Thursday, October 25, 2007

Finished Cardigan!

I already finished the Tangled Yoke cardigan about 2 weeks ago. The picture is not very good, I will try to get some better ones. I enjoyed knitting it, but would not recommend knitting it in a dark color, since the yoke is not very visible, just in certain light. But it was stash yarn that had been lying around for 2 years not knowing that it would end up as something so beautiful.

The pattern is Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits. I used Tivoli Luxury Tweed that my husband brought back from a layover in Dublin 2 years ago. Here is a - also not so great - closeup of the yoke:

Just before I finished the cardigan I started knitting these socks:

They are knitted in Colinette Jitterbug that I had purchased from the Maschenkunst Atelier in Cologne, Germany, in spring. I couldn't believe that I hadn't knitted with it earlier since the yarn is so soft and such a pleasure to knit with. I used the Weaving Lace Pattern by Evelyn Clark from the Favorite Socks book. I knitted the socks toe-up since I wasn't sure how far the yarn would go and also didn't want to waste any. I was more worried that it wouldn't be enough, though. But they turned out great and fit.

After the cardigan I had to work on "homework" for an Arnhild Hillesland workshop organized through the Windy City Knitting Guild. It is a Teddy-bear size Norwegian sweater. The class was about the finishing of such sweaters. I did not finish the sweater in class, but learned a lot (first time steeking) and hope to knit a kid or adult-size Norwegian sweater soon. I left the class very inspired.

After finishing this sweater I will have to knit some hats and mittens for the kids. The weather has turned cool now and I cannot find many of the knitted mittens from last year. I think I might just knit some Norwegian mittens. Off to work ...

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