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COLOURS – FROM A PLACE YOU LOVE

Thoughts Posted on 27 Apr, 2020 13:08:37
Colours in the winter landscape in the northern part of Norway.

Which colours reminds you about a place you love? Is it one special colour, or is it many? And why do you love that place?

If you put together the answers to those questions, you will probably have a favourite colour palette.

The palette for the sweater Hjemover contains some of the colours in the winter landscape a place in the northern part of Norway, where Aud B grew up. The English word for Hjemover is homewards.

To put the colours together

In the sweater Hjemover, the white represents the snow. White is used as the main colour because it is easy to combine with other colours.

The contrast colours are alternating, but the grey and the green are more used than the other colours. They are both calm colours, which helps to stabilize the expression, and reminds about the winter green trees in north, and the stones.

The sky in north changes a lot from day to day and all day through. Sometimes the brightest blue, and sometimes greyer. The sun is low in the winter and paints the sky in all kind of pastel colours, especially in frosty weather. The yellow is an example of that.

The pattern site for sweater Hjemover from Aud B design.

To see more designs from Aud B, visit the online shop at audb.no. And for more inspiration, stay tuned to this blog and check it out.



HEADBAND – EASY TO MAKE AND A QUICK KNIT

Technique Posted on 29 Jan, 2020 17:09:40
Headband knitted

This project is easy to complete, and it gives you an opportunity to use som scrap yarn. And besides, who doesn’t need a new headband from time to time? This one is worked in round and can easily be adjusted to desired measurements.

To make a headband like this you need sports weight yarn, approximately 50 grams, and a 4 mm needle.

Cast on 88 stitches and work ribbing K2 P2 for 15 cm. Cast off and fasten threads. That’s all. The headband is finished.

Adjust the headband

Adjust the with by adding or subtracting stitches. The number of stitches must be divisible with four, which means that you will have to add or subtract 4 and 4 to the number stated in the paragraph over. To adjust the length, you will have to knit shorter or longer than stated. Both adjustments will affect how much yarn you will need.

To see more designs from Aud B, visit the online shop at audb.no. And for more inspiration, stay tuned to this blog and check it out.



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

to new beginnings
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.

Pattern site for the knitted sweater Spire



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? And what about this jacket named Playful?

The jacket is crocheted, and comes in the sizes 2, 3 and 4 year. Please take a look at the pattern site for more information. Or stay tuned at this blog, and read about what’s inspired the jacket Playful.

The crocheted jacket Playful


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.



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.



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