Monday, December 25, 2006

Norwegian Attempt

This is my first attempt at a Norwegian style sweater. I did it on the machine(Brother 940).

The yarn is 50 % Merino, 30% Cashmere and 20% Silk.

It hasn't worked out quite as I had in mind. The hems are in doublejaquard, with EON in work on ribber. Although knitted much lower in tenison MB6 and RB 3, than the main part which is Tension 10 single bed, the hem is wider than the body and therefore doesn't hang correctly. I don't know why so will have to fiddle. I know it can be done because I have seen sweaters with such hems. I am pleased with the neck band though which is SB Fairisle with a st st backing.

19 comments:

Mary Beth said...

I love the placement of the colors (nice red touches)and designs and think the neckband is very elegant. Is that a dropped sleeve or your modified set-in sleeve? I hope you can work out the hem. Merry Christams!

Kimberly said...

It looks lovely. Great job.

Nancy J said...

A beautiful first Norwegian!

LDSVenus said...

Very nice pattern. I had a brother knitting machine some time ago. Did a little knitting on it, christmas stockings, a ruana (ruanna?) but no sweaters. I dont knit colors by hand as I dont like changing yarn colors often like that, haha, I'm lazy :P. *bows to his skill on the knitting machine*. It looks really soft and I imagine it is with the merino and cashmere. Well, Merry Christmas and Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

bev said...

If you hadn't pointed it out, I wouldn't have known
that the hem was wider than the body. It looks beautiful.

Jean said...

I would call the sweater a success, even if the bottom hem is too large. It looks absolutely great and your necklines are always done so well. Would pulling the bottom hem area lengthwise and steaming and then letting it dry help?
It may have gotten stretched somehow.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Colin.

Maggie

Roz said...

Looks great Colin, not sure why the bottom welt didn't turn out right but I know you'll figure it out. Just looked at the puppies, they are really cute too.

Bets said...

Beautiful sweater!

Jill Schaefer said...

Another great job!

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice. Bonnie in Mn

kathryn said...

Colin, it's beautiful. And I love that green Aran number, too! And
the doggies, of course.

Anonymous said...

Colin,

The sweater is beautiful! (and so are the puppies)!

Happy holidays!

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Colin,

The sweater is beautiful indeed as is all your work. Love the new puppies
they are just as cute as can be.

Happy Holidays and my wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.

Marg

Theresa said...

Nice job! Doesn't look like an attempt to me...looks like a success! I have never knit on a machine, but I love the stuff I've seen you do on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

sylvia said...

Very nice, Colin. Your sweater is something a little different. It is very
attractive.

We look forward to seeing more of your work.

Terri said...

Gorgeous!

Mandi said...

It turned out beautiful!!

Liz said...

Looks beautiful. Particularly the neckband - I do like interesting necks... Hope you get the hem sorted out to your satisfaction. You can't see a problem on the photos, of course, but
nothing more irritating than something not being *quite* right when everything else is great...