Thursday, August 20, 2009

more stripes


Nights are getting darker and darker, day by day. Where has the summer gone? September will be soon here and that's something I can not believe. I have been writing my patterns up, writing and writing and correcting and writing again. Not one at the time, but bits here and something there. Not a single one is finished, but some look quite promising - like perhaps-someone-will-be-able-to-understand-promising. It goes slowly.

In the middle of this sometimes frustrating work, I wanted to knit something easy and happy. Like stripes. I had beautiful skeins of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed in my stash and now I have happy little man wearing very nice little striped pullover. Stripes might be one of the happiest things I can imagine, so it worked like magic this time too.


I knitted this pullover seamless from bottom up, folded the hems for simple closure, knitted raglan decreases in the yoke and added garter stitch funnel neck (or turtleneck, I don't know). Oh, there is one down side. I messed the yoke. I had the idea of a looser and longer yoke, knitted shorter sleeves because of that plan but forgot all about it in the decreasing. So the sleeves are too short. But now I can pass this pullover to my youngest and have a good reason to knit another for my oldest! And I have a great idea for that one.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 Ply
Needles: 3,5 mm

11 comments:

barefootrooster said...

what a handsome sweater! lovely, silly pictures. made me smile on this friday morning.

barefootrooster said...

what a handsome sweater! lovely, silly pictures. made me smile on this friday morning.

nicole said...

Oh I love stripes too! They are just so wonderful. And so is this sweater. Good luck working on the patterns, but take some time to enjoy the weekend too!

Chris said...

I love happy stripes, too! Super cute kids. You could pick up stiches on the (garter?) cuff you have and knit down another garter cuff in the contrast color to add length. It's cute how it is, too.

manouche said...

You always have good idea and your boys have fun!

Di said...

It is really beautiful! I love the colour and the neck line!

Linda said...

Very nice sweater, I do love that particular yarn.

sj said...

stripes are magic.
how you do this:
"pattern my own" really amazes me! you are very talented!!!

martha said...

i just stumbled upon your blog, everything is so lovely.

ulli said...

love the stripes, love the colors!

Dorota Ambicka-Ekiert said...

God! Sooooo beautiful beautiful!