Tuesday, April 29, 2008

sparreholm



Ok, so I changed my mind. Now that it's finished, I actually like it. I think that the hood has something to do with it, for some strange reason I love garments with hoods. And the buttons all around are also a nice touch, I think.

I'm still not convinced about this colorway, and I probably would choose something else if I'd do it again, but working with Noro is always a surprise and I'm very pleased with how the Silk Garden turned out, especially after washing. I put it in the washing machine, and it turned out incredibly soft and didn't stretch at all, which I was really afraid it would.








Pattern: Sparreholm, from Noro Revisited
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, color 245 (6 skeins)
Needles: 5.5 mm
Size: smallest


Notes: No changes whatsoever. It's a very straightforward pattern, although it contained a couple of errors. I'm a loose knitter, so even though I made the smallest size it's still a bit loose, especially because it's ribbing all around and would look better with more negative ease.

17 comments:

Frida said...

I really like this. I'm not a big fan of multi-color yarns, but I think this looks great.

Computerarte said...

linda!

tamdoll said...

This is really fantastic. I wonder how you do it, you must knit like a speed demon.

Alexia said...

Mais um favorito! Conhecia o modelo, que não me inspirava, mas, agora, depois de ver a tua versão, tenho uma ideia completamente diferente!

LizKnits said...

Love how this came out for you!

monica said...

I think it's great!

It's different but in a good way, very good way.

Prunila said...

Wow how many clothes you are making. Lovely all of them!!!

knitsational said...

I love these colors. It turned outgorgeous!

Navi said...

Pretty! I love the silk garden and you're right the hood is wonderful.

handknit168 said...

It is beautiful and also for the colour.

KiKoisaS said...

Love everything that you have here!:P **

S&S said...

Olá! td bem contigo??
Sempre com novidades lindas:) Parabéns!

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beijokas
Su

ares de gato said...

You are absolutely right!! The hood really gave it a remarkable look. It´s beautiful!! I´d love to know how to knit like like!

Beautifull

Tina said...

I love the rich, cool colors. The fit is great!

Linda said...

Hello!
I'm loving your sweater and my LYS is having someone knit this as a store sample. She is a very accomplished knitter, but is having lots of problems with the shaping. she is wondering if you can help her. Would you be willing to contact her to be of some help?

Tania Ho said...

Hi Linda,
No problem, I'll be glad to help - just ask her to send me an e-mail to tania.ho[at]gmail.com.

Maya said...

hello....i found your blog because i may make a day trip to lisbon this weekend (i live across the border in spain) and want to find a store where i can buy yarn by weight. the yarn stores are expensive in the city where i live....do you have any advice for me? hope you are having a lovely morning!