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!