|Goes well with my scarf Hitchhiker.|
I knew I wanted to use the Kauni effektgarn in the rainbow color. But I had no idea what other color I should use. The usual gray and black was out of the question.
First of all, I do not look good in those colors. Second, those colors steel from the rainbow colors. So I started the background color hunt online. I knew I could not find anything where I live.
So I went to Sweden - online that is. I found this wonderful wool yarn in the best color I could ever hope to find as a background color. It is heather blue, a very light blue color.
It made my rainbow shine, and most importantly it does not drain my face for life (as gray and black would).
So, here we are. The jacket is finished and I am so pleased with it. I started knitting in large and ended on medium decreasing on the sides. Just to avoid that typical male shape on every traditional knitting pattern for jackets in Norway.
I could have started in medium and ended on small. I mean, patterns from the 90s are huge.
Anyway, no harm done. I love it. As you can see I knit the edges in the round with steeks and add pattern and my name on the inside. That makes it looks good when the jacket is open.
I really love that I found out that I could do that with the edges. I was never happy with edges in one color when I had knitted a colorful and pattern rich garment. Knitting in the round is freedom for a color and pattern freak as me :-)
Winter has arrived and it is freezing and snowy. It sure is fun using that woolly jacket now.
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni effektgarn EQ, Kampes 2-trådigt Blåmelerad
Pattern: Fana sweater from the book Norsk Strikk
My Ravelry Page: Fana For Fun
|The inside of the sleeves - with pattern on.|