Monday, August 30, 2010

sweet vanilla

Sometimes things don't work out as you hope they would. Lately I've been frogging two (and a half) almost finished sweaters - I just didn't like them enough. I know it happens, but it feels kind of sad too. At least when you've felt the it's-not-so-good-as-you-think somewhere deep in your mind for many days, but still went on with the project. How to know when it's the right time to let go?

After that I needed some easy and happy to cheer me up. Oh, that so worked out. Lightweight merino, plain Stockinette and yet something to keep me interested. Turned out quite romantic and sweet. And comfy. The tunic was supposed to be for a friend, but I'm having some serious doubts about that now. I love to wear this thing.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh merino light
Needles 4 mm and 2.5 mm

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Celery Cardigan

I'm happy to introduce my best friend, who kindly modelled my newest pattern - and the pattern itself!

This light and soft little cardigan is knitted easily in one piece from top down. The classic Stockinette stitch is paired with wavering garter stitch borders giving the cardigan its unique shape that makes it interesting.
Sizes: x-s, s, m, l, x-l
Finished bust circumference: 30 (34, 37, 41, 44)”/ 76 (85, 94, 104, 111) cm
Yarn: 820 - 1203 yards (750 - 1100 m) of Malabrigo Sock or other light fingering/ 3 ply yarn.
Gauge: 25 sts and 32 rows in 4" (in Stockinette stitch)