This piece of knitting graffiti or yarn bombing is so beautiful and very cool too:
It’s on the breakwater in Flateyri, a small village in the West fjords of Iceland.
The artist, Gunnhildur J. Brynjólfsdóttir, also made this colourful and sunny bicycle, which was probably the single most photographed thing in Flateyri last summer:
And while we are on the subject of Flateyri, here are two of my favourite photos from the village:
I did of course alter the pattern a little bit. The sizes were a bit strange so I had to recalculate quite a bit. I skipped the fringe, added twisted rib at the neck and sleeves and last but not least I added more shaping, especially at the bust.
I am currently knitting a very simple raglan cardigan out of rests.
I found that I had quite a lot of Einband (Icelandic Lace-weight) in tolerably matching colours. The Einband is knit double in this project, I want a new cardigan soon so the 2.5mm needles were not an option this time.
I didn’t want to use a regular pattern either, but The Incredible Custom-fit Raglan Sweater is all you really need when knitting this kind of sweater/cardigan. You can the add bust and waist shaping to you hearts content.
I decided not to steek it – and thus not knit it in the round. I am an old hand at steeking, I have done it since I was a teenager and I will do it soon enough. But I just didn’t feel like it this time. So practice my purling instead and that has been very nice.
This was supposed to be a stash busting project, but now I have almost run out of yarn, so I must buy a little more. But I have still used up quite a few skeins of rests and that makes me feel very virtuous.
As some of my regular readers might know, I have a favourite baby pattern. It’s Christine’s Stay on Baby Booties
I have knit several pairs, this is the latest one, just recently finished:
My little nephew needed a new pair, so I made him these sunny shoes to mach his sunny disposition.
These two are knit using the very same pattern:
And these are very similar:
The pattern for them is here, in Norwegian.
I had planned to visit my beloved west fjords this fall. I was in fact supposed to be there right now. But life happens while you make other plans, as someone said, and I had to cancel my trip, both for health and family reasons.
So here are some of my old favourites from earlier visits:
I have been knitting. Not very much, but the sleeves are done and I have started the yoke pattern. Here you can see the sleeve pattern. I altered it a little bit; I really did not want 9 sts long floats on a sweater I’m going to give away.
Svo í staðinn eru hér nokkrar gamlar myndir að vestan:
Ég hef verið að prjóna. Ekki mikið, en eitthvað. Ermarnar eru búnar, komnar á búkinn og ég er byrjuð á berustykkinu. Hér má sjá ermamunstrið. Ég breytti því aðeins, því mig langaði ekki að hafa 9 lykkja löng bönd á peysu sem ég ætla að gefa og ég nennti ekki að festa þau.
The pattern is decidedly Scandinavian, it’s knit in the round with raglan sleeves and steeked, a technique very familiar to all you lopi knitters. The cardigan is knit in Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn but I am sure it would look very good in lopi too.