KnitPosted by Inge Sandholt Thu, March 01, 2012 20:26:40
I honestly thought I knew all knitting resources and links on the internet. So how did I not find out about the Nordic Knitting Conferences
earlier? Organized by Gavstrik
, a Nordic association of knitting I did not hear about either until now. Anyway, it seems that the 2012 conference is being held in Iceland in August. The program looks really tempting. Hm...
KnitPosted by Inge Sandholt Tue, February 28, 2012 19:47:40
I have found out recently, that I am a sock knitter. Thinking about it, it is strange that it took me so long to realize. Right now I am experimenting with a new way to construct the foot of the sock. Or, new technique, not really. I got the inspiration in an old knitting book from 1945. The cuff is knit as on a usual cuff-down sock, but then the instep and upper foot is worked back and forth to the toe. The idea was, that the sole could easily be replaced when needed. It is a wonderful idea, that opens up for new ways to add pattern to socks. So far, I have finished the upper part of the foot, the challenges are only just starting! Again using Cascade Heritage Socks yarn - lovely - and reusing the circles from my first written pattern ever, Circle Mittens!
DesignsPosted by Inge Sandholt Tue, February 28, 2012 14:29:40
For my birthday I got this wonderful sweater
from Danish designer, Henrik Vibskov, Soho, NYC. It was a trip down memory lane, Danes my age will know what I mean. The sweater is an update of the Seaman's Sweater from the 30'es, that was part of the teenage uniform in the 70'es in Denmark. It is produced by the same company still, S.N.S. Herning. In fact, a few years ago it got revitalized by another Danish designer, Mads Noergaard - and the sweater has been a fashion statement since. Do I have to say that I loved the gift, so funny to go to a posh boutique in NYC, buy something made and designed in Herning, Denmark, and on top that, reminded me of long lost times.
The bubbles have found their own life among knitters. I had some marine sock yarn in my stash, that shouted to be knit into a pair of Danish Fisherman's Socks for DS. I tried to give them the same look and feel as the original sweaters, and I think I succeeded. He loves them! I wrote up the pattern, it is available from my webpage
DesignsPosted by Inge Sandholt Mon, February 27, 2012 14:09:52
I just received photos of the sample I made for the Init Picks Independent Designer Program. I knit the sweater a while back, and actually, I forgot how well it turned out in the cotton blend. Or maybe it is the adorable model that makes it look so good? In any case, I just love the mood in the photos - slightly retro, just the way I pictured the cardigan. The yarn is Knit Picks Comfy Fingering, a very soft and nice to work in cotton blend (75% cotton and 25% acrylic). The pattern should appear on Knit Picks web page soon, nice.
I will post more images when the pattern has been made available via Knit Picks.
DesignsPosted by Inge Sandholt Sat, July 30, 2011 18:24:16
So Beach Cusps Beanie
is ready! It has taken me too long to finish up the pattern, but I think I can be excused. I knit up a beanie for Malou, and she kindly agreed to model it for me. The result is not bad at all, the hat fits her perfectly!
The hat is available in a vast range of sizes, from newborn to men's. Knit one for hte whole family! Malou's husband immediately requested one as well. I think I will have to move on to new adventures. Here is another photo of Malou, presenting the hat really well - am I lucky to have lovely models!
KnitPosted by Inge Sandholt Wed, July 27, 2011 22:00:12
Sometimes I just need a project where I am not in charge, and where I am not the one that takes the decisions. To turn on the auto-pilot and knit, but at the same time, it shouldn't be boring. That is why I from time to time love to test knit new patterns in particular, if the design is pretty. Jet Wessel's fingerless mittens are a nice example of an enjoyable knit.
DesignsPosted by Inge Sandholt Wed, July 27, 2011 21:44:06
Hm, has the beach cusps beanie
been in the pipeline for a while? I have been waiting to be able to take some nicer photos before releasing the pattern. However, it is close now, I just finished knitting a medium size hat from the pattern which will be perfect for some photo shots. It is knit in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, in a nice blue colour. A real luxury hat.
DesignsPosted by Inge Sandholt Mon, July 18, 2011 15:12:09
Not quite the Rolling Stone, but close! My baby cardigan, Frank and Mathilda was featured on the cover of the Danish magazine Hendes Verden
today. Do I have to say I am excited about it? The photos
are gorgeous and the baby-models SO cute! The featured pattern is in Danish - the original English version is available here
. And BTW, I have used Rasmilla's Luksusgarn
for the cardigans - a lovely Wool and Silk blend.