I made myself a new alpaca pullover. I used the kids pattern perlemorsgenser/mother of pearl pullover as inspiration and made myself some instructions. I used 12 skeins, 600 gram, 2004 meters of Drops Alpaca held double. My cria cardigan was knit in this yarn and it was my favorite until I ruined it in the wash, so I think this will be loved and well used, coming this autumn. I really like the decorative cable and bobbles making the raglan shape the sides. I think it gives interest without being fussy and I think it will blend well in with all my separates. This kind of pullover doesn’t really work with dresses, it makes me feel like a big walking blob and I don’t like to feel like a blob. It will however be perfect with those trousers I’m planning to make. The colour is a mix of undyed natural shades of tan alpaca wool which gives depth to the colour and it will look amazing with the navy blue trousers I’m planning to make.
I have been building up a lot of expectations about this sweater since I decided to make it 6 months ago, it took some time to decide on a colour and it doesn’t completely live up to my expectations, mostly because I see now that raglan isn’t very flattering on me. I see a lot of people wearing raglan, but how can I wear raglan well? I have broad shoulders and this is the result. My beloved has narrow shoulders and look just as misshaped in it?
Or is it the length that is the problem, maybe I should lengthen it a few cm.
Faunajakke from Paelas an other little cardigan made in Novena wool/alpaca blend yarn with porcelain buttons. I used 4 skeins for size 2 years. I really like this pattern but it’s a bitt of a pain to knit, I like to have a rest row in lace knitting but this pattern have alternating ribbing as a base to the lace which means that you have to keep track to the lace pattern on all rows however it is well worth the effort for this. the pattern does not have any neck shaping so I added a few short-rows at the neck just before the ribbing in order to make the front neck a little lower then the back. The Novena yarn is braided not spun which makes it light, fluffy and airy. This cardigan weighs 105 gram buttons included, very light which is nice and makes it a perfect layering pice not adding a lot of bulk underneath some outer wear. Nice for small people that have a tendency to be immobilized of there outerwear in the winter.
I made this Faunalue from most of my leftover from Snoningstrøje, this is another pattern from Paelas. The lace pattern isn’t the most enjoyable to knit but I really like the look of the pattern. I used 45gram (99 meters) Sandnes Alpakka for the toddler size, which is on the thin side for this pattern, the colourway is 5563, the perfect blue/purple colour. The alpaca doesn’t show off the stitch pattern as well as merino yarn would, but I think it looks great this fussy way to.
I really like matching sets, it always feels special. So now I only hope that they will fit someone at the same time. But we’ll see when that time comes. I’m also thinking of making more knits in similar colour that will coordinate well with all the little items I already have stored. To make more complete sets without knitting all the pieces, so that all the little cardigans and sweater have leggings and hats or something that goes with it.