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HOW TO USE YARN WITH DIFFERENT DYE LOTS

Materials, Technique Posted on 13 Nov, 2019 09:56:31

Same yarn colour, but different dye lots?

Why not make it a part of the garments look?

On a sweater for example. Figure out if there is enough yarn of same dye lot to knit two sleeves of it. And if not, you might want to place it as a stripe on the yoke or the body. Or maybe you want to make something smaller?

Here is a tip for a hat. This hat is knitted with two different blue colours, one grey, and for the white part it is used three different dye lots.

The darkest colours are in bottom of the hat, and the lightest colours on top. So, the white yarn was sorted by which one was brighter. One can hardly see that they are different, and that was the point this time.

All the colours are knitted to the end of the thread and used up. Because of that the switching of colours will start on different places on the hat and make a softer impression of the shifts. Easy and fun.

White in three different dye lots.

Would you like to see more from Aud B? Check out the pattern shop here.



DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS THROUGH CHOICE OF YARN

Materials Posted on 11 Oct, 2019 22:32:25
Soft and fluffy expression.

Fluffy and elastic or firm with clear lines?

Jacket knitted in super bulky yarn.

Look at those two cardigans.

The green one is knitted with a super bulky yarn, like the pattern calls for. It is easy to see the shape of the finished garment. The fabric is firm, still the jacket is soft and warm.

The white one is knitted with a fluffy, bulky yarn. Each stitch is a little bit looser with this yarn, and that gives the fabric some more elastic. It also softens the lines of the shape.

The choice of yarn will of course have an impact on the finished garments weight. In this example the green cardigan is 1 kilo and the white only 275 grams! But that does not necessarily do anything to the expression.

At last the question is what need the garment is meant to cover. Choose the yarn that gives the wished functionality and expression.

Knitted cardigan in fluffy, bulky yarn.
Pattern site: Jacket with collar


TO NEW BEGINNINGS

Thoughts Posted on 21 Aug, 2019 09:12:21

new beginning
Every now and then we all need a fresh start. To make room for something new to grow, and to find another perspective. Maybe the first steps are hesitant. Maybe the direction not yet is clear. But there is movement, a sign of will.

After the second world war there was an urge among people to move forward and leave the past behind. In the northern part of Norway there still are some traces from that time, like this rusty old barbed wire.

This design is called Spire, which is Norwegian for sprout. It has got colours from both the nature and the rusty barbed wire. The past, the present and the future.

The knitted female sweater Spire, the Norwegian word for sprout.



PLAYFUL

Thoughts Posted on 07 Jun, 2019 12:04:30

What if a garment could think? Or what if it could dream? Which person would it prefer to belong to?



MADE FOR MOVEMENT

People Posted on 24 May, 2019 09:52:42


You might say that’s the nature of the human beings; they are made for movement. Our body is not satisfied to just stand still, even though that it will need to rest too.

A nice walk gives a lot of benefits. Fresh air, movement and joy. And it is one of the best ways to think things through. Let your mind flow while walking.

Choose clothes after the weather and what makes you comfortable.

That was the thought behind the vest Boy. To have a garment that’s both comfortable and warm enough.

Pattern site for the knitted vest Boy. Made for movement.



SIMPLICITY

Technique Posted on 08 Feb, 2019 13:11:16

Markers in different colours.

Most knitters have experienced the need of using markers when knitting. One of the easiest ways to do it is to use threads. They will give a lot of information while working.

First, the threads will make you notice whenever there is time to stop for making an increase or a decrease, or something else you would like to be reminded.

Second, the threads can help you to count rounds. Just put the end of it over to the other side when you reach the right number.

Third, let the threads tell you which part of the work you have reached. One colour for the sides, one colour for midst back, and so on.

Just find what’s work for you.

By the way, this is going to be a bolero.

Closeup thread marker.



THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT LINES IN OUR LIVES.

Items Posted on 27 Aug, 2018 17:23:04

train track lines
The lines in our lives are easier to see after they are made than along the road. Some of them looks like they were “meant to be”, while other lines were neither planned nor welcomed. Altogether they make the path of our lives and represent experiences that we can use in other situations.

This vest from Aud B is called Linjer. It’s Norwegian and refers to the lines in a train track. The idea came one day Aud B was waiting for the tram, and she watched the beauty of the lines, and how similar they look knitted fabric where the technique garter is used.

Pattern site for the knitted vest Linjer.



THE BEAUTY OF LEAVES

Nature Posted on 09 Jun, 2018 20:39:46

One of the things many of us long the most for after the winter, is to see the trees turn green again, and all the leaves moving in the wind. Some of them different in shape, but still they have a lot in common. Like the line in the middle, and the tip.

The design Shrug Leaf is obvious inspired of leaves. Each of the main parts has the line in the middle, and a tip. The main parts are knitted, and then they are assembled by crocheting. The crocheted part gives a little space and air between each leaf.

The shrug is fun to make, and very comfortable to wear.

The design Shrug Leaf is obvious inspired of leaves.



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