Dec 18, 2014

It’s a Grey Winter - Cradle Me…

It’s a Grey Winter - Cradle Me…



Rowan Cradle



        While knitting the Norah Gaughan Vest I fell in love with the Rowan Big Wool yarn so when I saw on Ebay Winter Drift, the brochure dedicated to it (you can find it here and see all the patterns inside here) I just couldn’t resist. It contains some really nice patterns and some of them are super easy to knit. Do not expect now to see all Big Wool knits on my blog … for now I decided to indulge and maybe I’ll indulge in the making of the Comfort Poncho also - it’s called “Comfort” people! It’s a pleasure to hold between your hands and it’s really quick to knit (2 plies super bulky!).

        I went for the Cradle Cardigan/Jacket pattern by Marie Wallin in grey (56 Glum) as I figured I needed a jacket to go with my short Turias.


Rowan Cradle


        The pattern could be explained better - if you are a beginner and english is not your language you might have some difficulties interpreting it. Note: rib(x) means continue to work the ribbing for (x) sts ;).

        The yarn holds beautifully the cables - gives them structure and definition.


Rowan Cradle Rowan Cradle


Rowan Cradle
Collar detail - boyfriend still not familiar with the focusing mechanism (insert here exasperated sigh).

        The collar is a play on the peter pan collar and I thought it was supposed to lay flat so I attached it with the junction on the outside even though the pattern clearly states “with the right side facing (…) pick up and knit”. It doesn’t. I was temped for five seconds to frog it and start over but… have you met me? I’m lazy. Luckily I didn’t do a very bad job and with a big scarf (bigger than the one I’m wearing here) you can’t tell ;).


Rowan Big Wool


Rowan Big Wool


        It has a kimono sleeve with a wide cuff.


Rowan Big Wool


        RECAP
        Pattern: Cradle by Marie Wallin
        Fiber: Merino Wool 100% - Rowan Big Wool
        Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fruitsflowers/cradle


Pauline Alice Turia


        It is soft and warm and yet has volume and structure and I think it works as an outfit with my Turias.



Thank you for visiting. I would love to hear your opinion.

E’ un’inverno grigio …



Rowan Cradle



        Mentre lavoravo al Gilè di Norah Gaughan mi sono innamorata del filato Big Wool di Rowan (distribuito in Italia dalla Coats) perciò quando ho visto su Ebay Winter Drift, il libricino ad esso dedicato (potette trovarlo qui o qui e pottete vedere i modelli contenuti qui), non ho saputo resistere. Contiene alcuni modelli molto carini ed alcuni super facili da realizzare. Non aspettatevi adesso di vedere solo modelli Big Wool sul mio blog - per il momento me l’ho concedo e forse mi concederò anche il piacere di realizzare il Comfort Poncho - si chiama “Comfort” perdindirindina! E un piacere tenerla tra le mani e si lavora alla velocità della luce (super bulky a 2 capi!). Ho scelto il cardigan/giacchetta Cradle di Marie Wallin in grigio (56 Glum) - mi serviva una giacchetta da abbinare ai miei Turia corti


Rowan Cradle


        Il modello potrebbe essere spiegato meglio - se sei una principiante e hai delle difficoltà con l’inglese allora potresti averle anche nel decifrare il modello. Nota: rib(x) significa continua la costa per for (x) maglie ;).

        Il filato tiene benissimo le trecce le da struttura e definizione.


Rowan Cradle Rowan Cradle


Rowan Cradle
Dettaglio del colletto - moroso ancora perplesso difronte ai meccanismi della messa a fuoco (inserire qui sospiro esasperato).

        Il colletto è una variante del colletto peter pan ed ho pensato stesse piatto dunque ho deciso di realizzarlo con il giunto sul esterno anche se le istruzioni recitano chiaramente il contrario “with the right side facing (…) pick up and knit”. Sbagliato! Sono stata tentata per circa cinque secondi di disfarlo - troppo pigra. Fortunatamente non è venuto super male e con una bella sciarpona (magari più voluminosa di quella che indosso in queste foto) non si nota.


Rowan Big Wool


Rowan Big Wool


        Ha una manica kimono con polsino alto.


Rowan Big Wool


        RECAP
        Modello: Cradle di Marie Wallin
        Fiber: Lana Merino 100% - Rowan Big Wool
        Ravelry : http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fruitsflowers/cradle


Rowan Big Wool


        E’ morbido e caldo dimostrando nello stesso tempo volume e struttura; in più penso che funzioni con la mia salopette corta Turia.



Grazie della visita. Mi piacerebbe moltissimo sentire la vostra opinione.

42 comments:

  1. the cardigan is gorgeous! love all those cables and wide cuffs :) now I want to knit something more complex than cowls, hats, socks and mittens :D

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    1. Thank you Tea! I can't wait to see what you choose to do!

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  2. i love your new cardigan! reminds me of a cardigan my grandma knited for my mom, back when i was a kid, it's the same color and has really similar cables.. and i love how you styled it, too

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    1. Thank you Mokosha ... are we ever going to see you with a pair of knitting needles? ;)

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  3. ahhh that looks so cozy! it's also the perfect colour to go with almost anything! The cables look brilliant! :-)

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  4. So cozy! Looks great with your dungarees - i love them with tights. Sasha can I use a pic of one of your frocks as one of my fave makes of the year on my blogs? It's ok if you don't want me to! X

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    1. Sorry where are my manners! Please could I!

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    2. Are you kidding me?! ... I'd be honoured!
      xo

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  5. Wow, this looks amazing! I love all the details! This is going on my project wish list :)

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    1. Thank you Kim! It would look great on you :D!

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  6. This looks so luxe, it's amazing! so thick and wonderfully textured. Beautiful, Sasha!

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    1. Thank you Sara ... the yarn is to blame ;) has a very luxurious feel!

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  7. Bravissima molto carino e sembra pure super caldo! Complimenti come sempre il talento si vede =)

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    1. Grazie Sara ... grazie di cuore - sei troppo gentile come al solito!

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  8. Amazing jacket! I love the sleeves. What a great pattern. Will have to bookmark this!

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    1. It's a very clever pattern.. I enjoyed a lot knitting it and I'm glad you like it!

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  9. What a gorgeous sweater! It looks fabulous on you. This makes me want to learn to knit...but I haven't conquered sewing yet. I'm amazed and inspired by how productive you are.

    Carol

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    1. Thank you Carol ... do you really think I am productive ... I fell such a lazy cat :)

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  10. I adore!!!!! I am a big fan of the chunky knit and love Wenlan Chia's patterns (for eg. Twinkle's Town and Country Knits). It's such a shame that Sydney never gets truly cold and so this type of knit would be disastrous (think sweaty pool of mush). This is such a perfect match with your new dungarees. You genius, you :)

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    1. Thank you Jillian! Wenlan Chia is such a talented designer - I made her Highlander's Stole as a gift for a friend of mine and I loved it ... come to think of it I must knit one for myself too ;)

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  11. Ma sei davvero bravissima!!! :) Mi piace tantissimo questo maglione, sia il colore sia il modello. Belle le maniche kimono con polsino alto. E con la salopette sta da dio!! Adoro anche il cappello...insomma mi piace tutto! ;) Solo per curiosità...quanto ci si impiega a fare un maglione così? Non faccio niente a maglia da quando ho 10 anni...mi avevano insegnato qualcosina quando ero piccola. Mia mamma è brava, ma io non ho più ripreso. A guardare le tue cose mi viene voglia di riprovarci, prima o poi ;)

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    1. Grazie Martina ... non ho mai misurato il tempo che ci impiego ... lavoro per la maggior parte in stazione e treno (anche se la gente mi guarda come se fossi verde e con le antenne) e ogni tanto la sera quando sono troppo stanca per mettermi a cucire - perciò non saprei dirti con precisione, una trentina di ore di lavoro effettivo penso.
      p.s DEVI riprovarci ;)

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  12. It's absolutely glorious! We're mid-summer here at the moment, but this makes me positively impatient for winter... You always style things so beautifully too. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Danielle - I so much envy your mid-summer temperatures right now ...

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  13. Wowee! The whole outfit looks like you've stepped out of the Rowan catalogue. Fantastic look, and wonderful knitting. It's a gorgeous pattern and I love the effect of the chunkier yarn and those huge cables. I'm in awe!

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    1. Thank you so much Winnie! The pattern does really highlight the qualities of the yarn. Chunky cables sometimes can make a garment seem heavy but this doesn't. A very clever design!

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  14. Bellissimo!!! E con i tuoi Turia sta davvero bene! Adoro sia il colore che la grossezza del filato che hai scelto. Da perfetta ignorante in materia di maglia ti dico "brava!" :)

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    1. Grazie di cuore Tiz ... forse prima o poi i ferri li prenderai in mano anche tu ;)

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  15. Gorgeous !!! I how I wish my knitting skills were better. I love the entire look from head to toe!

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  16. This just so beautiful! I love that even with all the interesting cables, bulky wool, and positive ease, it's still so very feminine. I imagine this was a joy to make, from start to finish

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    1. oh... it was indeed , a joy to make! Thank you Michelle for your nice words - means a lot coming from you, such an accomplished knitter!

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  17. cara Sasha, grazie per essere intervenuta sul mio blog, domani (31/12) pubblicherò una risposta pubblica a quello che mi hai scritto! L'ho trovato molto stimolante ed interessante! grazie! (il tuo blog è bellissimo!) <3

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    1. Oh... Grazie mille Valentina... sono molto contenta che ti piace il mio blog!

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  18. You look absolutely stunning in this outfit! Your sweater is amazing, I've also started to knit but very easy things and I hope one day I'll be able to make as beautiful and complicated as this.

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    1. Half of the outfit are your Turias!!! ahhhh I feel like I wouldn't be fair for the rest of us common mortals if you get to be as good at knitting as at pattern designing!

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  19. I love Big Wool, too! And the sweater looks really great.

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