I have long been a proponent of the old-style Norwegian patterns used when I was a child. Eclectic blogger Connie Krug sent me another version of a reductionist pattern. It too is short but is set up differently than the old-style Norwegian patterns. This cardigan pattern is from Junghans-Wolle (www.junghanswolle.de) and available for free on the website.
For discussion purposes, I split the PDF into two one-page .jpg files. This picture shows page 1 of 2:
Here is page 2 of 2:
I don’t read German – unless the word is very close to its Norwegian (a Germanic language) word. Connie kindly translated the instructions into English, but I wanted to see if I could figure out the pattern without her translations. I looked up a few terms from Heathman’s Knitting Languages, but I found myself needing to refer to Connie’s instructions.
Starting at page one of the pattern…
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I’ve crocheted miniature itemz before, but these are just the cutest ❤
My friend showed me this article, 20 Tiny Knitted and Crocheted Things, a few weeks ago.
Let’s get real for a second. Do you see how tiny these things are? How small is this hook/needle? When I try to make tiny stitches, the whole thing just ends up as a GIANT knot. It’s not pretty. I hook some yarn, and then POW, knots. The smallest hook I own, I think, is about 1.75mm. That’s already really tiny, and that’s not even close the the normal hook sizes I use (H, I, J, and K, which is 5-6.5mm, hence the name of this blog).
This is just incredible. So tiny! It’s absolutely amazing. My favorite is probably the tiny little snowmen and the goat.
I’m a fan!
The NYC-HHI Hat reveal:
Apologies it’s taken so long to post this; there was an unexpected rush of activities, and I didn’t want to rush posting this with half the information.
Here’s what I plan for the hat:
Design: single ribs and stripes
Variations on the NYC-HHI Hat:
1) solid teal colour, in any design/pattern of your choosing;
2) teal and other colour; main colour is teal; accent colour can be in any other colour; in any design/pattern of your choosing;
3) the NYC-HHI hat design, in any colour.
Here’s variations on the pattern/design, modeled by son, Justin:
Variegated yarn works well with the design; the stripes will line up nicely. Solid colours work well too; it shows up the ribbed texture.
The pattern is being written up. I’ve been too ambitious, writing up a pattern for the first time. I hope to iron that out and post it…
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This post is a follow-up discussion on the “reductionist” pattern format used by Junghans-Wolle for women’s cardigan Modell 434/2, free on its website. (I reduced its size below.)
I like the way the patterns change for the back and front pieces for the larger sizes rather than simply making the smaller sizes bigger. Kudos! (I worked in a yarn school when I was in grad school and saw far too many larger women who were disappointed with finished unflattering garments clearly designed for smaller women.)
I like the abbreviated instructions. Combined with the schematics, the user would have to carry with her (or read electronically) only 2 pages! (I’ve used U.S. patterns that were 8 pages long, and the rambling narrative serves only to, at best, frustrate…
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