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INSPIRATION

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.



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.



LESS GRANNY, BUT STILL SQUARES

Technique Posted on 08 Dec, 2017 10:32:52

Pattern site for the crocheted vest Squares

Crocheted squares are often called «granny squares». Probably because they often are used in blankets, where granny or somebody else, has worked a great amount of squares in a lot of different colours, and put
it all together. It’s a very smart solution for those who have too much left
over of yarn. And most “crafting people” have.

It was not really the granny squares which were the inspiration for this vest, but some small hot mats to put on the coffee table. Still, to put something like that together in a larger piece will very soon bring ones thoughts to granny. That’s why it’s exciting to make something that’s close, but still is very different, both in expression and shape.

Pattern site for the crocheted vest Squares



HOW MUCH FUN ISN’T IT TO LEARN A NEW TECHNIQUE

Technique Posted on 02 Oct, 2017 19:04:02

Everyone who loves to go fishing knows that there are different ways to cast the line. That could depend on surroundings, equipment or other things. There is always something new to learn, and techniques to test.

Sometimes it is just like a door opens, to a new world, only because of the knowledge of a new technique. And it is all fun to explore how it works, and to find out which new possibilities it contains.

Maybe a new technique will make some tasks easier, but also give new challenges. Maybe it will be the solution needed to come further with an idea. One can guess, but never know exactly, before this new technique has been practiced on the project one hoped it would work for.

Like the jacket Playful. At first it was just meant to be a small crocheted piece, to test how the technique worked. Then the inspiration came, to make something more. It certainly was some questions who needed answers, before it could be a jacket, but it was all worth it. And – a lot of fun.

Pattern site for the crocheted jacket Playful