Friday, August 24, 2012


think this will be my favorite sweater for upcoming fall

in late june Joji asked if i would like to test her new sweater 
design, which was first intended to be a kit from Lioness Arts...

so i had the pleasure to receive a yarn especially dyed for me!!! lucky me :)

needles. 4.5 mm [US 7] and 4 mm [US 6]
yarn. Lioness Arts MCN DK colourway tinder

this was such a pleasure to knit that i could hardly finish
it, cause i really didn't want this to end :)
a wonderful pattern, a pattern stitch that keeps you interested
and otherwise is very easy to memorize
just loved every single stitch i made...
and the yarn.... is definitely divine
Dani did such a wonderful job

only did some minor mods:
shortened the body and worked less garter rounds for the bottom
also worked less garter rounds for the neckline
(i thought a wider neck fits me better...and i absolutely love it
the way it is)
other than that i followed the pattern exactly and i think the fit is perfect - just love it

also finished a cute cardi i testknitted for Svetlana
it's blocking right now - maybe i can take a few pix over the weekend

aaaand i did a first step into dyeing
tadaaaa... my first handdyed

so now there is only to think what to do with those beauties...

have good days

isa k.

Friday, August 10, 2012


finished another beautiful testknit for Joji 
a super cute oversized sweater

had to wait for my yarn to begin my dragonflies jumper test
for her, so she asked me, if i like to test this sweater
in the meantime...loads of stockinette
and I really mean LOADS of stockinette!!!
but after knitting millions of little stitches there was
an absolute perfect sweater coming of my needles
needless to say, that i really love this sweater!

yarn. fingering weight yarn from an unlabled cone
needles. 3.5 mm 
pattern. boxy by Joji Locatelli

knitted the seamed version and also knitted my sleeves flat
to keep gauge constant
only a few minor mods:
shortened the body to 37 cm total length
added more rows to the bottom ribbing

for now i work on my dragonflies and have so much fun knitting
these little dragonflies in the pattern, that i had to slow down
cause i don't want this project to end :D

also working on the final versions of the patterns
there is too much going on here to get them ready earlier
so we do it step by step...

hope you all have good days

isa k.