Warm woollens for the outdoors, lämmintä päälle

More felted mittens and a pair of leg warmers to match. This time I used a much thinner yarn, Pirkka-lanka, which is an old favourite of mine. It felts wonderfully and has a really fantastic colour chart of over 80 beautiful shades. Scroll down for instructions in English. * Kokeilin huovutettujen lapasten neulomista myös ohuemmalla… Continue reading Warm woollens for the outdoors, lämmintä päälle

Felted mittens, huovutetut lapaset

We're in the middle of winter with forecasts of temperatures well below freezing as far as they'll predict. A pair of woollen felted mittens is just what's needed for this weather and I had to replace an old pair. For felting you need a 100% wool yarn, preferably loosely threaded. Mine is an discontinued old… Continue reading Felted mittens, huovutetut lapaset

Felted handbags, huovutettuja pikkulaukkuja

These felted handbags are quick to make and easy to "wear", simple but very versatile. The black one is years old and decorated with a "built-in" reflector (you can see more similar reflectors here). It also has a zipper at the top. The ones with a flap have a big snap fastener sewn on. Here… Continue reading Felted handbags, huovutettuja pikkulaukkuja

Knitted hat 17th century style, pipo 1600-luvun tyyliin

My son had a very precise wish for a new hat to go with all his other historical clothes: a copy of an old felted one from the collection of the National Museum of Copenhagen. The hat is depicted in a blog post by historian Paula Hohti, the same post that I stumbled across when… Continue reading Knitted hat 17th century style, pipo 1600-luvun tyyliin

Felted mobile pouch, huovutettu kännykkäkotelo

Over easter I made this mobile pouch. My daughter needed one quick (mobiles without a cover are very prone to injury as you probably well know) so she chose some wool from my left over yarn stash and out with the big needles.  Felting is one of my favourite techniques and the soft shell around… Continue reading Felted mobile pouch, huovutettu kännykkäkotelo

Sauna gear, saunavarusteet

The sleeves of my bathrobe ended up too short so I lengthened them by sewing on some lace. Being one of my favourite colours I had some linen yarn of the same green in my stash that I could use to crochet the lace edgings. I undid the cuff, turned a narrow hem onto the right… Continue reading Sauna gear, saunavarusteet

Felted sofa cushions

Felting is a fantastic way of turning the quality your knits a notch higher. Here for example you get a more durable material that doesn´t tear like normal knits do. Depending on the thickness of your yarn, the needle size and the amount you felt the material, you can get softer or stiffer results. I… Continue reading Felted sofa cushions