Elsebeth Lavold

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Knitting: Pullover
Oona has a front panel that is demanding with an easy garter and stockinette block pattern at each side. The back is block pattern only. The ribbed sleeves and collar pull the look together.
Knitting: Cowl
Lace patterns do not have to be delicate and dainty. Here is a winter warmer combo in a chunky soft yarn and a simple but effective lace pattern. Knit one or knit all three pieces. The patterns are normally easier to knit back and forth but for these small projects I chose to work them around, both to avoid disfiguring seams and to save on fini...
Knitting: Hats - Other
Fairly easy knitting creates big drama for pieces that pop with
Knitting: Cardigan
A sweet cardigan where two simple lace patterns and stockinette play against each other. The edgings are narrow eyelet rows framed in garter and the eyelets also double as buttonholes at the front.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This design was originally published in Book 2, The Sentimental Journey Collection. Back then it was worked in a cotton yarn in another gauge. I have re-calculated the pattern for my lovely Hempathy yarn. It is calculated for 2 in / 5 cm negative ease.
Knitting: Pullover
A slightly shaped sweater with a garter rib lower section and sleeves and an easy lace pattern at the top.
Knitting: Tee
The ribbing is worked around and the work is divided for armholes. New sts are cast on and back and front are worked separately in lace pattern. The shoulders are joined with a three needle bind-off and the neck and armhole edgings are picked up and knitted in stockinette, folded to back and sewn in place.
Knitting: Pullover
Straight forward knitting with baby cables and garter stitch on a straight sweater. The shoulders are knitted together and the sleeves picked up and knitted downwards, eliminating some of the finishing.
Knitting: Pullover
Traveling stitches are just miniature cables and when you learn to work them without cable needles the knitting becomes so engaging.
Knitting: Cardigan
Chest 33 (36½) 40¼ (43¾) 47¼ (50¾) in
Knitting: Pullover
A relaxed comfortable sweater, perfect for almost any everyday occasion. The interesting asymmetrical cable pattern creates a nice contrast to the simple structured rib pattern on the sleeves and collar. Welts at the top of the sleeves and around the neckline add sophistication and the Misty Wool yarn supplies character.
Knitting: Cardigan
To me, a classic is a garment that is wearable even after many years and I think Marguerite A falls into that category. Originally designed in Cable Cotton back in 2004, now, thirteen years later, I felt that it was time for it to return. I’ve re-worked it my lovely Misty Wool yarn which adds a sublime contrast to the the lace pattern.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A 7th century glass bowl was found when excavating an iron age boat grave in Valsgärde in Uppland, north of Stockholm, Sweden. The bowl, probably roman, was the inspiration for the hat Frej, and the wrist warmers were derived from the hat design. The crown is knitted around so there is very little finishing on the hat, just a short seam at cent...
Knitting: Pullover
The name consists of two parts; one meaning sacred and one meaning fight. So it seems to me that this garment; sweater, tunic or poncho, must be perfect for a modern warrior godess. Big and cozy for a walk in the woods or for dancing in the meadows.
Knitting: Pullover
Once in a while, I stumble on a pattern that is so exquisite and eye catching that nothing else is necessary. This unusual and beautiful lace pattern is such a one. Place it at the center front of an otherwise plain sweater, add the lovely Silky Wool yarn in a wonderful color and it is enough. Happy Knitting!
Knitting: Pullover
A spectacular pattern on a simple sweater; two Viking Knits panels, a wider one centered front and back, framed by a narrow panel that is also used on the sleevesand narrow rolled edges at the bottom, sleeves and neck. A clear case of the result being more than the sum of its parts.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This set is all about romance. The hat, I call it a hat because its shape resembles the cloche hats favored a century ago, is flattering and there are matching fingerless gloves which also add to the romance. Super soft Luscious Llama provides the warmth. The knitting is a bit of a challenge; knitting around with reverse stockinette as the back...
Knitting: Skirt
Yes I know, you have to have a good body to wear a knitted skirt (although a slip underneath will work wonders). But I just had to make this dramatic, almost Gothic skirt with its intricate lace border. It is worked from the top down to make the most of the pattern.
Knitting: Vest
This vest may not be for everybody, but for the right person it is dramatic as well as flattering. There is very little finishing and it offers the opportunity to flaunt a favorite pin or brooch for fastening. The lovely Misty Wool Yarn gives the pattern interest and definition.
Knitting: Cardigan
Softer than a jacket, and more comfortable, but still elegant enough for the office or a night out. Megan has cabled panels along the front button band, at the center back and sleeves. The yarn is soft and drapey and the Faux Ribbing is stretchy so there’s a minimum of shaping at the sides. The pointed wings of the collar add a touch of feminin...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A cute beanie for both guys and gals. Sizing is changed in part by changing needle size. The beanie is super simple, knitted in the round. The matching fingerless mittens are fairly easy, but if you eliminate the thumb gusset, they are super simple too.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A flattering shape and everyday relaxed elegance, this is your go-to set for the cold season. Quick and easy knitting in super soft Luscious Llama, its all knits and purls. The basketweave pattern has written instructions only.
Knitting: Scarf
Classical, comfortable, cool; this set of scarf, wrist warmers and / or neck warmer is suitable for both women and men. The smaller wrist warmers are sized for women and the larger for men. The cable and block patterns are charted only. If you find cables daunting, the block pattern alone would create a nice texture. Easy and fun knitting.
Knitting: Cowl, Cuffs, Headband
Here are some fun small projects that pop with color and textural interest.
Knitting: Tee
Bea is an airy top, straight with a boat neck and short sleeves. The pattern is placed in a V-formation that comes naturally with this pattern. It is placed mostly above the bra line so its transparency is not an issue.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
An airy, relaxed top that is easy to knit, easy to wear.
Knitting: Pullover
Here’s my personal summer favorite.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Easy elegance with a touch of romance defines this top with a simple textured pattern set off by an intricate lace panel on the front. There’s no shaping at the sides, and no shaping for armholes, instead a drawstring at the waist supplies shaping possibilities when you wear the top. The lovely Hempathy yarn is supple and cool. Crocheted picot ...
Knitting: Poncho
Dramatic yet easy to wear, a poncho is a perfect cover-up for the period between seasons, or with a jacket underneath, when it gets quite cold. Straight pieces and a pattern that provides some challenge. The edging with its mitered corners provides the extra touch. A wind-proof lining, attached inside the edging, will greatly enhance the wearab...
Knitting: Cardigan
Worked in two strands of Silky Wool, it is more of a jacket than a cardigan. It has a number of unusual features such as an attached garter front band, horizontally attached cables and cabled motifs on a garter stitch background.
Knitting: Pullover
Here is a Viking Knits Sweater for the Viking Guy. The cabled yoke accentuates the shoulders and, as an unusual feature, the cabling is echoed on the lower part of the sleeve.
Knitting: Pullover
Just a plain hoodie, suitable for both girls and boys. The eagle motif on the kangaroo pocket is inspired by Native American imagery and the contrast color is used again in the rolled edgings.
Knitting: Cardigan
Olivia is a versatile cardie with a pretty pattern balanced by plain stockinette sleeves (the sleeves have the same rolled edgings as the body). Note that the st count varies between rows.
Knitting: Pullover
A simple, yet interesting pattern combined with a subtle color and knit in a wonderfully soft and reasonably thin yarn. Of course he will love it. And it knits up quickly and easily.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater features a lace pattern framed with cables. The lace pattern is easy and straight forward to knit, the shape is classical, only accented by a cable around the neck.
Knitting: Pullover
There’s plenty of minimalist sophistication in this sweater that sets of two tiny knit and purl patterns against each other. The unusual neckline construction provides additional interest.
Knitting: Cowl
Here’s a pretty little thing to keep your neck warm. A fairly easy lace project that uses only one skein, although if you want to match it with the cute cuffs, you’ll need two. One or two evenings worth of knitting and just a bit of a challenge and you’re set to stave off the autumn chills.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Knitted with 2 strands of yarn!
Knitting: Vest
Is it a vest or is it a tabard? Either way it is comfy, stylish and just warm enough for office wear or dinner with friends. The ties provide a slimming effect and the longer back, a modern touch. Strategically placed cable motifs create a unique touch to this otherwise easy garment.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The pattern provides several options for a set of beret and wrist warmers, all in a easy knit and purl stripe pattern with a single cable motif.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
An easy cardigan that could very well become a staple in your wardrobe. The measurements are a little tricky – they indicate a larger size but when worn, the cardigan drapes around the body in a very flattering manner. The cable pattern only allows for two sizes; one to fit a Small to Medium and one size to fit Large to X-large.
Knitting: Pullover
In my world you can never get enough comfy sweaters. Here’s on that’s mostly easy knitting – moss stitch, but with a limited amount of challenge – the cable panel on the front. Here I’ve updated the classical shape by making the back longer than the front. Slits at the sides areoptional.
Knitting: Hats - Other
A pretty cap with a pretty leaf pattern that can be worn in different ways to complement different facial shapes and dress styles. And it is quick and fun knitting.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Is it a wrap, a shawl with seams, a weird jacket? I don’t know but it provides warmth and drama at the same time. Straight pieces and a simple but interesting pattern makes for joyful knitting. The garment is shown in the smaller size on a size medium model.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Is it a wrap, a shawl with seams, a weird jacket? I don’t know but it provides warmth and drama at the same time. Straight pieces and a simple but interesting pattern makes for joyful knitting. The garment is shown in the smaller size on a size medium model.
Knitting: Vest
Yrsa was first published in Knitters Magazine K72, Fall 2003 under the name Cul-de-sac, using the Merino DK yarn.I