mercoledì 2 febbraio 2011

Natural Dyeing Tutorial - La Tintura Naturale

Puoi leggere il mio nuovo tutorial sulla tintura naturale su Etsy Italia Team Blog!

Read my new natural dye tutorial on Etsy Italia Team Blog!

venerdì 31 dicembre 2010

Rigenerato è stylish!

Girovagando per Etsy in cerca di nuovi filati per il mio negozietto mi sono imbattuta in questo negozio LondonHandspun.
Gigi è un'artista di grande talento, nonchè una persona deliziosa. Il suo negozio è specializzato in fibre particolari, rustiche come piace a me, e veramente originali. Tra le sete reciclate, la juta, la canapa e molto ancora ho trovato questo!

Etsywandering in search of new yarns for my little store I came across this shop: LondonHandspun.
Gigi is an artist of great talent and a delightful person. Her shop specializes in particular fiber, the way I like rustic, and very original. Among recycled silk, jute, hemp and more I found this!

Si tratta di jeans reciclati e rigenerati.
Al tatto è proprio come il jeans: secco e asciutto. Tiene la temperatura senza scaldare troppo in ambienti caldi ed è... sorprendentemente elastico!

These is jeans recycled and reclaimed.
The touch is just like the jeans: dry. It keeps the temperature without bore you and is ... surprisingly stretchy!

Ho lavorato a maglia questo semplicissimo cappello in un paio d'ore.
Solo 70 grammi e circa 40 metri ed un cappello che calza praticamente tutti XD

I knitted this hat in a very easy couple of hours.
Only 70 grams and about 40 meters and a hat that fits almost all!!

Isn't lovely!?

sabato 11 dicembre 2010

New Year Capelet [ENG]

130 meters/140 yards of pencil roving or Super Bulky yarn
(about 200 grams)
12 mm (US 17) 40” circular needle (optional)
15 mm needle (optional to Bind Off)
2 stitch marker (optional)
tapestry needle

CO: Cast On
k = knit
p = purl
st/sts = stitch/stitches
BO: Bind Off

Gauge: 10 sts and 8 rows = 4” in 1x1 rib/ 6 sts =4” in garter
Finished Measures: 70 cm around 35 cm width (28x14

Please note: gauge depends on your hand. Before starting,
measure the circumference of your shoulders and make
your gauge in garter st.

*If you don't knit in the round add 1 st at CastOn.

CO 60 sts using cable cast on method
Knit back and forth in rib 1x1 :
Row 1: *k1, p1*
Repeat row five times

Join in the round, be carefully to do not twist sts. If you want, mark the beginning and the end of the row with two stitch
Row 1: *k1, p1*
Repeat row seven times,

Next row:
Work in stockinette st (knit all) until piece measure approx 35 cm (14 inches).

BO loosely with larger needle (I used 15mm)

Sewing the ends.
Optional adornments: spin a 4 ply cable yarn or make 2 meters long an i-cord and sew it around the neckline, about 4 cm from the CO edge.

Attach two beautiful fabric flowers and enjoy!

Credits: taffetà flowers by Etherealflowers

giovedì 9 dicembre 2010

PassionArte handmade: We Find for pink and white!

PassionArte handmade: We Find for pink and white!: "'We Find for You', selection of items from the Etsy Italia Team members! Today in WHITE and PINK! Enjoy! In Trappola - Fuchsia Necklace -17..."

martedì 30 novembre 2010

A Core Scarf Free pattern [ENG]

For a last minute gift!

*1 skein (approx 100 grams and 100 yards) of handspun corespun yarn or another heavy Worsted/Bulky weight yarn.
*About 20-25 yards of varieties scraps of yarns, ribbons and more (optional, for fringes)
*1 fabric flower (optional)
*A pair of 9mm (US 13) straight neeadles
*A pair of 8mm (US 11) straight neeadles
*tapestry needle

CO = Cast On
k = knit
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 sts togheter
k3tog = knit 3 sts togheter
sts = stitches
BO: Bind Off

Measures: unstretched 135x10 cm (53x4 inches), 165x10 cm (65x4 inches) fringed.

CO 12 sts on 9mm

Row 1-3: knit all
Row 4: * k1, yo* k1
Row 5: knit dropping all the yarnovers
Row 6-8: knit all
Row 9: * k1, yo twice* k1
Row 10: knit dropping all the yarnovers
Row 11-13: knit all
Row 14: *k1, yo* k1
Row 15: knit dropping all the yarnovers
Row 16-18: knit all
Row 19: k1*yo, k2tog* k1

Switch to 8mm
Row 20: knit all (13 sts on needle)
Continue in garter st (knit all) until piece measures 90 cm (about 35 inches) unstretched.

Switch to 9mm
Row 1: * k2tog, yo*k3tog (12 sts on needle)
Row 2-4: knit all
Row 5: *k1, yo* k1
Row 6: knit dropping all the yarnovers
Row 7-9: knit all
Row 10: * k1, yo twice* k1
Row 11: knit dropping all the yarnovers
Row 12-14: knit all
Row 15: *k1, yo* k1
Row 16: knit dropping all the yarnovers
Row 17-19: knit all

BO lossely.

Sewing the ends.
From your varieties scrap of yarn, cut 24 fringes 70 cm long each and knotting it two strands at a time.
Include ribbons, beads and many colors for your fringe and enjoy the effect!
I included also a wonderful handmade fabric flower purchased at EtherealFlowers Etsy Shop