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.

5 comments:

tannina said...

She is really cute in this sweater!

Paula said...

Little Alba is adorable and the sweater certainly becomes her. I love wearing red, too. You can't go wrong with Elizabeth Zimmermann designs! I love the tomtem also. It's about time I make one of those again.

tiennie said...

Adorable Alba in her adorable Aran!

Peggy said...

What a wonderful sweater, Alba has grown up a lot since you last knit something for her!

Do we get to see your aran?

Mandy said...

What a cutie! I, too, wonder if my girl will grow up to be a knitter herself, after wearing so many knitted things.