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Knitting double moss stitch

Winter greetings from the north of Sweden! For practical reasons, I decided to leave my sewing machine at home and instead bring my knitting basket and knitting with me. It’s a long drive (~8h) but lucky for me, I never get car sick so I could pass the time by working on my scarf.

For this project, I’m using a simple double moss stitch taught to me by my knitting sensei (AKA mum). My scarf will be quite big so I’ve cast on 50 stitches. If I were to make it again, I would probably cast on 40 instead. Then I work 18 rows of double moss stitch and then ~5 rows of simple knit stitches on the front side (first row kn, 2nd purl, 3rd kn, 4th purl…) just to break off the pattern a bit at the endings. Then continue with the double moss stitch.

Double moss stitch pattern
kn = knit, p = purl

row 1: kn kn p p ... kn kn turn
row 2: p p ... kn kn p p   turn
Now it's time to alternate
row 3: p p kn kn ... p p   turn
row 4: kn kn ... p p kn kn turn
and repeat 1-4

I’m a very slow knitter but hopefully I’ll have the scarf ready for next winter :) Only 3 of 5 yarns left to knit!Of course, I didn’t spend all week knitting! In fact, we spent most of the time outside in the ski slopes. The weather was great! A bit windy but the sun was shining for most the time. It’s nothing like the Alps but still the view from the top is absolutely stunning.


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Yarn Basket

For Christmas, my mum gave me these beautiful balls of yarn! The plan is to turn them into a scarf (hopefully this winter and not the next but I’m a slow knitter so we’ll see about that). Of course I want somewhere to store the yarn while I’m working so I made these yarn baskets. One for me, and one for my mum.

The fabrics I used was some scraps that I had lying around in my fabric stash. The striped one is some left-over from the boat curtains and the flower print is something I got from mum. Not really certain, but I think it might originally come from my grandma’s curtains.  I like how you can tie up the basket and bring everything with you without worrying about things falling out.


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Entrelac Knitting

One day I found this cool knitting technique called entrelac and I decided to make a scarf using it. Sure, it’s only been over 10 years since last time I tried knitting, but how hard could it be? (famous last words ey? ;) ).  Off to the store I went and returned with purple, green and beige yarn. Now, let awesomeness commence!

Well, that’s not entirely true. After looking at the yarn for a month or so I realized that I needed some help to get started. Luckily for me, my good friend Mia offered a helping hand. Dinner in exchange for knitting lessons is a pretty good deal imo :)

Today’s progress! I reckon it’s a good thing I started this thing now. That way I’ve got a chance of finishing in time for next winter.

Entrelac Knitting - First row

Entrelac Knitting – First row