Tuesday, July 10, 2012

sleeven testknit

there is nothing more to say:
i loooooove this cardi

another winner pattern by Anke [aka fallmasche]
perfect lines, classy and super stylish

no mods to the pattern, only that i splitted my buttonholes
evenly (was my fault - silly me), but that truly doesn't matter 

i definitely will need this in other colours
maybe next time a bit longer, ....with pockets, 
....elbow patches, ....

the testing ladies are on their way to test chalkstone and
me, myself and i can hardly wait for my yarn to arrive,
(i will receive this yarn as a gift [YAY!!!], cause i am not able to afford something like that...some of you know already about those problems my ex caused...)
to start a testknit for Joji [btw THANK YOU, Joji!!!!]

in the meanwhile i carry on testknitting this cardi ...
ripped back to the first armhole!!! and restarted from that 
point with the updated version of the pattern
i have second thoughts about this pattern and the final fit
of the cardi and i have hard times to stay motivated..time
will come....

have fun

isa k.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

eliada and sleeven

another beautiful summer knit went off my needles last week..
had the pleasure to do a testknit for Svetlana

absolutely in love with this smocked pattern detail.

i did the smallest size of the pattern which gave me
about 1.5 in of negative ease and i think the fit is great
though i love the look of the original with a little ease..

yarn. organic cotton by ICE YARNS
needles. 3.5 mm and 4 mm circulars
pattern. eliada by Svetlana Volkova [aka tweedysheep]

needed a break from my laceweight testknit (twist cardi)
for Judy, cause i had some difficulties in understanding
the necessity of some pattern details and in that fact
i was a bit disappointed with my work on this...
got an pattern update and picked it up yesterday... time will come to see, if it works now

so i took the time to work on a testknit for Anke [aka fallmasche] - another winner, i'm sure!!
topdown construction with a modified version of the contiguous
set-in-sleeve method and what can i say:
looooove this cardi

yarns. Angora2 by midara and a light fingering merino/ acrylic
needles. 3.5 mm circulars and dpns

modeled pics to come, it's blocking right now ;)

have a crafty weekend

isa k.