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Blog 2014

New sock design coming up

Posted by KnittingDane on Wed, 2014-03-12 09:10
New sock design coming up

I just couldn't help my self any more - the sock yarn was yelling at me from the corner. I've been stubbern though and stucked to the heart sweaters. But only missing one arm, I just had to celebrate - and what's better than a little sock knitting. I've SO missed it .

After a couple of swatches - admitted I often knit 3 socks before I'm satisfied - I on the right track. And when I've reached so far, I'm not far from a new sock design.

My work station

Posted by KnittingDane on Sun, 2014-03-02 21:03
My work station

Here's a little peak at my work station. I wonder what my neighbours and passerbys thinks, when I stand there in my window on a chair with a camera hanging around the neck taking pictures of my window sill?! Crazy lady perhaps? But what can I say - I follow the light

First sleeve on the way

Posted by KnittingDane on Sat, 2014-03-01 11:46
First sleeve on the way

Finally first sleeve of my dear daughter's i Heart you is coming up. The sweater has been som what frogged the last couple of weeks. I've been playing with KnittingDane codes instead. Ex the main page has changed - for the better I think .

I'm also in the process of updating all the old Danish Knit Articles. Swing by the Danish version of this site to get a glimpse of what's getting translated (when time comes).

How to knit flowers

Posted by KnittingDane on Tue, 2014-02-04 18:06
Knitted flower

Briefly I believed I had made a brand new knitting pattern. But then I realised that the only difference was the cast on and an extra knitted row. But the result was pretty much different to my eyes.

How to knit the flower:

Cast on 51stitches with long tail cast on (Danish article). I have cast on with two colors which gives a really nice edge.

To make a two colored long tail cast on, you need two colors of yarn  . The main color over the index finger and the edge color over the thumb. The slip knot at the beginning is made of both colors, so you can get a neat and tight beginning. At the end the slip knot is dropped, so don't count it in while casting on.

Status on the hearts

Posted by KnittingDane on Tue, 2014-01-21 21:58
Status on the hearts

As always I knit everywhere. Picking up kids from school is a perfect time for knitting. I'm never in a hurry. I just knit yet another round. Then the kids can finish up nice and slowly - as always.

As an extra bonus - there's always a chance to talk about knitting. Both kids and grown ups stop on their way just to talk about knitting. And those kids - they really know how to show excitement. I like it - I like it a lot

Here's yesterdays status: