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Elisabetha Mütze

Diese Mütze ist mal wieder eins meiner typischen ewigen UFOs (unfinished objects). Angefangen im Dezember 2013, fertiggestellt im Dezember 2015. Ups! Und wisst ihr woran es hing? Dass ich mich nicht entscheiden konnte ob die Länge so ok ist oder ob sie noch länger werden soll. An sowas scheitere ich immer und dann bleibt sowas schon mal 2 Jahre liegen 😉

Das Strickmuster ist „Elisabetha“ von Monika Eckert und ich habe es damals glaube ich ihm Rahmen eines KALs (knitalongs) kostenlos bekommen.

Die Wolle hütete auch schon einige Zeit den Schrank und ist eine Drachenwolle Sockenwolle 6-fach Tweed. Etwas dünner als die angegebene Wolle, daher habe ich zwei zusätzliche Zunahmereihen gemacht.

Rausgekommen ist diese Mütze. Dummerweise kann man sie ja auch jetzt, fast Mitte März, noch gut brauchen. Heute hat es schon wieder geschneit. Argh.

Die Farbe kommt auf den Bildern nicht so recht rüber. Es ist eher ein grünliches petrol als ein tannengrün.

Zopfmuster gehen immer, oder? 🙂

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Ich liebe die Strickmuster von Melanie Berg aka Mairlynd. Da könnte ich eins nach dem anderen alle mal durchstricken… 😉 Der erste Kandidat war das Drachenfels Tuch. Es wurde Ende letzten Jahres November/Dezember fertig.

Das Muster ist toll, denn ich liebe große Tücher! Wenn die nicht so groß ausgelegt sind, dann sehen sie nach dem Blocken oft ganz toll aus, schrumpfen dann aber wieder, so dass man so ein kleines Schälchen um den Hals hat. Nicht so beim Drachenfels. Der bleibt in Form, schön groß und warm. Ich habe mein Exemplar nicht mal geblockt weil der Schal mir direkt so gefallen hat wie er war und ich das schöne, dichte kraus-rechts Gestrickte nicht „ausleiern“ wollte.

Für das Tuch habe ich 3 Knäuel Old Maiden Aunt 100% Superwash Merino Sockenwolle verwendt. In den Farben „Army & Navy“, „Dreich“ und „Ghillie Dhu“. Old Maiden Aunt ist einfach immer wieder gut. Tolle Qualität und Farben.

Genug geredet, hier ist das Ergebnis in seiner ganzen Größe.

Hier sieht man die Farben und Struktur ganz schön:

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follow your arrow mystery kal shawl

this shawl project was crazy! my first kal (for all the muggles out there, this means knit along) and even a mystery kal. that means there were 5 clues, one released every week and you didn’t know how it would go on. and even more: in every clue there were 2 options you could follow. this means there were 32 possible shawls from one pattern! the clues all were totally different. some easy, and some challenging.

i followed the clues aabab. so 1a, 2a, 3b, 4a, 5b. there was no special plan in this, i just followed whichever pattern sounded the most interesting, challenging or that i thought would match the rest of the shawl.

clue 5 was really, really hard for me. because it was totally different from what i knit before.

i’m not really sure if i like the result. maybe i’m just too narrow minded and can’t handle an asymetric shawl 😉 maybe i should have done 1b which sets determins that the shawl will turn out a lot more semicircular. 5b is asymetric as well. i also find it a little strange that 1a (the piece with garter stitch and stockinette stitch stripes) doesn’t seem to go too well with all the lace that follows… hm…

what i really liked is the community feeling, sneaking a peak at other knitters‘ shawls and being able to ask questions if anything isn’t working out. it won’t be my last (m)kal. 🙂

pattern: follow your arrow mystery kal by ysolda teague

yarn: about 1.5 skeins of old maiden aunt merino superwash. colorway bluebelles.

needles: 4.0 mm

here is the result:

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the danish forests cowl

this was a really fun project. my christmas knitting project 2013. started 20th december and finished 7th january. normally i don’t have much time to knit on a normal day. just a few hours max after lukas is in bed. but over christmas there were grandparents to entertain the little bugger so i had a little more knitting time.

the yarn of this cowl is so LUSH! i can’t get over it. it’s cosy and warm and just aaaaawwww! i bought this yarn on our trip to new zealand and it contains 60% merino and 40% possum. i guess that’s what makes it so soft and cosy. i can also highly recommend the pattern. it’s easy to knit and memorize without ever getting boring. perfect for knitting in front of the tv.

i did 25 repeats of the leaf pattern. the wavy pattern has 10 rows, the leaf pattern has 16 rows. –> so the least common multiple is 80 rows. –> this equals 5 repeats of the leaf pattern. –> so any multiple of 5 leaf repeats works fine!

i never blocked this project because i liked the texture the way it was. and i didn’t want it to become longer. it is just perfect for wrapping it round the neck twice.

pattern: the danish forests by marte eldøy

yarn: touch yarns possum merino naturals in beige

needles: 4.5mm

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slouchy mum hat

after some sewing for lukas the next posts are going to be about knitting again 🙂 i always have something on the needles. oh, let’s be honest, i always have several things on the needles 😉 but it’s just not as fast as sewing… knitting projects may easily take days, weeks or even months…

this was a very easy and quick project. finished in two days over christmas.

my mum desperately wanted a hat to go with her grey/olive jacket. so i took her to the local yarn store and she picket her favourite yarn herself. and i browsed ravelry for the perfect pattern and did the knitting.

pattern: slouchy copy cat hat by terra jamieson

yarn: lang yarns mille colori in berry and grey shades

needles: 4.5 mm and 5.0 mm

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wee austin hoodie

i’m so proud of this little cardigan for lukas. it was quite a lot of work and took me about 1.5 months because it’s knit with sock weight yarn. the pattern is great, the yarn is great and it really suites the little man 🙂

pattern: wee austin hoodie by connie chang chinchio

didn’t double the yarn in the woven section. instead i knit 10 rows instead of 4 rows of woven section before starting the armhole shaping. the woven band has 18 (instead of 12) rows in total.

yarn: old maiden aunt merino superwash, colourway bitter bug

needles: 3.5mm

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ten stitch baby blanket

i loved knitting this blanket for our little one. it’s seamless – which is soooo goooood! 😉 i hate weaving in ends! i wasn’t convinced of the the kauni yarn though: don’t get me wrong, the colour changes and colours are beautiful but i had several knots in every skein. which is just not acceptable! especially in in a yarn with colour changes! i promised myself i wouldn’t use kauni again but already broke this promise (you’ll read about that later…)

i finished this blanket in the end of august 2012 when i had to spend a few days in hospital (they thought i might develop a gestosis – but me and the baby were fine)…

and what can i say? lukas loves his blankie! we use it every day! in his bed, during naptime, in the stroller. this is the baby project that is most used by now!

pattern: ten stitch baby blanket by frankie brown

yarn: 3 skeins of kauni wool 8/2 effektgarn

needles: 3.5 double pointed needles

(baby belly under the blanket 😉 )

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lotus hat

a quick project to use up some stash yarn. i had his left over from my effortless cardigan – and still have some more. maybe matching mittens coming up?!

pattern: lotus hat by uptownpurl. the pattern was nice and easy to follow. i love hats as instant gratification projects 🙂 i like how the pattern still makes sense and looks nice when the decreases at the top of the hat start.

yarn: 1.5 skeins of stahlsche wolle big, worsted, 100% wool

needles: 3.5 and 4mm dpns

ravellenics medals:

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some more baby booties

i love the oh! baby baby booties pattern so much that i knit another pair. i also took part in the ravellenics with this project.

pattern: oh! baby baby booties by judy nemish

yarn: wolle rödel sport und strumpfwolle extrastark, sport weight in a a brown/dark green colour

needles: 3mm dpns

and here are my ravellenics medals i got for the booties: