miércoles, 19 de septiembre de 2007

Autumn Sweaters

I want to share with you a project that I finished some months ago. It is an up to the knee coat inspired by Pattern # 8 from Verena Stricken Herbst 2004 issue. It took me some months to finish but I really enjoyed working on it. The yarn I used is from Lanartus (Italy) 15% Wool 11% Mohair and 74% Polyacrylic. I used about 800 gr. One of the things I enjoy knitting with are cables, I just love the way they look according to the light, they sort of become alive!

Finally it is finished!
I named this short sleeved sweater "Basel" and it was knitted following the instructions for Pattern # 37 from the Vogue Knitting Fall 2006 issue. I used a different type of yarn, one that I found in Basel, Switzerland last Fall 2006 (400gr). It is a 75% Polyacrylic 25% Mohair blend that has a wonderful feel and easy to knit with such pattern. Eventhough the short sleeved cowl pattern is quite easy I liked that I was able to learn a new technique with it, the previously mentioned "Wrap & Turn" tecnique which added a beautiful flow to the sexy deep cowl. Don't you think it would look great worn with a pair of jeans and boots?

I look forward to wearing both of them this Fall/ Winter season!
See you soon!

7 comentarios:

Lucy dijo...

Your sweaters are just stunningly beautiful! Many Congratulations!

ladyr dijo...

Marie, that cardigan looks just perfect for autumn and winter. Well done!! ;)

ladyr dijo...

Hi Marie!
Thank you for the nice words and your advice about the natural remedies that could help me with my problem. I'm seeing my doctor again in a few days and I will talk to him about it.
I am actually feeling a little better and I know I will have to be very patient for a while, but it's only a temporary thing after all. Meanwhile I plan to concentrate on the good things in life.
Ciao e grazie ancora!

Did someone say 'knitting'? dijo...

I love that cardigan! It looks so yummy and cozy.... fantastic work.

Did someone say 'knitting'? dijo...

Oh thank you so much Marie! Here you are waiting for cold days to arrive, but I'm waiting for warm days because I live in Australia. :)


I love the BASIL sweater! So soft and cuddly. What a great job you have done.

Charlie Chuckles dijo...

What gorgeous sweaters! I'm quite jealous!!!