. . . 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

… almonds and stripes …

4 new projects in Malabrigo Yarns: almonds and stripes  Layout 1 Almonds and stripes 4 pullovers, all based on an almond shape and with stripes. I worked the 4 of them top down and seamless in 1 piece with little or no sewing to do.

Almonds and stripes cardigan (1) almond mod 15+ The almonds and stripes cardigan in Malabrigo Arroyo is worked back and forth, with faux seams at the fronts, back and the shoulders. Increases are worked next to the faux seams to shape the shoulder and make the sleeve inset invisible (yes, really invisible) I really love to work with this yarn and the colors are absolutely gorgeous: here colorway Azules and Marte) This cardigan is completely reversible. My favorite right side is the purlside. The pockets are shaped by folding back the extra fabric at the bottom. Untitled-3 almond mod8almond mod 14almond mod 9

Check it out here

Almond tee (2) Almond tee (also in Arroyo, colorway Volcan and Reflecting Pool) is a pullover with a very unusual construction. amandine mod 3+ It is worked seamlessly in one piece, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. I used the same method as for her sisters: amandine cardigan and amande cardigan and tee. amandine tee mod 2 I used two different colors to show off the unique construction (maybe one semisolid kettledyed yarn would do the trick also). Stitches are picked up to work the hidden pockets that follow the diagonal line of the top. amandine tee mod 4 A few more pics 😉 amandine tee mod 6amandine tee detail 2amandine tee detail 3

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Almond pullover (3) Almond pullover in Rios (colorway Glitter) shares the same construction as the Almond tee. almond brown mod 10+ Also seamless, in the round and from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. I made the sample in one color, because the variegated yarn shows the construction in a little more subtle way. It could also be knit in 2 color striping. almond brown mod 14 Stitches are picked to work the large garter stitch collar that can be worn open or closed with a row of small buttons. almonds brown detailamandine pull detail 2 amandine pull detailamandine pull detail 3

Another one in a different yarn: modeled1 and a striped Almond pullover with a little positive ease striped modeled1

Check it out here

Almonds in space (4) Almonds in space: in Malabrigo Sock: an oversized boxi-type pullover but with a different construction. almonds blue 4+ It features faux-seams on the shoulders and arms to shape the body. Increases are made next to the faux seams to give its shape. almonds blauw mod The almonds in a contrasting color are shaped by working short rows. almond The back is longer than the front for a relaxed look. A few more … almonds blue 16 And in another color almonds brown 4 almonds in space mod4

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The 4 patterns in this collection are also available as individual patterns

… and amande tee …

And here comes amande tee, the 3rd one in my amande series

Amande tee is a pullover or a tee with a very unusual construction, similar to her sisters amandine cardigan and amande cardigan here and here

It is worked seamlessly, as the amande cardigan, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. A bit tricky to start the special shoulder shaping, but after that it’s an easy knit. Body and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

I used two different colors to show off the unique construction.

… amande cardigan …

The first one of the Amande’s is here.

Amande cardigan is a cardigan with a very unusual construction, similar to her sister amandine cardigan here and here

It is worked seamlessly, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. It’s a bit tricky to start the special shoulder shaping, but after this first challenging part, it’s plain, mindless knitting.

The cardigan is worked flat from the neckopening downwards. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down and have some matching elbow patches. Stitches are picked at the neck and fronts (cardigan) to work the bands.

A few more pics here

… amande and amandine …

A nutty, crazy idea that popped up, kind of an accidental coincidence. I was working on another idea: a different way to work short rows. And I came up with this weird, crazy idea …

Starting at the shoulder top and working down and sideways … Am I nuts???

It involved a lot of testing, ripping, frogging, trying again, testing again, … making a 2nd Amandine*.

And I’m making a 3rd Amandine, now in greenish colors. More pictures to come …

I just want this to be perfect 😀

* Amande is French for Almond