Sunday, May 29, 2011

black pearl

found this tutorial last night while surfing
and had to make one of my own 
this will fit my soon to be ready perla pretty well

black pearl is ready!!! and this cute flower corsage fits the bill

my black pearl with a cute leather flower corsage

black pearl with my little ribbon flower corsage

black pearl without closure [like the open look very much]

yarn. no label wool/alpaka
needles. 5.5mm circulars and dpns
pattern. by Joji Locatelli

perla was an enjoyable testknit
the pattern is easy and clear written
love the texture and shape of this beautie <3 <3 <3

i highly recommend knitting a perla of your own!!!
a pleasure to knit and a pleasure to wear

have a nice week

isa k.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

striped blanket cardi

remember this sneak peak of my blanket style cardigan?
finished it a few days ago, but had no time for doing the shots...

simplest topdown construction with
a cute raglan line i think

the raglanline flows into a faux side seam
a nice detail for this plain and simple design

yarn. soft merino by ICE YARNS
needles. 4mm circulars and dpns

will work on a pattern, if there is any interest
on such a simple thing

see you 

isa k.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

new ideas

a new cardi design is on the go...

simple eyelet pattern
seamless topdown construction

swatched with zealana Kiwi Lace
absolutely adorable yarn!! love it

isa k.

Monday, May 23, 2011

ebay finds

found some wonderful yarns on ebay these days..

grey merino/alpaka

dark plum merino lace

another merino lace

...and some merino in a cool violet shade

i just couldn't resist buying these beauties,

have a nice one
isa k.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

contiguous blue

finished my contiguous-set-in-sleeve tee
this evening
i am really pleased with it!!!!
the hemmed edges look so nice
the drawstring was a real good choice
and this deep blue fits me so......

the backneck increases worked fine, so
the neck does not come this high as it did without
maybe the next time i would do 3 inc on both sides
to even them out

we will see


for now i have a new testknit on the go
i am proud to tell that she 
invited me to test her new design perla 

waiting for  my yarn to arrive

see you
isa k.

Monday, May 16, 2011

blanket cardi

this sweet striped cardi is making progress
i'm really pleased with the outcome
thinking about a ribbed band along the frontopening

not decided yet....

out of the blue leftovers i continued
my experiments in contiguous set-in-sleeve construction
developed by SusieM

2 shoulder sts
increased by leftleaning and rightleaning increases
(M1L, M1R) on rs and ws
6 sts for sleevecaps
inc sleevests on rs and ws until sleeve
measures 3 cm
continued inc on every rs row

inc for backneck shaping on both sides
of the backneck 3 times on every rs row
[first inc 4 sts after shouldersts, next inc 3 sts
after, next inc 7 sts before shouldersts, next inc
4 sts before shouldersts]

this will be a simple stst tee with a striped bottom
hope i can show more pics soon

have a nice week
isa k.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

contiguous experiments

experimental knitting using this idea
by SusieM

3 centre sts for shoulderseam
mirrored inc on knit and purl sides (m1l, m1r)
sleeve cap:
replaced markers (5 sts between)
sm, m1, k2, m1, k1, m1, k2, m1, sm, .....

thinking about inc only on the knit sides
- 4 inc per knit row -


first pics of my finished revival test

i did one slip st seam on the front
was thinking about crocheting through this
to accentuate it a bit more..?

the yarn is wonderful to wear, but hell to knit
no chance to knit while watching tv
it is soooo splitty that i had to look on every
single st i made, to make sure i knit through all threads

more pics to come

have a nice day
isa k.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

button giveaway

everyone of these cute buttons is an eyecandy, isn't it?
be sure to check out lete's button giveaway
on her blog


see you next week

isa k.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

free paulie for you

download your free copy

hope you enjoy knitting this cardi as i did
i hope all sizes will work well, cause
this is the first time for me sizing a pattern
please be patient with me!!
for any questions or feedback please feel free
to contact via mail or ravelry

have a nice weekend

isa k.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


testknit of revival is making progress
the yarn is supersoft, but soooooo splitty! ugh!!!
i'm through the experimental part
now simple stst throughout the body and the sleeves


working simultaneously on a new cardi
plain and simple blanket style with
open fronts and ribbed edges

love the raglan lines

have a wonderful day
isa k.

Monday, May 2, 2011


got my testknit for veera ready 
this weekend and it turned out sooooo sweet
the pattern is like all her others 
well written, easy and clear 
the pleats on the front look very nice
but i can imagine this sweater without them
looking nice too
yarn. fortissima alpaka col. 28.0317-3013
2 skeins for size xs
needles. 4mm circulars and dpns

so, as you can see
a super comfy, cute sweater
simple with a little twist to make it special
just one of those perfect sweaters
any of us should call one's own


started this morning a new project
....hihihi, unsurprisingly isn't it?

revival is a seamless sweater worked
topdown with this continguous set-in sleeve method 

we'll see how it works - stay tuned

isa k.