26.9.12

From Plant to Sweater






Long winding country roads lined with vibrant fall foliage.  Yes, that's what this sweater reminds me of most.  I worked it top down, using an earthy brown worsted and my plant dyed tansy yarn.  I had just enough for the large block of color on the yoke and a little extra for each sleeve.  I wasn't sure how the increases would look on the solid color, but I really like them; each increase reminds me of the crook of a tree!

With the leftover brown and the green yarn I dyed from the tansy stems, I made up a hat for myself.  As it usually goes, I never get my knits to myself!

I'm working on the patterns for both pieces and hope to have them finished soon.

What have you been working on this week?

{Joining in with Ginny}

11 comments:

  1. What a great combination of colors. Your projects came out really nice. Glad to have found you via Gimmy.

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  2. that sweater and hat combo are beautiful. such amazing work.

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  3. Beautiful sweater and hat, the buttons go just perfect with it.

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  4. This sweater is just beautiful- and I am admiring the effect of the increases in the yoke! It really makes the sweater!

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  5. Those are absolutely beautiful! You are an amazing knitter. I am a beginner knitter (i've just mastered the knit stitch and about to embark on the purl). Do you have any patterns for a beginner knitter?

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  6. That is a great looking sweater and hat. I would love to see a copy if the pattern when you have it ready.

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  7. I'll be one of the first to purchase both! I've been holding off on making my boy a sweater as he HATES pullovers and I've been waiting for the perfect cardigan pattern to come along. To afraid to make my own. I love yours!

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  8. What a wonderful colour combination, love the buttons too!

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  9. I love the earthy feel from the color choices in these. The fact that you dyed your own yarn with tansy makes the combo even more sweet!
    I recently received a sneak peek of The Rocking Yaks new colored yarn line that will be available in 2013. I've been having fun putting together a design for them using these new naturally dyed yarns. I want the color work to reflect the Tibetan culture of the women who hand spun the yarn. I'll be sharing the project soon on my blog www.thebeatKNIT.com
    Cheers ~ Carrie

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  10. I love following you on FB - beautiful stuff.

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