Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jacket in leftover yarn

After knitting the Seyfarth Folklore jacket and the Flower power, I had a serious amount of good quality thin wool in many colours. Too good not to be used, to colourful to be easy to find a good way of using the yarn.
I have a 12 year old that loves colours-so I decided to aim at a cardican for her- with a very basic pattern repeated in different colours.
 At the same time, I would like to make a statement. Thinking about Pussy Riot in prison for singing, Norwegian girl being put to prison because she was raped in Saudia Arabia - and they "played" the Sex without being married card to put the victim in prison. I would like my girl to be aware these incidents- and keep on fighting for fundamental human rights for girl worldwide. So I am mixing that into the cardigan.
Lets hope I do not run out of yarn...and that the garment fits

Bredbånd - finnished

I was able to finnish the Swaether "bredbånd" from Geilsk. I followed the pattern - and in the process it struck me- hmmm wonder if this is not to short for me....but then again _ let me follow the recipe.
I am a bit over average tall- and after finnishing this jacket - I will knit a new for me- this time writing down how much longer the arms needs to be- how many extra stripes from the waistband to the arms (4!) I need to knit for myself. Will order new yarn from Geilsk now.

Great jacket-great project - and I hope I have a daughter that will love the jacket.