September 24, 2007

:: blueberry fields ::

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photographers: Isel and Paloma.

Habu Kit 100# - $105 (comes at colors of your choice)
Pattern: Setsuko Torii Hand-knit works Book. page 25, page 88.
ISBN: 4895113825
Materials:
Habu A-1 Tsumugi silk in color 70/lavender - 150 grams
Habu A-60 Shosenshi Linen Paper in color 116/eggplant - 200 grams
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 36" Addi Turbo.
Modifications: I altered the pattern to make it reversible and eliminate the unnecessary seaming.

It wasn't hard, another reason to love the math in the Japanese patterns. I got the book thanks to Siow Chin in our swap, I have seen the book before at Knitbuddies and I really wanted to see in person what it is like. Vanessa seemed to get one of the last copies of it in Kinokuniya. That book is vastly popular and just the other day I even spotted it on ebay. I do not know any Japanese Language, people, and just a little more thought and you could put the pattern puzzle together. Plus on Ravelry now they have a volunteer group in Japanese knitting who would gladly decipher anything you would need. But that's only if you need help. Numbers are numbers!

The Whole Set of Pictures is HERE.

6 comments:

Kitty Kitty said...

What a really lovely job, Olga. I adore how your coat turned out and how beautiful you look in the coat.

Blueberry Dream it definitely ended up being.

Michele said...

yes you should be happy. this looks so great!

it looks sharp, stylish and cozy all at the same time. and warm but not too hot too.

so that's what the lavender silk and paper yarn were for.

Romi said...

Wow! It's amazing! :)

Queen of the froggers said...

That is a gorgeous coat, beautifully knit. The colours are just so blueberry!

TussahSilk said...

That is stunning, Olga. It's the kind of coat that makes me turn around after the lady has passed and wonder where did she buy it, and why can't I EVER find things like that? Now we know, huh?

royster said...

I love what you did with this coat. It is really beautiful. I was planning on ordering the kit, but was worried the pattern might be tricky for me. Would you be willing to post or sell your modifications to the pattern? I hate seaming and would love to know how you modified it to minimize the finishing.