Pattern: Sylvi, by Mari Muinonen, from Twist Collective (Winter, 2008).
Yarn: Beaverslide Yarn, 100% lambswool in color “coralbells.”
Modifications: I didn’t want a coat, because I would never wear it, but I thought a short-sleeved tunic (with a long-sleeved shirt under) would be great for wearing inside the house in the winter, when I tend to have the temperature set around 60 degrees.
Because the yarn is lighter-weight than specified, I reworked the chart vertically so that the pattern wouldn’t be compressed. I ended up casting on the number of stitches for the largest size; in retrospect I probably could have knitted the next size down and still have a fairly roomy sweater. Oh well.
I also didn’t like the seed stitch background — too busy, I thought — so the background is stockinette, with borders in seed stitch. The front is plain except for one small vine-with-flower on the lower right.
What is so great: What a terrific way to exit a room!
Pattern: OK, so it’s no longer a jacket … Tunic/dress modified from Frost Jacket, from Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan.
Yarn: Three years ago I discovered the joys of Webs; this heavily-discounted Araucania yarn was among my first purchases from them. For some reason I had decided that I would expand my color palette into pinks, after having avoided the color for the last 45 years or so … This is the third incarnation of this particular Araucania Nature Wool yarn. While it has held up well, it probably shouldn’t be resurrected again.
Modifications: Araucania Nature Wool is NOT a worsted weight yarn, despite what the manufacturer proclaims. It knits up closer to a DK yarn, so I think I knitted as though for a size L. The sleeves came out a little tight, hence the open split at the cuff end.
What is so great: I love fractals 🙂