Sunday, April 21, 2013

Another FO

I can't believe that this took me nearly 3 1/2 years to finish!!! (I wrote another post about it here)

It has been 'almost done' for a very long time. All I needed to do was to sew the seams. So why? Probably because the feeling about this cardigan wasn't quite right. Now when it's finished though, it's not as bad as I feared. The sleeves are a bit too long and the body is a bit too short, but otherwise it's really nice and comfortable.

I really enjoyed knitting the pattern motif but I got a bit disturbed by the mistakes and (at times) unclear instructions in the pattern (I used the Danish version).

Despite that it's a beautiful and quite clever construction. I really like the expression of it.

Pattern: The Fan by Marianne Isager. From the book Japanese inspired knits.
Yarn: Isager Alpaca 1 and Isager Tvinni Tweed.

So basically I like the cardigan more and more and I think that in the end we'll be quite good friends ;)

Monday, April 1, 2013

A stashbusting project

Recently I started knitting a cardigan for my daughter. I wanted to use only yarn from my stash, and since I have lots of single balls I chose to go for a really colorful piece.

The pattern is from the Danish knit designer Susie Haumann's book Knit for your kid. The Danish title is Trøje med striber. The pattern actually calls for only two colors but I think that multiple colors will work fine as well. I'm not going to add more colors than shown in the picture and I plan to use the same color for all edgings all the way around.

Originally I bought the yarn for a crocheted blanket that never was realized. I think it is Supersoft from Knoll Yarns but I'm not sure. I bought it ages ago in one of the local yarn shops Fandango.


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