Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dreamer 136

So since I have not blogged in a few months, I wanted to update what I was working on during the quiet time. It was not quiet time in the knitting & crochet department though. I have worked a lot and thanks to the fact that some of the yarns have arrived later than they should have, I was forced to take some of my projects my vacation.

This booklet Dreamer 136 is a booklet of Mission Falls yarns and it introduces their new yarn line 136 Merino Superwash. This yarn is very, very soft, especially after washing and blocking. It is a 4 ply 100% Merino Wool spun finer from the same fiber as their 1824 Wool and in the same 40 colors. Each 50 gram ball comprises 136 yards of yarn. Recommended gauge is 24 stitches / 32 rows.

The books started to form in March/April 2008 and when I found out that Stefanie Japel was working on it as a coordinator and co-creator, I was very excited to work with her. The third designer contributing to this booklet was Gallina Carroll.

First I've knitted Sophie - the one button cardigan. The cardigan is worked in Stockinette Stitch with wide stripes worked in slip stitch pattern using 3 colors to add depth and dimension.

Secondly, I worked on the Margo Hat and Scarf Set. The stitch used in this set is called Bramble Stitch and it looks complicated than it is. The stripes are worked 2 rows in each color and the Bramble stitch gives it a raised look.

The last design I contributed was the Celeste sweater coat. It was initially designed as a short sleeve coat, but it was changed to long sleeves because it was a fall design. Here is the original proposal sketch:

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