Monday, June 04, 2007

Inky delight

I took this photograph just over a week ago, the beginnings of Black Dog Knits beautiful Ink Flared Sweater. This is a free pattern guys, free! How fantastically generous of Nora, it is a lovely simple and very flattering design and knits like lightening, lightening I tell you, for in spite of the interruption of half term and several days away this sweater is now finished. I wanted something that would be perfect for pulling on over a vest top on cooler summer evenings or for lounging in pyjamas but of course now that it is finished I am thinking perhaps it is rather too nice for lounging around indoors. The yarn is a silk merino mix from The Knittery, a suggested substitute for the Noro Cash Iroha used by Nora. I felt a little guilty to be buying yarn all the way from Australia, I mean I live in Wales, there are a lot of sheep here, but I just couldn't find anything as affordable, even with extra postage costs. I do love this charcoal colour but look at that plum and the aqua, and the purple. Hmmm, may have to buy more of this yarn.

No modelling today I am afraid, it is much too muggy to put on a sweater and spend 15 minutes running back and forth to set the timer (really must work out how to use the remote!!). Please do take my word for it though, it looks lovely and is so comfortable to wear.


Blogger yvette said...

That is so perfect, I want one, its definitely a lounging with pyjamas shape, very cute.

Monday, June 04, 2007 3:43:00 pm  
Blogger Amelia said...

That's just screaming comfy sweater at me. I keep hearing about the yarn at the Knittery, please don't spread the temptation!

Monday, June 04, 2007 3:45:00 pm  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Oh, I'm SO happy to see someone taking advantage of Nora's beautiful patterns... Yours is a lovely version!

Monday, June 04, 2007 4:18:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

This looks wonderful - I've looked at that pattern of Nora's before, and longed to knit it up... there are just so many patterns! I can't wait to see it on you! :0)

Monday, June 04, 2007 4:23:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

It looks very pretty in its elegant simplicity - a specialty of Nora's! You can't beat grey for its versatility; I can't wait to see it modeled.

Your bowl is beautiful too!

Monday, June 04, 2007 5:24:00 pm  
Anonymous Nora said...


Monday, June 04, 2007 6:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Sarah said...

What a fab sweater - did you use the same size needles (6mm) as they suggest in the pattern or did you go smaller as suggested for the 8ply yarn?

Very tempted to have a go - currently knitting the shrug you posted last - I happened to have 6 skeins of Debbie Bliss silk kicking around as started knitting something with it last year and hated it so have ripped it down and started the shrug - so far looking good - thanks for the inspiration!

Monday, June 04, 2007 7:01:00 pm  
Blogger Poshyarns said...

Sarah, I used 5.5mm needles, I didn't have any 6s and as luck would have it I swatched with the 5.5s and got gauge.

Delighted to hear you are knitting the shrug, I had a bad experience with my first DB silk knit and plan to use the yarn from that disaster for quite possibly another one of the shrugs.

Monday, June 04, 2007 7:12:00 pm  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

Lovely colour and comfy shape. Plus it such an amazing fast knit. Hope the weather permits a modelled shoot sometime.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 2:23:00 am  
Blogger Queen Frogger said...

That is a lovely sweater. Noras patterns are so nice and the yarn is lovely. The knittery has great service!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 6:26:00 am  
Blogger jacqueline said...

that feeling you got must be very similar to the one i get when i order yarn from either the UK (ie Rowan) or the US. I live in Australia for heaven's sake...we have a gazillion sheep here and are the home to the best merino wool around!

go figure!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 12:20:00 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

you make the loveliest things - all so elegant and non-fussy and simple (in the nicest sense).

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 12:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Daphne said...

The jumper looks so comfy and would suit the current weather in Australia perfectly. I got to make one for myself too!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 1:33:00 pm  
Anonymous marjorie said...

I love the gray colour of your sweater. Hopefully you can model it soon for us! I like all the colours you choose for your knitting projects. I currently have half a sock dangling from my knitting machine. Painting and gardening have really been calling me this spring. (oh yes, and school too.) Soon--summer holidays!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:46:00 pm  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

o.k, I have been wanting a charcoal sweater for a while.....this must be it.....I love it in this color, and I love the flow of it!
How many skeins did you order?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 2:16:00 pm  
Anonymous heather said...

Gorgeous as ever Rebecca - and great links to the pattern and yarn suppliers :0)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 2:25:00 pm  
Anonymous carol said...

Aaah so beautiful - how I too love inky colored things. Thanks for the link for the free pattern, am so tempted myself!

Saturday, June 09, 2007 7:01:00 pm  
Blogger Alison said...

Mmmmm it looks lovely. Thanks for the link to the pattern, now I want to knit one for myself.

Thursday, June 14, 2007 4:05:00 pm  
Anonymous brooke said...

Gorgeous! Definitely adding this pattern to my knit list.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:06:00 pm  

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