DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS THROUGH CHOICE OF YARN

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

IT IS NICE TO COOPERATE

Duo

How much fun isn’t it to work together with someone, who has a complete different way of thinking, and add new points of view to a subject?

When two people put their heads together, they will meet a task with their individual perspective and knowledge, even if they should have the same background in education and experience. Because there will always be some parts of their life that has been different, besides the distinctions between personalities.

It is really interesting to get to know another perspective, to see a task from a new angle. Very often it gives a wider view, and more opportunities for which solution to choose.

To cooperate with a six-year-old, gives indeed some new angles. And whatever thoughts one might have about what’s possible or not, they will have to be thought once again. Because a six-year-old will not leave a question open, or accept something as a problem without being given a very good reason.

This jacket, Duo, is the result of cooperation between mother and son. He wanted both Superman and Batman on his jacket, and his mother thought that would be quite difficult to manage in a pattern for knitting. Her six-year-old insisted on how easy it would be, and draw the motives from his point of view, into a chart. Of course the two superheroes on the jacket are not look-alike to the originals, but the six-year-old had made a motive he was happy with. And he had shown his mother a new angle to work on further with the design.

The knitted jacket Duo

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

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.

The crocheted jacket Playful

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WHEN NATURE IS INSPIRATION

The rocks that was the inspiration for the design Granite.
Sometimes the inspiration in a design is obvious, and easy to recognize in a finished product. Sometime one will have to take a closer look to find the link between them.

Here is one example on the first. The jacket Granite is inspired by the rocks along the seaside in the northern part of Norway. Both the colour and the texture are easy to recognize. The grey and white mixed together in the squares, reminds of granite, at least the grey variant. The use
of garter makes texture, which put one’s mind to the round shape of the rocks.

The nature has been a source for inspiration at all times, and still it inspires new designs and new people. It seems to always be something to inspire someone. Like a day to day wonder.

The knitted jacket Granite.

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.