Tuesday, November 6, 2012

FO :: Ornament

Remember back in April/May that I told you I was reknitting an old model for an upcoming norwegian knitbook? Well, the book is published and I got my copy today :)

The hat and jacket I knitted for the book

Here is the hat and jacket I knitted with s lot of help from my mother. Without her it would not have been done as I didn't know I had to do steeking!! So I am giving my mom the book as a thank you since the pattern in it is from 2-8 years and that's too small for my kids... My mom knits jackets and sweaters much faster than I do and she knits for a lot of friends and family so I think the book will be used a lot :)
I am not sure why the pattern appears to be a bit asymmetrical the further up you look at the jacket, but I guess it might have something to do with the buttons or the buttonbands... It bothers me a bit, but it's nothing I can do about it now...

Photo from Tove Fevang's facebook page. I like this photo better than the one in the book ;)

Pattern: Ornament
Yarn: Smart from Sandnes Garn, about 350 g each of red and white.
Needles: The pattern calls for 3 and 3,5 mm, but I had a hard time getting the right gauge so I used 4 mm.
Size: 8 years

I really love the sweater on the book cover!

Tove Fevang has delved into the archives to Sandnes Uldvarefabrikk and found traditional patterns dating back to the 1950's. The result is this book, which includes patterns for beloved garments and patterns all adapted to our time.


  1. Lovely! Have tried color work, but I wasn't successful at my first attempt. Maybe next time!

  2. Oh wow! Nothin' like good ol' mum to help w/the tricky bits in a project. Mine has certainly helped me out with fiber sewing.
    I have yet to try steeking. There is good Youtube video on it by letsknit2gether or Susan B. Andersen.

  3. Steeking is awesome, but scary! I've done it once .... with the help of a good strong brandy.

    It's a beautiful sweater, very cheery and bright!

  4. Oh! Red and white make me think of Norway and Denmark. Looks like such a fun pattern.


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