For the past few weeks now, I have been incredibly uninspired. No yarn nor pattern were able to excite me, and after searching and searching I finally gave up and put my knitting needles to rest. I did not want to knit, or even write about knitting as you may well have noticed. Then, during a trip to Knitty City on the Upper East Side, I saw proprietress Pearl wearing a beautiful sweater! It stopped me in my tracks and I asked for the pattern. Pearl told me it is named "Origami Pullover", designed by Liz Daniels for Frog Tree Yarns. The lady in the picture is not...
Pattern: Textured Tunic with(out) Side ButtonsBook: Fitted Knits, Designer Stefanie JapelYarn: 10 balls of Margrite Bulky by Karabella colorway blackNeedles: Addi Turbo 24″ circ. #10 and wooden needle #10 and #11 to cast offCast on date: Mid February, 2009Cast off date: March 18, 2009 Suck in that belly She's done... came out somewhat smaller than planned but still fits fine. Very fitted now, which means I gotta suck in that belly which I am not very happy about. Sucking it in and holding your breath for just a second in front of the camera is manageable. To do this...
Pattern: Wrote it myselfYarn: 3 skeins of 4-ply Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire , color Light GreyNeedles: Addi’s circ 24″ US 3Cast on date: August 1st, 2008Cast off date: August 19th, 2008 Feels like a soft Cloud upon my skin My oh my... this 4-ply Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire is heavenly soft and a delight to work with. If you have a chance, and you see this beautiful beautiful cashmere at your LYS, snatch it!!! I recommend this yarn to anybody... You don't have to have some intricate or elaborate pattern when working with this yarn. Just a simply minimalist design will do. The...
Pattern: Wrote it myself Yarn: 4 skeins of Lace Merino Silk by Karabella, color 7211 Needles: Addi’s circ 24″ US 3 Cast on date: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Cast off date: Monday, July 21, 2008 Minimalistic desgin, Maximum effect I did it... I freaking did it... And I am very very happy with the result of my boatneck kimono top: My friend Mary, who taught me how to knit, named the top Mata Hari. History teaches us that Mata Hari was a dutch female spy, and since this top is a knock of from Souchi Design's "Batwing", I thought the name Mata Hari was very appropriate! I am in love...
Pattern: My own design.Yarn: 2 skeins of Farmhouse Bonnie’s BambooNeedles: Addi’s circ 32″ US 7Cast on date: Thursday, July 03, 2008Cast off date: Sunday, July 06, 2008 I can't help myself Really... I cannot help myself... all I am doing is knitting, knitting, knitting. Don't ask me how my house looks like. Don't ask me about the piles of laundry. Cooking? What is that? All I want to do is knit. Pattern stitch Open Double Wing I very much like lace pattern "Open Double Wing" from one of Barbara Walker's pattern books. It is a 8 row repeat lace pattern and it is so...
Pattern: My own design.Yarn: 3 skeins of Farmhouse Bonnie’s BambooNeedles: Addi’s circ 32″ US 7Cast on date: Friday, June 27, 2008Cast off date: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 Bamboo, what a wonderful fiber! I am in love with bamboo... and I am in love with my bamboo tunic! It shines so beautifully and its heavy drape I heart. I am so incredibly inspired by this strong yet elegant and feminine fiber. Inspiration for this tunic I found in a book called Knitting Lingerie Style. While browsing through the patterns, I found this: I was especially taken by the little bit of Vine Lace used...
Pattern: My own design. However, neckline was inspired by Leah Tunic.Yarn: 2.5 skeins of Euroflax Wetspun Linen by LouetNeedles: Addi’s circ 32″ US 6Cast on date: Sunday, June 15, 2008Cast off date: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Quickest Project...ever! It only took me 6 days...6 days! I am amazed myself. This wonderful wonderful linen just made me knit on turbospeed and I couldn't help myself. All I wanted to do is knit. Sweeeet. For this little design I actually made the math happen before I started to knit. Rather than have the design organically grow, I wanted to have my figures down so...
Pattern: My own design based on Tubey! I named the top: Attitude.Yarn: 5 skeins of Venezia WorstedNeedles: Addi’s circ 24″ US 5 and #7Cast on date: November 21 , 2007Cast off date: June 7 , 2008 Hurray! She is finished! My, my... It sure has been a journey with this one! Because of all the attitude this top gave me, I accordingly named her "Attitude". Readers who have been frequenting this blog for a while, might remember it all started lasted november when I had an idea for a top design. My design was inspired by Cassie Rovitti's Tubey Sweater as seen on Knitty.com. After I...
Pattern: Two Tone Ribbed ShrugBook: Fitted Knits, Designer Stefanie JapelYarn: 3.5 balls of Wave by Filatura di CrosaNeedles: Addi’s circ 24″ US 7 and Plastic circ 24″ US 5Cast on date: March 12 , 2008Cast off date: March 16 , 2008 What a simple and quick knit I am smitten by this simple and quick knit! It was so easy, and the pattern was so easy to follow and very well written. Really... easy peasy. Let's look at the details! Raglan from the top down Just like all other designs in Stefanie Japel's book Fitted Knits, this cute shrug is knitted from the top down with the raglan...
Pattern: Bit of Textured Tunic, bit of myselfYarn: 9 balls of Rowan Cashsoft Chunky, Colorway ShirazNeedles: Addi Turbo circ. 24″, US #10 and dpn US #10 What a quick knit! First of all, apologies for taking my pics like this in the hotel bathroom... I only have my point and shoot camera with me and left my digital SLR with tripod at home. My word was this cropped, close fitted, short sleeved top quick to knit! I was done with the body in 2 days, the sleeves gave me some trouble so that took a day. All in all I finished it in 3 days. I was inspired by the Textured Tunic from the book...
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