Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Very Own Camisole



First FO of the year: A Camisole for a very special purpose.


I'm a member of a knitting society where we meet once a month to knit, talk, and share ideas as well as and inspiration. The challenge is that we are suposed to knit things without patterns - it's so fun! Also, it's becomming a tradition to make a small exhibition every year with something knitted - designed by one self, of course. We discussed what the theme should be and decided it together. This time we ended up with a very broad one: "Something-with-clothes" which more or less means that everything will do! The idea is, though, that it should be some kind of wordplay where the word 'clothes' is included. As this is a Danish context the options are of course slightly different from English. However, a camisole will work with the theme just fine. Anyway, this is my contribution.



I knitted this with merino wool from a Danish spinning mill (Henrichsen), on needle size 2.5 mm so it wasn't such a quick project. The most challenging part was the lace at the top. I made a garter stitch edging and garter stitch shoulder straps, so I wanted the lace part to have garter stitch in it too. I ended up combining garter stitch with a leave motif, which I think came out pretty.



I really like the two colors together, especially on the edging. The rib on each side makes it very stretchy and close-fitting, which I prefer when using it this time of year. It fits perfectly under a shirt, keeping the body nice and warm.



I'm not exactly sure when the exhibition will take place but I hope that my contribution will look fine among a whole lot of other knitted garments and things. I'm quite excited about it!


19 comments:

Katie M. said...

Ooh, it's lovely! The colors and the lace edging really make it!

Mimosa said...

This is very pretty ! What a lovely camisole !

zebraknits said...

It's very charming. The fine wool, the colour contrast, the shape and just how delicate a piece it is, really blows me away. I think your contribution will be very well received.

ulli said...

lise, this is incredible! i love everything on it, the colors, the lace, the fit. are you ever thinking of writing down the pattern? i would love to knit one for myself. bravo!

Birgitte said...

Wow, den er flot! Jeg har aldrig tænkt på at man kunne strikke så elegant uldent undertøj... skøn idé til vinterpåklædning!

Gudrun Johnston said...

Really beautiful Lise! What a great knitting group to belong to!

Karen S said...

It is so beautiful and charming. I'm certain that it will be admired very much!!!

nynne said...

Hvor er det en smuk top -
Må komplimenterer dig for alle de fine ting du laver - og din skønne blog
Nynne

britt said...

Hvor er den fin, yndig og ultra-feminin. Meget smuk!
KH Britt

villapeikko said...

This is so beautiful, I love the lace and that you've used two colors!

Wendolene said...

You designed that? It's beautiful! I love the color combo, too.

britt said...

Kære Lise,
Er lige forbi igen - har har givet dig en award - se min blog.
KH Britt

Estermarie said...

Hvor er den smuk.
Jeg har strikket en del undertrøjer på p 2½ og det tager sin tid, men resultatet er osse derefter.
Må dog sige at din er usædvanlig smuk.

Rima said...

This is soooo very lovely. So delicate, I would be almost scared to wear it. Oh, it is so beautiful.

Helle said...

Den er virkelig smuk :-)
På pinde 2½ er det ikke lige noget der smutter af pindene. Men som regel bliver resultatet meget smukt. Superflot som den følger kroppen, og den smukke blonde foroven - helt fantastisk.

Anonymous said...

Åhh.... har du ikke bare frygtelig meget lyst til at lave en opskrift ?
Jeg har frygtelig meget lyst til at strikke den.

Karin aka Guin said...

Hej Lise - lige i kølvandet på din super fine undertrøje, får du en award; du kan se den på http://guinstuff.blogspot.com/2009/02/award.html

Loren T said...

That's exquisite! I wish I had the figure to wear something like that :)

Anonymous said...

Please make the pattern available. This little camisole is adorable.

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