Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Finale

Nocturne (my own pattern)
Yarn used was Grignasco Tango ( 50% wool, 25% alpaca and 25%viscose) in colours 208 and 211. I used little less than 9 balls of blue and less than 2 of grey. Nocturne was knit with 3 mm needles, the ribbings with 2,5 mm. The details in the sleeves are similar to those of Enid.The inspiration for this came mostly from the recipient herself. She is following her dream and left home this autumn and while visiting her earlier this fall when I had to head back home and leave her there I needed to have this knitting to cling onto. She was my blue baby, the other one of the twins was red. When they were very little the bottles, pacifiers, towels etc needed to be colour coded. The sweater got its name on a calm and moonlit night when I was looking at the lake and saw how the moon light was broken into ripples on the lake. I should have taken these pictures in such a night but here you have to picture the scene in your mind…
The recipient loves the sweater and I love them both. I guess I can call this a success.

50 comments:

  1. It is truly gorgeous. You should be proud of yourself. And I'm sure that the recipient will tell you that as well.

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  2. Beautiful! The sleeves are really stunning.

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  3. oh, it´s beautiful, and obviously made with love. your girl is a very lucky one. and OMG how thin she is!
    best wishes from Iceland
    Frida

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  4. A very lovely success...both are your successes, the sweater and your daughter.

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  5. That's one fine sweater - I especially like the sleeves!

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  6. Very nice indeed. Great fit.

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  7. Very beautiful. I too knit things for my daughter who is far away and am always inclined to cast something on when I am worried about or miss her. I think that it is nice for them to receive these from us as well. A little woolie hug from mom!

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  8. The two of you are obviously very talented women. A beautifully done sweater on a lovely young woman with incredibly expressive hands!

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  9. P.F. in Seattle18:50

    She has long arms too! It looks great on her. Fits her like a glove and you have to be pleased when seeing her wear it. Once again.......Bravo!!

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  10. Lovely sweater. It fits perfectly.

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  11. Beautiful, Lene! I love the stripes.

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  12. Oh, it is just so beautiful, and to have such a loving mother, your daughter is indeed lucky!

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  13. So elegant, especially on her long, beautiful frame. Congratulations on such a beautiful design. And I love the fact that you're sending her off with a warm woolen hug.

    Oh, and I finally finished the Alice Starmore vest that you inspired me to knit. You were right, was a perfectly satisfying knitting experience. However, I'm now experiencing some withdrawal symptoms, missing my lovely fair-isle companion and not sure what to knit next...

    Anyway, thank you for being such an inspiration.

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  14. Ruby20:19

    Beautiful! I like the design and how it enhances the wearer! Congratulations!

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  15. Just beautiful. It is impresive how you create your own works and how stellar they come out. this sweater is very inspiring. Thank you, and congratulations!

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  16. Wow! So beautiful and so perfect on your daughter.

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  17. Ann in Montreal22:36

    Another fabulous project from the nimble fingers of Lene! Your daughter wears it well.

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  18. It's a beautiful sweater and it looks lovely on your daughter.

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  19. Just beautiful!
    Lovely details and wonderful fit.

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  20. Gorgeous - what a perfect fit!

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  21. Luisa02:55

    It's beautiful, Lene, congratulations. I especially love the way the blue and grey colours combine.

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  22. It's gorgeous and fits beautifully. Lovely workmanship.

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  23. That sweater is really gorgeous. And the story is equally lovely. I'm glad your daughter loves it.

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  24. Beyond lovely, Lene, both.. your daughter and sweater, your successes.

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  25. I like what you did with the sleeves. Well done!

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  26. It is stunning. What a beautiful design, and perfect on your daughter.

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  27. It's gorgeous, so beautiful... I love it... The choice of colors is perfect, I love the stripes... perfect fit !!! Congratulations !

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  28. It's gorgeous, I love the sleeve, and the fit is perfect.

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  29. Lisa in St. Louis15:50

    Wow, the end result is so beautiful. I love the details on the sleeve - very young and comtemporary. See, now a part of you can be with her wherever she goes. Will you be selling the pattern?

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  30. Aivan tuskaisen kaunis neule! Varmasti se lämmittää Helsingin viimassa.

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  31. I love the funky sleeves. So right for a young person.

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  32. oh it's beautiful . . . and a beautiful story about the name

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  33. am in complete love with this sweater

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  34. I am in complete and total love with this sweater...what a beautiful job.

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  35. That is a fabulous sweater - it will end up someone's favorite everyday sweater. Perfect!

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  36. Lene, that is just beautiful, and so flattering for your daughter as well. And such lovely colours too.

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  37. It is flattering and becoming on her. I love the overall shape and the sleeve details are a delight.

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  38. Anonymous02:01

    A beautiful sweater for a beautiful daughter!

    Lesley

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  39. Anonymous01:16

    Lene, What can I say!!!! The sweater, and the colors of the sweater, seem to reflect the colors in the background waters, rocks and shoreline in the pictures. Fantastic! I like the look on your beautiful daughter, also. Thanks for sharing this knitting experience with us! Jeanie

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  40. spiritknit03:01

    Very too cute!

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  41. It's beautiful!!!
    Have a great weekend :)

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  42. Absolutely stunning! I love the silhouette and the yarn. Beautiful piece ;)

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  43. Totally inspiring! Thank you for sharing two of beautiful things you have made in one picture.

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  44. It is just beautiful. You are so clever. Your surroundings are just lovely and carm, I guess that helps with what you choose to knit.

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  45. Nocturne is beautiful! Lovely! And very good photos. Thanks.

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  46. What a beautiful sweater. Are you selling this pattern? I would love to knit something like this!

    Grace

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  47. Just lovely Lene. And it is very well modeled.

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  48. I, too, would love to know if you plan to make this pattern available someday, though I understand that it's a present and the answer may well be "no, sorry." I'm built on similar lines as your daughter (very thin, long in the arms and torso) and finding sweaters that accommodate that is HARD! Honestly, I can't stop staring at it and visiting the Picasa gallery. it's absolutely stunning!

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