söndag 28 februari 2016

More socks

More socks. Heels and toes knitted with the Norwegian "4-ply Strikkegarn" from Rauma (dark blue).

fredag 19 februari 2016

Syfestival - textile fair in Stockholm

Syfestivalen is a textile fair that takes place two times a year in Stockholm. It is said to be a fair for anyone with a love of textiles, sewing, stitching, knitting etc. It is an opportunity for shopping, meeting friends, workshops and many more activities. I think it is great because of the many sellers of quality yarns that you can find represented here. It is nice to be able to touch the yarn and talk about the wool instead of ordering on the internet. I have often thought that I should make a post about it but I have always been so distracted by all the things to look at that I have always forgotten to take pictures. But today I remembered ...



söndag 7 februari 2016

Grey scarf in garter stitch

This is a garter stitch scarf knitted with old 2-ply wool in charcoal and light grey. All in all I used 350 grams of yarn and a substantial amount of knitting hours.
The right colour was hard to capture in the photos. Only the first picture is close to the charcoal colour. I like knitting these big garter scarves despite the many hours knitting that they require. This one is 30 cm (12 inches) wide and 210 cm (84 inches) long. Knitting needles 3,00 mm.
They are warm and perfect for cold Swedish winters. Some posts on other garter scarves can be found here:
Mr grey´s scarf
Garter stitch
One more Baktus
Baktus - Grey and green
Elongated Baktus in grey and blue
63 360 stitches