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Monday, July 19, 2010

Short cuts

I love taking short cuts. I love thinking you're miles away from the finish and then one quick short cut and presto you're there.

Pattern: Arisaig by Ysolda Teague
Needles: 2.75mm
Yarn: My handspun Shetland in fingering weight
Ravelled: here
Mods: it's sleeveless!


Looking back at my notes in Ravelry I started this almost a year ago (24/07/2009). I made good progress and then got stuck on "sleeve mountain" in November. I did have another go at scaling that particular summit when I picked this up again last week but then decided that life was too short and that I quite wanted a sleeveless top anyway.


I'm especially pleased with the ties which look very neat in 1x1 rib and were nowhere near as soul-destroying to knit as you might think. They really whipped up.

Arisaig detail

I think that this is the first non-sock or shawl garment that I've knitted from my own handspun and I'm really happy with how it's all turned out. In fact I'm ridiculously proud. I have to restrain myself from going up to people and telling them "I made this, I made this out of fluff!". Hurrah for the miracle of spinning.


Petit Filoux said...

Well you should be proud, it's beautiful!!

Lara said...

Very very lovely! I'm not surprised you have to restrain yourself, I would be telling everyone that I made this from FLUFF! Amazing! Nicest arisaig I've seen yet and it works very well sleeveless. The yarn looks beautiful and so fine. I love the shot of the ties (and the idea of scaling a sleeve mountain).

Moggle said...

I agree with Lara - nicest arisaig I've seen too. And handspun - woo! I bet you get much more wear out of it than a proper sweater too.

Susan Flockhart said...

It's gorgeous - I love it more than the original Arisaig. And you made it from fluff!!