Monday, October 13, 2008

a quick knit

i love knitting intricate patterns and things that are not finished too soon but sometimes the opposite is quite nice too. and my niece requested a ponchito in thick wool. so this is how i spent friday night. the style is sold in all the hippest shops here right now at the outrageous price of usd 200 or 900 danish kroner. so it really pays. my niece likes berry colours so her's is in raspberry. if i were to make it for myself i think i would choose some kind of earthy hue.

i simply cast on 35 stitches and knitted moss stitch through 4 balls of drops eskimo ( 200 meters), cast off and sewed the short side to the long side. easy peasy.

and then a picture of alba in the tomten i knitted for her more than a year ago in true zimmermann style with looong sleeves and such. i just wanted to show that it still fits her and is her all time choice for a jacket. she calls it her salad leaf jacket. how cute is that.


tiennie said...

I love how you effortless turn out these wonderful "quick knits" which would take the rest of us so long to do!

Shan said...

Nice! I bet it's warm, 4 balls of Eskimo and all.

"Salad Leaf", so cute.

jeanfromcornwall said...

Now I know you really are a fast knitter! Really like the raspberry colour.

Drops had a stand at the Knitting & Stitching show in London last week - it was a real treat to actually handle the yarn, and talk to the people. Perhaps I will now buy some instad of just haunting their site looking at the free patterns!

You have gone really whizzy on your sidebar since the last time I stopped by!

Gitte said...

Sikke mange dejlige ting du laver. Er fuldstændig vild med din st. brigid.

jeanfromcornwall said...

I read your comment on Jean Miles's blog about using magnetic strips to keep your place on a chart: I have taken to using Post-it notes - I get the largest size I can and just cut off the sticky bit and use that. The advantage is I don't need to use a metal clip-board.