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..."