Sunday, 19 August 2012
I Am Knitting A Tent
Suddenly a lot of people empty the shelves in yarn stores to knit the sweater designed by a norwegian celebrity. She took her daughters to a breakfast show on TV to talk about her design, all dressed in the sweater, and it made people go woollen. The good thing is that people are knitting and love it.
As her daughter published the pattern on her blog it was done. Maybe we are just so tired of running around in too tight garments?
Or maybe it is just to get a feel of fame? Or maybe we are back in the 90s - when sweaters should be tents.
Who knows? I just convinced myself that I would need a large sweater for the winter.
There is something about a large coffee, cold weather and cuddling into a large sweater.
And with some knitting in the hands. At least it worked thinking that on my way to shelves filled with alpaca yarn.
As the sweater originally is knitted in another yarn than I picked, I added some more stitches. The originally yarn would have made it very warm.
The pattern is in norwegian but for a knitter this is really simple. I cast on 94 stitches and after a short rib the sweater is knitted in garter stitch.
The yarn is so soft and light - and I happen to love turquoise. I need a color I like and feel good in. So, here we go. Not that I need a new project. I am just weak and let myself lead into this. Gosh...
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Tynn Alpakka, Plum (mohair)
Pattern: Skappel genser
Ravelry link: Completely Oversized