Monday, 23 March 2015

Reversed spring

One day the spring is here with all the warmth and sunshine. Another day it's cold, windy and dark again. I don't know if it's the weather or what, but my inspiration for knitting can't just make it's mind up either. But I did manage to finish something small, at least. My first reversable, double knitted project!

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Ohut Pirkkalanka
Needles: 2 mm

One day I just decided I wanted to try this new technique. I felt very daunted by it at first, but once I got the hang of it, I have to admit that I actually ended up liking it very much! Yes, it was super slow to knit. And yes, you have to stay focused all the time to make sure the pattern turnes out allright on both sides. But at the same time my head just flooded with ideas of things to do using this technique! I mean, why didn't I for example use this technique when knitting these double mittens?! And I'd just love to have a warm, double knitted hat like the one A-L knitted a while ago. And this technique is also kind of an easier way to do colourwork. Kind of. You can basicly knit any pattern you like without having to worry about those long strips of yarn on the back side.

So, like the spring, I can now choose what colour I want to wear on my phone according to my mood. Is it a yellow or a pink day?

Here's also another phone cover I made for a friend already a while ago. Just simple knitting with Novita Tennesee cotton yarn. Knitted from the top down, using the figure 8 cast on. Seems like I've fallen in love with yellow lately... :)

Sunday, 1 March 2015

A friend's daughter in need

And since there were still some of that yarn left, I decided to make something for my friend's daughter as well. Now they can be all match-match.

Pattern: Lacy Baktus
Yarn: teetee Kamena (?)
Needles 2 mm