One pattern, two yarns

A sooner than expected addition to my blog, under instruction from my photographer. The previous blog was behind the scenes and this one shows the photos we had set out to take at our chosen location. I will add a photo at the end to show the same top knit in the original wool, Isager Spinni Tweed. As most will know who have seen my knitting projects I love the various weights of wool from Brooklyn Tweed. How could I resist when they introduced a lace weight version of their wool? A summer lace KAL has started via social media and their group on Ravelry to knit along with others using the wool or one of their patterns. I started my first project as soon as Vale was launched and this was acceptable as part of the KAL. I have another cardigan on my needles to knit along although most people are knitting intricate lace shawls, my style is more for a top to wear and I adapted my gauge to be able to knit with this finer lace weight. 

ambling along

ambling along

I will let the photos speak as I am too nervous to even think. Suffice to say I have ordered more Brooklyn Tweed Vale in a different colour as the stitch definition and next to skin comfort has exceeded my expectations. I will have notes on the sizing on my project page in Ravelry. When dad kept asking if I had place my next order I knew resistance was futile. I was encouraged to go out for the photos when my sister called and commented on the contemporary look and feel of the top. It was the first time she had seen and felt it therefore I knew dad wasn't just telling me stories to make me feel better! The Artisan book has been one of the best pattern books I have added to my library. Despite vagueness in some instructions when the patterns were translated to English, I cannot believe how many times I will knit this design plus the other patterns from the collection. Helga Isager's designs are excellent, classics that work for me and for the clothes in my wardrobe. 

back again

back again

textures along the riverbank

textures along the riverbank

Vale_me

Brooklyn Tweed Vale version Colour: Norway

Isager_me

Isager Spinni Tweed version Colour: 61s

Time to go home

Time to go home