My eternity project – Fair Isle rib tank top

I never seem to learn that projects of greater size knitted with size 3mm always will be “eternity projects” that I almost am forcing myself through. This is one of those projects and I thought it’d be fun to do a post about it.

läststickatfinstickatThis project is a knitted tank top with a ribbed back and a fair isle patterned front. The pattern is from the book “Lättstickat, finstickat” by Anna Wilkinson (Link to ravelry.)  It looks very lovely and I guess I underestimated how long it would take me to knit this vest. I had my eyes set on getting done before 2016, but since it’s 2016 all ready you know I didn’t reach that goal.

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The pattern recommends yarn from Jamisons. I didn’t know where to get at hold of that yarn and instead I bought Sandnes “Mini alpakka” yarn. It’s a soft and nice yarn which feels almost slippery to knit with (I have metal needles points). I changed one of the colours in the pattern from dark blue to a green.

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I’m really happy how the pattern is turning out and I really want to finish this one. But there is still a lot left on the front piece and it goes very slowly due to it not being knitted in the round. I did two swatches of the colours before I started with the front and I’m glad I did. Since I’m not using the original colours and a different brand it was good to see how it would turn out. So I swatched two colourways and knitted a third non-swatched colourway. I love it! I’m gonna be so happy when it’s finally done.

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Wooly gifts

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It seems my family knows what I like. For Christmas I received these lovely wooly gifts that ensures a crafty 2016. Thank you so much!

sticka sjalar

Sticka sjalar, halsdukar och lite till by Erika Åberg is a lovely book with patterns that I know I will definitly try this year. Lovely scarf variations and patterns  I haven’t tried before. I’m gonna start right away with “kontstickning” which I’ve never tried before but that gives a lovely texture.

sagornas stickbok

Sagornas stickbok by Celia B Dackenberg is such a sweet and well thought through book with patterns from our famous and well known children’s books. Most patterns are in childern’s sizes so I might not make any in the near future, but it’s nice to own this lovely book. Dackenberg was once my mother’s teacher and for that reason it’s also fun to own a copy of the book.

I will make separate posts about the yarn and wool I received in a few days.