Mattias: My first sweater!

I never thought I would be writing this but here is the work in progress for Mattias. I have enjoyed doing this sweater more than I imagined. Colourwork knitting is addictive! my sweater has started to grow more that I imagined and a lot faster too. knitting on 5mm needles with Aran weight wool. I am knitting with Bergere de France Recycline yarn and its lovely! Really great soft wool and its recycled too, so good for the environment too.

Maybe a little ambitious for my first sweater but I want to learn something new from my projects. That is my knitting resolution for 2014. Over the last few weeks I have fallen a little more in love with Fair isle and the scandinavian knitting traditions than I had previously ( if that is even possible) . I love fair isle, cables and all those ‘complicated’ things to do with knitting.

Mattias has since grown a little bit more than when I took these photographs. I am hoping to finish the colourwork yoke soon and then begin the sleeves.

Wish me luck! and thanks for visiting!

Mattias in action
Mattias in action

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Miroslava Duma


Great use of knitwear, stripes and denim.. I love this photograph because it really shows that traditional knitting and fashion go together like strawberries and cream. A true statement sweater jacket looks equally good with denim or a dress. What’s not to love..

Photo credit to StockholmStreetstyle.