Saturday, July 19, 2008

And then there were three

Third sweater finished. Well, I only made the sleeves and finishing this week, the body was knitted about five years ago, probably when I was on maternity leave, and has been in the UFO pile since.















The pattern is a traditional Danish Nattröje (night sweater) from a book on Nordic knitting by Susanne Pagoldh, with a few modifications. It is knitted in flat pieces and the sleeves are shortened for comfort. I also used the same border on both body and sleeves. The yarn is far from the thin wool of the original. It is the cotton yarn Muskat Soft by Garnstudio from an old stash of about 40 balls in various colours that I got from a closed down yarn store. The pin at the neck is a traditional Estonian model in bronze.

In my study there are now some plastic boxes with about 55 projects on their way to my little exhibition tomorrow. Back to work on that...

3 comments:

Wilde Thyme Knits said...

Wow. I love it! The pattern is gorgeous - well done.

Laura said...

This is really lovely. Good job getting it out of UFO limbo.

Marie said...

I think this one is my favorite of the 3. I love the detail work. Plus, it just looks wonderful on you. Perfect color and fit!