Pattern

New Pattern: Humus

I introduced Humus some time ago. Now I’m happy to announce that the pattern has been released. A couple of test knitters said Humus was doable also for a brioche beginner, thanks to the clear instructions with a photo tutorial and video links. The pattern is available via Ravelry here.

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Esittelin Humus-huivin jokin aika sitten, kun sen koeneulonta alkoi. Nyt Humus on julkaistu. Parin koeneulojan mukaan huivi onnistui selkeiden ohjeiden ansiosta myös sellaiselta, joka ei ollut neulonut patenttia aiemmin. Ohje on saatavilla Ravelryn kautta sekä suomeksi että englanniksi.

Pattern

Valentino is Free

When my son was a baby, I was given a knitted baby overall that my granny had made me back in 1982. It was perfect for my son that had just learned to move around. It kept him warm – it was a bit chilly at floor level – yet wasn’t too hot because it didn’t have sleeves.

I was inspired by this garment and started knitting my son another one, in lighter weight yarn. I wasn’t able to choose colors, so I ordered a Wollmeise surprise set of two skeins. I ended up with purple and blue, colors that suited my son’s skintone very well.

Since my husband was working a lot back then, I didn’t have much knitting not to mention designing time, and the overall was finished a bit before my son’s first birthday. The pattern, in turn, was finished two years after I had started! Later on I revised it and added a third size.

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The baby in the photo is my daughter. When the purple Valentino got too small for her, I made another one, also in Wollmeise. There is a third one, too, waiting for her to grow a bit more.

Now I’m happy to announce that the pattern is available for free. There are instructions for making sleeves, as well. There is an image with measurements of the garment, making it possible to finish the garment even with another gauge. The sizes available are 70 cm = 6 to 8 months, 80 cm = 12 months and 90 cm = 24 months. (The centimeter sizes mean the actual height of the child.)

Kun poikani oli vauva, sain villahaalarin, jonka mummoni oli neulonut minulle, kun itse olin vauva. Hihaton haalari oli niin käytännöllinen, että innostuin tekemään uuden – edellinen alkoikin jo hajota saumoista, kun oli jatkuvassa käytössä – ohuemmasta langasta ja tietenkin saumattomana.

En osannut valita värejä, joten tilasin Wollmeiselta yllätyspussin. Sieltä kuoriutui violetti ja sininen vyyyhti, aika tummia värejä, mutta ne sopivat hyvin poikani hipiään.

Mieheni teki tuolloin niin paljon töitä, että neuleaikaa oli vähän, neulesuunnitteluajasta
puhumattakaan, joten kesti kaksi vuotta(!) ja kolme haalaria, ennenkuin sain ohjeen valmiiksi. Myöhemmin vielä parantelin ohjetta ja lisäsin kolmannen koon.

Nyt Valentino on ilmainen. Sen voi neuloa myös hihallisena. Ohjeessa on kuva, josta löytyvät valmiin haalarin mitat, samoin siellä kerrotaan, missä kohtaa lahkeisiin ja keskivartaloon kannattaa neuloa lisää pituutta, jos niin haluaa tehdä.

Violetin haalarin sisällä on sama lapsi kuin vaaleanpunaisenkin, tyttäreni, sillä pojasta en ehtinyt silloin aikanaan talvella saada kunnon kuvia.

Pattern · Test Knit

Testing: Humus Shawl in 2-color Brioche

This is merely a sneak peek at my next shawl pattern, Humus. The shawl is worked from the top down, using basic stitches of two-color brioche. The twisty motifs of the shawl were inspired by the crisscrossing of small roots.

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The shawl is reversible:

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The photos here show a medium size shawl. The medium size will be around 160 cm (63 in) wide and 56 cm (22 in) deep blocked. The large size will be around twice the area of the medium one, but it depends on whether it’s blocked or not. If it was treated the same way as the model shawl, it would be around 195 cm (77 in) wide and 81 cm (32 in) deep.

I’m hoping of releasing the pattern in September, to allow the testers to take their time,
especially with the larger size.

The discussion thread for the test is here.

Uusin huivini on neulottu kaksivärisenä patenttina ylhäältä alas. Ohje on nyt testattavana ja toivon mukaan saan sen julkaistua syyskuussa. Kuvien huivi on kokoa M, koon L huivi on pinta-alaltaan noin kaksinkertainen eli sopii keijua isommillekin käyttäjille (itsekin tosin olen 180-senttinen, joten myös koko M on oikein käyttökelpoinen).

Huivin Ravelry-sivu on täällä ja koeneulonnan englanninkielinen keskusteluketju löytyy täältä.

Pattern

Kesäyö

As a kid I was often at weddings in the rural town where my dad grew up. Every time we left a wedding it was already night, but Finnish summer night is not dark at all, and while trying not to fall asleep on the back seat of the car, I watched the misty fields go by.

With the misty summer nights in mind, in Spring 2016 I designed Kesäyö shawl, the name meaning summer night in Finnish.

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The shawl was designed for fingering weight yarn. I used Hedgehog Fibres Sock (400 m/437 yd per 100 g) in Moss (green) and Silence (white). You will need 600 m/656 yd (150 g) of color A, 400 m/437 yd (100 g) of color B. In the model shawl the green is color A and the off-white is color B.

Since more than 100 g of the green was needed, I have added instructions on how to knit the shawl in three colors: color A is for the narrow, green stripes, color B for the white sections and color C is used in the wavy sections. A full skein of each should be plenty for colors B and C, and half a skein is enough for color A.

More detailed info can be found on the pattern’s Ravelry page.

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