Friday, 24 May 2013
Aranish sweater: shoulder straps
I haven't grafted the straps yet as I wanted to knit the collar first to see if I could get it over my head. (My nose being a major obstacle in sweater matters.)
Christine asked about the pattern. My inspiration is a design in "Fiskartröjor" (fishermen's sweaters) by Uuve Snidare, but this is a heavily modified version of it with cables added and changed - not to mention the construction. The original design is made up of four separate pieces, and it doesn't have gussets.
Yesterday I went to Nordiska museet in Stockholm to check out a 1940s style apartment they've built for a fictional family.
Actually, I've made three of the garments in one of the closets! I've written posts about a green cardigan and a blue jumper before, but decided not to write about the project until the exhibition opened. It was a challenge I really enjoyed, trying to create convincing garments.
There is also a slipover (improvised) for the boy in the family. I like keeping people warm, even if they're fictional!