Saturday, 12 May 2012

Goldilocks

"Haruni" shawl in progress by Asplund
"Haruni" shawl in progress, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
In my previous post I mentioned I was knitting a sweater and a cardigan for a designer student and couldn't post photos of them.

They're finished, blocked, sent and accepted - but I can't publish photos of them for another few weeks. In short, both are fairly chunky, fisherman-style knitted with beautiful 4-ply wool from Harris.

Craving something light and airy I celebrated finishing them by casting on to make something completely different: reknitting "Haruni" by Emily Ross (Ravelry link). A couple of years ago I knitted it using Viva, a wool-silk blend; this time Rowan kidsilk haze, a mohair-silk blend.

Yesterday a colleague thought for a moment I was clutching a wig! :-)

Minor modifications (like last time):
  • rows beginning and ending with stocking stitch (not garter stitch)
  • stem in the middle three stitches wide (instead of one)

Mina två beställningsarbeten som jag nämnde i förra inlägget är klara, ivägskickade och godkända - men jag kan inte publicera bilder på dem ännu.

Efter att ha stickat en tröja och en kofta i tjockt och ganska strävt (men mycket vackert) garn behövde jag något lätt, skirt och fluffigt som motvikt. Tre nystan Rowan kidsilk haze blev det, och jag håller på och stickar mönstret "Haruni" av Emily Ross för andra gången. Gårdagens höjdpunkt var en kollega som avslöjade att hon ett ögonblick tyckte att det såg ut som om jag satt och höll i en peruk!

3 comments:

Monstermønster said...

Mmmm! Jeg fikk straks lyst til å strikke noe i silkmohair! Vakkert!

Luisa said...

aha! I suppose this is the rare, hard-to-find dafodill colour. I'm knitting a shawl right now in this same colour! Different pattern, though.

christinelaennec said...

Well I hope your hands are not too sore after knitting with Harris wool. I knit my husband a jumper from Harris tweed wool (though not bought from Katie Campbell) and it was really scratchy to knit. Having said that, he loves the jumper and in fact is wearing it this very minute. I look forward to seeing what your Harrisian creation is. And in the meantime, you couldn't find yarn more opposite than Kidsilk Haze! Your 'goldilocks' is lovely - can it be used as a wig as well? :-)