My Cloudy Bay cardigan was born in Amsterdam! I had the wonderful opportunity to go to this beautiful and special city earlier this autumn. And I cannot go anywhere without finding a LYS to visit!
To my surprise there seemed to be several yarnstores in the center of Amsterdam, and as time was limited I had to pick one out: de Afstap at Oude Leliestraat 12, close to Anne Franks House, and situated amongst channels and lovely houses. It was certainly worth a visit! Very well presented wool and a very nice person working in the shop.
My eyes fell on the Fine Tweed from Rowan: fantastic shades of blue made my heart beat faster.
Oooh - I would really love to come back one day:)
Here is how the Cloudy Bay turned out:
As often when I make a new design I find inspiration from the nature close-by. "Cloudy Bay" is the closest beach from my home; I walk here as often as possible. Colors of the sea and sky never cease to appeal and intrigue; with its constant change of shades.....
The Cloudy Bay cardigan offers very basic knitting with a great fit. The body is worked in one piece to underarms, from where it is split and worked in seperate pieces. Sleeves are worked in the round - sleeve-cap back and forth. Sleeves are set in and stiches are picked up for edging and shawl-collar.
I LOVE the invention of short-row shaping! In this particular case it gives the oppertunity to shape the collar.
If you haven't tried the short-row shaping I can really reccomend it! In my instructions I explain very clearly how to work them, and it is not difficult in any way.
Last week visiting the lovely knitting-group taking place at Garnhörnan (Worth a visit, too! Mona is always eager to help, and very good at knitting!) in Vellinge. We came to talk about short-rows. Some of the girls had encountered problems working it - finding that the shaping made a big bump in the knitting.
It should not be that way! There are many methods working the short-rows; some giving excellent and invisible results. And you have all the advantages of shaping a garment. Give it a try!