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Kairi Tank

Kairi Tank

Kairi Tank is a semi-cropped and loose sleeveless garment perfect for summer that can be also converted to a vest for late spring or end-of summer colder days. Its oversized shape allows it to easily fit any body type without too much effort in sizing. Mostly knitted in basic stockinette,  this piece incorporates eyelet sections in the shoulders and hip to provide some fun during your knitting.

Start preparing your summer outfit!

The Kairi Tank pattern is available in I Like Knitting Magazine, June 2021 issue, that features other lovely summer tops, cardigans and accessories.

As you have seen in may previous posts (Maya Bag & Espadrilles), I have collaborated before with I Like Crochet Magazine. This is the first time I publish in I Like Knitting, and I hope it is not going to be the last one!

Garbi Cardigan: Local Wool

Garbi Cardigan: Local Wool

Few days ago Misskitts published a post on its blog describing the story behind a few local dye artisans and wool producers. I recommend it to you because I think it is interesting to be aware of the added value that these small companies provide. To have a more complete list, I also recommend the compilation that tejereningles published a couple of years ago. The Garbi Cardigan (or Garbí Cardigan) is my contribution to the visibility of these artisans.

A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet one of these artisan producers in a pleasant weekend of weaving retreat organized by El Robledal and Bellotaknits . Several projects have already come out of this retreat: #hardysweater , #bennettshawl from magazine Bellota 4 , and the #lasantacardigan with skeins of El Robledal and patttern from the book Punto y a parte-II of Luymou.

The Garbi Cardigan is my latest project inspired by that experience. With fingering skeins of the same shade as the #lasantacardigan, it is a basic project, perfect to start with the 2-needle technique. Two rectangles stitched on the sides and the back, which combine stockinette stitch, garter stitch and a simple lace. You will only need a little more than 1 skein of 100 g and a button. And although the pattern describes 3 sizes (S, M, L), it is difficult that once finished it does not fit you nicely. The wool used gives it a fantastic fit and the right warmth to combine it with a summer dress or top.

As always, you will find the pattern in Etsy and Ravelry. In addition, you can also find some more inspirations about “rectangle” projects in my Pinterest Board; Inspiration: rectangle knitting & crochet patterns.

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Mestral Purse: Stripes & Leftover Yarn (II)

Mestral Purse: Stripes & Leftover Yarn (II)

In the previous post I suggested using leftover yarn to make a simple Summer Top with circular needles (Mestral Top). Since I still had about 100 grams left, I thought of doing something even simpler, and this time in crochet. The result: the Mestral Purse.

In this project I have used a color ratio similar to the Top, and some basic crochet stitches. Being a small pouch, depending on the handle you put on it, you can also use it as a fanny pack. Being also small in size, knitted in crochet and with quite thick stitches, there is no need to add a lining, although this always depend on how you like it…

The two projects together need less than 600 grams in total in 4 colors. A good excuse to reduce your stash!

Like the Mestral Top, you have the pattern of the Mestral Purse in Ravelry and Etsy.

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El Top Mestral: Stripes & Leftover yarn (I)

El Top Mestral: Stripes & Leftover yarn (I)

El Top Mestral utiliza una técnica muy sencilla para combinar colores utilizando restos de ovillos (“leftover yarn”): Las Rayas  (“Stripes”)

Existen diferentes técnicas para hacer proyectos de punto de media, o a 2 agujas, combinando varios colores (Intarsia, Stranded, Brioche,…). Sin embargo, para proyectos con restos de ovillos el tejido a rayas es el más fácil.

Las rayas son una de las formas más sencillas de tejer con varios colores, y la más fácil de utilizar con ovillos sobrantes. Basta con elegir la combinación de colores, la proporción de cada uno y empezar a tejer.

La combinación más adecuada

Para escoger la combinación de colores más adecuada es útil disponer de una rueda de colores (Color Wheel). Se pueden encontrar algunas sencillas apps gratuitas  en la AppStore.

Selecciona el color principal y, en función del tipo de prenda que quieras tejer o qué colores tienes disponibles, decide qué tipo de combinación (complementaria, complementaria dividida, tríada, análoga) encaja mejor.

Elige colores con contraste. Asegúrate de que uno de ellos sea relativamente claro / brillante y relativamente oscuro para que destaque en el proyecto. Puedes hacer una foto en blanco y negro de los ovillos juntos para apreciar mejor esta diferencia.

Los colores neutros (blanco, negro, gris, marrón, crudo y crema) combinan con todo y a veces son útiles para suavizar una composición demasiado vibrante.

La proporción más adecuada

Si quieres que tu proyecto tenga un color principal, al menos el 50 % del mismo debería ser de este color y el 40 % o menos del segundo color seleccionado. El tercer color, que se utilizaría para añadir contraste, no debería de superar el 10 %.

Si quieres utilizar más colores, en vez de añadir otros muy diferentes, puedes cambiar la saturación del color principal o secundario (haciéndolos más claros o más oscuros) y mantener la proporción> 50 / <40 /> <10.

El Top Mestral

El Top Mestral puede ser un ejemplo de cómo utilizar los ovillos sobrantes en un proyecto tejido a dos agujas.

Cuatro hilos de diferentes colores de grosor / composición similares (algodón L).

  • 70%: Verde azulado (turquesa) con 2 niveles de saturación=color primario
  • 20%: Neutro (crema)
  • 10%: naranja / mostaza=color complementario

Además, si tejes diferentes tipos de punto, te puede ayudar a disimular la utilización de ovillos de grosor (ligeramente) diferente.

Te animas a probar? Podrás encontrar el patrón del Top Mestral en Ravelry y Etsy. Además, también puedes encontrar otras ideas en mi Board de Pinterest.  

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El Top Mestral: Stripes & Leftover yarn (I)

El Top Mestral: Stripes & Leftover yarn (I)

El Top Mestral utilitza una tècnica senzilla per combinar colors utilitzant cabdells sobrants (“Leftover yarn”): Les Ratlles (“Stripes”)

Hi ha diferents tècniques per fer projectes de punt amb 2 agulles combinant colors (Intarsia, Stranded, Brioche,…). No obstant això, per als projectes amb restes de cabdells (“leftover yarn” ) les ratlles son les més fàcils.

Les ratlles es una de les tècniques mes fàcil per teixir amb diferents colors. Només cal triar la combinació de colors, la proporció de cadascun i començar a teixir.

La combinació mes adequada

Per escollir la combinació de colors mes adequada és útil tenir una roda de colors (Color Wheel). Podeu trobar algunes senzilles apps gratuïtes disponibles a l’ Appstore.

Trieu el color principal i, en funció de lo que voleu fer o quins colors teniu disponibles, decidiu el tipus de combinació (complementària, complementària dividida, tríada, anàloga) que mes us agradi.

Trieu colors amb contrast. Assegureu-vos que un dels colors sigui relativament clar / brillant i q relativament fosc perquè destaqui al projecte. A vegades es útil fer una foto en blanc i negre dels colors per veure aquest contrast.

Els colors neutres (blanc, negre, gris, marró, cru i crema) es combinen amb tot i de vegades són útils per suavitzar una composició massa vibrant.

La proporció mes adequada

Si voleu que el vostre projecte tingui un color principal, almenys el 50 per cent hauria de ser d’aquest color, el 40 per cent o menys del segon, i al voltant del 10 per cent hauria de ser del tercer color, que seria el q afegiria el contrast.

Si voleu fer servir mes colors, en comptes d’afegir-ne de diferents, podeu pensar en canviar la saturació del colors principal i/o de segon (fent-los més clars o més foscos), mantenint la proporció> 50 / <40 /> <10.

El Top Mestral

El Top Mestral pot ser un exemple de com utilitzar les restes de cabdells per a un projecte teixit a dos agulles.

Quatre cabdells de diferents colors de gruix / composició similars (cotó L).

  • 70%: Verd-blau (turquesa) amb 2 nivells de saturació
  • 20%: neutre (crema)
  • 10%: taronja / mostassa (complementari)

A més, teixint diferents tipus de punt, també us pot ajudar en el cas de que utilitzeu fils de gruix (lleugerament) diferent.

Us hi animeu? Podeu Podeu trobar el patró del Top Mestral a Ravelry i Etsy. A més a més, també podeu trobar algun altre idea al meu board de Pinterest.

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Mestral Top: Stripes & Leftover Yarn (I)

Mestral Top: Stripes & Leftover Yarn (I)

There are different techniques to make color kitting patterns (Intarsia, Stranded, Brioche,…). However, for leftover yarn projects stripes are the easiest. In this post you will find some ideas and a practical example: the Mestral Top.

Stripes are one of the simplest color knitting patterns, and the easier to use with leftover yarn. You just need to choose the right combination of colors, at the right proportion and start knitting.

Right Combination

To choose the right color combination is useful to have a color wheel. You can find some simple free apps available in Apple store.

Pick the main color, and depending on what you like to do or which colors you have available, you need to decide which type of combination (complementary, split complementary, triad, analogous,…) you want to make. 

Choose colors with high contrast. And make sure one of your colors is relatively light/bright and one is relatively dark so that the pattern will show up. You can take a black and white snapshot of your yarns together to see how well they contrast.

Neutrals colors (white, black, greys, browns, tans and cream) combine with everything and sometimes are useful to soften a too much vibrant composition.

Right Proportion

If you want your project to be in a main overall color, at least 50 percent of the chosen yarn should be in that color and 40 percent or less should be for the second one. Only around 10 percent should come from the third color, which will be the one to add contrast.

To increase the number of colors you may consider changing the saturation of your current main and second colors (making them lighter or darker), and maintain the >50/ <40/><10 proportion, rather than adding different ones.

The Mestral Top

The Mestral Top can be an example of how to use leftover yarn for a knitting project.

Four different color leftover yarns of similar weight/composition (cotton L).

  • 70%: Blue-green (Turquoise) with 2 levels of saturation.
  • 20%: Neutral (creme).
  • 10%: Orange/Mustard (complementary).

Moreover, adding different knitting stitches, may also help when your yarn has (slightly) different weights.

Do you want to try? You can find the Mestral Top pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy stores. In addition you may also find some more inspirations in my Pinterest board.

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