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Showing posts with label My Knitting Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Knitting Life. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ravelry Pattern Promo August: 50% off for a week

I felt so blessed.

Even as you got older, less people will join your special day (birthday), you will find that those people who still stick around are truly the ones that caring you the most. My childhood friend that now live not in same island miles away, send me a special cake! Love you sis.

Now is the second year I become a pattern designer and listing on ravelry. I want to share my happiness with offer you all knitter 50% off all my patterns for a week.

I plan to make this thing an annual habit. :)




Happy Knitting!! 


ig: @Ajeng_Poyeng
knittingwithajeng.com

Monday, January 2, 2017

Knitting with Ajeng: My Pattern released in 2016

Hi happy knitters,

I never realized that I'm not posting in this blog too long to my liking. I even not updating every time I upload new pattern on my Ravelry! #shock

So, I think it's fair if I wrap all my pattern releases at 2016 here in this one post. I surprised that I quite productive in 2016. I hope I can be more productive in this year too. #aameen

I think I should regularly posting in the blog at least once a month. I already making plan (since last year actually) for sharing some of my patterns for free, making review of knitting books, beside posting about my pattern releases. I also planning for release at least one pattern every month. Wish me can fulfill these plan smoothly without slacking. #mybadhabit

In the end of 2016, I also gather my gut and open a pattern shop at etsy too and now waiting for the first sale #fingercrossing.

And now I getting interested in Patreon. This platform really new to me. Do you know how to use it (or already have experiences) as creator?

Happy new year everyone! Sending every good hope for you all. :D

~ click the image to visit the pattern page ~

     
  
   



Happy Knitting!!


 ig: @Ajeng_Poyeng
knittingwithajeng.com

Monday, September 5, 2016

Knitting with Ajeng: That King Size Garter Blanket


Sometimes ago I made my first commissioned big blanket. It takes months to finished, because I knitted it based on mood and time I had. I wanted this blanket reflect my happy mood only.

I used a baby blanket knitting pattern for the basic pattern. Then, continue to knit it until I reached the size I wanted.

Here are some photos I collect in between work back then:

*the actual size that written in pattern


*the finished size
* * *

Basic pattern I used is= Cuddle Up Log Cabin Baby Blanket by Heather Walpole
Yarn I used= SA Poyeng (DK weight)
Knitting needle= 4.5 mm (US 7)

Yes, this is not a free pattern. But, when I search on Ravelry using [this] setting, You can find a lot of log cabin blanket knitting patterns that shared for free! ^ ^



Happy Knitting!!


 @Ajeng_Poyeng
 knittingwithajeng.com

Thursday, May 19, 2016

How to: My steps on making knitting pattern.

this is when I made Tiger Cub Baby Hat
I am blessed as one of knitters who can convert my knitting into written pattern. I know many of my knitter friends who have difficult time to actually making knitting/crochet pattern.

For my opinion, the key is do not overthinking and just do it (or I should say write it). Don't be afraid to make many mess. Sketches, formulas, words.. I usually grab any paper near me (usually shopping receipts that scattered around my desk and in my wallet) to writing before I forget.

Here are steps I usually do everytime I want to make new knitting or make knitting pattern.

1. Choose one Idea.
I know ideas are always overflowing and want to be picked first. I always choose one of that many that I most interested with (because knitting with happy heart is alway better), or with the easiest-to-get resources.

2. Quick choose the yarn and needle.
Many yarns out there. I bet every knitter already have one or two most favorite yarn to use. I usually using one kind of yarn in many of my knittings. This can save time from window shopping looking many yarns and also from choosing wrong yarn.

3. Sketch the finished picture and imagine how it done.
Put your imagination into picture. No need to be an artist with beautiful drawing, it is enough as long as you can understand your own drawing. We make it for ourselves.
And in the process, you can imagine how that drawing to be done, what books you will open, what stitches you will use, where you use them, etc. Yeah.. let that mind flying while your finger drawing.

4. Researching
Yep, we need researching. Find any basic pattern that close with what you want to do. Example : you want to make a design of beret hat, so find some basic beret hat pattern for reads. Open your stitches book, designing book, patterns stash, etc as you see fit. And take a note or compile the findings which you see fit with your finished picture's sketch into one corner of your work desk to be opened later.

This is when I made Edge of the Woods
5. Write basic draft of the pattern
make the swatch and then determine how many cast on, how many rows, where the stitches should be, where the colors should be, etc etc enough so you can start to make the sample knitting.

6. Actually knit it (while writing/drafting the pattern)
I am a kind of designer who like to make sample pattern together with drafting the pattern. I don't use my nice notebook in this part, and usually recycle any paper scattered around me (shopping receipt, back of used paper, etc) but will always make sure them in one safe place (usually in project bag together with the yarns I use to make sample knitting)

7. Writing the pattern for yourself
While you admiring the knitting sample you freshly finished, now is your time gathering all notes and draft you make, and tidying them into one coherent pattern in your notebook for yourself. So it's up to you to use any language or any writing method you like, as long as you will understand anytime you reopen the notebook. You don't have to care if your knitter friend open the book and don't understand what you write in there. The notes is only for you. So if someday you want to remake the knitting again, you just have to open the notebook.

8. Writing for others
This step only be done if you want others to use your pattern too (free or not). Try to put yourself in other knitter shoes and imagine what kind of knitting pattern they/you like to follow and read, then try to rewrite your pattern in that way. After that you can show it into other fellow knitter(s) you know and trust to ask for feedback and also to test knit it. Along with the time and experiences, you will find your own writing style.




Happy Knitting!!

@Ajeng_Poyeng
knittingwithajeng.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Yarn Shop in Yogyakarta: Poyenghobby


If you happen in Yogyakarta Indonesia, either for short vacation, or work, or for school, and you are also a knitter, and try to find a yarn shop in Yogyakarta, go visit this place : Poyenghobby.

This place is which in Jl. Bantul 133 Kota Jogja is second branch, where the first one is at 9.7 KM north of this yarn shop in Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar 132 Sleman.


Poyenghobby it self is already well known as the first yarn shop in Yogyakarta back in 2010 that dared to specialize in knitting and crochet, and provide free knitting lesson, and also letting you (if you want) just to hang out in this place with the other knitters and crocheters there.


Poyenghobby yarn shop can provide you with Indonesia made: cotton yarns, acrylic yarns, rayon, casmilon, polyester, nylon, and polypropylene.
You also can buy some Red Heart in this yarn shop too.
This second branch of Poyeng is also happen to be very instagram-able too.


Take a look into this place, and I hope you get the yarns you need.

You can get the direction into this place via google maps, by typing Poyeng.

The shop is open from 10 AM to 7 PM everyday. Phone +6285200475427.

This where you can check this place (all in Bahasa):
online shop= poyenghobby.com
instagram= @poyenghobby
facebook= poyeng
online CS= +6285226411407 (whatsApp ready)





Happy Knitting & crocheting!!


@Ajeng_Poyeng
knittingwithajeng.com

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Saturday, January 3, 2015

me as a Pattern Tester (Ravelry) : December 2014

Hi there,

Long time not posting anything. Not because I didn't knit, but because I now seldom using free pattern again, and just knit without pattern instead.

If you joined Ravelry, you will know a group named FPT or Free Pattern Testers. I already joined this group since I first joined Ravelry, but only since last week I starting to try to be a pattern tester here. Mainly because I have some free time. And also I want to know the system of this group, because I want to use this group in designer side too sometime.

These are my knitting work for this group last December :
*see the project page [here]
*see the project page [here]
*see the project page [here]
I consider myself as a fast knitter and make quite decent photo.
Love to make small knitting (like hat, neck warmer, baby accessories, or fingerless), and prefer using 4mm needle. and regular (not fancy) yarn.

I will gladly testing yarns too, If any yarnie want to send me some sample.. :p



happy Knitting!!

 @Ajeng_Poyeng

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My first cardigan.. for me

As you can see, i'am not a type who like knit a big thing.
But, it's looks like that knitting a sweater has become a latest trend at my knitting's group.
And after few months just watched someone else knitting sweater, i finally can't stand anymore : I had to knit one!


Still remember from Debbie Bliss's tips, I picked the colors, drawn some sketch, picked the motives i want, measure the size, and finally made some gauge swatch to determined how many stitch i had to knit, etc.

I knew i am a knitter that can knit quite fast.. But i never test it to make a big knitting until now. And i surprised when this 'thing' finished only in two weeks.

Not perfect in design, but i feel happy! ^ ^


Inspirations and/or books used =
- [this] pinterest's picture, for model inspiration
- Essentially Feminine Knits by Lene Samsoe, for size guide
- Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease, for invisible bind off at every ribbing edges
- Knitting On The edge by Nicky Epstein, for embellished at the sleeves
- ミセスの手あみ 16 (Let’s Knit series), for leaves lace pattern inspiration

After this "baby", i knit one more cardigan using stranded knitting technique. Simpler one than this, because for me lace pattern is more complicated than stranded knitting.


Happy Knitting!! :D

@ajeng_poyeng

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : a cardigan with some adjustment

I always love Pierrot's patterns. They usually only have one size = medium. And thank God its my size (and also my husband size). I also used their patterns as a reminder to maintain my weight if i still want to knit their patterns for myself without making any adjustment. :p


I knitted this cardigan based on this cardigan free knitting pattern from Pierrot. Since the pattern used smaller yarn than i used, i made change based on simple math equation, so the result would still have same size with the example. And also made it as a long sleeve's cardigan. The pattern itself come in one color. Except for the additional color and adaptation because i change the yarn and needle, and knit it in round, i did not make any change to this pattern.

Why i knitted it as sweater? Because stranded knitting is easier to make in round. I also not very fond using purl stitch very often.

The pattern for color part, i made only in simple excel. The patterns made based on this picture, except for the cat and squirrel part, i used charts from book of knitting stitches i had.
*digital art = Dare to Dream by Jojoincov
note = the friend that want this cardigan give me edited version of this picture on his mail. I found the original source of this image by searching it in Google, that's why i can share the original one. Because I didn't want to add an image that isn't mine without proper credit. :)
After I finished knitted the sweater, i steek it so it will be a cardigan. It's my first attemp at steek, and i think i a little bit ruined the stitches (my heartbeat raised to the roof)! So i reinforced the crochet edging right away after i cut the knitting, and reinforced it again by sewing it with a ribbon (so i will only see the beautiful thing, which is : ribbon).. fyuuhh...



Pattern used = Honwaka Cardigan by Pierrot (Gosyo)
Yarn used = SA Poyeng (soft acrylic)
Knitting Needle = 4mm/80cm and 4mm/23cm
skill needed = (to follow the pattern) basic knitting, sew a knitting, reading Japanese style knitting pattern; (to make it as i did) intermediate knitting, color knitting, steek, circular knitting.

Book used =
- Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman (you also can find about Steek by googling it)
- 500 Knitting Stitches (the book written in Chinese, true be told, i not really know if the tittle is right)



Happy Knitting!! 

 @Ajeng_Poyeng

Friday, April 25, 2014

My Knittings as a part of a fashion show

I start knitting since 2008 from literally zero. Until now 2014, knitting still one of my biggest passion.
And it's pure because of luck (and God will), a senior designer who live in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, suddenly came to my door and wanted me to make her (she brought her own paper templates and basic figure's sketches), some knittings for her next fashion show. Said fashion show held at 23 April 2014 at one of well-known star hotel in Yogyakarta.

And i was lucky enough can personally took the pictures of my knittings while they be wore by models in catwalk at that time. :)







Happy Knitting!!

@Ajeng_Poyeng


Monday, September 16, 2013

Rajut Knitting Pattern : Rustic Road Hat

Some time ago I joined a KAL..
A Hat KAL..

Love it because i didn't join KAL for long time and I really love knit a hat.

 


Thanks Christine Marie Chen for making this KAL and my luck accidentally stumbled in it at her Instagram. :)

If you like this design, you can find Rustic Road Hat knitting pattern at her ravelry.



Happy Knitting!!

 :D

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