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Color Affection and Levenwick finished…

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I´m really too restless to knit a whole garment in garter stitch. I think the reason is that I tend to think it´s easy (which it is…) and I keep forgetting you actually have to put the hours needed into finishing it… But the result is great! I love it!

Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Välimäki

Yarn: Superwash 4 ply Blue Face Leicester by Old Maiden Aunt Yarns. I used nearly 100 grams of each color; Greige, Moody and Lon-Dubh (blackbird)

Needles: 4 mm

This was my second Color Affection. The first one was knitted in lace-weight yarn, using only two colors. You can see it in my ravelry project-page here. This Color Affection project can be found here. I call it “Color Puzzle”, because I was not sure which color yarn to use…

My Levenwick was really finished «ages» ago, but was left in the basket missing the pocket and suitable buttons. I´m «reasonable» well stashed when it comes to buttons (in the ironic sense…), but when I can be bothered to search through them all, I almost always end up with 6 perfect buttons when I really need 7, and so on… I need a project with, let´s say, 49 unmatching buttons to slim down my stash by approx. 5 %:) The reason for my substantial button-stash is explained at the end of this post.

Well, I´m very happy with the choice of buttons for my Levenwick (a gift from my boss; thank you AG!…). They´re hardly visible and let´s the contrast between the design and the yarn be the main focus. I ordered this yarn thinking it was grey. I still wish it was grey, but this way it´s great together with the Color Affection!IMG_3831

It´s hard to depict this color, which may be the reason why I ordered it thinking it was grey. It´s more grey than these pictures shows, but in order to show the details of the garment I chose these pictures… As I was in the process of mentioning; I love the contrast between the design and the yarn. To me, this design is quite “sweet”, -a short, side-buttoned, “feathers&fans” jacket. The tweed-yarn makes up for the “sweetness” and adds texture and “toughens” it down a bit, just enough to make it work.

This will wear more like a sweater than a jacket, due to the side-buttoning. If I were to knit it again I would add short-rows to shape the neck-line a bit. I can´t remember which size I knitted this in… (slapping my own head, and note to self: always to add such info to my ravelry-project page!), so I unfortunately can´t say if this yarn works with this design. But I think I chose size L, and if I did it stays true to gauge. If I, on the other hand, chose size M my gauge is far off…. but I´m almost sure I chose size L.

Pattern: Levewick by Gudrun Johnston

Yarn: Rowan Tweed DK 8 ply. Color: Gunnerside

Mods: Knitted long arms instead of 3/4 arms. The pocket added with the raw edges out.

Needles: 4 mm + 4,5 mm

My next project will also be blue. It´s my first Kauni project (my own design). The use of blue in this project is purely a coincidence mind you, since I´m currently dreaming of grey´s, greige´s, mandarin´s and coral´s…. Well, that´s life:)IMG_3835

Author: woolandgathering

I´m a dedicated knitter. I share my house with an unknown amount of wool. My kind of wool seems to multiply like quicksilver, -drop a skein to the floor and you get 10 in return….. (well… get is maybe an exaggeration….) So I keep on knitting to try to get on top of it, enjoying the process, the texture of the yarn and the endless possibilities in creating new garments.

One thought on “Color Affection and Levenwick finished…

  1. Love your blog!
    I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award. Your blog is great and I’m sure more and more people will enjoy it.
    http://funkyairbear.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/nomination-for-the-liebster-award/

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