In January, oz Verlag publishes my first book – Swing-Socks.
It is only available in German yet. 13 different sock models 3 sizes each – 7 for women, 3 for men, 3 for children. A detailed step by step instruction how to work this kind of socks and a short introduction into Swing-Knitting™.
all model photos
© Christophorus Verlag GmbH & Co. KG/ Freiburg
I’d never have thought how much work it is to make such a book! And how much fun it is! Many thanks to Claudia Schuh of oz Verlag, Regina Sidabras as editor and Michaela Renz as special editor for the wonderful teamwork!
Up to now it’s „only” the German version but we hope to get the English version ready by mid January. Sorry, we need a break! Nada who has promised to do the translation for me will have time after the Holidays, and she’ll need her time. Please have even some more patience, you’ll be rewarded :)!
Workshop 5 is the largest workshop I probably will ever write (?) – 108 pages, 94 photos and illustrations … You’ll really learn a LOT of tips and tricks in Swing-Knitting™! In order to understand this workshop, you must have done Swing-Knitting™ 1 to 3.
Part 1 of this workshop is about “First Aid” – how to cope with mistakes, irregularities and mishaps while knitting – including Karin Fischer’s excellent description how to save a fallen double stitch.
In part 2 we’ll do the Swingy Hitchhiker – a large crescent shawl, diagonally swing-knitted, that can be bound in your back. When I chose this project I didn’t guess the least of all the advanced Swing-Knitting™ techniques it brings along!
When you’ve swing-knitted™ the Swingy Hichhiker along we me, you will have earned your “journeyman’s exam” – and you will be fit to do your own projects in Swing-Knitting™ technique!
I had to knit four Swingy Hitchhikers to write this workshop – inbetween was a long pause because of my tenancy changeover and some good and some bad occurrences – now I wish you BIG FUN swing-knitting your Swingy Hitchhiker!
Two days ago, the German version of the Swingy Julekuler went online on Ravelry, and I just finished uploading the English version.
My new neighbours charming young tom cats are to “blame” – they visit me quite frequently and think my Christmas decoration is a wonderful playground :), so my glass ornaments will stay in the box this year, I needed new unbreakable decoration for the Christmas tree!
The Swingy Julekuler are a fast and easy project. If you’ve done Swing-Knitting™ Workshops 1 to 3, you’ll have no problem following my step by step instruction.
On 27 pages with 48 pictures I show you 8 different ornaments: for two yarn weights and two ball sizes (6 and 10 cm), two pattern each with different stanzas . makes a total of 8.
You’ll learn something new as well – how to swing-knit™ in the round!
And now have fun “kulering” :)!
Just wanna show you what I’m working on – puzzling and writing: Swingy Julekulers!
The pattern will go online by the end of next week, just in time for Christmas – including 8 different kulers in 2 sizes, 2 yarn weights, different swing borders … quite addictive, I tell you :)!
My new neighbours two young tom cats are to blame – they succeeded in persuading me to leave all my breakable Christmas stuff packed this year