Tuesday, May 23, 2006

French sweater

I've found this summer sweater in one of the Phildar magazines. The yarn used was Dalegarn Stork. Loved the yarn: soft and forgiving. The pattern is crochet, and it is one of the cases when crochet pattern shines. Knitters will probably tell me that you can accomplish similar results in knitting, but this was done fast! I love to crochet, and use any opportunity to practice.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"Haiku" top

This project was inspired by Japanese art - meditative and deceptively simple. I used my old favorite: Maggi's Linen. It gives interesting stitch definition and is available in a wide variety of colors. For "Haiku" (a mode of Japanese poetry) I decided on a quiet combination of Creme, Natural and a touch of Chocolate for accents.
The design dictated my stitches selection: the linen and the garter stitch. "Haiku" is my debut design in
The Knitting Vault. If interested, click the link and select Kloobok (my blog's name) from the list of the designers.