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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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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 =).

 

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.

 

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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

 

Gifts For My Aunt And Her Hubbie!

One of my dearest friends is my youngest aunt, she’s only 5 1/2 years older than me. She’s the one who helped me the most when I first started going to therapy, she’s the one who can handle me when I want the world to burn to the ground =). She’s even taught me how to speak on the phone! I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. For the longest time I wasn’t able to have a conversation with anyone on the phone, and because of her I now can. We’ll spend hours on the phone if we get in the zone, and it’s not just a woman thing! =)
She’s also the one who taught me how to cast on stitches properly! She’s a wonderful person with a heart of gold, and she’s a very skilled knitter (knitting, crocheting and needlework runs in our family).

Some time ago I asked her if she could photograph the things I’ve made for her (I’ve really not been a good girl when it comes to taking pictures of the things I’ve knitted in the past).

 

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Fish hats knitted with Lerke yarn, this is the pattern I used. They hang in the hallway, and it’s one of the first things I see when I enter their house =). Three or four years ago I knitted at least a dozen fish hats, and gave to people for birthdays and Christmas. I’ve even made a piranha!

 

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These candle holders were a gift two or three years ago. I chose the colors to match the interior of the living room. And her cat wanted to show how handsome he is =). He really is handsome, and he loves me =D.

 

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This was her gift last year, she asked for a Christmas mobile to hang in one of the windows in the living room. She wanted red and gold hearts, so I did that =).

 

 

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This Volkswagen pillow was a gift for my “new” uncle last year (she got married a couple of years ago, I’m not good at remembering dates and Birthdays and anniversaries). He’s a man’s man, he likes cars and engines, he frequently visits airplane shows. He’s also a farmer (he’s the eldest son in the family and inherited/is going to inherit the family farm). I found inspiration for the pillow on Ravelry, but I don’t crochet very well. So I drew a pattern from the pictures and knitted it instead.

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The pattern for this tractor hat is from this magazine. In the magazine it’s actually a kids hat, but that can easily be fixed by adding stitches so it’ll fit a man =). I thought my uncle should wear a tractor while driving one =D.

 

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This shawl was a Christmas gift for auntie dearest, and I used this pattern  from Ravelry (it’s a free pattern). I don’t remember what type of yarn I used, but I’m guessing it was cotton yarn =).

She’s also “borrowed” a few paintings I did (she was storing them for me, and one day she told me she had hung some of them in her house =P), but I’m not going to show that. I’m allowed to have a few secrets =).

Purple field of daisies cowl – free pattern!

20150412_145939I finished this long cowl a few days ago, it’s going to be a birthday/Christmas gift to someone. Or maybe it won’t, who can tell =P. It will be a gift =). Every time I’m finished with a knitting project, I hand wash whatever it is I’ve done. I do that every time. One of the things that annoy me with knitting cloths, is when you try them on in a clothing store that seem to fit just fine. And after that first wash, theyimage-2014103112061142 don’t really do that anymore. So I get that first wash out of the way, the yarn gets that extra smidge of a stretch, and they smell nice and clean. Old habits die hard and all that! I do apologize for the pictures, I’m not a genius, and for some reason the purple color changed a little. The actual color is on the picture of the skein.

 

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I’ve called this cowl purple field of daisies, because of the color purple and the pattern reminds me of daisies. This is what you need to make this cozy cowl:

Circular needles size 4mm/US size 6
Gauge (Falk): 22sts = 4inches

6-7 skeins. I used Falk (50g = 1 3/4 oz, 106m = 116yds) on this cowl, a nice wool yarn. If you choose a different type of yarn, be sure you have the same yarn length if you’re knitting the same size as this one.

Measuring tip: Hold the cowl up when you measure, so that the pattern stretches a little. Full length of the cowl is approx. 48cm. If you want your cowl wider or slimmer, the main pattern is 12sts long.

Explanations:
*knit 2sts together in back loop* =  slip one st knitwise, knit 1st, pass slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*knit 3sts together* =  slip 1st knitwise, knit 2sts together, pass slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*7.round: the first *knit 3sts together* = knit the 2sts at the beginning of the round, take the last sts from the previous round and slip over. Only the first *knit 3sts together*.

Cast on 228sts on circular needles.
Knit one round, purl one round (garter stitch).

Knit pattern (there’s a knitting chart at the end of the pdf file):
1.round: *knit 1 sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

2.round: Knit over all sts.

3.round: *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

4.round: Knit over all sts.

5.round: *knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop*. Knit *..* over all sts.

6.round: Knit over all sts.

7.round: *knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

8.round: Knit over all sts.

9.round: *knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

10.round: Knit over all sts.

11.round: *knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop*. Knit *..* over all sts.

12.round: Knit over all sts.

13.round: * knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together*. Knit *..* over all sts.

14.round: Knit over all sts.

15.round: *knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together*. Knit *..* over all sts.

16.round: Knit over all sts.

17.round: *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

18.round: Knit over all sts.

19.round: *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

20.round: Knit over all sts.

21.round: *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

22.round: Knit over all sts.

23.round: *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

24.round: Knit over all sts.

Repeat this pattern (these 24 rounds) 6 times in length. After you’ve done the pattern, finish off by one round purl, one round knit, one round purl while casting off. Sew in ends.

20150412_145507Finished result. For20150412_145547 pdf file, click on the red link below =).

 

 

 

 Download pattern here!

 

 

Long wrist warmers – free pattern!

I’ve finished a pair of new wrist warmers, they’re going to be a gift to someone. If it’s for a birthday or Christmas, I’m not sure yet. Nor am I going to tell who it’s for, there are eyes everywhere! =P

Anyway, I thought I would share the pattern I’ve made, and here it is. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you can find a downloadable pattern to print out. The PDF file also consist of knitting charts =).
(please let me know if there are some horrible mistakes in the pattern, I’ve gone blind on stitches and cast off’s =P).

Long wrist warmers – multicolored and patterned

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Needle size : 3mm (knitted on dpn)

Gauge: 10cm x 10cm = 23sts x 30rows

Yarn: any yarn you can use on needle size 3mm, here are some examples of yarn you can use; Drops Alpaca, Drops Fabel, Drops Lace, Drops Kid-Silk, Drops Baby Merino, Drops Safran.

If you copy my wrist warmers down to theIMG_20150327_152521 last row, you need half a skein for each color. If you have another color scheme in mind, you’ll need between 150g and 250g (4-5skeins). If you do like me, and use up leftover yarn from your stash, you should divide you smaller skeins into 2, one for each wrist warmer. This way you’ll get an even divide in your color scheme, without having to worry if you have enough/same amount of yarn for both wrist warmers.

Measuring tip: make the measures while the piece is lying flat. It will stretch a little when you put them on. They measure about 37cm.

The wrist warmers are knitted with 6 different patterns, one for each color. Every new color start starts with a purl round. This round is not included in the patterns. The main parts of the patterns are underlined, and can be repeated as many times as you like.

 

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Cast on 60sts, evenly divided on 4 dpn, and join.

Pattern 1:
Round 1 – 21: *knit 2, purl 2*. Repeat *..* over all sts.

Change color.
Round 22: purl.

Pattern 2:
Round 23: *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 24 – 28: knit over all sts.
Round 29: *knit 1sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 30 – 34: knit over all sts.

Round 35 – 40: Repeat rounds 23 – 28.
Round 41 – 43: Repeat round 23 – 25.

Change color.
Round 44: purl

Pattern 3:
Round 45 – 52: *knit 1st, purl 1st* over all sts (ribbed)

Change color.
Round 53: purl.

Pattern 4: (pattern chart on last page)

Round 54 – 55: knit over all sts.
Round 56: *knit 3sts, knit 2sts together in the back loop of the stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1st,
1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 2sts*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 57: knit over all sts.
round 58: *knit 2sts, knit 2sts together in the back loop of the stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1st,
2 yarn over (on next round you only knit 1 yarn over and drop
the second yarn over), knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2
together, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 59: knit over all sts.
Round 60: Repeat round 56.
Round 61 – 63: knit all sts.
Round 64: *knit 1sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 5sts, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 65: knit over all sts.
Round 66: *2 yarn over (on next round you only knit 1 yarn over and drop the second yarn over), knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 3 sts, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 67: knit over all sts.
Round 68: Repeat round 64.
Round 69: knit over all sts.
Round 70 – 77: Repeat rounds 54 – 61.

 

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Change color.
Round 78: purl all sts while decreasing 4sts evenly, by knitting 2sts together.

Pattern 5:
Round 79: *knit 1st, purl 1st* (moss stitching). Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 80: *purl 1st, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

Round 81 – 95: Repeat rounds 79 and 80.

Change color.
Round 96: purl all sts while decreasing 4sts evenly, by knitting 2sts together.

Pattern 6: (pattern chart on last page)
This pattern will vary in stitch number. Don’t be alarmed, it’s suppose to. When the pattern is knitted through, you’ll be back to the same number stitches as when you started.
Round 97: *purl 6sts, knit 1sts, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 98: Repeat round 97.
Round 100: *purl 6sts, increase 1st, knit 1sts, increase 1st, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 101: *purl 6sts, knit 3sts, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 102: *purl 6sts, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 103: *purl 6sts, knit 5sts, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 104: *Purl 4sts, purl 2sts together, knit 2sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 2sts, purl 2sts together, purl 4sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 105: *purl 5sts, knit 7sts, purl 5sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 106: *purl 3sts, purl 2sts together, knit 3 sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 3sts, purl 2sts together, purl 3sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 107: *purl 4sts, knit 9sts, purl 4sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 108: * purl 2sts, purl 2sts together, knit 4sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 4sts, purl 2sts together, purl 2sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 109: *purl 3sts, knit 11sts, purl 3sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 110: *purl 1st, purl 2sts together, knit 5sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 5sts, purl 2sts together, purl 1st*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 111: *purl 2sts, knit 13sts, purl 2sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 112: * Purl 2sts together, knit 6sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 6sts, purl 2sts together*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 113 – 114: *purl 1, knit 15sts, purl 1st*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 115: * purl 1sts, knit 7sts, purl 1st, knit 7sts, purl 1st*. Repeat over all sts.
Round 116: *purl 1sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 1st*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 117: *purl 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 2sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 118: *purl 3sts, knit 3sts together (slip 1st, knit 2sts together, slip slipped stitch over the knitted stitch), purl 5sts, knit 3sts together, purl 3sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 119: purl over all sts.

 

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Change color.
Round 120: purl.

Pattern 7:
(now we begin to increase for the thumb)
Round 121: knit 6sts, increase 2sts on each side of the 7th stitch by picking up the yarn between stitches. Knit the remaining sts:
Round 122: knit all sts.
Round 123: knit 6 sts, increase 1st, knit 3 sts, increase 1st. Knit the remaining sts.
Round 124: knit all sts.
Round 125: knit 6sts, increase 1st, knit 5sts, increase 1st. Knit the remaining sts.
Round 126: knit all sts.
Round 127: knit 6sts, increase 1st, knit 7sts, increase 1st. Knit the remaining sts.
Round 128 – 140: Knit all sts.

Change color.
Round 141: purl 6sts, put the 9sts for the thumb on a thread, cast one 7sts, and purl the remaining sts.
Round 142: *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* throughout the round, while decreasing 2sts evenly, 56sts total.
Round 143: *knit 2sts, purl 2sts*, Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 144 – 160: Repeat round 143.
Cast off, sew in ends.

Thumb:
Put the 9sts back on dpn, and pick up 11sts where you cast on 7sts on the hand. Knit 10 rounds *knit 2sts, purl 2sts*. Cast off. Sew in all ends.

 

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