Monday, April 21, 2008

a red aran for a little girl

here is the cute little alba in her aran. it is of course based on the eps system and the yoke is a raglan. i think she is adorable in girlish red. and she really enjoys her handknitted sweaters and jackets. i wonder if she will grow up to be a knitter herself having spent all her life in zimmermann knits. she is still wearing the green tomten every time i see her and i love elizabeth's idea about making long cuffs for children's sweaters since it makes it possible for them to wear the sweaters much longer.
the yarn is debbie bliss: luxury donegal tweed. it is one ply with green and blue flecks and the cable is a barbara walker thing. one side is moss stich, the other stockinette.
one ply is not optimal for cables but i do think they stand out pretty well due to the weight of the yarn.
i have just embarked on another aran for my nephew since the last one was wrong sized. this time i ordered canadian regal from meg swansen and unfortunately had to pay usd 60 in taxes. argh.