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Sock Knitting – Karen’s Socks: blkaren-knitting

But my friend Lisa told me that I HAD to knit something cause I am responsible for making her a weaver!

So I knitted up this pair of socks for my hubby.”

Karen in the Woods

Knitted Socks

Sock Knitting

Sock Knitting Patterns
Christmas Stocking
Kindle Sock
Spiral Socks

hand spun yarn
Paivatar Yarns
Look for my hand spun yarns on Folksy.

Sock Knitting Pattern Books

Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers
With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, Sock Knitting Master Class explores such techniques as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round.
UK: Sock Knitting Master Class

Getting Started Knitting Socks (Getting Started series)
From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn complicated sock knitting projects into enjoyable activities.
UK: Getting Started Knitting Socks

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Knitting Motif Pattern – sorrel motif: aa021704

Wood Sorrel
Katabami

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I designed this knitting motif based on one of the traditional Japanese crests. The Japanese Wood Sorrel or Katabami

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Kamishimo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a Kamishimo made of resist-dye cotton, paper and whalebone. It is decorated with the Katabami crest.

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Japanese Crests

Knitting Patterns

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Handspun Silk Knitting Pattern: silktop

An easy-to-knit pattern that uses handspun silk yarn. A Dice Block design gives a simple but effective finished edge to the stockinette stitch, knit of rainbow-dyed shimmering silk, reminiscent of mother of pearl. A square neckline and short, set-in sleeves make this top a delightful addition to your summer wardrobe.

knitted silk top

Knitting Gauge: Gauge (stocking st over 4 in = 10 cm): 17.0 sts by 20.0 rows.

Women’s Sizes: (34, 38, 42)

Knitting Needle Size:

Size Data
42 38 34
Chest 44.7″ 40.5″ 36.3″
Ribbing Width 44.7 40.5 36.3
Back Width 15.4 14.4 13.6
Body Length 23.9 23.6 22.1
Ribbing Length 2.0 2.0 2.0
Armhole 17.8 16.8 15.8
Ribbing Width 11.9 11.1 10.2
Sleeve Top 14.7 13.8 12.6
Sleeve Botton 13.2 12.4 11.3
Sleeve Length 5.6 5.6 5.4
Ribbing Length 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Neck Opening 7.7 7.2 6.8
Front Neck Width 7.7 7.2 6.8
Front Neck Depth 6.8 6.4 6.1
Collar Length 1.5 1.5 1.5

Dice Blocks Knitting Pattern

This Dice Blocks check design is quite versatile and can be adapted to any size. Sample and see what looks best with your yarn. For this Silk Top, I have used dice blocks in multiples of 3, plus 3.

Row 1: K3 *P3, P3.*

Row 2: P3 *K3, P3.*

Row 3: K3, *P3, P3. *

Row 4: P3, *K3, P3*

Row 5: P3, *K3, P3 *

Row 6: K3, *P3, K3 *

Row 7: P3, *K3, P3 *

Row 8: K3, *P3, K3 *

Back:

1. Cast on 81 (93,99) sts on size 3.50 mm needles.

2. Row 1: Knit

3. Row 2: Knit

4. Following the Dice Block Pattern above, work for 2 inches.

5. Change to stockinette stitch and work even until piece measures 10.8 ins 54 rows (11.6 in., 58 rows) (12.0 ins, 60 rows), excluding Dice Block border.

3. Armhole shaping. Cast off 4 (4,5) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Knit 12 (18, 20) rows, while dec 1 st at each end of next and every following alternate row until 60 (66,70) sts remain.

4. Knit even until armhole measures 8 ins 40 rows (8.4 ins. 42 rows)(9.2 ins (46 rows).

5. Shoulder shaping. Cast off 7 (8,8) sts at beginning of next 2 (4, 2) rows. Cast off 8 (8, 9) sts at beginning of next 2 (4,2) rows.

6. Total 98 (104,106) rows (excluding border) with 30 (33,36) sts remaining for back of neck. Place sts on holder.

Front:

1-4 Follow steps 1 to 4 as for back.

3. Armhole. Dec for armhole at both ends, as for back. Continue until armhole measures xx (2.8 ins 14 rows)(3.2 ins 16 rows), with xx (69,72) sts remaining.

4. Shape neck. Work both sides at the same time. Work 15 (18,18) sts. Slip the next 30 (33,36) sts to a holder. With a second ball of yarn, work remaining 15 (18,18) sts. Continue armhole shaping.

5. Work even until armhole measures 8 ins 40 rows (8.4 ins 42 rows) (9.2 ins 46 rows).

6. Shoulder shaping. Cast off as for back.

Sleeves:

1. Cast on 57 (63,66) sts on size 3.50 mm needles.

2. Knit 2 rows.

3. Work in Dice Block pattern for 1.5 inches.

2. Change to stockinette stitch and work even until sleeve measures 3 inches.

5. Shape cap. Cast off 4 (4,5) sts at beg of next two rows. Dec 1 st at each end of every row 2 (5,3) times, then dec 1 st at each end of every 2nd row 11 (8,12) times, then dec 1 st at each end of every row 2 (5,3) times. Cast off remaining 18 (19,20) sts loosely.

Left Shoulder Seam:

1. Use backstitch to sew front to back along left shoulder seam.

Square Front Neckline:

— by hand on size 3.50 mm needles.
1. With right side of work facing, pick up and knit 30 (33,36) sts from back neck holder, 25 (27,28) sts from left front neck edge, 30 (33,36) sts from front neck holder, and 25 (27,28) sts from right front neck edge. Total 110 (120, 128) sts.
2. Knit 2 rows.

3. Knit in Dice Block pattern for 1.5 inches. As you do the pattern, work mitred corners every other row (right side) as follows.

Knit in Dice Block to last 2 st before corner st.

If the first st on your left needle is a knit st, work: SSK, K corner st, K2tog.

Otherwise (first st is a purl st), work: P2tog, K corner st, P2tog.

3. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Finishing:

1. Sew side and sleeve seams using invisible seam. Use backstitch to sew remaining seams.

2. Sew in loose ends.

Rainbow Dyed Silk

Knitting Patterns

Shetland Squares Charts
Seed Stitch hat
Lichen Slippers
Knitted Skirt Pattern

Knitting Books: Handspun Knits

All New Homespun Handknit: 25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn
Hats, mittens, scarves, socks, bags, children’s items, wraps, and home décor options to challenge fiber artists of all skill levels.

Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)
Recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns

A Fine Fleece: Knitting with Handspun Yarns
While educating you on the differences in fibers (like Alpaca, Merino, Cormo, Rambouillet, and Suffolk) and the characteristics you can achieve in a handspun yarn by combining fibers according to certain recipes.

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Knitting – ABC Chart: knit-abc

Here is a knitting chart for the capital letters of the alphabet, kniton a 5 x 7 grid.

abc knit pattern

Knitting Patterns

Kindle Sock Knitting Pattern
ABC Knitting Motif
Christmas Knitting Motifs
Sarah Lund Brown Jumper Motif
Sarah Lund White Jumper Motif
Rose Motif

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Kindle Ipad Case Patterns: kindle-case

I bought a Kindle for myself about a month ago. I have been using it a lot, throwing it into my bag as I’m headed out the door. I thought about making a case for it but haven’t found the time yet. This weekend I took out my Kindle and thought I would settle down and do a bit of reading. I was very horrified to find that my Kindle screen was broken. I haven’t dropped it, and thought I had been careful not to scratch it. The glass itself doesn’t look like it has a crack in it but the etext was garbled and unreadable.
I phoned Amazon Customer support and they were very helpful. My Kindle is being replaced and a new one will arrive tomorrow.
I think it is time to make a sleeve to protect my Kindle.

Kindle Sock Pattern
The pattern for the sock that I knit and felted to protect my new Kindle from future damage.

Kindle Craft Books
Knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, and other craft books for Kindle.

Quilted Kindle Case Cover
A how-to quilting pattern for a Kindle case.

Felted Kindle Case
This Kindle case is sewn using felt fabric.

Kindle Pocket
A handknit Kindle pocket with a cable design.

Entrelac Kindle Cozy
A pretty Kindle case knit in entrelac.

Cassie’s Kindle Cover
Handknit pattern using cotton yarn and lined with fabric.

Bear Claw Kindle
A knit Kindle case with a bearclaw pattern.

Mock Cable Kindle
Knit a Kindle sleeve with a mock cable pattern using cotton yarns.

Kindle Sweater
A Kindle sweater in plain knit.

Knitting Patterns

Kindle Sock Knitting Pattern
ABC Knitting Motif
Christmas Knitting Motifs
Sarah Lund Brown Jumper Motif
Sarah Lund White Jumper Motif
Rose Motif

Textile books for Kindle

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Knitting Pattern: Sarah Lund Brown Sweater Motif

The Killing is a Danish TV series that has recently been broadcast in the UK. The show is about a Danish police detective who is trying to solve a murder. In the show she wears a couple of beautiful handknit sweaters: A white wool sweater with a natural brown star pattern, and a brown version with a white diamond pattern. The sweaters are knit in a traditional Faroes Island technique.

Sarah Lund White Sweater
The knitting motif design for Sarah Lund’s White Jumper.

Sirri Faroese Yarn
Where to buy wool for knitting this sweater. I think this sweater would also be stunning knit with natural handspun yarns.

The Killing will be available for purchase in a DVD box set via Amazon.co.uk on April 4, 2011. The show is in Danish, with English subtitles. Series 2 and 3 have also been produced and will be airing on BBC at a later date. A US version of this series is being developed.

The Killing – Series 1

The Killing is available for purchase in a DVD box set via Amazon.co.uk. The show is in Danish, with English subtitles. Series 2 and 3 have also been produced and will be airing on BBC at a later date.

The Killing – Series 2

A US version of this series has been produced recently and is being aired on TV AMC – The Killing
The Killing Series 1 – US
The US version of The Killing will be available on DVD soon.

Here is my version of the diamond knitting motif used in this handknit sweater.

sarah lund brown sweater

Sarah Lund Red Sweater

The new season of The Killing is starting this week.
Now Sarah wears a new red sweater. Here is a link to the pattern for the new red Sarah Lund Sweater.
And a copy of the snowflake pattern.
This website is in Danish. If you use the Chrome browser, it has a feature that will translate the page to English for you.

Handspun, Handknit Jumpers

If you are looking for something a bit different, how about a Sami-style handknit sweater? These are handknit from handspun pure white merino wool, and decorated with a Sami-style handwoven band – in Sami traditional colors, of course.
Isin Sweaters

How Long Does it Take?
How long does it take to knit a jumper?

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Knitting Pattern: Sarah Lund – White Sweater Motif

If you live in the UK, you may be familiar with the TV series ‘The Killing’ (Forbrydelsen) that has been on for the past several weeks, about a Danish police detective Sarah Lund, played by Sofie Gråbøl. Besides being a very intriguing crime thriller that has me staying home on a Saturday night to watch the next episode, the handknit jumpers that Sarah has been wearing are quite beautiful.

Sarah Lund Interview
In an interview with Sofie Gråbøl by the Guardian, Sofie tells about the decision to wear the jumper. “It tells of a woman who has so much confidence in herself that she doesn’t have to use her sex to get what she wants. She’s herself….
Also I was brought up in the 70s in a very left-wing politically active scene and I wore those sweaters. To me, a sweater like that tells of a person who deep down believes in soft values, togetherness. She works in a cynical world and she is cynical herself, but the sweater says that maybe deep down there’s a longing to, I don’t know, sit around a fire with a guitar!”

Gudrun and Gudrun
If you don’t want to hand knit the sweater yourself, you can order one.

Sirri Faroese Yarn
Where to buy wool for knitting this sweater. You will need about 400 grams of Sirri yarn 3-ply undyed White and Dark Brown, Needle size 8 mm is recommended.
The jumper is knit with quite a loose stitch. But knit the jumper to fit very snugly, because the Sirri wool will stretch when you wear it.

The pullover is knit in a traditional Faroese star knitting design , using a basic raglan sleeve and crew neck sweater design.

I think that this sweater would be quite stunning if knit using natural handspun wool yarns. I may have to purchase some wool roving and spin myself some yarn.

The Killing – Series 1 DVD

The Killing is available for purchase in a DVD box set via Amazon.co.uk. The show is in Danish, with English subtitles. Series 2 and 3 have also been produced and will be airing on BBC at a later date.

The Killing – Series 2 DVD

A US version of this series has been produced recently and is being aired on TV AMC – The Killing
The Killing Series 1 – US DVD
The US version of The Killing will be available on DVD soon.

You Tube – The Killing – Forbrydelsen

 

Star Knitting Motif

Here is my version of the white sweater knitting motif

Sarah Lund Brown Sweater

In some episodes, Sarah wore a brown sweater that was similar but with a Diamond pattern rather than the Star.
Here is the Knitting pattern motif for this sweater.

Sarah Lund Brown Jumper Knitting Pattern

Raglan Sleeve Sweater Patterns

Raglan Jumper
A knitting pattern I designed that is knit from the bottom up.

Raglan Sleeve Sweater
A free sweater pattern knit from the top down.
Spindling Sweaters
A selection of sweater knitting patterns that you can purchase.
Knitware Design /Software
I find this software easy to use for designing sweaters for handwoven yarns. Knit a test swatch and the software calculates the pattern and yarn requirements.

Ravelry

Sarah Lund Jumper
A knitting project on Ravelry.

Sarah Lund Red Sweater

The new season 2 of The Killing is starting this week.
Now Sarah wears a new red sweater. Here is a link to the pattern for the new red Sarah Lund Sweater.
And a copy of the snowflake pattern.
This website is in Danish. If you use the Chrome browser, it has a feature that will translate the page to English for you.

Hand Spun Yarn

Shetland Handspun yarn
Hand Spun Shetland Knitting Yarn
I find Shetland fleece to be a bit softer and less scratchy than Gotland wool, so I prefer using it for hand knits.
Shop for my hand spun knitting yarns at Folksy. Lovely when knit as a ‘Lund’ style jumper.

Handspun, Handknit Jumpers

If you are looking for something a bit different, how about a Sami-style handknit sweater? These are handknit from handspun pure white merino wool, and decorated with a Sami-style handwoven band – in Sami traditional colors, of course.
Isin Sweaters

How Long Does it Take?
How long does it take to knit a jumper?

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