(The pattern is from the book "Koreaa virkkaamalla" ISBN951-96888-4-6 published by Österbottens hantverk rf) and I used SandnesGarn Sisu.)
I remember when I finished this; I was disappointed with my own craftsmanship and buried this into the back of the closet. I never wrote about it being finished and never got around taking the final pictures. While I tried this on today and my daughter took the pictures (I am having a bad hair moment, I just came from a long walk with the dogs and of course had a hat on for the whole time, so I cut off my head from the pictures), I remembered right away what was wrong, most of the mishaps anyway.
This is a festive sweater, a bit too festive at most times, but so appropriate for this season of the color red. What I find little bit difficult in wearing this, is the history behind the sweater. I associate it strongly with the male culture it was part of in the end of the 1800's and the beginning of the 1900's. While a very respectable woman could use one, it was mostly a man's sweater.
This technique is something worth of looking into. I am quite inspired... maybe with calmer colors and different motifs?... maybe not quite so many motifs?... different shaping? I need to think about this.
Wool with you,
PS. And yes, there were three ladies there working away on one sweater.