jeudi 14 avril 2016

Rainbow Yoke

Some people saw that nice rainbow yoke I had done back in early fall...
Well it is now attached to a body and I love the result!
The pattern is Christmas in July by Tanis Lavallee and most of the yarn used is Julie Asselin. More details on my project page.
That yoke is amazing! I love the high contrast suggested by Tanis. Having said that, I'd be tempted to try one in a colour palette, like this version Tanis made.
I love my main colour, Albizia, and how it's both contrasting with the yoke but elegant and easy to wear. And talk about a fingering weight pullover! It might be discouraging to knit at time, but the  feel of the fabric is so worth the wait and effort.
I was worried that is would grow too much, being a superwash merino sock yarn, but I didn't take any chance and picked a smaller size : 33 instead 36, which worked out perfectly. And I had only two skeins of the main colour, hence the 3/4 sleeves, which are a favourite anyway.

mercredi 6 avril 2016

Camilla Pullover

I love the Madder Anthology book by Carrie Bostick Hoge! So full of inspiring designs, both for little ones and adults.
The first one on my list was always Camilla. A quick knit in aran/bulky weight that doesn't look too heavy and is made super interesting by the fan panel in front.
Having made one now, I can confirm it's really fun and fast to knit! If I had been monogamous with this project, I could probably have done it in three to four days.
Cascade Eco+ was a good substitute for Quince and co Osprey. It's very affordable, and though it's not as round, it blocks well and retains its shape. My fan lace is not blocked properly here... I could have patted it a bit more, but I wanted to make sure it wouldn't expand too much. The ribbing in front will probably even out with wear.

I love a good woolly sweater and this one light yet squishy in garter. Perfect!