Pattern

New Pattern: Taina’s Arrow

I had two skeins of Handu singles, pink with a little bit of blue speckles. I wanted to knit a shawl with them and to try the arrow shape since it’s a rather interesting way of making a triangle. I thought I’d go with something simple since the yarn was variegated and would hide a more complex patterning.

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A previous shawl of mine, Taina, had been very addictive to knit so I used the same sequence of eyelets and garter stitch. The resulting shawl is called Taina’s Arrow.

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The model shawl is 65 cm deep and 210 cm wide after blocking. It’s a very good size for a tall woman like me (I’m 180 cm/5’11¨), and it won’t be overly large for medium or smaller women, either.

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Neuloin huivin kahdesta sinisillä täplillä maustetusta vaaleanpunaisesta Handun sinkusta. Halusin kokeilla nuolen muotoista huivia, koska ne näyttivät niin mielenkiintoisilta. Päätin käyttää koukuttavaksi osoittautunutta Tainan kuviota, jossa vuorottelevat aina oikein neulonut raidat ja yksinkertaisimmat mahdolliset pitsikerrokset. Lopputulos: Tainan nuoli eli Taina’s Arrow.

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Yarn

Festival Yarn

I attended the Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival this weekend. I hadn’t bought any yarn in a year and a half and had started to run out of some specific colors and kinds of yarn. I had a shopping list, but didn’t even plan on being strict about it. Eventually I bought a bit over two kilos, so enough for quite some time.

Here’s a photo taken on the spot:

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At home I spread them out and took another photo to show them better:

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Right now they’re all in the freezer to reassure me that there won’t be any bugs in them when I start knitting. I doubt that any bug would have found them in just a couple of hours there outdoors, but I feel much better if I freeze all my yarn when it gets home.

I have an idea for most of those, and can’t wait to get them out of their cold treatment to cast on.

Tänä viikonloppuna olin Jyväskylän neulefestareilla. Menin perjantaina paikalle nimenomaan ostamaan lankaa, sillä olin päättänyt lopettaa reilut puolitoista vuotta kestäneen lankalakkoni. Olin kirjoittanut ostoslistan siltä varalta, että unohdan jotakin, mille on tarvetta. Enemmistö ostoksista olikin listalta, mutta mukaan mahtui myös kohtalainen määrä heräteostoksia.

Suurimmalle osalle langoista on jo selvä visio enkä malta odottaa, että pääsen kerimään langat ja aloittamaan.