Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Lingerie knit kit

No, this time I won't show you my butt! Some time ago when I was searching for some interesting knitting projects, I came across Danish Knit Design and their Charlotte lingerie kit. And I was smitten.

Charlotte lingerie kit
Danish Knit Design is a small family business run by a mother and daughter living in Denmark and the US who share a love for the tradition of Scandinavian knitting design.When I think that in the past (way before the Internet era and the beginning of mass production), most businesses were family-run and nurtured tradition, I wish I could travel back in time and see what it was like.

Luise lingerie kit
It took me several days to pick a pattern: both Charlotte and Louise were screaming from the screen "Pick me!". But since the winter's almost gone, Charlotte seemed a more appropriate choice. At the moment, I am not sure whether I'd wear it as pajamas or actual underwear, but I am pretty much excited to start knitting! And Louise can wait for later.

The yarn that came with the pattern is made of wool and silk. I picked the smoky gray yarn out of the four colors suggested by the designers. The soft thread reminded me of touching a fluffy puppy; oh, can't I just knit all day instead of going to the office tomorrow?!

I also wanted to share with you my favorite activity since the end of last year: Coursera! From the statement on their website, they are a "social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free". They offer a wide range of courses from Maths to Humanities to Philosophy to Computer Science. If you, like me, are thirsty for knowledge and curious to learn new things, Coursera is for you! Of course, not all of the courses are great (I've dropped out from two) but since it's free, everyone can explore find the right combination of topic and teacher suitable for the. The great thing is that some of the courses can be perfectly combined with crafting!

Do you have experience knitting underwear? Have you taken any interesting courses online, craft-related or otherwise?


  1. knitted undies, oh my! I would wear these as underneath my clothes but not as underwear, if that makes sense.

  2. Goodness, you're brave tackling this project. The yarn looks really fine, and is that needle size 2 I see? Happy knitting to you!

  3. I know what you mean. I think I'll know more when I finish it ;)

  4. Yes, the pattern suggests 2mm or 2.5mm needles.

  5. Smitten kitten for sure. That lace knit and those delicious sherbet colours are divine. I can't think of anything nicer than snuggling in bed on a cold night in these pretty little underthings!

  6. Oh, wow! These are so pretty! I've never knit any underthings, but then I'm pretty sweaty so I doubt that they would be comfortable on me (too much information?). :)

  7. I don't knit, but this sure is pretty. I'm not sure I could handle them as real undies (too hot where I live) but I could definitely see them as pretty underthings!