February 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
This is the first time I make a sweater for my boyfriend.
It’s a long story – it always is :) More details on my Ravelry project page.
Pattern: Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert – download for free in Danish · Yarn: Onion knit, Organic wool + Nettles · Colorway: Dark grey · Yardage: 1130 · Weight: 654 g · Needles: 5 mm
January 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Pattern: Shawn says, “Skhat!” Hat by Rebecca Stromgren · Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted · Colorway: Paris Night · Yardage: 179 · Weight: 85g · Needles: 5 mm
January 7, 2012 § 3 Comments
For the first time, I’m making a sweater for my boyfriend.
It’s quite a challenge. As I know how much I can ravel one petite piece of garment size x-small for a perfect fit, I don’t want to think of the amount of work to redo for a man’s sweater.
Anyway, The thing was to find the right pattern, simple but not boring. I went for Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert. Yet another nice version of her seamless, top-down constructions.
Next thing: To find the perfect yarn … It couldn’t be wooly itchy, no bright colors, still it should be interesting enough to maintain my interest in the project.
ORGANIC WOOL + NETTLES by Onion Knit:
It’s a beautiful charcoal grey, it’s very crisp and a true pleasure to work with.
Now, just a perfect fit, we’ll see …