Thursday, June 29, 2006
The original Ballerina is "back" heavy and as I wear it after a few minutes it starts sliding back. I find this bothers me and it looks sloppy, just a personal preference. Probably the way it was meant to like Japanese kimono feel and look to it. The front is short and the back is very full and heavier and as you wear it, it pulls back and this annoys me, I want it to stay put so on the new one I made less panels in the back and made the front longer. I've worn it before it got so hot and it still looks pretty much the same but feels much better then the original Hanne Falkenberg Ballerina. So here it it modified to my specifications and colors.
And this is what the original Ballerina designed by Hanne Falkenberg. This is the first one I knit following the pattern exactly, I might say it was not an easy task. You can see some of her other designs on her site;
www.knit.dk There is also a Hanne Falkenberg "knitalong blog" http://hannealong.blogspot.com/ here you can see many members knitting several different designs of Hanne.
She only sells kits, there is no books or yarn or patterns sold separately. I like her "scratchy" wool. But once you have bought a kit you can knit the pattern from other yarns.