06 June 2008

Magda 2

I don’t have FOs to post too often, so now that the second Magda is finished, I guess she deserves her own post. Although you’ve already seen her picture along with the published pattern in the post last Sunday, there are a few details about her worth sharing.

The second Magda is an autumn/winter version, made with New Zealand Lammeuld from the trade with Tina. I liked the color when I received the yarn, but now I love it! It is the most beautiful plum, which changes with the light between purple and almost brown.

The yarn is similar to both the DUO and Askeladen merinos in that they are soft, skinny and results in a lightweight, soft and thin fabric. In my opinion, this yarn is softer than the other two. As for the others, the fabric is also a bit dull to the eye when worked exclusively in stockinette stich. Not so with the stitch pattern for Magda. The combination of the two gave a totally loveable fabric!

As for the pattern, I made a few modifications compared with the first Magda. The puff sleeves are slightly different, and I continued the stitch pattern all the way under the arms instead of working stockinette stitch. The modifications are incorporated in the published pattern.

Edited to make clear that there exists only one version of the pattern. All mods were of course made prior to publishing!

Magda 2 [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Magda by Tora Frøseth
Needles: 2.5 and 3.0 mm
Yarn: 85 g of New Zealand Lammeuld


Julie said...

Hvor er den smuk, og hvor er du bare en dygtig designer, Tora!!
KH Julie

Tora said...

Tusen takk, Julie!

juicyknits said...

This is so cute! A great design