Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 203 : Christmas Stockings

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 203 : Christmas Stockings

De la Toison au Tricot n° 203 : Les « Chaussettes » de Noël Although this post is a bit out of season, I wanted to share it with you. I really do love band weaving. But I have one big “problem” with weaving all these bands. The utilitarian, practical side of me needs...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 202 : Norwegian Band Weaving

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 202 : Norwegian Band Weaving

De la Toison au Tricot n° 202 : Le tissage de galons «norvégiens» I have always wanted to learn how to weave the beautiful traditional bands that are part of the textile heritage in Scandinavian and Baltic countries. Last year, I had the opportunity of following a...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 201 : The Halstørkle Scarf

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 201 : The Halstørkle Scarf

 De la Toison au Tricot n° 201 : L’écharpe Halstørkle Last summer I spun a number of different skeins of angora rabbit wool; some of these skeins were spun from angora that was dyed blue-green. I decided to use a few of these skeins to knit the Halstrørkle...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 200 : Starting with the Yoke

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 200 : Starting with the Yoke

De la Toison au Tricot n° 200 : Commencer avec l’empiècement The Frøkengårdskofte by Lene Holme Samsøe and Liv Sandvik Jakobsen  is a top-down yoke sweater. Le modèle Frøkengårdskofte de Lene Holme Samsøe et de Liv Sandvik Jakobsen commence avec l’empiècement....
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n°199 : The Gage Swatch

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n°199 : The Gage Swatch

De la Toison au Tricot n°199 : L’échantillon Making a gage swatch is the first step when knitting a sweater. This little square, knit with the same yarn that will be used for the sweater, allows us to make sure that our gage or tension is correct. Essentially,...
Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 198 : A Norwegian Knitting Adventure

Sheep to Sweater Sunday n° 198 : A Norwegian Knitting Adventure

De la Toison au Tricot n° 198 : Une aventure du tricot norvégien I’ve just signed up for a class on how to make a traditional Norwegian cardigan or kofte. For this little Norwegian knitting adventure, I’ll be using the pattern Frøkengårdskofte by Lene Holme Samsøe and...
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