Thursday, 14 April 2011

A perfect match


A perfect match
Originally uploaded by Asplund
This is rather worrying: it suddenly dawned on me I match the kitchen curtains at work! Is there such a thing as Freudian yarn colour choices?
If so, I probably don't want to know more...

Still, I'm more than happy with how this sweater turned out, especially how I changed the pattern of the side panels knitted sideways and blended it with the sleeve pattern.


I'm working on a knitted-on border for the white shawl. It's a modified version of Jane Sowerby's "Cyprus" border for her "Shoulder shawl in Syrian pattern" from Victorian Lace Today.



My modification is simple, namely stocking stitch instead of garter stitch. I'm not very fond of garter stitch, especially not in lace knitting: I want the knitted fabric to be airy, and garter stitch makes it more compact. I also wanted the slight curling effect of stocking stitch.

12 comments:

Joana said...

Such a brilliant knit work! Congratulations :)

ylva said...

The sweater looks just great but the curtains hmmmm....I think you had choosen these colours anyways:)
The changes you´ve done makes the sweater far more interesting!

RodPrjónar said...

Brilliant!
What else to say? Your're genious!

Knitting-twitter said...

well, well, well if that is not stylish than what is... the perfect match and such a great work,
all the best, Christa

Yarndude said...

That's so funny!! You know, people in yarn shops often buy yarn in the same colors as the clothes they are wearing at the time. It's definitely Freudian!

fluffbuff said...

That is beautiful — I especially like what you did with the sleeves — and it fits you perfectly. Funny about those curtains. :)

Ann said...

The sweater is very handsome. I'll show it to Marianne Isager when I see her.
I totally agree with you. Stockinette is much more beautifull in shawls than garter stitches.
I'm a psychiatrist...I can see right through you.....I'll tell you.......about the curtains......at your work......tells me......that your subconscion says......no, I won't tell you...........it's too scary....and embarrassing.....
;-))

Marias garnhändelser said...

Självklart designar man omm hemma efter senaste stickprojekt:-D
Tröjan är ursnygg!
Kram!

Ing-Marie i Säter said...

Grattis till ännu ett stickdåd i den övre klassen.

christinelaennec said...

Your "Jaws" sweater is fab! As for the curtains, I vote for mere coincidence. Or perhaps they morphed to copy your sweater?

Rosalía said...

Great! Looks perfect! great design!

Diana said...

Awesome sweater, genius!!