Posts Tagged ‘cardigan’

Third time the charm – Oscar de la Renta crochet cardi

March 17, 2011

Last Sunday I started a new crochet project. Well, it’s not new to me, as it is my third attempt, first two attempts failed because I wasn’t happy with the yarn I chose. This time the yarn is luxury itself, 100% silk from colourmart, in navy blue. It is a classic colour and I hope to wear the cardi a lot.

Colourmart 40/120NM DK silk 87 french navy

Colourmart 40/120NM DK silk 87 french navy

This is the object of my long-time obsession: Oscar de la Renta inspired crochet cardigan with ribbons. It is from 2010 collection, it is sooo pretty, I can’t resist it. I fell in love with it at the first sight. I adore the ribbons, such a simple thing to do that transforms a simple cardigan into something special.

Oscar de la Renta crochet cardigan

Oscar de la Renta crochet cardigan

This is also a challenge. Some friends invited me to the ballet, it is in 10 days time, and I want to wear my new cardi. And as I am still in the Alpes, I will have to order all my supplies on-line. I have already bought some yarn from colourmart, I also got some ribbon samples from ebay. In addition to the cardi  I also want to sew a quick pencil skirt. I have already ordered my fabric, on-line again, and hope it will arrive today. It is a rather ambitious plan, we’ll see what will come off it. So far I managed to crochet half of the body. Next thing on my list is to choose and order ribbons.

Oscar de la Renta cardigan

Oscar de la Renta cardigan

The last thing to mention is that it is part of the CAL from club.osinka.ru, where as usual girls from osinka share their ideas and photos of finished garments.

Chevron Trinity Cardigan is now available from Interweave Store

March 8, 2010

Chevron Trinity Cardigan, my second ever published design, which came out last autumn in Knitscene magazine, is now available to download from Interweave Store.

Chevron Trinity Cardigan

Chevron Trinity Cardigan (c) Interweave Knits

Ravelympics results – Annabelle Cardigan

March 4, 2010

This year I decided to participate in Ravelympics – an event that coincided with WInter Olympics and during which you were supposed to challenge yourself with a project. My challenge was to design a top-down seamless cardigan in Aran weight yarn and knit a sample, all in 2 weeks timeframe.

I spent quite  a lot of time looking for a perfect stitch for my cardi. I usually do, partly because I have a lot of stitch dictionaries and partly because sometimes  I am rather indecisive. But once I started knitting, I wasn’t really happy with the result. That was a point when I actually was in doubt if the design would work altogether. But I don’t like to give up, so I ripped all the yoke and knitted everything again.  In the end, everything worked only with a fourth attempt.

Anyway, I am really happy with the result. I am working on the pattern now and hope to publish it in April.

Annabelle Cardigan

Annabelle Cardigan

Annabelle Cardigan

Annabelle Cardigan


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