26 January 2008

For the love of trucks

My two and a half year old son loves to wear shirts. He has figured out that while girls wear skirts or dresses when they dress up, boys wear shirts. And since his twin sister quite often insists on wearing dresses, he similarly insists on wearing shirts. So I figured out that while it's still pretty cold outside, a wool vest would keep him nice and warm wearing those thin shirts i kindergarten.

The design is my own. I really like this stitch pattern. It's simple, yet interesting, and it has the appropriate masculine look. I used Hifa yarn, which was new to me. I think it's a traditional Norwegian brand, but I have never seen it in any of the local yarn shops. It's a shame, though, because I really like this yarn. I made this with one strand of Hifa Huldra, and one strand of Hifa Alv (which is a really, really thin yarn, 40 sts on 10 cm!) held together. The result is a fabric soft enough for babies, and it seems to me to be strong as well. Time will show how it turns out after some wear and tear.

And in case you wondered, trucks are my son's favorites, along with diggers and lifting cranes..

Truck! specs:
Pattern: My own.

Yarn: Hifa Huldra kamgarn tykt and Hifa Alv kamgarn tynt held together.
Needles: 3mm

4 comments:

Siw said...

Heisann! Jeg er helt ny på bloggen din, og ser at du legger ut mønster på en del du lager. Er det mulig å få kjøpt mønster på denne vesten. Den var fantastisk fin! :)

Hilsen Siw, Tromsø

Tora said...

Velkommen til bloggen min, Siw! Jeg skal lage et Truck-mønster en dag, men ikke helt ennå. Litt nærmere vinteren, så kommer det nok. Jeg tok ikke notater da jeg lagde denne, så jeg må tenke det hele om igjen, derfor tar det litt tid.

Siw said...

Hei! Jeg er helt imponert over at det er mulig å bare strikke uten mønster, og så blir resultatet så bra! Håper at mønster kommer om ikke alt for lenge, - har en kar som ville ha blitt kjempestilig i vesten :)

Hilsen Siw i Tromsø

Tora said...

Jeg skal prøve å få satt i gang om ikke så lenge :-)

Og forresten så er det aldri "bare" å strikke uten mønster, en må i hvert fall ikke være redd for å rekke opp.. Men jeg er bitt av basillen, og det er for mange ideer som ber pent om å bli realisert, så da må jeg bare ;-)