Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yarn Along: inspiration

I've finished The Shell Seekers, but only just begun a project inspired by it.  I used to do that all the time--matching up my knitting and reading.  While searching for something to knit with my handspun, which is a bit stiff and bulky, when I came across this free pattern for a simple sweater.

The woman modeling the sweater was just as I had imagined Penelope, and she was glorying in the beach, which became Porthkerris in my mind.  I just have to share these photos with you.  They were taken by Carol Feller, who also designed the pattern.

 My version is coming right along, surprisingly quickly.  My yarn is thicker than what the pattern calls for, so I'm knitting a size smaller than I am, which should give me a perfect fit.

6 comments:

M. Emily said...

Wow, you finished the book already?! It's neat that you connect your books to your knitting. I'll have to try that:)

Erin said...

Great start on what will be a beautiful sweater. :)

Christine N said...

Beautiful. That will be a good "everywhere sweater." It looks so versatile.

elizabeth said...

yay! hope it works out to a "T"! :)

elflyn said...

Love this pattern, I have had it in my queue for ever. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.
Have a beautiful week.

Mistea said...

Looks like a perfect pattern for gorgeous homespun.
Enjoy knitting with all those glorious images.