Finished project!

It fits!🙂

Ta-daaa!!
I am so pleased with this sweater! My handspun Swirl (designed by very talented Sandra McIver) is done and almost dry. Dry enough to do some photos while it’s still daylight outside.

It swirls!!

This has been a very pleasant knitting adventure. The pattern (“Strata Sphere” from McIvers book “Knit Swirl”) is well written, has very usefull schematics and was easy to follow. It was especially nice and thrilling to work with my own handspun.
I had dyed up a big bunch of different fibers (wool, alpaca, silk, bamboo, mohair) in the colourway “Icarus”. First I separated the fibers into different piles of colours, carded it together and spun a singles yarn.
I aimed at getting the same grist, look, hand and colour-magic that we see in Noro Silk Garden, which was the yarn called for in the pattern. I think I got it pretty well! Only problem was that I had underestimated the amount og fiber to spin, so in the middle of the project I had to dye, card and spin some more..
The second lot of course came out a little bit different than the first, but it’s not to be seen at all in the finished Swirl.

Back view. Nice and warm!

A closer look at the yarn and knitting structure.

I predict that this sweater is going to be worn a lot this winter!

 

8 responses to “Finished project!

  1. Ja den er sørme flot, og så i selv-spundet garn! Jeg kan godt se den lille forskel fra Annette Danielsens design. Den er i ret og vrang striber i stedet for rib. Rigtig flot!

  2. Det er en meget, meget smuk trøje!!! Jeg er helt vild med farverne i dit hjemmespundne garn, det gør den jo bare endnu smukkere

  3. Hej Birthe, tilykke me din flotte trøje. Har købt bogen og tænker selv at gå igang med den. Hvor meget garn brugte du og hvilke pinde og har du håndfarvet garn de kan bruges til den ?

    • Hej Lone.
      Tak for de pæne ord🙂
      Jeg brugte håndspundet garn med en løbelængde på 180 – 200 meter pr 100 gram, og jeg strikkede på pind 5mm. Kan ikke helt nøjagtig huske mængden, men omkring 700 gram til den lille størrelse (Strata Sphere).
      Er det også den model du har i tankerne?
      Jeg har ikke lige for tiden håndspundet garn på hylden til sådan t projekt, men det kan da laves!🙂

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