Monday, 30 December 2013

Happy New Year

Posted by Annie Altherr at 06:37 0 comments
I wish everyone a Happy New Year!

I hope you will come back in 2014.

And i will try to remember for 2014 that i do not like knitting super chunky yarn.
The only good side it has, is that it's finished quickly. Otherwise it feels like i am knitting holding fence posts.
Oh and never to buy Ben Nevis Aran again. It's dreadful yarn. I still don't know what to do with those 1200g i have lying around.

On an positive note there will be most likely more jumpers, socks and lace knitting for next year.
And i try (but i can't promise) not to buy more yarn before i used up most of it *coughs* 
 

Colour Works Aran Jumper

Posted by Annie Altherr at 06:35 0 comments
I promised my fiancé a jumper for Christmas.
Well, he got it a few days delayed but he loves it.

Patons Colour Works Aran Shade 92
 
The pattern is from the FAM (Fatto a Mano 200) Casual 
by Lang Yarns
Page 39

In the case you wish to knit the same jumper using the same yarn i used 500g are sufficient for size XL





Babouska Tunic

Posted by Annie Altherr at 06:25 0 comments
A tunic made from Sirdar Babouska yarn.
Pattern # 9478

Personally i wasn't very keen on this yarn.
It looks nice and feels nice but it was a bit of a bugger to knit.




Long Aran Coat

Posted by Annie Altherr at 06:20 0 comments
This was once a cardigan, then it became an unfinished project, then it turned into a hooded jacket but it finally transformed itself into a gorgeous long coat.

It's partially Aran yarn I bought from Aldi last year and partially Sirdar Bonus Aran yarn. Depending on the light you can see they are different yarns but hey i only wear it at home to snuggle up in front of the TV

The pattern i used is Hayfield Bonus Aran  #9468





Sunday, 22 December 2013

Madame Tricot - Artist

Posted by Annie Altherr at 04:51 0 comments
Madame Tricot is a Swiss Knitting Artist.
She knits in 3d and mostly of it is food related.
Quite fascinating really.




Thursday, 19 December 2013

Hayfield Bonus Aran Cardigan

Posted by Annie Altherr at 04:41 0 comments
Made another cardigan for my better half. Green for a change.
He wanted pockets and he got some.

I used Hayfield Bonus Aran
and
Pattern #9466




Rowan Kidsilk Scarf

Posted by Annie Altherr at 04:31 0 comments
I managed to find some Rowan Kidsilk Creation yarn for a bargain.

I made this one using the crochet version. I think i prefer it compared to the knitted version.

I have some more colours of the same yarn.
Purple (this will be mine)
Grey, whitish, red and black i think.

It's very fluffy and soft.




Super Chucky Jacket

Posted by Annie Altherr at 04:25 0 comments
I was a bit lazy updating.
I have finished this Sleeveless Jacket last month.
I was using:
Sirdar Squiggle Super Chunky
and
Sirdar Pattern #9357

Easy and quickly made. I am sure the pattern will suite many other super chunky yarns.





Thursday, 24 October 2013

Rowan Romance Cable Beret

Posted by Annie Altherr at 03:53 0 comments
I found some Rowan Romance yarn (discontinued as far as i know) no clue yet what to actually do with it.
After i found this Cable Beret pattern i knew what i bought the yarn for.
100g is enough for 1 hat.
I had to tweak the pattern a bit because this yarn is a little thicker than the one used in the pattern.
Still i think they came out pretty nice.





Chunky Tunic & Hat

Posted by Annie Altherr at 03:47 0 comments
Finished this one pretty quickly as you can imagine.
Sirdar Connemara Chunky is a very nice a swift to knit yarn.
The pattern is No 9452




And with the spare yarn i knitted a hat.
This pattern is available here:



Monday, 21 October 2013

Fred Perry Knitting Patterns

Posted by Annie Altherr at 03:58 0 comments
Always wanted a Fred Perry piece?
Now you can knit it yourself.
Inspired by traditional home spun knits from the 1950's, Fred Perry has released some of their Autumn/Winter collection as free knitting patterns!


Friday, 11 October 2013

Free Halloween Pattern

Posted by Annie Altherr at 07:09 0 comments
I found some fun pattern for Halloween
by
Drops Design


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Nordic Jumper

Posted by Annie Altherr at 13:21 0 comments
Just finished a Nordic Jumper for my fiancé.
Made from Stylecraft Aran yarn.
Probably so far my favourite Aran weight yarn. Knits very fast and smooth.
The pattern for the jumper is free available from here.





Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Lady Feather Jacket Grey

Posted by Annie Altherr at 02:29 0 comments
A lovely cardigan i just finished last night made from a pattern by Drops Design
I can only recommend their pattern. Very precise and easy to follow.
I used grey YarnArt Jeans.




Purple Stripes Jumper

Posted by Annie Altherr at 02:24 0 comments
This jumper i finished 2 weeks ago is based on Jean a Rowan Studio pattern but adjusted as i only used 2 colours and the yarn had different tension.
I also made it longer.
The purple yarn is an acrylic/wool mix, the lilac with lurex is acrylic yarn i found cheap from Aldi.
Love it and i think it will be worn a lot.




Muse Cardigan in Lime

Posted by Annie Altherr at 02:18 0 comments
Muse pattern by Martin Storey (Rowan)
Knitted in YarnArt Jeans a very soft cotton mix yarn
Finished this a while ago. I only just got round to take pictures.



Thursday, 22 August 2013

Simply Cotton Lace Jumper

Posted by Annie Altherr at 07:36 0 comments
A cotton lace jumper ideal

Made from 
Performance Simply Cotton
a 100% Cotton yarn made in Bulgaria.
It's a very beautiful good quality yarn. I can only recommend this brand.
I found an online store for this brand





 

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