr bequemen Alltagskleidung, die sowohl zu Jeans als auch zu engeren Röcken passt, was seine Weite unterstreicht. Denken Sie bei der Wahl der Wolle daran, ein leichtes Material zu bevorzugen, das verhindert dass der Pullover durch seinen Umfang zu schwer ausfällt. Das Muster ist sehr einfach und auch für AnfängerInnen zugänglich, da es eine Vielzahl von Möglichkeiten hinsichtlich Länge, Ausschnitt und Fertigstellungstechniken bietet. Das Modell ist mit zwei Fäden kombiniert gestrickt, Mondim von Retrosaria Rosa Pomar zusammen mit Kid Silk von Gepard Garn.

Le pullover “Ocean breeze” est tricoté du bas vers le haut, avec les bras tricotés séparément et cousus dans l’emmanchure à la fin. Son style “oversize” en fait un vêtement quotidien très confortable, qui s’accorde aussi bien avec les jeans qu’avec des jupes plus serrées, ce qui soulignera sa largeur. Lorsque vous choisissez votre fil, gardez à l’esprit d’opter pour un fil léger qui enveloppera doucement le corps sans alourdir le pullover. Ce patron est très simple et accessible même pour des tricoteuses débutantes, car il offre de nombreuses options concernant la longueur et les techniques de finition. Le modèle est tricoté en un fil de Mondim de Retrosaria Rosa Pomar combiné avec le Kid Silk de Gepard Garn.

Sizes

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

Size guide

To fit (BUST CIRC:)

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

Finished measuremnets (BUST CIRC:)

130; 135 (140; 145; 150) [155; 160; 155] cm51.25; 53.25 (55.25; 57.25; 59.25) [61.25; 63.25; 65.25]”

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 21 sts x 29 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 31 sts x 28 rows in twisted rib stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Yarn

1 thread fingering weight yarn combined with 1 thread mohair

Yarn used in model :

Retrosaria Rosapomar MONDIM (100% fine Portuguese wool), 385 m / 421 yards // 100 g

– 3, 4  (4, 4, 4) [5, 5, 5] skeins

Gepard Garn Kidseta (70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk) 210 m / 230 yards // 50 g

– 6, 6 (7, 7, 7) [8, 8, 9] skeins

Meters: 1140; 1231 (1326; 1358; 1484) [1610; 1673; 1799] of each yarn

Yardage: 1247; 1347 (1451; 1486; 1623) [1761; 1830; 1968] of each yarn  

Material

2 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / Tapestry needle

Tutorial for side stitch (k2tog1b)

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The Victoria baby blanket – it’s all about rainbow colours!

The Victoria baby blanket – it’s all about rainbow colours!

The years 2019 and 2020 have turned out to be major baby boom years in these regions and as a serial knitter, a whole new baby blanket era!

I’ve always been an avid defendor of handmade presents, and made it a number one priority to celebrate the arrival of a new baby in my circle of friends or family with a handknit item. This obsession turned out to be quite time-consuming when I expanded this to entire baby blankets… Whereas a small sweater of even miniature dress will take you a few hours, sure, a baby blanket, is a whole different story.

The idea for the Victoria blanket (named after the baby who is now cuddled up in it) was born when I had had my share of Chevron baby blankets (still a number one hit and absolute go-to pattern) and thought I would need to come up with something new. I love the idea of brightness and happyness in knits for babies and children, combined with utter softness and of course, practicality.

Rainbow colours

To get the right colour combination, I chose a mix between Cashmerino from Lang Yarns and Baby Cashmerino from Debbie Bliss, but you might find your perfect colour shades in one of them only. The Cashmerino blend is incredibly soft, making not only the knitting process quitte a pleasure, but also – most importantly – the result is a very soft blanket to cuddle in. Last but not least, it is machine washable, an absolute MUST for me me when it comes to baby presents. You really don’t want to give a new mother or father the poisoned gift of hand washed clothing or accessories. It might be beautiful, but not what you need when you won’t get a good night’s rest for the next 2 to 5 years (yes, experience talking here!)

Now to the tricky part: the intarsia technique. Yes, it is extremely time-consuming and it gives you about 100 ends to weave in, but – the result is just perfect! Other arguments to convince you: it allows you to limit the usage of each yarn and also avoids there being any loops on the backside, where the small baby fingers might get stuck .

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