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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My first cardigan.. for me

As you can see, i'am not a type who like knit a big thing.
But, it's looks like that knitting a sweater has become a latest trend at my knitting's group.
And after few months just watched someone else knitting sweater, i finally can't stand anymore : I had to knit one!


Still remember from Debbie Bliss's tips, I picked the colors, drawn some sketch, picked the motives i want, measure the size, and finally made some gauge swatch to determined how many stitch i had to knit, etc.

I knew i am a knitter that can knit quite fast.. But i never test it to make a big knitting until now. And i surprised when this 'thing' finished only in two weeks.

Not perfect in design, but i feel happy! ^ ^


Inspirations and/or books used =
- [this] pinterest's picture, for model inspiration
- Essentially Feminine Knits by Lene Samsoe, for size guide
- Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease, for invisible bind off at every ribbing edges
- Knitting On The edge by Nicky Epstein, for embellished at the sleeves
- ミセスの手あみ 16 (Let’s Knit series), for leaves lace pattern inspiration

After this "baby", i knit one more cardigan using stranded knitting technique. Simpler one than this, because for me lace pattern is more complicated than stranded knitting.


Happy Knitting!! :D

@ajeng_poyeng

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : a cardigan with some adjustment

I always love Pierrot's patterns. They usually only have one size = medium. And thank God its my size (and also my husband size). I also used their patterns as a reminder to maintain my weight if i still want to knit their patterns for myself without making any adjustment. :p


I knitted this cardigan based on this cardigan free knitting pattern from Pierrot. Since the pattern used smaller yarn than i used, i made change based on simple math equation, so the result would still have same size with the example. And also made it as a long sleeve's cardigan. The pattern itself come in one color. Except for the additional color and adaptation because i change the yarn and needle, and knit it in round, i did not make any change to this pattern.

Why i knitted it as sweater? Because stranded knitting is easier to make in round. I also not very fond using purl stitch very often.

The pattern for color part, i made only in simple excel. The patterns made based on this picture, except for the cat and squirrel part, i used charts from book of knitting stitches i had.


After I finished knitted the sweater, i steek it so it will be a cardigan. It's my first attemp at steek, and i think i a little bit ruined the stitches (my heartbeat raised to the roof)! So i reinforced the crochet edging right away after i cut the knitting, and reinforced it again by sewing it with a ribbon (so i will only see the beautiful thing, which is : ribbon).. fyuuhh...



Pattern used = Honwaka Cardigan by Pierrot (Gosyo)
Yarn used = SA Poyeng (soft acrylic)
Knitting Needle = 4mm/80cm and 4mm/23cm
skill needed = (to follow the pattern) basic knitting, sew a knitting, reading Japanese style knitting pattern; (to make it as i did) intermediate knitting, color knitting, steek, circular knitting.

Book used =
- Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman (you also can find about Steek by googling it)
- 500 Knitting Stitches (the book written in Chinese, true be told, i not really know if the tittle is right)



Happy Knitting!! 

 @Ajeng_Poyeng

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : Medieval Pouch Bless

One of my knitting friend at Poyeng will have to return to her hometown, maybe for good. And suddenly i want to give her one nice gift so she will always remember us when she at home.

She like to reading everywhere, and so i want to knit her a nice book size's bag for her carry her book. While i surfing on Ravelry free knitting pattern's database, i tumbling in this nice free pattern which suddenly i love! A very nice medieval pouch which is fast to knit. This free knitting pattern even has Arabic calligraphy "barrokhah" (bless) into it!


Pattern used = Medieval Pouch Charts by Wendy Dunlap
Yarn = i used acrylic yarn DK/worsted weight size red and yellow
Knitting needle = 4mm circular 40cm
Skill needed = circular knitting, color knitting, reading chart.


Happy Knitting!! 

 @Ajeng_Poyeng

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : Square Little Owl


I at last really found a pattern that can be knitted by a very beginner knitter!! A knitting pattern that result in something cute.. like owl. :D

Thanks for Georgie with her Hootie Hoo's free knitting pattern. She made cute owl from a simple square.
I resize her knitting pattern into half of her little owl's pattern so a very beginner knitter can finished it in 3-4 hours (it result into tiny owl with a quarter of the original Georgie's small owl finished size), and made it into cellphone charm!

*we today can made an owl!!


Happy Knitting!!


 @Ajeng_Poyeng
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