February 22, 2013

autumn mist

This is another pattern I test knit recently: it's the Mountain Mist sweater found here, by Susi Ferguson (her blog is here). Susi is another person I'm so happy to know and I love her designs. I used Wollmeise Merino Superwash and 80/20 Twin for the main colours and Renaissance Dyeing Blue Faced Leicester for the secondary colours.

Although it's stranded, the combination of fingering weight superwash wools makes it drapey and light. I made the sleeves 3/4 length as I think I'll mostly wear it in the spring and summer.

It's been so busy around here lately I haven't been able to get more photos of it finished (the one above, taken on a -35c day happened just before the camera battery died), but here are some in progess shots.

This wasn't a fast knit, but certainly fun. I think I'll wear this one a lot.

February 8, 2013

hello winter

A little while ago I was so thrilled when I saw Connie had written up the sweater that had haunted my dreams since she knit it last winter. She agreed to let me join her testknit, and it was such a fun experience. 


The yarn is Knitpicks Swish worsted in 'Amethyst Heather'. It's super soft and lovely to work with.

The Japanese buttons are from Kirsten's shop here. I've had them for awhile, waiting for a good application. I love them on this.

Gorgeous cables all over the place never let it get boring. I love how they're balanced on the piece so perfectly. An idea for a sweater so much like this had been tumbling around in my head for ages, so it was almost creepy when I saw Connie's. Also, thrilling that she had already forged the path. I've worn this many times already this week since it's been so cold. Perfect sweater!

Note: my girl took the photos and she has had a thing lately for dramatic angles - I wasn't actually leaning.