Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Third time lucky

Marianne Isager's Knit & Purl sweater is a favourite design I've knitted twice before, first using Rowan Felted Tweed for one of my cousins:


Ready...


and then BC Lucca Fino Tweed for my mother:


steady...

In both cases I used 3½ mm needles (US4), but this time I'm using thinner wool, which requires 2½ mm (US1½). The pattern repeat is only 8 stitches wide, so it's not very difficult to adapt. The colour is difficult to capture, but it looks just like sand: beige with hints of yellow and blueish grey. There's a ball of dark grey wool too, which I'm using for the edges.

go! (Adding some colour - living on the edge.)

The wool is from wool-and-pattern kit by Hanne Falkenberg, another Danish genius knitter. Nothing wrong with her design Virtus - I just felt like knitting Isager's sweater again - quite possibly for myself. Isager's sweater is actually knitted in the round with a raglan yoke, but I like knitting this kind of pattern back and forth and I think the horizontal pattern borders go well with set-in sleeves.

En grå kant piggar upp och stämmer till eftertanke! Det här tycker jag egentligen är lagom pråligt, fast oftast är det roligast att sticka med många färger. Marianne Isagers tröja är dock ett riktigt favoritmönster! Vanligtvis brukar jag inte ha lust att sticka om samma plagg, men precis som med hennes kofta Viften har jag ingenting emot att göra tre. Det kan mycket väl bli ännu fler framöver - tänk bara vad fint hennes mönster skulle bli med lingarn.

2 comments:

christinelaennec said...

Very handsome sweater. Amazing what can be done with knit and purl!

Charlotte Kaae said...

Hvor er den smuk, det er også en af mine favoritter