VHS And Christmas Knitting!

I’m a bit of a nerd and a bit of a dork, anyone who knows me knows this fact. For years now I’ve combined my two favorite things, knitting and movie/TV watching. My collection of watchables is an ongoing, every-growing organism, which takes up a bit of space (I’ll admit that). For a couple of years now I’ve had my VHS collection stored at an aunt’s house, and a few weeks back a cousin of mine drove my collection up to me. It took me about a day to get over the excitement after my VHS’s had arrive (I kept snuggling with them, true story!), and the next day I started on the mission of watching EVERY SINGLE VHS I have, to check the quality of the tapes. Sure, I’m fully aware that my VHS’s won’t have great quality on the 48″ digital Smart-TV in my living room, but I couldn’t care less.1 Now this is just the first boxes unpacked, VHS’s takes up quite a bit of space, so I’ll have to do my mission little by little =). The stack to the far left are those who can’t be watch, ever again. They have passed away, and moved on to a better place.

I’ve had a great time these last few weeks, with my movies and my Christmas knitting. These are the things I’ve made since my last post:

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Bunny Ears Hat, knitted with Kitten Mohair (the white yarn), and Funny Pelsgarn (the pink yarn). I didn’t use any pattern for this, it’s very easy to make. You can take any kind of hat/beanie pattern, and just add the ears. And yes, I’m still thinking about making a Dead Bunny Hat for myself =).

 

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A long cowl knitted with double thread Sandnes Silk Mohair (purple and beige). Again I didn’t use any pattern, I just cast on a bunch of stitches, and knitted *1knit, 2purl* until I was out of yarn =). It is super soft, and my Zombie Head is feeling nice and warm =P.

 

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This is a Lovers Mitten, for those lovely lvoers who like taking hikes with each other. The pattern is from a magazine called Familiens Småstrikk. Now the lovers can hold hands while walking down Lovers Lane.

 

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These adorable pink hats are knitted with this pattern, and they are made for some adorable children. Since the pattern is for adults, I used 2 needle sizes smaller, and I used Topp’t Tå yarn.

 

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I have a huge pile of yarn, like this, just laying around. So I figured that I would knit as many pairs of socks as I can before Christmas, and that’s how many people with get socks this year. I found a bunch of sock patterns on Garnstudio, focusing on patterns where I can change color many times etc. The first batch looks like this, and is knitted with this pattern.

Remember to stay warm, Winter is coming 😉

 

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Knitting Frenzy!

The Christmas gift knitting continues, and as a result I don’t spend much time online writing every time I finish a project. Instead I’ve decided to show a handful of finished project, whenever I take the time to write something down, up until Christmas. I hope my 3 fans don’t mind ;).

I have a bunch of kids I knit to every year, which I really enjoy. I get to tap into my juvenile and childish fantasies, and knit all kinds of silly and colorful things. Most adults don’t really care about these childish things, and they’re certainly not interested in wearing any of it (unlike me…). So knitting for kids is awesome. At the moment I’m knitting a bunny rabbit hat for a little girl, and all I can think is “I need to make one for myself…” (though mine would probably be a bit more scary and bloody).

These last few weeks I’ve knitted a dress, a sweater and a handful of slipper socks. When I’m in full-on-Christmas-knitting, I don’t spend a lot of time creating my own designs from scratch. I’ll usually use a design from a website or magazine, and just make a few changes. I do this so I’m close to a good size for whomever I’m knitting to (did I use “whomever” right? I never know when it’s “whoever” and “whomever”).

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This dress is knitted with this pattern . It’s the same needle size as in the pattern, so I got the same stitch numbers as in the pattern. The yarn I used was Pingouin Yarn (from the vast collection of leftover yarn I got this Summer from my aunt). I’ve named this dress The Candy Lollipop.

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This sweater is knitted with this pattern , and is knitted with soft wool yarn. There’s a whole bunch of different yarns in this sweater, Idena Juvel/Smart Superwash/Labbetuss Raggegarn and some other tagless skeins of yarn. Like the dress, I used the required needle size in the pattern, so I got the right size.

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This sweet bunch of slipper socks was knitted with this pattern . They are super easy to knit, and a great gift to give people who like their feet warm and cozy during the Norwegian Winters =). They are knitted with Fritidsgarn, and range from size 37 to 44 (European size of course).

And so it’s back to my knitting corner, I have some bunny ears to make =).

 

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The Christmas Race Has Started!

Christmas is still a few months away, but as a knitter who gives (on average) 10 knitted Christmas gifts a year, the Christmas planning starts months before December actually arrives. I already have a couple of items ready to be wrapped, but I still have miles to go before all the gifts I have planned for this year, is done. I just hope I get it all done this year, I might have started on the Christmas Race a little late this time around =).

I’ve always loved homemade gifts, and I encourage people around me to make something for me when they ask what I want for Christmas. It doesn’t matter what kind of gifts I receive when they’re homemade. The thought of someone spending their time making something for me, warms the deepest roots of my heart.

This whole “lets give knitted gifts to people” started a few years back, with a serious amount of fish hats, and as my confidence has grown, the gifts have increased in both size and difficulty level. It’s always a bit nerve wrecking giving these knitted items, I never know if it’ll fit the person, or even if the person will like what I’ve made. I’ve been lucky, so far I’ve only had one “complaint”. A Yoda hat I made for a newborn was a bit too tight for the baby’s big head (how adorable is that!).

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This time I’m gonna show you a poncho I’ve knitted, for a special lady who is obsessed with the color black these days (I’m sure I just revealed who the gift is for, I hope her mommy dearest doesn’t tell on me =P). I used a pattern from a Norwegian knitting magazine, and it was a very easy pattern to follow. In the original pattern they used a silk/cashmere yarn, I used about 11 skeins of a yarn called Brilla (a cotton/viscose yarn).

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The pattern was easy to20150818_145418 follow, and once you get the rhythm in your head and hands, the knitting goes fast. It is knitted as one long rectangle, and then sewn together. I will admit that I at one point didn’t think it was ever gonna get long enough, but that’s what happens when you knit the same pattern in the same color. It measured about 64cm x 130cm, before I sewed it together.

And this is the finished poncho, and I do apologize for the slightly blurred photo. Since it’s all black, it’s kinda hard seeing the pattern. I took the picture while the sun was burning through the window, so you can better see the leaves =).

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More Minions!

I really can’t seem to get enough of Minions, they are just so adorable. Princess Fisefia loves them too, especially King Bob. It’s her birthday in less than 2 weeks, and she asked if I would make her some Minions for her birthday gift. She wanted a King Bob hat and a pair of socks with one eye on each, she was very specific in her request =).

20150818_144752King Bob is the wonderful little goofball in The Minions – The Movie, he’s kinda the baby of the group. He has different colored eyes, one brown and one blue. Or maybe it’s green instead of blue, I chose blue because that’s what Princess Fisefia said.

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of slippers. The hat is knitted back and forth, and sewn together in the back. The eyes,IMG_20150808_182545 both on the hat and slippers are crocheted and sewn on. They will be sent in the mail today, so she’ll get them before it’s too late =).

 

Here’s the trailer for The Minion movie, if you haven’t seen it yet =).

 

Christmas Has Come Early This Year!

I think I’ve mentioned before that I come from a creative family, where a lot of them like to work with their hands in some way (specially the women, there’s a lot of women in my family!). My grandmother learned to sew and embroider when she was just a little girl, she would sew her own clothes. Not only did she sew, she also knitted. She always favored sewing and embroidering, she was so good you couldn’t tell which side was the inside and which was the outside of whatever she was making. Unfortunately her hands aren’t fit for sewing any more, but she is always available for help and advice when it comes to embroidery and knitting.
My mother was at one point just as good, and I remember she made these beautiful embroidered pictures of flowers in 3D (yes 3D). I would always run my fingers over those portraits (I loved how they felt), and of course I was always told to keep my hands off them. She also knitted amazing pieces, my favorite was a Hardanger_bringeduk_helfigskirt and sweater she made for me in black and white, and leopard print pattern. When I was 15, mother made me a National dress (bunad in Norwegian) for my “coming-of-age” confirmation thing. My dress looks something like this, it’s a Hardanger bunad. I don’t have my dress at hand, so this picture I found on the interwebs will have to do. A few of my aunts are knit fiends, some of them like to sew, it really does run in the family.

20150723_124837The 2 aunts who knit are so sweet, not only do they bother to read this little blog of mine, they also keep me stocked up on yarn. About a year ago (maybe a year and a half)I got a big bag of yarn from one of them, and this year the other  one had gone through her 20150723_141712stack of leftovers to see if she had any for me. And lo and behold the mountain of yarn she gave me. This black plastic bag is a big garbage bag, completely full of delightful surprises. There were so much, I couldn’t fit it all in my luggage, and about half IMG_20150805_184211of it was sent in the mail. It arrived this week, and I’ve spent 9 glorious hours sorting and organizing it all. Some of the skeins didn’t have their tag on anymore, so I played the guessing game so that they ended up in the right piles. Here’s a “short” list of some of the yarn I got, and to my sweet aunt: THANK YOU!!!

Mandarin Petit, Classic, Soft.
Drops Alpaca, Cotton Viscose, Muskat, Kid-Silk, Karisma, Paris, Fabel, Bomull/Lin.
Dalegarn Falk, Freestyle, Magnolia.
Idena Juvel, Sport, Bambino Ull.
Sandnes Silk Mohair, Fritidsgarn.
Peer Gynt, Camomille, Gjestdal Orkid Luxuspels, Sisu, Labbetuss Raggegarn (Trysil Garn), Pingouin Pingorex Baby, PT2, PT4, PT5, Smart Superwash, PT Sumatra, Kitten Mohair, Monark Superwash, Silja Strømpegarn, Baby Superwash, Lanett Superwash, Topp ´t Tå.

Just A Few More Socks!

4-5 weeks ago I started on a very complicated knitting project, but because of lack of confidence and a sudden appearance of Summer heat, I decided to put it aside and knit some easy and “ordinary” things. Like socks. You can never go wrong with socks. When I have nothing better to do, I knit socks (I wonder how many times I can say socks in this post =P).
At some point, when my confidence is back on track, I’ll get back to my secret project.

A while back I got 3 skeins of Verdi, a purple/green, blue/light blue/beige and red/black. With these 3 skeins, I’ve knitted a pair of slipper boots, slipper socks, 3 short sweaters, a red/black beanie and cowl (which you can read all about in this post), a dragon scarf, purple/green legwarmers (which are in this post), and now a pair of socks for myself using the red/black. You can really go crazy with just one of these skeins, there seems to be  no end to the skein =).

IMG_20150628_161801I used this pattern  (which isIMG_20150628_162156 free, like all Garnstudio patterns) for my socks, and I added a red glitter thread to make it sparkle a little =P. This pattern is really easy, and it’s a fun way to knit socks. I made mine a little bit shorter, and these socks are very soft and cozy =)

IMG_20150803_135529I also found this pattern,IMG_20150803_135643 which is basically the same as the sock pattern above. You knit it the same way, back and forth and then sew them together in the back. I used leftover yarn, and IMG_20150803_135602knitted 2 pairs of socks.IMG_20150803_135727
The purple and white socks might be a gift for someone special who has come back into my life, and it’s knitted with leftover yarn (the purple is the same I used for this cowl). So are the very colorful socks on the right, and I’m keeping them for myself. I wear wool socks pretty much all year long, so from time to time I need to make new ones for myself. There’s only so many times I can mend holes in my socks, before they have to go in the trash. I like my socks colorful, it matches my dark heart =).

 

IMG_20150803_135758I’ve also knitted a new beanie and matching wrist warmers, I haven’t decided if I’m keeping them for myself or giving them away. No pattern was used to knit these items, it was done freehand. No socks were knitted with this yarn either, I just thought I could show them off in this post =P.

My 18th mention of socks, will be (the 19th) my last post, where I showed the lovely socks (20) I made for a beautiful little princess =)

 

Fun Socks For A Princess!

Once upon a time in a land far far away, lived a little princess called Fisefia. Princess Fisefia was not the ordinary 8 year old princess sitting on a throne next to her parents, wearing beautiful dresses. She was the kind of princess in beautiful dresses driving around on daddy’s tractor, milking cows and playing with her lovely dog Mick.

Not only was she a sweet princess in beautiful dresses, she was also a talented princess. She could spend hours and hours drawing amazing pictures, and making birthday cards and Christmas cards.
With a pretty smile and a cheerful laughter, she charmed everyone who was lucky enough to meet her.IMG_20150803_183119She was a fish in water and a monkey on land, climbing everything and everywhere.
Sometimes Princess Fisefia would dress up in common clothes, and disguise herself wearing wigs. That way she could walk among the ordinary people, and no one would know who she really was.

 

Princess Fisefia is everyone’s favorite princess, and one day she will rule the island of cows and sheep. Until then I hope these socks I will keep her feet warm =).20150724_203946

I used leftover yarn, and this pattern to make these socks (the pattern is free). Originally they were meant for someone else, but there is no way anyone can resist her puppy eyes =). Socks are very easy to knit, when you have knitted countless pairs in the past. The only “problem” I had knitting these socks, was how the 4 different threads of yarn always tangled. You’ll need to factor in a little more time knitting these, just because you’ll need time to untangle every now and then =). Other than that, this was an easy pattern to follow, and the result was pretty awesome.

It’s her birthday at the end of this month, and Princess Fisefia has of course requested a knitted gift. Which she will get, she is my princess after all =).

Handbags, tablet- and cellphone covers!

I haven’t been too active on the knitting front this last week or so. Sometimes life gets in the way, and you have to priorities. That’s what I’m doing these days. So when it comes to knitting, I don’t have anything new to show you. Instead I’ll show you a few bags and purses I’ve given to people as Christmas gifts.

I have made a few handbags, Ipad/tablet covers and cellphone covers as Christmas gift these last couple of years. I do like to give handmade gifts, and for some reason it seems like people like getting them =). In the past I haven’t remembered to take pictures of all the things I’ve made. Here are some of the bags I’ve made and remembered to photograph =P.

 

Tablet/Ipad covers:

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This purple shirt and yellow tie is a tablet cover. It’s knitted with a wool/acrylic yarn, so it can be machine washed. It was a gift to a very busy and important man (he really is, working at the University and reviewing books for one of the big newspapers here), so I thought he needed something business like =)

 

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This Ipad cover is also in the post Minions. It was a Christmas gift to a very dear friend of mine. Funny story is that he had just replaced his Ipad, so he had my permission to give it to someone else for Christmas =).

 

 

 

Handbags:

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This handbag was a Christmas gift for a lovely lady, in 2012. It’s knitted with Eskimo yarn, and then felted. Like me she has a very colorful and unique style, which I absolutely love. So I thought she would like a colorful handbag. The pattern I used is this, with a few changes. I used a different type of yarn (Eskimo), and of course different colors. Eskimo felts a bit different than Alaska, which is why it looks so different.

 

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This handbag was a Christmas gift for the oldest daughter of my best friend. I used this pattern , which is free on Ravelry. The blue yarn is a cotton blend, while the green is Eskimo yarn. I also added some “bling”, just for kicks =)

 

 

These two IMG_20140709_234256messenger bags was a Christmas gift last year (2014), for my best friend’s daughters. The blue one is knitted with a cotton yarn, the pattern is moss stitching and a simple cable running along the sides and up the strap.The “rainbow” handbag is knitted with leftover yarn (so a mix of everything). I knitted rows and sewed them together. Both bags have inner linings and pockets. IMG_20140709_234216

 

 

 

Mobile covers:

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This cute little number is of course a cellphone cover. Also a gift to a very important guy (he invents life saving medical doodads).

 

 

1012095_10153088190705259_6259644982136744009_nAnd then there was the Hulk! Of all the superheroes I know of, Hulk is one of the few I like, I love me some green anger. This was a Christmas gift to a friend I’ve known for 23 years now, and he is not at all big, green and angry. He’s a cuddly goofy man with a big heart, so I gave him a superhero to look after him =)

 

I’ve also made an Ironman cover, but as I’ve mentioned I don’t always remember to take pictures of the things I make. If I get a picture, I’ll  be sure to edit it in here =).

 

Rocking Cute Poncho – Free Pattern!

For the last 3 weeks I’ve been working on a921efa80b5181416dd9219b8e2fbe49a poncho, it’s going to be a gift for a special lady (you can never start on your Christmas gifts too early). I saw this great poncho (I may not be very fashionable myself, but I do follow some designers work), and I thought this would be perfect for this lady I know. Since I don’t crochet, I had to come up with a knitting design (although I will be trying to crochet a few flowers to sew on). Like my last post, this is knitted with crochet yarn I was given =).
It took a week longer to make, because I had to undo a big portion of it (it didn’t sit right when I tried it on, so I had to unravel about 10cm at the end and beginning of the first part of the poncho).
The poncho is not finished, as I have yet to decorate it. But that is going to take a little while, since I’m not an expert in embroidery and such. So I thought I would share the pattern before all the details were done, since you can decorate however you want to at this point. You can download the PDF at the bottom, there are charts =).

 

Rocking Cute Poncho – young adult size

Needle size: 3mm, circular needles
Gauge: 30sts = 10cm
Measuring tips: measure while holding the piece up, it will stretch because of the weight.
Yarn: Solberg crochet yarn, 200g
Skeins: 3
Other material: yarn for fringes, beads, embroidery thread/yarn, scraps of yarn.

This poncho is worked back and forth on circular needles.

Explanations:
 *knit 2sts together in back loop* = you can either knit them together in the back loop of the stitches, or you can slip on stitch to the right needle, knit 1st and slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*knit 3sts together* = slip 1st to the right needle, knit 2sts together, slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.

 

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Cast on 285sts, purl first row. First and last stitch are edge stitches (they are included in the pattern chart, not in the written pattern), and is knitted on both sides. Knit pattern.

Pattern 1:
1.row: Knit 1st. knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over*. Repeat *..* 33times. Finish last 8sts by knitting 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 1st.

2.row: Purl all sts. Edge stitches are knitted on both sides.

3.row: Knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, *knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over*. Repeat *..* till last 8sts. Knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 1st.

4.row: Purl all sts.

5.row: Repeat 3.row.

6.row: Purl all sts.

7.row: Knit 3sts, *1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts*. Repeat *..* till last 8sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts.

8.row: Purl all sts.

Work these 8 rows 18 times in height total (approx.36cm when holding it up).

 

Neck:
Split the piece in 2, and work the first 142stsIMG_20150505_214203 with pattern. End rows on knit side like this (5 last stitches):
1.row: 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, continue with pattern.
2.row: Purl
3.row: Repeat 1.row
4.row: Purl
5.row: Repeat 1.row
6.row: Purl
7.row: Knit last 5sts
8.row: Purl

Work pattern in height on first half 13 times, start on the 14th repeat, and knit the first 7 rows. Put it aside and start on the second half. Cast off first stitch (in the neck opening). Knit the 5 first stitches like this (reverse of first half of the split):
1.row: knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, continue with pattern.
2.row: Purl
3.row: Repeat 1.row
4.row: Purl
5.row: Repeat 1.row
6.row: Purl
7.row: Knit first 5sts.
8.row: Purl

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Continue with pattern. Knit till same length as the first half. Join together on the 8.row of the pattern on the 14th by placing cast off edge part 1 right alongside part 2 (knit side to knit side), and cast off on purl side.

 

 

Edge – pattern 2:
Pick up 312sts on cast on row, 2sts in the firstIMG_20150516_132348 corner, 280sts along the long side, and 2sts in the last corner on circular needles and purl first row. Place a marker in the 2sts in the corners. On every row increase 1st on each side of the marker (4sts increase on every round), include the new stitches in the pattern the second time you knit them. Knit confetti pattern over all stitches (not the corners) for XX rounds.

1.row: *1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together*. Repeat *..* until you are at the corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st. Continue with pattern until next corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st.

2.row: knit all sts until you are at the corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st in both corners.

3.row: *knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over. Repeat *..* until you are at the corner, increase 1st, purl 2sts, increase 1st. Continue with pattern, and increase in nest corner.

4.row: knit all sts, increase in corner and purl 2sts.

Knit 18 rounds with pattern 2 (9 patterns in height).
Knit 4 rounds garter stitching (start with purl), cast off on 4th row. Sew in ends.

Add fringes.
Decorate the poncho as you please with beads or flowers, anything you want =).

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DOWNLOAD PATTERN HERE

 

Summer Jacket – Free Pattern!

A couple of years ago I was given a full bag of crochet yarn, and for a while it just sat there collecting dust. I avoid crocheting if I can! Usually when I knit, I’ll watch something on my TV, and my hands automatically do what they’re supposed to do. Not foreign films though. I don’t have the skill to count stitches in my head AND read subtitles at the same time.

Last Spring I figured I would do somethingIMG_20150506_133033 about all that yarn, and the first thing I knitted was this short Summer jacket. It’s a fairly simple jacket to make, only trouble I had with it was the chafing on my index finger from the yarn (I might have been holding the yarn a little too tight). I thought I would share the simple pattern I made for this one, at the bottom of the post you can download the pdf with knitting chart =). Bare in mind that the pattern may be a little off. I knitted this a year ago, without writing down what I did. I had to retrace my steps. I did my best!

Summer jacket

Needle size: 3mmIMG_20150427_133215
Gauge: 30sts = 10cm
Measuring tip: measure the jacket laying down.
Yarn: Sesia 52 beige, 50g
Skeins: 6-7
Other material:  10 buttons

The jacket measures 37cm from the neck down. The arms measures (from the inside) 10cm, and from neck line to the end of the arm is 25cm.

This jacket is worked back and forth from bottom to top on circular needles.

Explanations:
*knit 2sts together in back loop* = you can either knit them together in the back loop of the stitches, or you can slip on stitch to the right needle, knit 1st and slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*knit 3sts together* = slip 1st to the right needle, knit 2sts together, slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*Raglan: knit till 3sts before marker, *knit 2sts together in back loop, purl 1st, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together*. Decrease every second round.

 

Cast on 252sts (first and last stitch are edge stitches, and is not a part of the pattern. Knit edge stitches on both sides). Purl first row, the next 16 rows knit ribbed, *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* over all sts, the 2 first and 2 last stitches are knitted (do not include edge stitches).

 

Pattern (diamond pattern):
1.row: knit 4sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 IMG_20150427_133249yarn over, *knit 1 st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 5sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over*. Repeat *..* 18 more time. On the last 8sts (not including edge stitch) knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 4sts.

2.row: purl all sts.

3.row: knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1yarn over, knit 1st*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts. Knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts.

4.row: purl all sts.

5.row: knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, *knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts.

6.row: purl all sts.

7.row: knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, *knit 4sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts, knit 4sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st.

8.row: purl all sts.

9.row: knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts, *knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts.

10.row: purl all sts.

11.row: knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, *knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st*. Repeat *..* until last 8sts, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts.

12.row: purl all sts.

13.row: knit 4sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, *knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop*. Repeat *..* until last 8sts, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 4sts.

14.row: purl all sts.

15.ro: knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, *knit 3sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 7sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Repeat *..* until last 8sts, knit 3sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 5sts.

16.row: purl all sts.

Repeat pattern 4,5 more times (about 21cm long), or as long as you want your jacket to be. On row 88 cast off for armholes by knitting the first 57sts (in pattern), cast off 12sts, knit 114sts, cast off 12sts, knit the remaining 57sts. Put piece aside and start on the arms.

 

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Arms:
Cast on 90sts (first and last are edge stitches). If you want to knit in a round on dpn, only cast on 88sts. Knit ribbed (knit 2sts, purl 2sts) for 16rows. Knit pattern 2,5 times (40 rows, or how many rows you need to get approx. 10cm). Cast off 14sts if you’ve worked back and forth (the 7 first and 7 last sts), cast off 12sts if you’ve worked in round.
When both arms are done, slip them on to same circular needles as the body, where armholes were cast off. Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body (4 markers). Continue to knit in pattern, at the same time decrease for raglan (see explanations). When you’ve knitted a total of 31cm/8,5 pattern repeats, start working an elevation in the back (you can either cast off stitches, or slip stitches to the right as if you were doing short rows).
Slip 2sts (or cast of 2sts) at both the beginning and at the end of every row while at the same time continuing with pattern and raglan. Do this 10 times (or however many times till the piece measures 33cm).

 

Neck:
If you’ve cast off stitches during the elevation in the back, pick up new stitches. Increase or decrease (depending on your size of course) to 120sts, and knit ribbed *knit 2sts, purl 2sts*. Remember first and last stitch are edge stitches. Knit ribbed until it measures 2cm, cast off.

 

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Right Band:
Pick up 124sts for band along the right side, first and last stitch are edge stitches. Knit ribbed *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* for 7 rows.
On 8th row, make buttonholes: Knit 7sts in rib, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, *knit 10sts in rib, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together* 9 times, finish the last 7sts in rib.
Knit ribbed 6 more rows, cast off.

 

Left Band:
Pick up 124sts for band along the left side, knit ribbed *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* 14 rows. Remember first and last stitch are edge stitches. Cast off.

Sew in all end (sew arms together if you’ve knitted them back and forth), sew on buttons.

 

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