Posted by: Moggle | February 7, 2008

The birthday that never ends

Another birthday present arrived this week.

My family really are brilliant! My aunt (receiver of Beaufort mk 2 which she says she loves and can’t wait for it to get cold enough to wear) sent me Jo Sharp knit issue 5.

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It’s the summer issue that’s been out in Australia for a few months with it being summer there at the moment. I’m not normally that much of a summer knitter but there’s some great stuff in here.

My favourite is this sleevless top which has 3 variations.

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I’d probably actually knit the blue version in wool and wear it over a shirt indoors the colder months.

This shrug is great too. Sorry for the small picture, that was the best one I could find. It’s in kid mohair – I bet it would be nice in kidsilk aura.
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There are two versions of this cardi which again I might make in a wool or wool-blend rather than the recommended cotton.

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I also like the cover cardigan which is made in alpaca silk georgette. I really want to try that yarn because it seems like it’s my perfect yarn – a blend of wool, alpaca and silk.

Cherie amour is progressing nicely. I am now past the waist and have split for the neckline.

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Responses

  1. The cardigan on the cover and the sleeveless top are both very, very nice. I can totally see the sleeveless one being worn as a vest in the winter.

    Also? Alpaca/wool/silk is delicious in any form. Mmmm. One of my favourite fibre blends.

  2. Brilliant – birthdays should last all year!

    The magazine looks great I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before. Each of those patterns is beautiful.

  3. The cardi on the cover and the green one both look great. I’m not a fan of cotton myself I always manage to knit a tent when I try it! but alpaca for the winter…mmm.


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