Sunday, 29 December 2013

More knitting than blogging in December

Cowl and hat by Asplund
Cowl and hat, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
The double-knitted cowl has been finished for a couple of weeks, but it hasn't befen cold enough to wear it. Not that I really mind. Spring, please! There was enough yarn left to make a new "Sigge" hat, a pattern (in English) I published as a free pattern on Ravelry.

I'm making progress with different projects instead of simply casting on new ones. However, I haven't decided where to go next with my double-knitted jacket.

The back and fronts are done, and I've tested a couple of pattern ideas tor the collar but I'm not satisfied. I might simply make it blue on one side and green on the other. I also have to make sleeve decisions: how to knit them (probably top-down, first back and forth and then in the round) and what patterns to use.
Alice Starmore's Henry VIII sweater

It's nice to have a pattern to follow while thinking about other projects - and Alice Starmore's Henry VIII is pure joy to knit! I've modified it slightly, though, letting the centre of the side pattern run along the sleeve. I think it looks nice, and a pattern between the decreases also helps me keep track of what rows are decrease rows.

Tudor armpit

Happy new knitting year!


Annes indfald said...

Jeg synes rigtigt godt om det grafiske design. Det fremstår så fint og rent. Kan bruges af både herrer og fruer.... og piger!
Mange overvejelser om hvordan og hvilke farver kender jeg også... men tiden er godt brugt, når projektet kan tages i brug!
Happy Knitting New Year to you too.

ron in mexico said...

The cowl turned out so nicely. What a great tip about the pattern between the arm increases (or decreases). I have made note of it in my knitting book.
Ron in Mexico

Rachelle said...

Love them all, but especially Henry; that's on my list of things I must knit!

dqpage said...

The double knitting looks good. Thank you for the free pattern - the Sigge hat is very beautiful

Carolina said...

Love the double knit pattern on the cowl. And I always wanted to see a real Tudor armpit! :-)

Anonymous said...

Your cowl and hat are gorgeous! All your projects are beautiful ! As always should I say.
I wish you a very happy new year!
Mariew (sur Ravelry, "anonymous " because i forgot my google password).

OlgaR said...

Я очарована Вашими работами!

Monstermønster said...

Så vakkert! Sukker henført.

dobbeltstrikking må på pinnene her, det ser jeg! Utrolig lekkert resultat, og genialt når det er reversibelt.