Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Not long after Marianne Isager's newest book (another one is on its way right now) was published in Denmark almost two years ago, I decided to buy it and knit some of the fabulous designs of hers. But it wasn't until now that I actually started one of them. I went for The Fan (Viften), which is a cardigan, and I'm referring to the book Japanese Inspired Knits (also published in English by Interweave). I'm going to make it with long sleeves, as it gives a slightly different look, I think, not as sweet and romantic as the one in the picture above.
I'm knitting with two strands together, one Isager Tvinni Tweed and one Isager Alpaca 1, and it looks like the perfect match so far. Isager's yarns are definitely top quality yarns in my opinion. My favorite!
Of course I made a swatch first :)
The idea in the book is to make a swatch from a written instruction and then sew it together and use it as a wrist warmer. I like that.
So I followed the instructions and now I have one wrist warmer. (I do plan to make another one, though.)
I've now started the first front of the cardigan, and I'm really enjoying knitting it.