! I'm back from Moscow and i have 2 FO's to share with you all
I knitted them before the trip, till the last moment (almost
). The sweaters were given to my cousins - Alisa and Andrey.
This is "Queen of Hearts" from "The Treasury of Rowan Knits". I made 6-7 yrs size for a 5 year old girl - she'll grow into it. The Yarn was Simay by Aldemir - 75% cotton 25% viscose and it was a hell to knit with - too many plies held by a viscose thread, splitting and making my life a living hell
. I used needle size 3.5mm instead of 3.25mm as required for the seed stitch border, but it was ok that way too. I also left the cuffs open to match the bottom border. You can see my little cousin (blurry - taken with cell phone) modeling her new sweater.
and the stitch definition was great:
Andrey's Boata is also from "The Treasury of Rowan Knits", knitted with Rowan All Seasons Cotton (a cotton and acrylic blend) - a knitting BLISS
!!! After the Simay this yarn was heaven to knit with. Needles - 3.5mm (instead of 3.25mm) and 4mm. The color is called cookie and is a neutral brown-beige, which i thought would be appropriate for a boy that age - they always are afraid to look too girly
.Size made - 6-8 yrs. My cousin is already 8 yrs old and this sweater was falling off him. Both patterns have huge sizes!!! So here it is:
In the next few days i'm going to post the stash (no, i'm not kidding
) i brought from Moscow and posting some pictures when i'll get them sorted out! So stay tuned!
P.S. I missed you, guys and gals