Archive for May, 2015

My second top-down sweater. I chose a raglan sleeve and a v-neck.
I had to adjust a little, but knitting from the top that’s easy.
There is still some leftover yarn. I’m knitting a bag now.

I can wear it both sides!

The yarn is homespun

However when I wore the sweater the roll-collar flattened at the front and that irritated me!
It felt like a bib. I decided to undo the knitting and choose for the V-neck band.
From the leftover yarn I knitted a circle shawl.
V-neckCircle-shawl

frontV-neckOn the photo it looks a little strange, but it really is a big improvement (for me).

…here is my cardigan without sleaves. Ann Budd’s book is an eye opener.
At first it felt like thinking upside down.
When I didn’t quite understand  how to continue, I visited her group on Raverlry and asked for help.

I had to finish the borders and it took me a long time to decide what colour.
Finally I choose brick-red and dyed my home spun yarn (I am not sure, but I think it was Bleu du Maine).

I made two hues, light and dark and used them both.
However when it was finished, I thought, what a pity I can’t wear it on both sides! There is no seam…
…but the edges weren’t that nice on the purl side.
After deep thinking I undid one armhole and crochetted the first row, then I started knitting.

During the Annual Spinning Day in 2013 all members got a small bag with tops.
Four different combinations of colours, called: summer-autumn-winter and spring.

I spun it in a special rhythm.
After each part of a season I added dark alpaca. I plied the single with grey cria alpaca

……and I bought this book:

 

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