onsdag, februar 03, 2010

The Next Big Thing


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...will be Lola! She has been lingering in my head as well as in my almanac (the blank pages are excellent for quick sketches!) since mid November - and was reluctantly put on hold because of the x-mas present knitting. Anyway, here it is - the Next Big Thing on the needles! I am going for a tunic/dress kind of garment, and I make the pattern up as I go. As usual... The Noro Coucharon - here seen in its previous life - has a tighter 1 ply twist while the Miski (100 % baby lama) from Du store alpakka - seen here, scroll down a bit - is a very soft and light 2 ply. So I actually did knit up a fairly sized swatch to reality check my great idea! 6 mm needles seem to be good for both the 2x2 rib and the drop stitch pattern. It looks like this top-down-raglan-dress will finally unite the two georgious yarns - and I think in an even better way than I imagined when I first bought the Miski. Our upcoming weekend trip to a mountain inn will probably provide plenty of outdoor/skiing time AND indoor/knitting time. Perfect for some progress on The Next Big Thing! Why she is called Lola? It just fell into my head at last Thursdays knitting café, so I´ll keep the name for now

2 kommentarer:

Tea Kristin sa...

Gleder meg til å se denne ferdig - prøvelappen din så ihvertfall veldig lovende ut på strikkekaféen. :) Vesten og armvarmerne i forrige innlegg ble forresten superfine!! :D

Dans på roser sa...

Du er jo helt RÅ! WOW så masse fint du strikker. =)

Veldig trivelig å treffe deg i kveld.
Vi ses en annen gang, kanskje?

Kathrin.