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spring kerchief continued

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I finished the spring kerchief! I used up 3 50g skeins of green and white (3 each color) of Drops SilkAlpaka. The yarn is very delicate and perfect for scarfy things like this. The pattern works with the yarn held double and after the first color block you switch to one green and one white strand, the to solid again.

The system is easy, but I forgot I had only 2 skeins left of the green. I discovered after the first solid block that the unlimited source that is my yarn stash was not unlimited in this particular color. After some searching I found something I knitted up in this yarn – something I didn’t neccessarily need – frogged it and with some tiny skeins it was enough to make the mixed part of the scarf. My plan be was to do some rows in light blue, I think that would have looked great, too.

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So now to the scary part.What you probably don’t know is, this yarn felts beautifully. A customer of mine accidentally put a scarf out of thie yarn in the washing machine and through the felting process the silk began to gather and shine, while the alpaca shrinked a little bit. The original texture of this yarn is very wobbly and soft, the felted texture is a little bit more durable but nontheless very soft.

So what’s keeping me from putting it in the washing machine yet is: I don’t know how she washed it. And it’s sooooo scary to put something like a scarf into the washing machine to felt. What if it looks ugly afterwards? I’m yet hesitating, but I will show you the results ugly or not here, when I do it.

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the spring kerchief

Do you sometimes see a picture on the net and just KNOW you have to start it right away? It happens sometimes over here. Yesterday has been such a day. I was browsing Pinterets and fell in love with a picture by Sachiko Uemura and then went over to her flickr profile, found her ravelry profile and found out she had one of her fabulous scarves as a free pattern. Sometimes I just love the internet (not when it’s holding me back from other important stuff).

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The spring kerchief is a simple triangular scarf which uses 2 colors of lace weight yarn held double. First you knit with the darker color in solid, the switch one thread to the lighter, then to both light threads. It’s pretty much the same technique I used for my HUEGEL hats and that was part of why I wanted to make one.

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This project is so enjoyable simple, if you’ve got space in your knitting basket give it a try! It’s totally worth a try for beginners, too. I’ve altered the pattern and omitted the wrong side yarn overs, because I found the edge became too tight. Other than that I’ve followed the pattern precisely.

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color blocking scarves

I’m totally into color blocking at the moment. My two latest scarves are both an assembly of colors I love put side by side. The first one is the crescent scarf I started in march. I still don’t have a name yet, probably “Red Moon” or something, there will come a name to me eventually. It has an I-cord edge on all sides, which I got very fond of because the edges get a great grip to them and don’t roll.

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The second is the Monstera scarf. It’s a garter stitch scarf, too, and way narrower than the red scarf. It has an I-cord edge and wears a lot like a normal square shape scarf. So off to patternwriting I go! I realized I have not published one single new pattern in March. BUT! The handpuppets patterns are now all formated into the new design.

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the (yet) unnamed shawl

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I’m into shawl-making these days. The narrow shape got my attention because I like shawls but don’t like the bulk in my chest or neck like you have with regular triangle or circular shapes. Do the crescent shap it is!

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Making progress. in the back you can see my humble attempts on growing plants from seeds for the balcony. Simple stuff like peas, basil, tomatoes, salad… the kids love to pluck the peas, my small one measures the width of each peapod every morning when they grow bigger, so cute!

Joining in with Ginny from Small Things

New knitting pattern: LINKED – summer stole

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My LINKED pattern project has another addition: the summer stole. It’s the 3rd in a series of 4 pieces using one lace pattern to create 4 different styles.

The summer stole is a plain lace scarf with long lines and the signature square lace pattern. I used a handdyed yarn made by german wool dying duo DyeforYarn. You can find them on Etsy. They have gorgeous yarn and funny colornames! Mine was “dragonfly flying too high” in Alpaca/Silk Lace.

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Buy the summer stole pattern here:    youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Knitwear

The knit wear section presents textured scarfs and hats. I like to combine lace patterns with thicker yarn, structural cables and geometric color knits. The difficulty ranges between simple knit and purls und more complex lace or color work knits.

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PINA fingerless mitts
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– knit and purl
Finished measurements:
15.5×8.5cm/6.1×3.35inch (unstretched)

Buy here: youtubepatternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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PFEIL double knitted infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– double knitting
Finished measurements:
60x22cm/23.6×8.6inch laying flat

Buy here:  youtubepatternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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HUEGELbeginner level beanie hat
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– decreases, knit and purl
Finished measurements:
1-3 years – 35cm/13.8inch for head circumference 40.5cm/16inch
4-7 years – 40cm/15.75inch for head circumference 45.75cm/18inch
8-12 years – 42.5cm/16.75inch for head circumference 51cm/20 inch
adult – 45cm/17.7inch for head circumference 55cm/22inch

Buy here:  youtubepatternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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PAUKA double knitted infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– double knitting
Finished measurements:
60×17,5cm/23.6×6.9inch laying flat

Buy here:  youtubepatternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Linden scarf – bobbles and lace infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– increase/decrease
– bobbles
Finished measurements:
55x23cm/21.6x9inch (laying flat)

Buy here: youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Caroline lace infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the round
– yarn over
Finished measurements:
50x22cm/ 20×8.8inch laying flat

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Trigonometric scarf – cable infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– cables
Finished measurements:
small loop 42x14cm/ 16.5×5.5inch laying flat
large loop 57x21cm/ 22.5×8.2inch laying flat
Available in 2 sizes: adult and children

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TRIGONOMETRIC WRISTLETS cable pattern wristlets
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– knit and purl
– cables
Finished measurements (one size):
9x12cm/3.54×4.725inch

Buy here: youtubepatternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Fast Forward garter stitch infinity scarf (Horizont set)
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knit in rows
There are instructions for 2 lengths included and 3 color options.
Finished measurements:
Version 1: 62x17cm/ 24.4×6.7inch laying flat
Version 2: 52x17cm/ 40.9×6.7inch laying flat

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Point of view – garter stitch long scarf(HORIZONT set)
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rows
Finished measurements:
90x15cm/ 35.4×5.9inch laying flat

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Aulon lace hat and cowl
This light weight hat is convertible to a cowl.
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the round
– yarn over
Finished measurements: (circumference x height)
adult:50x30cm/ 20x12inch
child: 44x25cm/ 17.6x10inch
baby: 37,5x21cm/ 15×8.4inch

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Silver Lining – brioche stitch infinity scarf (HORIZONT set)
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rounds
– half brioche stitch
Finished measurements
53x23cm/ 20.8x9inch laying flat

This is a free pattern. You can find it here on the blog or as PDF at  youtube  craftsy

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LINKED spring lace cowl – LINKED set
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the round
– yarn over
Finished measurements:
33x24cm/13×9.4inch (laying flat)

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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LINKED winter – eyelet cowl (LINKED set)
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rounds
– yarn overs
– increase/decrease
Finished measurements
29x24cm/11.4×9.4inch (laying flat)

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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LINKED summer lace stole – LINKED set
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the row
– yarn over
Finished measurements:
120x53cm/47.2×20.6inch

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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Purple toddler hat eyelet hat
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rounds
– yarn overs
– increase/decrease
Finished measurements (for toddlers 2-3 years)
40x18cm/ 15.7x7inch
stretches up to 18inch (46cm)

This is a free pattern. You can find it here on the blog or as PDF at  youtube  craftsy