HANDMADE GIFT IDEAS FOR CHILDREN ✨ / Link is in the profile. I wanted to share some of the gift ideas I have came across and loved over the past years. I hope you will try some of them too! Happy Christmas! 🌲⭐️
Trying on my second “faire isle” hat. I remember I tried faire isle almost 2 years ago when I started knitting and it was a total bust. I had zero clue how to switch the colors back and forth, I couldn’t find any good videos for English style and back then I didn’t really know how to hold the yarn well either. After that, I never tried again because I thought it was too hard and a waste of time. Recently, I bought a faire isle pattern and thought.. fk it, let’s just try this out again. Tell me why, it turned 95% perfect the first time I did it 😂 I was soooo confused because I didn’t look up any videos, I kinda just did it 😂 but later on I realized that my technique of holding the yarn has improved drastically and now I am able to hold two yarn strands at once, srsly who would have known. So here came the birth of my new faire isle design, #theknittedrobbie , I made specifically for my little brother’s South Lake Tahoe trip later this month. So far, I’ve tried it out with a variegated yarn and am loving it. Slowly writing the pattern! Such a proud moment for myself 🥰
Also, did I mention that it’s double brimmed? Srsly my new favorite way to make hats 😂
I love the way different yarns capture the color differently. The natural grey of my new Celtic Tweed gives a deeper yet still shockingly intense look next to the light fluffy single ply. Either choice will give you a bright pop of color in your next project!
This skein arrived in the mail a week ago from @iamfullyspun, and it is 👌👌👌 - such squishy DK, beautifully spun, and wow these vibrant colors! I’m still working my way through holiday gift knitting, but this beauty is calling to me for future inspiration.
My first sweater pattern has been a long time in the making, but my testers are wrapping up their own lovely versions, and the pattern has one more trip to the tech editor before it’s release.
For a long time people have been asking me to put some of my most loved motifs on a sweater, and I finally relented with my Ribbonwood (which is already a shawl and a blanket). What you see here is the neckline detail and a single Ribbonwood motif running down the front. It joins another motif at the back and the entire lower body erupts in Ribbonwood glory (that’s the bit we lace lovers love!).
Over the next couple of weeks I shall tease you with photos, and if you’re keen on the pattern you might want to let Santa know you’ll need 4-5 skeins of fingering weight yarn under the Christmas tree. I used @unionfibre untreated corriedale in Plum Pie, but any semi-solid / solid yarn that you can knit to gauge (26 x 36 rows per 10 cm) will be suitable.
Ribbonwood Pullover for Christmas, anyone?
#makenine2019 // I change my mind all the time so there is a chance I might swap some of these. But here's to a year of selfish knitting and sweaters for me!
Left to right, top to bottom:
Spector by @jojilocat / Otto by @paule_tb / The Weekender by @dreareneeknits / The Londoner by @letesknits / Sipila by @boylandknitworks / Great Ambition by @cakeandvikings / Divining Tee by @sustainablistco / Procida by @thebluemouse_ / Rope and Braid by @norahgn
Striated cowl is one of my most popular designs on Ravelry. It was originally designed for Pompom Quarterly: their brief was to use an undyed yarn. I live in a bit of a yarn desert, so I worked with what I have: Spindrift from Jamieson's of Shetland. Although, most knitters will use Spindrift for colour work, the lacy texture works very well in this yarn, as you can see in the close-up photo.
This would make a great project for the festive season. It's simple with a four row repeat, so once you have memorised that, it's be perfect for knitting whilst watching a film or two.
The kits are available in several undyed colours, as well as some beautiful dyed shades. Those of you that know me, won't be surprised that purple features! I've got one or two kits left in each of twelve colours. Hop over to my website to choose your favourite. Link in profile!
Se hvad der hoppede af pindene 😍
Normalt synes jeg faktisk ikke rigtig tingene ligefrem hopper af pinde og nåle herhjemme men med pind 8 så hjælper det på det 😀
For en gangs skyld er det for øvrigt noget til mig selv og så i lækker blød uld 😍
Kittet er fra @weareknitters.
I kan læse mere om hvad jeg synes om det på bloggen (link i profilteksten) -reklame-
I’ve been sick and had to stay home from school last week. I took advantage of the time and made a few handmade gifts for Christmas. My niece is going to love her BBCB (baby braided cable beanie) and with the ties, maybe she’ll actually keep it on. 😂
Yarn: Through Dorothy’s Eyes by @premknits
Patterns: Baby BCB also by Casey and The Worlds Easiest Mittens by @tincanknits
I can barely tear myself away from this cozy little spot. 💕 Every day I find a new favorite mini from @a_homespun_house ,wind it up, and then see it magically transform into the Dust of Snow wrap by @curioushandmade ☺