Sunday 17 November 2013

Double-knitted jacked in progress

Sweet and slow: I like the way this jacket is turning out, but it does take a lot of time since double knitting (logically) involves twice as many stitches. This technique is just as addictive as brioche knitting and I have quite a few ideas I want to try. But when? Retiring at 40 is a tempting idea but not really realistic...

I couldn't resist adding an A for Asplund (or Armpit) before dividing the jacket into a back and two front sections. Suddenly knitting only one of the fronts is so much quicker I find myself making mistakes quite often as I mix up rows (knitting the same row again).

also right side

Sunday 10 November 2013

Knitting in style

Knitting in style by Asplund
Knitting in style, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
Old and new knitter friends at Kristinehovs malmgård in Stockholm. The more, the merrier!

Statues are extremely useful when you want photos of your knitting! They don't get tired of posing and they don't care if people stare. This is a brioche shawl I knitted a couple of months ago.

Thursday 7 November 2013

"Nili" shawl

"Nili" shawl by Asplund
"Nili" shawl, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
I've surprised myself by actually writing up a pattern for a shawl! It is available for sale at Litet nystan in Stockholm, but I'm working on a translation into English and plan to make it available on Ravelry (in both Swedish and English) provided I understand how to. It would be easier to get how computers, Paypal etc work if they were made of yarn!

The shawl is called Nili after a friend's daughter. She's an incredibly crafty girl who sees endless possibilities in all kinds of material. I owe my best knitting memory to her too: when she was four years old and saw me working on the yoke of my top-down twined sweater her comment was that I might be knitting men's underwear!
"Kanske det ska bli kalsonger?"