Friday, 21 September 2012

Stripes From Stash

The necklace is made of polymer clay by me. 
The sweater pattern that hit Norway this summer has practically emptied yarn stores for the colors grey, brown and beige. As I look really sick in those colors, I soon found out that it would be a nice idea to use some of all the stash.

So i picked out my complementary colors and started knitting this sweater with absolutely no shape other than straight down.

I added a strand of mohair to the wool and that did the trick. It got so soft. I sort of followed the pattern but cast on 90st instead of 80st.

I also knitted the sleeves shorter and not that wide. Not fun to get food in your woolly sweater when the sleeves are hanging into your spaghetti sauce...

I did not have any thoughts about the striping other than the colors should match. I made it up as I knitted.

As I used my stash I knitted in the round - one row knit and one row purl. Yes, that is boring but it was ok once I got started.

That was to get both back and front alike in the colors.

The neck got too deep - but I picked up stitches and knitted a short edge. Unraveling is not fun when using mohair. I knitted the sleeves top down to avoid sewing.

The polymer clay necklace that will go with the sweater.
So, here we are. Ready to hit a party back in the 80s. All I need is a heavy perm, pink denim trousers (I actually had one of those) and white tennis socks. Need I say more??

Have a lovely weekend!

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull, Pt2, Plum, Plumet
Needles: 6mm
PatternSkappelgenser (norwegian)Sweater (english)
My Ravelry PageOversized Stash
My little fury friend is always curious.

45 comments:

  1. beautiful!!! (do you ever sleep????)
    It takes me ages before I finish a crocheted sweater and almost every week you show us something new...and very original also
    and there is also the polymer clay you use...

    Berber

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    1. Thank you so much Berber!!!! Oh, I do sleep - this is not time consuming as it is large needles and not that much stitches...

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  2. Lone this sweater is so much fun! I love how your stash created such a beautiful piece. I need to get away from my boring colors and make some bright things too. Right now I am doing the sock knitting thing. It was on my "bucket list" and I did it! Happy me. Now I am off to look at the pattern you used. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathi!!! Good luck with your colors - remember they are your friends!!

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  3. Incredible!!!! The colour combinations are superbe.

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  4. Oh!!!!!!!! I Love it. Im Norwegian, and Im forced to watch all the gray and brown sweathers flowing ower Norway right now, and Im just not knitting that boooooring thing. But now, seeing yours, I might change my mind :)

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    1. Thank you so much LaLa!!! I know - we often tend to use the colors from the patterns. But it is much more fun outside the box!!!!

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  5. Det var genser'n sin det, tenker jeg! Ingen kan sette sammen farger som du!

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  6. Ja dette må være uten tvil sommerens mest strikkede genser. Syntes den var mye finere med striper og i sterke farger enn i "original"-fargene.

    Deilig så den ut i alle fall, og ikke minst varm som er et gode i den tiden vi nærmer oss med stormskritt.

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    1. Tusen takk Helle - ja, nå er det strikkefeber i Norge og det er kjempegøy!!

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  7. Skikkeleg fargerik og flott! Dei smykkene dine er berre so fine.

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  8. Fantastisk!:-) Du er utrolig med farger, dette ble rå-lekkert!! Smykket match-et jo perfekt! Ha en fortsatt fin fredagskveld! :-)

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  9. Lone, I will say it again...you both amaze and inspire me! Not only did you take a boring pattern and turn it into something exciting, but you added that beautiful, complimentary clay necklace! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie!!! That is the great part with boring patterns - it can only get better.. LOL!!

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  10. Sådan! Så ligner det noget:) Havde du mohair liggende i alle de farver og er det en rullekant du har lavet i halsen?
    Kan du have en rigtig god weekend!
    Kh. Dorte

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    1. Tak Dorte - ja det meste mohair havde jeg liggende efter alle mine sjaler. Købte noget lilla. Ja, det er en retstrikket kant som ruller af sig selv...

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  11. Lone, I also meant to answer your question about my altered book...Yes, it is getting very thick--it doesn't close anymore. I'll show you on my blog next time.

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  12. Jamen du er jo ikke til at skyde igennem. Hvor er det et flot sæt du har lavet.

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  13. Fullkomligen fantastisk, den måste vara en glädje att ha på sig! Nu vill jag ha en likadan! ^.^ Den turkosa du stickat är också underbar, såg den på Ravelry!

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    1. Tusen takk Madeleine!!! Bare sett i gang og strikk... He he. Ja, den er herlig å ha på!!

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  14. Så deilig å se noe annet enn grått. Du er supergo til å bruke farger. Jeg blir så inspirert. Skal bare strikke ferdig en babydress så blir det farger hos meg også. Go helg!

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    1. Tusen takk - så herlig med farger hos deg også!!

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  15. Sprekeste utgaven jeg har sett!! Har så lyst å strikke en i høstlig orange til meg selv, men klarer ikke velge garn da mohair røyter og finner veien til nesen min, og jeg klør av alpakka. Dessuten hadde jeg nok sett ut som en ball med ull også i den ;))

    God helg!

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    1. Tusen takk Desiree!!! Håper du finner noe garn som passer - og blås i alt det andre!!!!!

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  16. I love your sweater and I love your necklace!!! You are amazing at what you create!!!! Please give your furry friend a hug from me ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy - I gave him a hug and he asked me to say hello!!! LOL!!

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  17. Den er fantastisk! Dejlig farvestrålende og glad og hyggelig. Jeg kan faktisk bedre lide denne stribede version ;)

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  18. Tröjan är jättehäftig. Fina färger. Jag undrar om du säljer dina smycken. Skulle gärna vilja ha ett par musörhängen.
    Med vänlig hälsning
    Lena från Krylbo i Sverige

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    1. Takker så masse Lena. Jeg lager ikke smykker for salg - men takk for at du spurte!!!!!

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  19. Lone,
    I love your sweater! The colors are fabulous and looks great with your necklace.
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my color affection shawl.
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  20. That is a Nowegian Forest Cat like mine! Beautiful dress!

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    1. Thank you - just a wonderful cat isn´t it???

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  21. En utrolig flott måte å strikke Skappel-genseren på! :D

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  22. YES! Den gineste Skappelgenseren jeg har sett til nå!!!!
    Så den tidligere også (i en fei) og tenkte ikke at det var denne genseren i det hele tatt!!!!
    Stripene/fargene er på de rette plassene også.
    Jeg strikket en gang et skjørt, der jeg fikk den lyseste fargen (selvfarget garn) over magepartiet. Lite flatterende på meg, siden jeg alltid har en bollemage på plass, he he. Jeg kasta hele skjørtet, grrrr

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