. . . happy scrap . . .

Crazy and striped … haha

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Happy scrap is a randomly striped pullover (perfect to work up all the little leftovers in your stash) with a circular yoke, a gentle A-line and long fitted sleeves. It is worked top down in one piece and completely seamless. Short rows are used to lengthen the neckline at the back and to shape the diamonds at the sides. These give the ‘happy scrap’ its’ high-low hem.

There is no length given because you can make the happy scrap as long or short as you prefer. The placement of the diamonds can also be chosen (high as pictured below or low as pictured above). I can very well imagine ‘happy scrap’ in a very short cropped version or as a longer tunic.

The pattern includes instructions and tips on how to work the short rows, how to work jogless stripes, weave in ends as you go, how to make a provisional cast on, and much more …

What you’ll need
Yardage depends on length of the pullover
± 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500m (990, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600 yards) of sport weight/ 5 ply

3,5 mm (US 4) circular needle
3 mm (US 2 1/2) circular needle
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on

2 markers
1 removable marker

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL: finished measurements (chest) 26.5 / 30.5 / 38 / 41.5 / 45.5 / 49 “ (68, 78, 88, 96, 106, 116, 125 cm). Choose the size closest to your high bust measurement (just under the armpits

24 sts and 35 rows stockinette stitch with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)


The pattern is split in 2 pdfs: one for the small sizes and one for the larger sizes

Happy scrap is also available in Danish. Thanks to the lovely Asta-Denmark on Ravelry.
The Danish text is in separate pdfs but all the illustrations are in the original English version, so you will have to check the English version for the schematics and illustrations.

Check it out here

. . . koraal . . .


You see why it is called koraal ? (koraal is dutch for coral)

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The special cabling and the color of that gorgeous color reminds me of coral reefs. The yarn is Shilasdair Luxury DK / 8 ply
40% Wool, 40% Angora, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere, 302 meters / 100 grams. It  is supersoft: wool, angora, camel, cashmere !!!. And what’s more, it is dyed naturally with plant material in a Scottish island the Isle of Skye. This colorway is dyed with madder root (meekrap in Dutch and ‘garance‘ in French), a plant that is well known for it’s coloring capacities. Look at that glow.

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Koraal is a simple  oversized cardigan worked back and forth with decorative cabled and twisted ribbing on the sleeves and body.



It starts with a provisional cast on at the back (see here for my favorite provisional cast on). Both sleeves and the back are worked in one piece.

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Stitches are bound off for the neck at the back and cast on for the fronts. The sleeves are shaped using short rows. Once the sleeves are finished they are closed by a 3 needle bind off and the body is worked top down in one piece.
Apart from sewing buttons and weaving in ends, there is no finishing to do.

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Oversized: intended to be worn with 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10”) of positive ease (chest)
finished measurements (chest): 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63 “ (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160 cm)

What you’ll need
± 950, 1000, 1050, 1150, 1250, 1400, 1550m (1040, 1100, 1150, 1260, 1370, 1550, 1700 yards) of DK / 8 ply.
Choose a yarn with some drape for the best effect

4 mm (US 6) circular needle or
4 mm (US 6) straight needles
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on

11 buttons (diameter: ± 1.5 cm / 0.5”
(size XXL and XXXL: 12 buttons)

4 markers

20 sts and 30 rows stockinette stitch

Check it out here