I am very pleased to show you some more professional photographs of my designs, published this week in issue number 2 of the Norwegian magazine Familien/The Family which includes 28 pages of knitted accessories. Two of the designs are mine: The Open Triangles Cowl & Wrist Warmers and a Trendy Slouchy Hat. The first design, previously photographed on me, see new-design-open-triangles-wrist-warmers-and-cowl is knitted in the soft and warm Lerke yarn, a mixture of cotton and wool, in a zingy blue from Dale yarns using a 4 mm/US 6, see dalegarn. Both are knitted flat and sewn together afterwards with or without a hole for the thumb. The pattern repeat is not difficult, but you need to knit a couple of repeats to learn the pattern by heart, as some knitters have already confirmed here on my blog and on Facebook. Several days before I had my hands on a copy of the magazine, I received the first message that one knitter – a subscriber, obviously – had already started to my excitement!
A trendy slouchy hat was a design commission I received at the beginning of December, preferably in a luxurious fiber. It is still hard to find pure cashmere available in yarn shops in Oslo, so I ended up choosing an extremely soft baby alpaca called Thin Alpaca, 100% pure alpaca in a 50 g/1.7 oz ball, by Du Store Alpakka in an elegant moss green shade, see dustorealpakka. It is supposed to be worn loosely and looks even cooler when worn with sunglasses. It is easy to knit in stocking stitch in the round, using a 3 mm/US 2.5 short circular needles and a great gift idea requiring less than 2 balls.
My Cablewing Sweater and Cowls – if you need to check photo, here it is: new-design-cablewing-sweater-and-cowls have been sold to Familien.
They are currently awaiting professional photography. I am eagerly awaiting those, and will let you know when they will be published in Norwegian. It will be a year before the rights are released and the patterns will be available in English on my website and Ravelry, but I am sure you have other projects in your knitting queue to work on, until then.