#bloggingtuesday + 1
From time to time, I take orders for custom made finished sweaters of mine. I will usually have them knit by a professional knitter after I have made all the requested modifications or adaptions in the pattern ( in terms of size, shape, or adding a hood, etc…). Last spring, I received a very special request from a young woman from Holland for a Fimmvörðuháls sweater: very special indeed because it was going to be her wedding sweater when getting married the following summer in Iceland. The sweater had to be a cardigan, cropped with three quarter sleeves and matching her dress of course, as well as the groom’s outfit. Since all the process was going to be made through email, I was a bit stressed and overwhelmed by the trust she was putting into me and decided to knit it myself. I asked for her full measurements and she gave me details about the kind of fit she wanted to achieve.
But first was to choose the colors: I proposed a few combinations.
Here was the final choice.
I couldn’t find buttons I liked in Iceland but stumbled on the perfect ones during my summer holiday, close Granville. Rather than a ribbon, I chose a lace trimming to hide the steek.
Once completed to the dimensions agreed, I suggested to the bride that the sleeves would be lengthen a bit, to which she agreed. I then proceed with a bit of knitting surgery.
Here was the cardigan blocking in the sun.
Yarn, extra buttons and lace trim were set aside, just in case!
The bride had now arrived in Iceland: final trial and a perfect match! Ouf!
Epilogue: the bride was so happy with her lopi sweater that she decided to learn how to knit and become a knitter!
PS: and before you ask, the pattern is Fimmvörðuháls sweater (tips for making a cardigan are included in the instructions) and the colors used are: MC Léttlopi 0051; CC1 Léttlopi 1418; CC2 Plötulopi 0003 used doubled