June 20, 2014

Isolda Teague, Amy Herzog and I

are, in a manner of speaking, collaborating on a great project -  Isolda Teague's Strokkur pullover.

My darling daughters gave me the Létt-Lopi Icelandic yarn as a gift.  Last year, Golden Girl gave me, as well, Amy Herzog's book on how to choose the style and size of sweater to best suit the individual knitter. I have used it to take my measurements, reflect on positive and negative ease, and decide on the sweater size.

I have always been a great fan of Isolda Teague's designs. Her Ishbel was my first experience with lace knitting. Her patterns are very well written and cover quite a range of garments for both children and adults.

This pullover is seamless and knit from the bottom up on a circular needle. After doing so many socks with thin fingering weight sock yarn, the Strokkur, in an aran weight, seems to be progressing at positively breakneck speed!

I am anxious to finish it off before the really hot weather arrives (if it does!) as rustic Icelandic yarn is the last thing I will want to work with on a sticky, hot summer's day. I am also propelled along by the memory of the brutally cold winter that we have finally managed to put behind us. I will be ready for the next one.



Melissa said...

You are inspiring! I can't wait to see another Rosie creation. xo

movita beaucoup said...

First off, you're supposed to be working on my socks.

Second, when are you making ME a sweater?