It’s taken a lot of time, commitment and discipline, but I have finally finished knitting my Medetith Sweater. When I took it on in June 2009 I knew it was a long-term project, but didn’t realise it would take quite this long, and be the only project I’ve had to mend moth holes in before it was finished. Also, [...]
Who’d have thought there was so much life in the humble hot water bottle cover! Not only has the Nordic Ski Sweater Hot Water Bottle Cover quickly become my best selling pattern, but the ones I knit for the shop are snapped up as soon as (and sometimes before) they’re off the needles. This was my first pattern [...]
With my finished and blocked I can see how the texture of the purl stitches has softened and how the colours blend into one another. I can also tell that my original colour selection is a tiny bit off. Green has to go (that’s a given) and the pale pinks aren’t working. There is too much contrast [...]
I’ve had my eye on this book by Wendy Keele since discovering Bohus sweaters on the Bohusläns Museum website. I don’t remember how I came across it but was particularly taken with ‘Grey mist’ and ‘red palm’ sweaters and the subtle colour-work transitions. Now that I’ve got the book, I can reveal that the secret [...]
It’s just over a week since I got back from Norway but it seems like a lifetime ago (funny how holidays work like that). I did a little bit of knitting-related research while I was there, with the help of my Norwegian host. Stranded colour work is strongly associated with Scandinavia, and Norway boasts several [...]
Contrary to popular belief, I do still knit things! For the past few months, in between other things, I’ve been working on Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. It’s a very straightforward top-down raglan, but unusually, knitted in a loose gauge with lace-weight yarn on 4 mm needles.