Monday, June 16, 2008

Aunt Anna Blouse

For some reason, this pattern from "Knitting in the Nordic Tradition" has caught my attention. The problem is that it's not really a pattern -- it's more of a template. The author gives the measurements of her sample garment in centimeters, so you have to figure out a) what your measurements would be, then b) how many stitches per inch (or cm) that would be according to your own gauge swatch. This actually doesn't bother me that much, since it means I can knit it with a yarn that suits my taste instead of the specified yarn; but I'm still working on figuring out all the measurements.

I started knitting it in some cotton/acrylic blend I had on hand, but I think I'm going to switch to some linen yarn I got at Springwater on Sunday.