Mittwoch, 21. März 2012

Once Upon A Time...

Maybe some of you remember my rather ambitious plan to knit a sweater. And maybe those of you who remember have been wondering what had happened to it?
The answer is: nothing exciting. I just somehow lost a bit my motivation, thats why I haven't worked in it quite a long time. But recently, I got the urge to finish it:

It looks a bit sad an crumply, lying on the floor, it looks really better when worn. Well, the point of time of finishing it is probably not the best one, since it's almost 20°C outside, but well, I can wear it next winter!

I made a lot of mistakes, regarding it's the first actual piece of garnment I ever knitted, but I also had the chance to learn a lot about how knitwear is constructed.

The sleeves are probably my favourite part of the cardigan. I know, they look very tight, but the whole thing is actually extremely elastic.

The back part. I had to start over three times, but I think it really was worth it.
Over all, I'm quite proud of it. Unlike when sewing, I did not only sew the parts together, but actually made the fabric itself, out of not more than a thin thread, Yes, knitting can be very facinating xD.

I had some wool left over, so I knitted matching gaiters. First, I wanted to decorate them with braids, too, but then I got lazy and knitted a simple ribs:

And in case you've been wondering: no, I haven't given up knitting after that, the next project already started:


  1. Oh, der ist ja total süß <3 Ich bewundere immer Menschen, die Stricken können. An mir ist dieses Talent vorübergegangen ;)

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  3. Die Strickjacke ist echt total schön geworden!

  4. Oh, this came out really beautiful. And I really like the tight fitting sleeves, I hate it when they are wider than my arm, just don't like the look. This makes your jacket even better in my eyes ;-). And your timing is really perfect. I can imagine wearing it in the rather chilly mornings and evenings these days whit a lovely blouse underneath.