Tuesday, July 15, 2008

done!






spec:
pattern: celtic from rowan 40
yarn: Smart and Alpakka from SandnesGarn
started: 30 september 2006
finished: 15 july 2008

modifications: none

comments:
1) the original yarns are felted tweed and kid classic. My choice of yarn
makes this a budget version, as they cost about 25% of the rowan yarns. I'm not familiar with felted tweed, but believe it is much finer than Smart, which is a quite rough and rugged yarn. Smart worked really well though, and I love the contrast between the super soft and cozy alpacca and the tweedy, rough Smart.
2) there's a mistake in the chart, errata here.
3) difficulty level: the cables are a bit tricky, I was happy to have done Durrow before so I was prepared. I find that the hardest part about this pattern though, is that it is cabled all over, so there's no place to relax, not even on the wrong side.

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15 comments:

Mama Urchin said...

gorgeous, really really gorgeous

Bente B said...

WOW!!! Nydelig, fantastisk, rålekker!!! Den ser virelig helt perfekt ut, og spennende struktur!

Kirsten said...

It's so beautiful! It looks like it fits you really well.

lise said...

Nydelig - rett og slett!

Ulla said...

Very pretty!

karen said...

It is absolutely fabulous! Budget version, my foot, looks better than the original! Marvelous work!
Good to see you posting again! :-)

kris said...

oh wow! just gorgeous. looks great on you as well! and yes, felted tweed is a lovely yarn, but smart seems to have worked perfectly for this pattern. (hmm, i might have to pop by the yarn store later ...)

nicole said...

Oh my Marie, how absolutely lovely. Makes me yearn for cold weather again.

Rippedoffknitter said...

Den er nydelig! Når jeg ser sånt gleder jeg meg til høsten...! :-D

the daily purl said...

Beautiful!!

Janette said...

Look fabulous.

So pleased to see you back.

Sheila said...

Marie - it is so beautiful! I never did finish mine - I opted to use the yarn for Tangled Yoke. You are my hero - Sheila

KnitYoga said...

Gorgeous! I can imagine that would have taken a lot of concentration with all over cables like that!

HPNY Knits said...

looks great and the yarn/colors are fab for this pattern!

Lolly said...

This is so beautiful!

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