Her er "min ridder" i sin nye Riddari. Fin, eller hva?
Garnet er Lettlopi, fargene valgt ut i fellesskap på garnbutikken Storkurinn i Reykjavik, der vi var i juni. Over ser dere veggdekorasjonen fra garnbutikken, under utsikten fra strandpromenaden i Reykjavik.
Jeg kjøpte mønsteret i butikken, i papirformat, men klarte å rote det bort, så jeg måtte kjøpe nytt på Ravelry. Heldigvis for Ravelry! For lettere å kunne prøve genseren underveis snudde jeg mønsteret opp ned, og strikka fra halsen og ned. Allikevel klarte jeg å få ermene litt korte, løste det ved å strikke vrangborden litt lenger. Og det rustbrune garnet ble oppbrukt, så det ble ingen brun kant på ermene. Men mottaker er fornøyd, og jeg også. Når er det tilbake til tynnere garn, igjen!
Vi er glad i utsikten fra verandaen vår, med Mjøsa i bakgrunnen. Ser vi ned i hagen står imidlertid en ensom trampoline. Den er lite brukt for tida, og gis bort mot henting!
I am teaching two classes at Shetland Wool Week this year. The first is Knitting the thumb gusset
. There are still a few places available for this class, where I'll be teaching different ways to work the thumb gusset, and you'll be working the gusset on one of these mittens. For this class you need to bring your own yarn and needles. The mittens are worked in fingering yarn, like Spindrift from Jamieson or the 2ply jumper weight from Jamieson & Smith. For the mitten body, the gauge is 28-30 sts in 10 cm in stranded pattern, so participants must bring needles to give gauge. You'll need two contrasting colours and a couple of stitch markers. I ask participants to work the mitten cuff before class starts. Then they'll be all set for the thumb gusset. The cuff is plain ribbing: Cast on 48 sts and work ribbing k2, p2 for 7-8 cm. The mittens were designed for this class, that I taught for the first time at SWW last year. They're called Mittens for good neighbours. The pattern is written for one main colour and one contrasting colour, but as you see from my photos, I have played with using differend shades for the main colour and different contrasting colours. I'm sure everyone is looking as much forwards to going to Shetland as I do. It's not long now! The other class I teach is Design your own mitten For this class no yarn is needed, unless people want to bring some for colour inspiration. We'll be working with pencil and paper, so participants should bring coloured pencils and eraser. A handout will be provided.
I ask participants to work a gauge swatch before class starts. Then they'll be all set for the design planning. This class is full.
For an additional price of £15 payable on the day of the class the book “Eventyrvotter” is included.
The book is in Norwegian, but you get a download link to get 14 of the 20 patterns in English as well (as two Ravelry e-books). You can see the patterns from the book on Ravelry. See you soon!