June 13, 2006
Herbstlied detailI have been working on the sweater from the cover of the book, not Am Kamin. I thought you might like to see it. I did a LOT of research on Japanese knitting charts and katakana symbols to be able to translate this pattern. That actually turned out to be fun. This pattern was a pleasure to knit as each leaf and acorn appears. What next from this book? Visit Grumperina's site to see her insanely complex version of the Mountain Ash shawl from the book. More info at our blog: http://knityousucka.blogspot.com
Posted by dory at June 13, 2006 01:30 AM
Beautiful. A friend of mine has been knitting a version of this one as well. Such a pretty pattern.
Posted by: Jessica at June 13, 2006 11:32 AM
Yes, we WOULD like to see it. What yarn are you using? (OK, I'll go look at your site and see the answer I'll bet). Gorgeous!
Posted by: Pam at June 13, 2006 12:02 PM
That looks FANTASTIC. I'm going to knit this, but maybe just the leaf part for a sweater.
Posted by: isabel at June 14, 2006 09:42 AM
Confession: That yarn is some mystery lambswool used to make an Old Navy Men's XL sweater I got at Goodwill. $3.50 total "yarn cost."
It's supersoft. So soft that the highly textured patterns look a little blurry and not as tight and crisp as the book model. But it can be worn next to the skin w/no problem. I'm giving it to my knitting pal, Shelley, because it blocked pretty big and she's an Amazon. Had to knit extra cuffs to make the arms long enough for her! But the eyelet twist cable is so cool on the cuffs/hem/neck. Hope it fits.
Posted by: DoryO at June 14, 2006 11:34 PM