Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Birds and colorwork





The weather is changing. It’s getting colder, which means there is a need for more woolly knitwear. The cotton yarns are already hibernating and I can surrender myself completely to my favorite fiber, wool. Are you looking forward to this as much as I am?




I’ve started a project in Shetland wool which contains colorwork and steeking, haven’t tried the latter yet but I’m plucking up the courage, day by day, and hopefully one day I’ll be brave enough to CUT my knitting! I haven’t decided which method it’s going to be yet but I’m tending towards applying a crocheted steek. I know that when knitting with Shetland wool it shouldn’t be necessary to make any reinforcement at all – you just cut. I don’t know if I’ll ever be that courageous, though. Eunny Jang’s tutorial on steeking is such a great reference and I’m so going to use it.




If you haven’t guessed it by now, my new project is Little Birds by Ysolda. It’s from the new online magazine Twist Collective. This magazine is just so great and full of beautiful designs, and Ysolda’s Little Birds is just one of them.


6 comments:

HanneC said...

Oh yes, I am looking forward to wooly times as well!

Birgitte said...

Uh, det ser godt ud!
Og jo, jeg er også glad for den uldne tids ankomst :D

nmoeberg said...

Du er bare hurtig, Lise - i forhold til hvor langt du var i sidste uge, så går det da bare der ud af. Den ser helt vildt flot ud. Kommer du for øvrigt på lørdag til strikkecafe?

Nina said...

How, fik vist lige logget på med mit arbejdsbrugernavn - nå men det er mig, Nina, der lige skrev ;)

Wendolene said...

Ysolda's designs are so much fun. I can't wait to see how this turns out!

Katie M. said...

Looks pretty! I'm excited about fall and wool, as well. So much to knit!

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