14 September 2011

The Architect

I once saw a house in a photograph, a wooden house which angles made my heart beat faster. I don't know where the house is located, nor can I find the site where I saw it. But if I come across it again, I'll know it's partly mine.

I didn't only see a house, though. I saw possibilities for new angles in a knitted sweater. The result was The Architect, made as a tribute to the unknown architect of a house somewhere out there. A baby cardigan and a hat, constructed somewhat similarly to the Angle cardigan, yet differently. I would guess that those of you who enjoyed knitting Angle, will enjoy this one just as much.

The cardigan is knit in one piece, with grafted shoulder seams. The grafting is written specifically for grafting garter stitch, and it is all described in detail, so there is no need to worry. I love those magic, invisible seams, and I suspect you will too, after trying them. The hat is worked from the bottom up, and the crown is seamed to maintain the lovely angles all the way to the top.

The pattern includes directions for sizes 3 (6, 12, 24) months and can be had both at Ravelry and in my store - and of course as a kit with all the yarn needed for those who'd like that. Enjoy!

The Architect [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: The Architect (Arkitekten) by Tora Frøseth
Size shown: 3 months
Needles: 3.0 mm and 2.5 mm
Yarn: Hifa Superwash, 150 g of grey (965) and 25 g of olive (945)

12 September 2011

Autumn

I'm still here, even though it's been a while since my last post. I took holiday in all aspects of it this summer. And I meant to tell you about some of our holiday adventures, but then came 22/7, and it didn't feel right. Now we're almost back to normal, today is even Election Day. I will vote later this evening.

It's been autumn for a while already, but it feels like I haven't yet adjusted myself. Summer has been wet, but still quite good. We've been together a lot, and I like that. I have also been knitting, which you will see when it's all ready. I have a few patterns that are ready, though. The first will be published later this week. To the left is a sneak peak. I hope you'll like it.