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. :)

SIMONA MERCHANT-DEST DESIGNS dijo...

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!!!