Friday, August 29, 2008
Merino Star Trek
Sleeveless sweater from Merino 6 ply, needles 8, ordered through the handpaintadyarn.com and announced earlier. The yarn is perfect, it is soft and thick and it will be hard to go back to acrylic stuff that is waiting for me unfinished somewhere. The pattern, as you guess, doesn't exist, the vest is T-shaped and the cables swing and twist as they come. The tightened parts are part of the effect.
It is kind of obvious that it is a sort of a crude sweater, knitted as the idea was developing in my head. So, the biggest influence, the idea of crossed cables comes from here, this girl has amazing sweaters, knits fast and on top of it she looks very stylish and takes very stylish photographs of herself. When I spotted it I knew it was a time to reconsider my knitting, that I should forget about classics, at leas for now, and get wild. Now I feel in it like being in a science-fiction movie from the 70s. It is the shoulder part that recalls the fashion of that time and the cables look like an interior of a dangerous machine. I like it. I wonder, how does merino wash?