Monday, 20 February 2012

Time to go fishing

Thorsten fiskares tröja by Asplund
Thorsten fiskares tröja, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
"Thorsten fiskares tröja" (Fisherman Thorsten's sweater) is washed and blocked but not quite dry yet. I look forward to trying it on!

One of the many things I love about this yarn, BC Shetlandsuld, is how soft it becomes once the garment is washed and blocked. It's slightly rough to work with, which I like, but not scratchy to wear.

Bernadette asked what I think of Drops Lace, which I mentioned in my previous post. I think it's a very nice yarn for shawls. I'm not very fond of 100% alpaca, but it makes a huge diffence that it's a alpaca-silk blend. The silk not only adds some weight and a lovely sheen, but it also makes it less slippery to work with. It's the first time I try it, though, so I don't know yet how it will be affected by washing and blocking. To be continued!

I was lucky enough to win the latest book from Korsstygnsbolaget in a lottery! As "The winner takes it all" I'm going to keep the sweater for myself too - but I will make an exception when it comes to the shawl :)

BC Shetlandsuld är ett av mina favoritgarner: det är lite strävt att arbeta med, vilket jag gillar, men blir mjukt när man tvättar och sträcker det färdigstickade plagget. Nu väntar jag bara på att "Thorsten fiskares tröja" (från "Ylle & bläck" av Celia B. Dackenberg fast med en del ändringar) ska torka, så att jag kan prova den. 

Apropå garner, i mitt förra inlägg skrev jag att jag håller på med en sjal i Drops Lace. Det är första gången jag stickar med det och jag tycker att det verkar vara ett riktigt bra sjalgarn. Jag är inte så förtjust i ren alpacka (för halkigt för min smak) men det gör stor skillnad att det är blandat med silke. Det får lite tyngd och en så fin lyster också. Återstår bara att se hur det beter sig när det tvättas och sträcks.  

20 comments:

Ann said...

Gorgeous!
Nothing less than fantastic!
You are such a knitting genius!

RodPrjónar said...

I don't think that words can describe this pullover at all! It simply magnificent Ivar! Uff!
It is really a piece of art!

Marias garnhändelser said...

Riktigt snygg...kanske skall man övergå till att sticka allt i svartvitt....

Bernadette said...

Your sweater is beautiful, indeed, in every detail.
And many thanks to share your experience about the Drops lace with us.

Anonymous said...

You are going to need a museum to display your works of art, Ivar. This is so beautiful. I really like the hems you used at neck and sleeves.
Ron in Mexico

Carolina said...

Fantastic! I really love the way you used traditional motifs and created something that is unique and personal.

Hillevi3 said...

I'm stunned... HUR snabbt stickar du? Jag tror ju att du har minst fyra händer. Vansinnigt vackert allt du gör, jag blir så glad :)

Annika said...

Den var fin! Klassiskt stilren och så himla välstickad som verkar vara ditt signum, man blir lite avis :-)

ylva said...

Jag säger det igen , Det här är din finaste tröja ever!

/Ylva

Christine Laennec said...

That is just stunning. Please do show us what it's like on - unless you're worried that your curtains will morph!

fluffbuff said...

It's gorgeous!
How about a modeled photo now? :)

Annika GW said...

Fin tröja med vackert mönster! Hittade hit av en slump! Återkommer gärna! / Annika

Buck Strong said...

OMG! It's beautiful. Post a picture of you wearing it. Also, thanks for the Peggy Lee video. She was my grandfather's favourite singer.

TECHknitter said...

Wow. What a beautiful sweater, and all the details so perfect. Amazing work.

Kiwi James said...

Yes the jersey is amazing... but you of course will always be the 'catch of the day'!

hawknitr13 said...

that sweater is a great work of art!!! the center panel design, the all-over design, & esp the cuffs! i love the cuffs' contrasting inside pattern!! ^)^linda

monaelisabeth said...

wow. What a beautifull sweater !
kind regards Mona

craftivore said...

Truly a museum piece, absolutely stunning.

Eva i Stäket said...

Otroligt snygg tröja!!

emma said...

Gryyymt snygg! Alla detaljer - allt!