dilluns, 10 de desembre de 2007

A contrarellotge

I've been knitting non-stop for the last three weeks, but finally I got to finish Wisp and Henry in time. Just the day before my friends departed to New York where they surely will need them.
For Wisp I chose the yarn recommended in the pattern notes: Rowan kidsilk haze in violet. A mix of mohair and silk that once knitted have a really soft touch. Intead, I decided to change needles size to 4,5 needles because in 5 mm needles gather stich rows looked too loose. I also decided to leave out those eyelets that you should do every five rows, but I included five of them in one edge to button up as a neck cowl.
Henry was a completely different project than Wisp. Easier to knit but slower. I chose a sport weight yarn, thicker than recommended, because I couldn't find a fingering weight yarn (yes...), so I had to addapt the number of stitches (434) and chart repetitions (4) to get the correct measures. I used a bit more than 4 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in light grey (one skein for each repetition aprox.) I also introduced two changes to the original pattern. I decided to do a crochet tubular cast on and I added a *k1, p1* row before the tubular cast off. This latest change, on one hand, was good because I got to tight stitches a bit, but on the other, it did upper edge wider than the lower one. Anyway, after blocking that differece is minimum.

6 comentaris:

Angela.... ha dit...

Hola Nuria,

T'han quedat increibles! Felicitats! M'imagino que els teus amics han d'haver quedat encantats! I segur que els han posat a bon ús. No vegis el fred i les nevades pel nord-est americà!

una abraçada,


life in yonder ha dit...

Tanto el wisp como el Henry te han quedado preciosos!

He visto que teneis una cita en el Starbucks el 27. de Diciembre. De casualidad estoy en Barcelona en navidades, y tengo curiosidad por ir a conoceros...se puede?

Anne Marie

Nutsue ha dit...

Gracias por el comentario!

Las quedadas de BK son abiertas a todos! Serás bien recibida! De todos modos mira el blog para confirmar la fecha!

Prunila ha dit...

M'encanten els patrons que has fet, aquesta Henry es veu maquíssima i molt treballada, quina feinada!!! Si no ens veiem Bones Festes!!!!!!!! estic també a contrerellotge :-(

life in yonder ha dit...

He tenido que volver otra vez para ver tu wisp precioso. Donde conseguiste la lana que usaste?

Nutsue ha dit...

Gracias! La lana es Rowan kidsilk haze. La compré en Oyambre (calle valència esquina Pau Claris). Creo que es el único sitio de Barcelona donde se puede conseguir.