19 October, 2015

Veslemøy Hat and Coat

With an always busy schedule,
I admit that my blog has been suffering lately.
I am planning to change this,
and I also have a few designs to show off.

One of my latest designs are 
It started with a small sized coat 
made for my youngest grand child, 
named Veslemøy.

This smaller coat is worked in
Lana Gatto Misina,100% wool,
(similar yarn can be used)
 aran/worsted weight
on US 2.5 needle.

I love this bright color combination,
but the good thing is 
that color choices are personal
and one can make their own individual choices.

My slightly older grand daughters
likes a different combination,
and since they live in a very cold climate
I chose a thicker yarn.

This is worked in Cascade 220 wool,
preferable on US 2.5 or 3 needles. 
Yes, this might sound very dense,
but it comes out pretty nice.
I like stranded work to be dense
better than loose,
it also hold its shape better.

This summer I was experimenting with hats
to go with the coat.

The smaller size has a bonnet looking hat.
It sits better on a smaller child's head. 

For the larger sizes I chose berets.
The hat pattern can be sold separate.

Now, - I experimented with different colors,
and also tried this, 
a bit more traditional Norwegian 
color combination.
Always finding the need to change designs
(don't know why?)

I am working on a re-design in this
grey/black/white/blue combination.
This one is worked top-down,
and yarn used is Rowan pure wool worsted.
It is very similar to the above Cascade 200 wool.

The new sweater will be finished 
closer to Christmas,
and most certainly come with me
in the suitcase to Norway,
 as I plan a short trip
to soak up some Christmas spirit.

Last, I want to show yet another color combination.
This test-knit sample 
I really like these the grey color tones,
and the orange accent color pops out
just the way I like it.

Have a great knitting day!


Vilt og vakkert said...

Vakre kostymer og vakre venter!


Så mye fint som du har strikket til dine vakre barnebarn. De er heldige som har deg! Klem, Gudrun

mimouna said...

Det var flotte kåper og luer! Nydelige mønstre, og spennende å se hvordan ulike farger endret dem.