Monday, December 20, 2010

Bjørge Knits Designs

The end of 2010 finds me testing my 3rd pattern! Hopefully I will be a published designer next year ;)

My first offical pattern is Baby Selbuvotter

The second is Sand Winds Cowl. A design that I made to keep my neck warm in the -15C weather we have been experiencing.

And finally after getting requests on ravelry I am wrote up a pattern for Ruben's Christmas Sweater called Ribbed Cable Pullover. (I know not the most ingenious name... let me know if you think of something better)

Monday, November 22, 2010


I have loved this pattern for a long time and have finally finished it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More socks

If you are unsure if socks will fit you or not it is nice to knit them from the toe up, as you can try them on as you knit them. Like these

which I am knitting at now for Ruben.

Here are the finished Twisted socks that I was knitting on my last post.

which I think have an elven look to them, but I am disappointed with the ribbing on the cuff. The ribbing isn't very stretchy so the cuff does not hug the leg, though it does stay in place.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Knitting 2 socks at once

I might be a fast knitter, but whenever I knit my left and right socks seperately they never seem to match up. You may say this is a good thing, because your feet are usually a little different in size as well. I however, like things to match up. My solution? Knit both the right and left sock at the same time of course! This way they will both have the same tension and number of rows throughout the process.
Take for example this pair of twisted cuff down socks. I am knitting both the right and left sock at the same time! Madness you might say, and perhaps you would be correct. How do I do it? It is all in the CO. First CO one sock as you would normally do to use the magic loop method. Second CO your second sock in the same manner. This way you will have sock #1 in correct position to start knitting, and sock #2 stitches will be on the one needle. Then you need to remove the second sock from the circular needles, I used DPNs, to split them and reposition onto both needles. Then you knit side A of sock #2 (which I have marked with a stitch marker), side A & B of sock #1 and finish the round by knitting side B of sock #2.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Doily patterns

Doily patterns, usually knitted or crocheted in cotton thread, can also be used to make shawls or blankets. It is all a matter of choosing a suitable yarn and gauge. For example this Hemlock Ring lap blanket was originally a vintage doily pattern. It was worked in 720 yards of Knit Picks Telemark sport yarn, measuring 50 inches in diameter.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beads vs Nupps

A Nupp is a bobble like stitch found in Estonia lace patterns. It is found in many lace patterns, but is also often replaced by beads. I did just that in this Swallowtail shawl, knitted using Knit Picks Gloss lace yarn in Ultramarine.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crochet Cast Off

Here are 2 shawls that both have a crochet cast off. It is a very quick cast off that gives a shawl a nice stretchy edge.

Here is Luiza, knitting using 633.6 yards of Knit Picks Gloss lace yarn.

Haruni knit using 637.6 yards of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal fingering yarn.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer Flies

Here is a modified version of Summer Flies. (I changed the edging)  It is knit in Knit Picks Shimmer lace yarn (held double) which is a nice alpaca/silk yarn. I used about 730 yards (665 m). It blocked out to 50 inches by 18 inches. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Why yarn swifts are awesome

 Alot of yarn comes in a hank, which is fine, but hard to knit from. It is great if you can have your working yarn in center pull ball.

It is possible to wind a hank into a center pull ball by hand, but it takes around 40 mins. If you use a ball winder, then that cuts the time down to around 20 mins, since you have to unwind the hank and then wind it into a ball. The yarn swift makes it possible to do this job in 5 mins!
It's magic! Thanks Carl ;)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tree of Light

Tree of Light Shawl knitted in Bare Gloss Lace yarn (670 yards). Blocked size 77 inches by 44 inches.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Samuel Bjarne Jaschke

A gift for a newborn baby of friends of ours, the hat and booties is made of fingering yarn. The hat uses less than 50 yards of 2 colors. The booties use 60 yards of fingering yarn. The rabbit is crocheted and uses 50 yards of sport weight yarn.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Support my knitting habit!

Well, since I have been knitting things for a number of people lately and everyone seems to want to know what my current projects are I thought I would set up a new blog, and hope that I remember to update it. ;)

If you want to support my knitting habit by having me knit you something, or would just like to donate yarn here are some yardage guidelines:

Lace weight or 2 ply yarns
are mainly used for lace shawls, but can also be used for other projects.
400-450 yards will give you a small shawl such as this Annis shawl

500-900 yards will give you a medium shawl such as this Percy shawl

1200-1800 yards will give you a large shawl such as this Study in Grey shawl

2 strands of lace weight yarn was made to make this Viften sweater (2650 yards)

Fingering Weight,Sock or 4 ply yarn
can also be used for shawls. They can also be used for socks 400 yards are needed for a pair of adult socks. Fingering weight also makes nice scarfs, hats, mittens and baby projects.

Sport weight or 5ply yarn can be used for sweaters and accessories.

Approx 220 yards of color A and 110 yards of color B for a pair of Selbuvotter

DK weight or 8ply yarn can be used for sweaters and other accessories.
720 yards for this Tempting sweater.

Aran or 10ply yarn also makes nice accessories
150 yards for this Spring Beret

200 yards for this Twisted Raveler

If you have any specific project questions please let me know. ;)