Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Shadow Knitting

Shadow Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro, a Danish knit designer. I'm sure some of the designs in the book are wonderful but for me this one is just not quite what I thought it would be.

Ms. Hoxbro has a very nice blog and web site I enjoyed looking at all her tools and travels. But my attempt to follow one of her patterns did not turn out well

I must have done something very wrong here. It came out huge! it's too long or I'm too short. The sleeves are way too long or my arms are too short. The neckline is way too big or my neck is too.... oops you know what I mean.

Shadow knitting fascinated the heck out of me a couple of years ago is still sitting and waiting to be finished. This sweater is knitted "side to side" so it was difficult to see how it was going to fit and look. I had to blindly trust the pattern. After all that knitting I wanted it to be Fabulous!

I'm modifying, cutting and sewing and adding we'll see what happens.

I don't like the way it looks I don't like the way it fits, well Hanne Falkenberg design it isn't but I have so much time and effort invested I'm not sure what to do. I keep looking at it and thinking that I should figure out something...... maybe a short row front piece, or maybe a Queen Ann's lace neck line ....... made of Noro Silk may be just the right addition....

Oh NO I have not had this stored properly and the evil moth got to it!

Right in the front, now it's going to need major surgery!

Is it time to frog?

But there was so much time involved in knitting this I am determined to make it work!

Somehow I WILL make it work! or Maybe not....... tune in again to be continued.


Ellen Bloom said...

All that knitting IS gorgeous. Maybe you should just give it to me. I'll bet it would fit me! Hahahahaha!

ColorJoy LynnH said...

The holes aren't complete, you can duplicate stitch over the chomped pieces and create new fabric where it's weak. It works like a charm (been there).

It does take a good mood, and with garter stitch there is a bit more concentration needed, but it is quite do-able.

Making new patches over total holes is really hard work, but your piece looks like a repair will not be impossible. Time-consuming, maybe, but possible.

iknitpatchwork said...

It is gorgeous! Do you knit loose like me? I always go down a size on the needles. I would have sold the finsihed product on ebay for big bucks to buy more kits! Best of success with your alterations I am sure it will be a sure stopper when finished.