måndag 26 oktober 2015

An alpaca cardigan named Brynja

This cardigan is almost done, just need to make the finishing touchest. I knitted it with Garnstudio Drops Alpaca yarns and made up the pattern as I went along.

 I knitted the cardigan on a circular 4 mm needle and then cut it open after having a go with the sewing machine and making sure the knit stays intact. I chose to crochet along the edges and think I will choose some invisible fastening system, to add buttons doesnt feel right with this motif since there is already so much going on.


söndag 25 oktober 2015

Primadonnas horse

I am knitting this horse sweater inspired by Tove Janssons flower horses. The horses look a little chubby but it kind of fits its sympathetic character. I was considering turning them into cows at one point when they were far from resembeling horses, but with some adjustments while knitting I think I got them to look like horses.

I am using different alpaca and wool yarns in violet, blue and lilac colors.  

Illustration from Tove jansson Who will comfort Toffle?. I think I will emdroider some details onto the horses once the whole sweater is finished, maybe some flowers and eyes and the red ribbon  around the neck.