Saturday, 2 July 2011

Bits and pieces

Bits and pieces by Asplund
Bits and pieces, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
Back in Sweden dreaming of Italy... It's a good thing it's possible to combine daydreaming and knitting!
I'm working with the sleeves for my twined sweater. My plan is to join the different parts to make a raglan.

In a comment on my previous post Annegret asked why I don't like knitting socks.  Actually, I'm not quite sure, but probably it's because I like bigger projects with a lot more space for patterns.

Edited to add: after reading yarndude's comment (not to mention trying to explain in words) I searched for a video that shows how you hold the strands and found this video.


Yarndude said...

This sweater is looking incredible! I've been doing more reading about twined knitting lately and now I'm even more impressed! Have you figured out a way to easily twist the strands so you don't have to constantly drop one and pick the other one up? I should look to see if anyone has made a video.

Asplund said...

Thanks for your kind words about my twined sweater! Let's see if I can explain in words how one doesn't have to drop the strands:

1. You keep the two strands in your right hand, one on each side of the middle finger. (Palm down.)
2. To knit a new stitch you put your right index finger between the two strands.
3. With your index finger you take the "back" strand and bring it in front and around the needle to be knitted.
4. While you do step 3 you pull out your middle finger, and once the "back" strand is around the needle and has become the "front" strand you put your middle finger between the strands again. (Ha ha, sorry - writing about the middle finger doesn't seem very nice...)

There must be a video. Or perhaps I'll make one some day!

fluffbuff said...

Bentornato in Svezia! I hope your vacation was all you had hoped for.
Your sweater looks fabulous.

Annegret said...

Your sweater looks great! Can't wait to see it complete. Now I do understand why you do not like to knit socks.

Anonymous said...

That sweater is going to be an amazing work of art! Enjoy the summertime!

FadenStille said...

Das wird kein Pullover, das wird ein "Bas Relief" in Maschen, statt Marmor....ja, was die Socken angeht,da kann ich dir nur zustimmen.
Herzlichst Anett

Marifetane hobi said...

Örgü çok güzel görünüyor eline sğalık..

NostalgicKnot said...

OMG! That's meticulous work - Tens of thousands of twisting. I am so impressed.