Saturday, 4 May 2019

Knitting Completed: 1198 Rows And 29 Words

Just love the length of my new scarf. But wearing black and say I love bright colors.... Say no more...
Yes. That is about it. The Ticker Tape is done and it was so much fun knitting it. Everyone says that it seems like a huge effort to put in a scarf. But there are only 38 stitches in one row - that is not much.

As you can read in my previous post about The Ticker Tape the scarf is knitted letter by letter.

I actually thought it would be shorter, but ended up with 4.53 meters. Actually just as I wanted it.

I just knitted and knitted word for word. I just love wearing this.

But I must say: Why did I not knit this in turquoise which is my favorite color? Have no idea. Maybe I could knit another one in that color?

After all, I have the whole pattern ready in Excel. I thought it would take a long time to make the pattern, but copy and paste is easy and so was the making.

I found it easier to knit from a pattern than to find each letter for the words in the pattern.

I could have knitted wrong - and spelling mistakes was not an option...

The scarf must have made it to our local newspaper because I ended up in Lindesnes with the it. Not a lot of people have knitted the Lords blessing I assume... LOL!

So here is the fun facts about the scarf:
  • 4.53 meters
  • 29 words
  • 116 letters
  • 10 numbers
  • 1198 rows
  • 43.128 stitches
  • 4 x !
  • 1 fish
  • 29 word spaces
I used three skeins of each color from Rauma Finull. Proper norwegian wool to keep me warm. 

You can check out the project and find the pattern for your own Ticker Tape on Ravelry. The pattern comes with letters and numbers so you can knit something that is just your own. 

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Blessing In A Ticker Tape

Norwegian: Writing in norwegian I had to make the letters Æ, Ø, Å as they are not included. Works fine.
For some years I have had this project in my queue. To knit something like this with double pointed needles were simply out of the question. So it was just sitting there until a friend wanted to knit it - and I found the Addi CrasyTrio to help me on the way.

That did not go well - sort of too many things dangling and I finally got hang of magic lopp. I mean, with four meters of knitting that is a lot of trying out. First I tried with KnitPro wooden circular needles. The wire was way too stiff for the magic loop.

Trying Addi CrasyTrio did not go well...
Then I tried my ChiaoGoo lace - and I am never going to knit magic lopp with anything else. Ever! They are the best needles and the cable lays straight no matter how many times you roll it up. It has a nylon coated steel wire. Best knitting needles I have ever tried for this project. I did experience to go op 0.25mm in needles size as I knit magic loop tighter than I did using dpns.

Anyway, I decided to knit the Lords blessing in norwegian. The patterns is fantastic - it comes with the alphabet and one can create the text as wanted.

I am using excel to write the whole text out. Makes it easier to knit. Copy and paste words and letters works perfect - and it did not take a lot of time to get it finished.

It really is a creative design. I just love knitting it and it gets so personal with my own text.

I normally do not use white for my knitting. But this time is different: The color white stands out the most of all colors as it reflex all light and colors. No matter what other color you put beside it - it will take all the attention. In this case that was excatly what I was looking for.

That is why I knit the letters in white, and they stand out perfect. Using white as dominant thread on the letters and blue as dominant on the back of the scarf. I think that made a huge difference for the back of the scarf with a darker dominant color.

I just love knitting this. It has it all: Fun, personal, easy and creative.

Creativity is how I share my soul with the world
Brene Brown

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: ChiaoGoo lace for magic loop, 2.75mm
Pattern: Ticker Tape
My Ravelry Page: The Blessing

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