A quick (but picture heavy) post, as I stop by my house for a few hours in between holiday trips. (leaving again tomorrow). I have spent three weeks on the Norwegian South Coast, and in knitting news finished my Cabled Spiral Sweater and one pomatomus sock, (and acquired some new yarn). The pictures of the sweater were taken on a beach, at night, after a very hot day, so completely wrong for wearing a cashmere turtleneck sweater. Oh, the things we do for the Blog!
Pattern: Cabled Spiral Pullover, Norah Gaughan/Knitting Nature.
Yarn: 100 % cashmere from Pinnsvindesign
Started 22 June 2006
Finished 19 July 2006
Modifications: The cabled yoke is knitted exactly according to the instructions, but I replaced the body with a fitted body (number 7) from 1000 Sweaters by Amanda Griffiths. The hemmed edgings are a modification too. And I knitted it in the round, if that counts as a modification?
Notes: I am happy to report that I found no mistakes in the pattern!
I really like the body pattern from 1000 Sweaters too. It places the decreases and increases 25% toward the middle from the , which I think works really well.
The back of the body in the original pattern is 5 cm longer than the front. I decided to do the same, despite using a different body pattern, and am glad I did. It looks a bit more professional this way!
Edited to answer Kris' question: Pinnsvindesign estimates 400 grams for a ladies sweater. There is 57 grams in one hank. I used appr. 305 grams for the petite size.
(this means I have a lot of leftover yarn, appr. 130 grams, that needs to be put to good use. I'm thinking a scarf, or join a one skein swap, or perhaps I should give it away in a blog contest, still undecided. Any ideas?)
Knitting Nature is a wonderful book. I'm sure I'll knit more of the patterns in the future, probably the Hex Coat, and the Droplet Hat. I have read the science parts and studied the nature photos too, they're all so inspiring, and I find they encourage me to take a closer look at the nature around me.
Here are some shots of beautiful things I saw in nature these past weeks.