I celebrated finishing the stockings by casting on to knit a sweater, Alice Starmore's "Cape Cod" from her book Fishermen's Sweaters. I knitted it in 2006 and will modify it the same way, keeping the shells and cables but changing the model. Here is a photo of the original design.
|"Shells" 2012: Rowan Creative Linen|
The pattern works very well with Rowan Creative Linen (50% cotton and 50% linen), I think.
At the back of the neck I have added an A for Asplund (and/or for Alice Starmore) instead of half a shell - shaping the neck would behead the shell anyway. Not that it will show, though, because I will use the same kind of collar as I did last time. I think it goes well with the "sea theme" of the pattern.
|"Shells" sweater 2006: Rowan Felted Tweed|
Ron asked about "Viften/The Fan" - it was lucky enough to get to move to my aunt Caroline!