Monday, 7 June 2010


February 2009

This would have been a great first project, because it was tremendously straightforward. I guess that when you have a yarn this beautiful and a design idea this ingenious, you don't really need to complicate matters.

I didn't think it was necessary to try and match the front and back, or the two sleeves, colour-wise. I was glad that the two neckline edges more or less matched though.

If I was going to make this again, I would try to be a lot looser with the cast off at the top of the back and front pieces, since this always was a little bit tight and inflexible, which makes it a bit snug around the chest.

Silk garden is tremendously pretty, and despite feeling a bit scratchy and detritus-ridden during knitting, softens beautifully on handwashing. However, it gets very very thin and fragile in places - so much so that after about 18 months of wear, this sweater has developed a hole where the knitted up yarn has snapped, and is going to have to be frogged and recycled. Luckily I really like the look of Farleigh by Jane Ellison...

Pattern: Klaralund by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton from Noro: Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton book 2
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden
Amount: 9.5 skeins
Colourway: 8
Needles: 5.00mm
Size: Medium
On ravelry: here

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