Wednesday 20 May 2020

Through the Daisies. Jalgupidi karikakrais.

When I first published the Through the Daisies sock pattern, it had a different cuff pattern, inspired by flower petals. The sock pattern has been loved since, just the cuff wasn't everyones taste. Someone commented, it looked like screwdrivers! Several people changed the cuff. I decided to add another option, a new cuff chart. I used Drops Nord Pearl-grey and Drops Fabel Sunset yarn. I love how a self-striping sock yarn creates striking colourwork easily. 
Currently, just the Through the Daisies Cuff Down has the new chart. 
I will updated the toe-up version (Tiptoe Through the Daisies) later in the year. 
I'm celebrating re-release with discounted price for you!

Automatic re-release discount $1 off will be added at check-out, 
valid until the end of May.


Mäletate veel seda sokimustrit? Muster nägi ilmavalgust kaks ja pool aastat tagasi. Siis oli teistsugune muster sokisäärel. Paljud muutsid sääremustrit oma maitsekohaseks. Egas see just ilusaim muster polnud, kuid tol hetkel oli see minu valik. Nüüd tekkis idee uue ja aeg uue säärmustri lisamiseks. Praegusel momendil sai uue sääre ainult ülalt alla kootud mustrivariant. 
Varbast alustatud variant ootab veel oma aega, kuid tuleb ka see. 
Through the Daisies (cuff down) täiendatud variant on saadaval soodushinnaga kuni maikuu lõpuni!

Friday 15 May 2020

New Pattern, New Test Knitting. Uus muster, uus testkudumine.

The third pattern from the Sock Doodles series is released on Ravelry and going to be available on LoveCrafts shortly. For this Hearty Steps socks, I used less than 50 grams of self-striping sock yarn, Drops Fabel in Sunset colourway, and some solid leftover yarns. The heart pattern was created by slipping the stitches when working two rows in one colour, two rows in another colour. No need to carry both yarns same time! Easy-peasy!

Kolmas muster mosaiik sokimustrite peres on Hearty Steps. Seekord kasutasin isetriibutavat sokilõnga Drops Fabel koos ühevärviliste lõngajääkidega. Kaks rida on kootud ühe lõngaga, kaks teisega, samal ajal moodustub südamemuster kudumata üle tõstetud silmustest. Nii lihtne see ongi, pole mingit kahe lõngaga korraga mässamist! 

Next up is a new test knitting, the intarsia blanket/afghan. I've shown it before as a MKAL project. This time I opened the test knitting in English. If you are interested in testing the pattern, please join in HERE.

The Elly’s afghan/blanket was inspired by abstract geometric art. I find geometric abstraction very eyecatching and as a knitter, very knittable. After examing several paintings, I started to experiment with shapes and figuring out the movement of the lines, before I came up with my design.

Also, the pattern can be used for making a wall hanging instead of a blanket. Why not use finer yarn and different fibre, like cotton or acrylic for smaller wall decoration?

Working in intarsia is fairly easy for an advanced beginner who is comfortable with the basic knit and purl stitches. You just have to be careful and organized working from 7-9 skeins simulatneously.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

MKAL progress & New Release. Salakudumised edenevad & Uus muster.

The Mystery Knit-a-long on Mustrimaailm forum is going strong. Sunray was the fastest, she has finished already. She made some modifications in the pattern and used more colours. Look at this great result! It's a work of art! I'm still working on the English pattern.

Mustrimaailma salakudumine edeneb hoogsalt, kui just aiatööd vahele ei trügi. Sunray oli kiireim, tal juba tekk, koos väikeste muudatustega, valmis. Vaata ja imetle kunstiteost!

I've been so busy organizing test knits, Mystery KAL's and pattern releases. 
The latest pattern release was Loojangulinnud shawl. It's a mosaic pattern, knit in bias. I love the birds motifs in mosaic. It's the third design with birds, all of them different. I'm quite sure there is going to be more birds, so versatile, graphic motif.

Olen üsna hõivatud test- ja salakudumistega ning uute mustrite avaldamisega. Viimati nägi ilmavalgust salli Loojangulinnud muster. See on juba kolmas disain, kus kasutan mosaiik-koes linnumotiivi. Arvan, et see ei jää viimaseks.

Just noticed I haven't mentioned here about the second MKAL, mosaic socks. Silver Rhombi sock pattern is currently tested in Ravelry in English. The Estonian version is used for another MKAL on Mustrimaailm forum. Have a look at some samples from the MKAL:

Mustrimaailmas on käimas ka teine salakudumine, millest olen unustanud rääkida. Seekord on kudumisel mosaiik-koes sokid, Hõberombid. Siin on mõned pooleli ja valmis tööd:

The Silver Rhombi pattern is going to be released in the end of May or at the beginning of June. Before that the Hearty Steps sock pattern will be released. Here are all four pairs of socks from the Sock Doodles E-book. Two patterns are released, two more to come. All patterns are/will be available as individual downloads on Ravelry and LoveCrafts. The best value is to get the Ebook, available on Ravelry. 

Neli mosaiik-koes sokipaari mustrit on koondatud E-raamatusse Sock Doodles, saadaval Ravelrys. Ühekaupa on mustrid saadaval ka LoveCrafts lehel. Praeguseks on avaldatud kaks mustrit, ülejäänud kaks tulevad lähema kuu jooksul.