esmaspäev, 15. september 2014

Ebaühtlane lõng/Uneven yarn

Antud juhul ei tähenda "ebaühtlane" midagi halba, vastupidi, see ongi lõnga olemus. Lõnga nimi on Tagada, 100 g/570 m, mohäär + akrüül + polüamiid + elastaan, saab W&W poest.
In this case "uneven" does not refer to anything negative, on the contrary, it is the feature of the yarn. The yarn is called Tagada, 100 g/570 m, mohair + acrylic + polyamide + elastan, available at W&W yarn store.
 
Tegelikult on sinine hästi tume ja kontrast väiksem, kui fotol. Üleminekud on nähtavad vaid tugeva valguse käest. Koepind meenutab üsna tugevasti selle sviitri oma.
Actually the blue colour is quite dark and the contrast is smaller than in the picture. The colour transitions are visible in the strong light only. The fabric reminds quite a lot that of this sweater.

laupäev, 13. september 2014

Valmis/Finished

Täna oli taas kooskudumine ja Ülle oli lahkesti nõus pildistama. Aitäh!
Today we had a usual knitting together and Ülle kindly agreed to take photos. Thanks!
 
 
 
Lõng/Yarn: Houston (50 g/330 m), ~240 g. 
Vardad/Neeldes: 4 mm, 4,5 mm
Ravelry

neljapäev, 11. september 2014

Plaanid ja tegelikkus/Plans and reality

Plaanis oli suure kraega pehme poolpatentkoes sviiter. Kere on peaaegu valmis, vaatasin, et lõnga on vähevõitu, sest teatavasti nõuab patent ja poolpatent palju lõnga. Läksin poodi. Kahjuks seda värvi enam ei ole ja millal saab, ei tea. Tegemist on Houston-nimelise lõngaga (villa-polüamiidi-polüakrüüli segu, 50 g/330 m). Vestiga ei ole aga mul midagi peale hakata ja mingit muud värvi varrukad ja krae ei tule minu puhul kõne alla. Kuid siiski leidus kohe inimene, kes tahtis pikemat vesti, nii et kudumil on potentsiaalne omanik olemas. Mul on hea meel! Nii värv kui kude meeldis.
I planned a large-collared soft sweater in half-patent. The torso was almost finished and I noticed that I need more yarn because, as it is generally known, patent and half-patent stitch eat up a lot of yarn. I went to the store. Unfortunately, they had run out of that colour and it is not known when it will be available. It is the yarn named Houston (wool-polyamide-polyacrylic blend, 50 g/330 m). Unfortunately, I have no use for a vest and the collar + sleeves in another colour is not an option for me. However, a person who would like a longer vest turned up quickly, so the knit has a potential owner. I am very glad! She liked both the colour and the stitch!
Seega jätkan, kuni lõnga on, samuti viimistlen ära kaeluse.
Thus, I am going on until there is yarn and I will also do the finishing on the neck opening.

teisipäev, 9. september 2014

Poolpatent/English rib

Sellel mustril on mitu nime inglise keeles, nii et ma ei tea, mida valida. Eesti keeles on täispatent siis, kui nii paremal kui pahemal pool tõstetakse parempidised silmused koos õhksilmusega kudumata ja pahempidised kootakse pahempidiselt koos õhksilmusega. Poolpatent oleks selline, kus paremal pool tõstetakse parempidised kudumata koss õhksilmusega ja pahempidised kootakse, pahemal pool parempidised kootakse parempidi ja pahempidised koos õhksilmusega pahempidi. On alles seletus!
This stitch has a lot of names in English and I am not sure what is the right one. In Estonian there is patent stitch when both on the right and on the wrong side you  make yarnover and transfer knit sitches to the right needles without knitting and purl purl stitces together with yarnovers. Half-patent is when on the right side you make yarnover transfer knit stitch without knitting and purl purl stitches and on the wrong side you knit knit stitches and purl purl stitches together with yarnover. What an explanation!
Patent või poolpatent sobib ka lõngale, mis muidu ei taha erilist mustrit. Kui ei soovi labast kude, aga lõng ei jäta eriti palju võimalusi, siis võiks proovida patenti ja poolpatenti.
Patent or half-patent is also suitable for a yarn that otheriwise does not look good with fancy patterns. If you don't want stockinette but the yarn does not leave you many options, you can try patent or half-patent.

pühapäev, 7. september 2014

Sviitri pilte/Pictures of the sweater

Kristiina, tänan piltide eest!
Kristiina, thank you very much for the pictures!
Lõng/Yarn: King Kid Silk (70 % mohäär/mohair, 30 % siid/silk), 25 g/210 m, ~ 4 tokki/balls;
BBB Filati Merinos Extra (100 % meriino/merino), 100 g/1500 m, ~ 40 g
Vardad/Needles: 4,5 mm, 5 mm

laupäev, 6. september 2014

Valmis/Finished

Sviiter on nüüd valmis, loodetavasti homme saab ka minu seljas pildistatud.
The sweater is finished and hopefully there will be modelled photos tomorrow.
 
Nagu enne räägitud, alustasin abilõngaga, kuna krae materjal ei olnud kindel. Samuti on tihti nii, et on raske otsustada, kas krae tuleb või mitte. Sellisel juhul võib jätta endale mõtlemisaega. Iseenesest pole mul muidugi midagi selle vastu, et alustada kraest.
As stated before, I started with a waste yarn because I was not sure about the yarn for the collar. Also it happens quite frequently that it is difficult to decide whether there will be a collar at all. In this case you can get yourself some time for making up your mind. Of course, in principle I have nothing against starting right from the collar.

reede, 5. september 2014

Kere valmis/The torso finished

Nüüd on sviiter peaaegu valmis, on vaja veel kraed. Teatavasti võtab varrukate kudumine palju aega (või ainult tundub nii), aga nüüd on nii kere kui varrukad olemas.
Now the sweater is almost finished and the collar is needed. As it is well known, knitting sleeves takes much time (or it only seems so) but now I have the torso and the sleeves.
Nagu näete, alustasin abilõngaga. Vaatan, kas teen mõned lühikesed read, siis hakkan kraed kuduma.
As you can see, I started with the waste yarn. I shall see whether I will make some short rows and then will start knitting the collar.
Mul oli mõte kududa krae mõnest teistest lõngast, mis oleks sama värvi. Aga täpselt sama värvi ei leidnud. Selline tumehall on kapriisne värv. Arvatavasti jätkan sama lõnga kombinatsiooniga (mohäär + meriino).
I was entertaining an idea to knit the collar from a different yarn of the same colour. But I could not find exactly the same colour. This kind of dark grey is quite moody. Most probably, I will continue with the same yarn combination (mohair + merino).
Tuletan meelde, et on veel kohti minu kursusele, mida annan Rahvaülikoolis (10.oktoober-7.november). Vaadata kava ja registreeruda saab siin. Mind on küsitud, kas võiks õpetada mõnes muus keeles. Olen ka ise pakkund (vene, soome, inglise). Aga ilmselt tuleb see mõne lõngapoe kaudu ja juba uue aasta sees. Andke palun teada, kui on huvi.
In case you understand Estonian, you can still register to my course that I will teach at Tallinn Folk University (10 October - 7 November). You can see the schedule and register here. I have been asked whether I could teach in a different language. I have offered this as well (Russian, Finish, English). Probably, this can be organized via a yarn shop and already next year. If you want, please let me know.