Sunday, 15 January 2012

Knitting Cats And Dots

So, I found out that it is about time I knit a new jacket. The last jacket was such a fun project - and I get so many comments on it. But, the main thing is that a knitted jacket is more versatile than a sweater. I have knitted from this cat pattern before with a very strange outcome. You can read about that here.

I used the size and the number of stitches from my previous jacket, and counted my way to add these strange cats to my new garment. And it works just perfect. 

The dots will be on the inside of the jacket.
11 cats created stitch by stitch with purple and turquoise. The edges are red and orange. 

On the inside of the edges there are dots and on the outside there are stripes. I am really happy about the colors - they are just what I wanted.

I have 264 stitches (and 6 to use for cutting in the front) on my needles. I knit loose when I am knitting stranded pattern, so I use 2.5mm needles for this project. 

The yarn is the norwegian brand Pt2 from Rauma. I had all the colors in my stash. I just added some more skeins to it. You can see the project on Ravelry as well.

I actually do not know how much yarn I will use. Maybe about 700 grams. Who knows...

The cat pattern is from the 90s and is called Strange cats (Snodige katter). 

I´m knitting the whole jacket in the round and cut in the front.

I do the same for the neckline to avoid purling pattern. That is just no fun at all - and tend to look bad....

I just love knitting this so much. The colors are exactly what I had in mind diving into my stash.

The jacket is going to be so much fun wearing. My motivation for my knitting is very often based on the colors I choose and how they work together. 

And of course combined with the pattern. It sort of has to play the strings on the inside that gives smile, comfort and joy to life.

That same feeling inside sitting in front of a fire with hot chocolate and marshmallows in a big cup. Do you know what I mean?

Last cat sweater got way too big - I felted it and is fun wearing.

31 comments:

  1. That's going to be gorgeous!!

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  2. Det blir bare så utrolig kult og fint! Supermorsomme katter og spreke farger. Blir spennende å se hvordan denne blir etterhvert. :)

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  3. Tusen takk Vibeke. Jeg kan nesten ikke vente selv.... Strikke strikke strikke!!!! He he!

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  4. ooo cats and dogs~! I love it! will you ever be sharing the pattern? I think I would love the challenge of making this

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  5. Great pattern, amusing and so colorful, love it!

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  6. Looks like a lot of fun! I really like the colors you chose for the second one!

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  7. Herlige farger! Skulle denne også bli for stor, vet jeg hvor du kan sende den ;)
    Jeg klipper også opp og ut for å slippe all mønster-vrangstrikkingen. Mye mye lettere.
    Og jeg er enig; jakker er enklere å bruke enn gensere. Særlig i ull. Kosa deg med strinketøyet i kveld; jeg har en babybukse på pinnene som skulle vært ferdig i fjor etter planen...

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  8. Thank you Kathi - it´s actually only cats... I tried to find your email on your site but did not succeed. Please contact me through my email - you´ll find it in my profile.

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  9. Kjempe morsomme katter. Ergerlig å strikke noe som ikke passer, men slik er det av og til. Håper du treffer rett med hensyn til størrelse denne gangen.

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  10. Thank you knitnscribble!!

    Thank you Debbie - excluding white is really a good advice I found in a book. It has made my knitting more colorful and fun to knit!!

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  11. Tusen takk Nina Lise! Det skal jeg huske - he he. Og takk i like måte. Det er godt at i fjor ikke er så lenge siden.. Lykke til!!

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  12. Tusen takk Helle - det er jammen godt man kan tove ull!! Denne bare MÅ passe!!

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  13. Just saw your new cat coat on Ravelry and found my way to your blog. Love it and all the little mice!

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    1. Thank you littlelixie - and welcome to my blog. Thank you for stopping by!!

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  14. OMG, I am in LOVE!!!! What more can I say ;o) Your last cat sweater was adorable too!!

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    1. Thank you Stacy - man, so am I. This is just so much fun knitting!!!

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  15. Så herlig! Du er bare et unikum når det gjelder farver, blir rent glad av å se på dem!

    Ha en superduper onsdag!

    Klem fra Desirée

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    1. Tusen takk Desiree - vi trenger litt farger på denne tiden av året... Ha en fin kveld langt der nord - jeg tenker alltid på deg når jeg hører noe om Hammerfest!!

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  16. GORGEOUS SWEATER !!!! do you knit this by hand ? ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much Joyce - yes all by hand. Very fun!!

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  17. That sweater is incredible! I love cats!

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  18. For en fantastisk genser! Herlige farger, også kattemønsteret, da. Utrolig morsomt. For en jobb!

    Takk for besøk og hyggelig kommentar på bloggen min! Jeg bruker Picasa til å lage kollasjene mine med, brukervenlig og enkelt. Og gratis å laste ned. Ikke like mange muligheter som m photoshop etc, men mye mye lettere å bruke. Passer meg perfekt!

    God og kreativ helg!

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    1. Tusen takk - den er bare så gøy å strikke!!!

      Takk for tipset om collage lageren!! Det er få fint med collage innimellom. Ha en fin helg du også!!

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  19. I missed this post before - that is such a great pattern. Great work!

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