Saturday, July 28, 2007

setesdal kofta

i have not been in norway for my holiday but norway has been on my mind. i am knitting sweaters that are partly zimmermann and partly norwegian. and it is a blast. this little one is for albert who lives far away from me so unfortunately he can't model it right now.

the sweater is knit in rowanspun dk (lovely tweedy wool which unfortunately is discontinued now) at 25 sts to 4 inches on addis # 3 ½ mm. it is quite tightly knit. the colours are light grey and a classic navy blue

it is one tube for the body and two tapered tubes for sleeves. sleeve tops are 50% of K. the sleeve holes are steeked an cut open. the shoulders are made with the three needle bind off. and then i knit the neck hem (the rest of the neck stitches and increase 2 stitches at each shoulderpoint for a little more than an inch or whatever YOU like).

the bottom hem is the usual knit up hem line inspired by jared who has a tutorial for this in his post on the seamless hybrid at http://www.blogger.com/www.brooklyntweed.blogspot.com
in lack of anyone to model this sweater i let two strange aliens hold it for a bit. poor them. they can never knit.


  • Oh hurray! What a great sweater, great balance, colors, all of it. Yay!

    By Blogger knittingjuju, at 3:04 PM  

  • Beautiful sweater - love the color combination. Well done!einedg

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:50 PM  

  • I love the aliens! and the sweater too of course!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:03 PM  

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