tirsdag 19. september 2017

Saco Otavalo

Saco: Jumper in Ecuatorian Spanish
Otavalo: Ecuatorian town with a well known craft market
Saco Otavalo: Jumper pattern by torirot design inspired by the colourful patterns seen at the Otavalo market



Pattern is now available in a Ravelry store near you! The pattern is at the moment only in English.





lørdag 16. september 2017

Kirsebærdrøm



- Uaktuelt å strikke mønster med tre farger, for ikke å snakke om fire! Galskap, tenkte jeg. Aldri i verden. 

Men det vakre kirsebærmønsteret til Lene Tøsti sneik seg innpå meg, og ville ikke gi slipp. På Island falt jeg for det deilige garnet Einrum E+2, med en tråd islandsull, og en tynn, skinnende tråd thaisilke. Det fins ikke i så mange farger, og garnbutikken Storkurinn hadde ikke alle, heller, men jeg trengte ikke mer enn fire perfekte farger til kirsebærmønsteret. Fargenumre fins på prosjektsida mi på Ravelry.


Så til tross for at nesten alle omgangene har tre eller fire farger ble dette sommerens favorittstrikk!


Og her poserer jeg blid og fornøyd med Mjøsa glitrende i bakgrunnen. 



Pablo Neruda har skrevet et vakkert kjærlighetsdikt som slutter med en setning om kirsebærtrær: 

Quiero hacer contigo 
lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos.

«Jeg vil gjøre med deg 
det våren gjør med kirsebærtrærne»



onsdag 13. september 2017

My classes at Shetland Wool Week 2017

I am teaching two classes at Shetland Wool Week this year. The first is Knitting the thumb gusset

There are still a few places available for this class, where I'll be teaching different ways to work the thumb gusset, and you'll be working the gusset on one of these mittens.

 

For this class you need to bring your own yarn and needles. The mittens are worked in fingering yarn, like Spindrift from Jamieson or the 2ply jumper weight from Jamieson & Smith. For the mitten body, the gauge is 28-30 sts in 10 cm in stranded pattern, so participants must bring needles to give gauge. You'll need two contrasting colours and a couple of stitch markers.

I ask participants to work the mitten cuff before class starts. Then they'll be all set for the thumb gusset. The cuff is plain ribbing: Cast on 48 sts and work ribbing k2, p2 for 7-8 cm.

The mittens were designed for this class, that I taught for the first time at SWW last year. They're called Mittens for good neighbours. The pattern is written for one main colour and one contrasting colour, but as you see from my photos, I have played with using differend shades for the main colour and different contrasting colours.

I'm sure everyone is looking as much forwards to going to Shetland as I do. It's not long now!

The other class I teach is Design your own mitten  For this class no yarn is needed, unless people want to bring some for colour inspiration. We'll be working  with pencil and paper, so participants should bring coloured pencils and eraser. A handout will be provided. I ask participants to work a gauge swatch before class starts. Then they'll be all set for the design planning.

This class is full. 


For an additional price of £15 payable on the day of the class the book “Eventyrvotter” is included.

The book is in Norwegian, but you get a download link to get 14 of the 20 patterns in English as well (as two Ravelry e-books). You can see the patterns from the book on Ravelry.

See you soon!




onsdag 30. august 2017

Vottehøst

Travelt opptatt med å planlegge 

Vottedag på Maihaugen lørdag 14. oktober 2017

Les mer på bloggen Eventyrlige votter.


lørdag 29. juli 2017

Mystery solved

It has been such a pleasure to host this year's July Mitten Mystery with the lovely members of the I make mittens group on Ravelry!


Aínigma mittens - 145 projects on Ravelry now.
34 finished pairs in the finished objects thread.
That's where the prize drawing will be done. 
You have two more days to finish, 
prizes will be drawn on August 1st.


Here's my black and white experiment. 
It's a good way to check for contrast, 
but as you can see, it's not always right. 
You see the yellow quite well with the white, 
the b/w photo could have deceived you. 


onsdag 26. juli 2017