Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Isager's Viften/The Fan

Isager's Viften/The Fan by Asplund
Isager's Viften/The Fan, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
Only seaming, darning and blocking left - and handing over to recipient, of course!

Yarn: BC Lucca Fino Tweed, 300 grams.
Needles: 3½ mm (US 4).

Modifications in short:
  • back and front sections knitted together instead of separately
  • slip stitches on right side (easier to see when to make them)
  • increases and decreases on wrong side (less visible)
  • type of border pattern decreases changed for a smoother look and feel
  • there is a choice between short and long sleeves, but Åsa wanted medium length; I’ve made them 90 rows long between border and armhole with increases 6 times every 6 rows and 5 times every 8 rows
  • border and back of neck grafted (Kitchener stitch) instead of three-needle bind-off to avoid a welt
  • an extra stitch added at each side for selvedge, and I’ve slipped the first stitch every row with yarn in front and knitted the second one
I also cast on a lot more loosely than in my first version of this design for the scalloped edge to be more pronounced, and I added a first row (purls on right side) for the edge to curl slightly.

If I make it a third time I will knit the border in the round to avoid a welt where the edges are seamed.


Ing-Marie i Säter said...

Vilken cool och tuff cardigan. Många intressanta detaljer.

RodPrjónar said...

Looking good as usually! :)
It looks very interesting and beutiful and I love, love the color!
I have never knitted anything that required seaming. It seems so complicated!
Ok, I have to go and check the black beans that I have on the stove!! Knús.

Knitting-twitter said...

This project of yours doesn't need words, it deserves applause!!
ciao ciao from Switzerland, Christa

Annegret said...

Wonderful! I could not immagine how the fan would look like in the end.

fluffbuff said...

Will we see a modeled shot?
It looks beautiful. This pattern has been on my queue for quite a while; I just don't seem to get around to it.
I like the idea of the circular cast on for the border.
You are becoming to go-to-guy for improved Isager patterns. ;)

Annika Odelstav said...

Snyggt! Och bra med tipsen på förbättringar, jag har funderat på att göra den och när jag såg din bestämde jag mig för att göra den!