fredag 27 januari 2017

Hat in twined knitting - hand spun yarn

I just finished this hat in twined knitting. The yarn is some of my first hand-spun, spun years ago (2011). The red yarn is 50/50 Spelsau (grey) from Norway and Leicester (white). The fleece was grey and white when I spun it and I later dyed the yarn red. The yellow yarn was spun by mixing some dyed fleece that I was given, origin unknown. 210 stitches on needles 2,50 mm.

fredag 20 januari 2017

Striped and checkered mittens in twined knitting

These are twined knitted mittens using the simplest way of patterning: two colours making stripes, and making checkers by being reversed every second row. 
The main part of the mitten is striped. I used checkers on the cuff ...
and on the increases for the thumb. The increases are made on both side of the thumb gore every second row.
The cast-on is one that I have learned from Karin Kahnlund. I repeated the principle for the cast-on effect just before I started the increases for the thumb - to mark the end of the cuff.

The yarn used is spun at Wålstedts. The fleece used is from the breed Värmlandsfår - natural colours, except for the yellow that I dyed.

fredag 6 januari 2017

When mending holes isn't enough ....

These holes just weren't worth mending, they were to big and the yarn was of a really bad quality (don't buy yarn without information about what kind of fibres it is made of). 
But since I have been told not to waste yarn I did as my mother often did.
I cut off the part with the useless yarn and frogged the remaining material back until I reached the point where I wanted to start the new foot.
I picked up stitches and used a yarn of better quality for the foot.
I also checked with myproject book regarding needle size, amount of stitches and other particulars regarding the sock.
After some knitting I had a pair of socks almost as good as new.

fredag 23 december 2016

morbror_lars at Instagram

I have recently started an Instagram account - It is just a try out, my blog will still be my focus-point. The Instagram account does not have textile as its main subject. 
My account is morbror_lars.

Please feel free to visit!

söndag 4 december 2016

Cowl in nalbinding

I have been nalbinding and this is the result - a cowl. I used some old 2-ply wool yarn and bound a fairly loose fabric in the shape of a tube. Circumference 80 cm (about 32 inches) and 40 cm in length (about 16 inches). A total of 140 grams of yarn was used.
After washing and a light fulling the finished cowl measures 75 cm (30 inches) in circumference and 37 cm (about 15 inches) in lenght. I used the Brodén stitch.