Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Winterland revisited

Four years ago I made one of my all-time favorites, inspired by a sweater that my mom knitted thirty-something years ago. The original had shrunk into weird proportions, but I loved the colors and the shawl collar, so I decided to copy it.
Of course, he quickly grew out of his sweater (as babies do). Each following winter I planned to sew another version of it, but I didn't manage until this winter.
The pattern is the ADV tee by Sofilantjes, adjusted to be slightly wider and with a shawl collar instead of a v-neck. 
In order to make the shawl collar, I drew a 5 cm horizontal line, centered at the bottom of the original V. Then I connected the ends of the line with the tops of the V. Next, I cut a 14 cm wide strip of ribbing, folded it in half and attached it to the neckline, stretching the ribbing as I went.
All fabrics came from my stash. It turned out I had too little brown ribbing for the bottom band and both cuffs, but fortunately I had some rust red ribbing that perfectly matched the colour of one of the sleeves. Happy accident!
On a not-too-cold afternoon, we went to the local park for a photoshoot during golden hour. He perfectly blended in among the brown tones of the plants. 

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  1. Oh what a wonderful sweater! Such a lovely thing to do. I'm a big fan of shawl collars.

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    1. Thanks Fiona! I love shawl collars too.

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  2. Oh what a wonderful sweater! Such a lovely thing to do. I'm a big fan of shawl collars.

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  3. This is adorable! What a great idea for a sweater.

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  4. Dat is weer super. En de witte streepjes "gewoon" gestikt zonder teveel uit te rekken...

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    1. Dankjewel. Ja, de witte 'ploegstrepen' heb ik met een zigzagsteek gestikt. Daarna even gestoomd om de rek eruit te halen

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  5. Waw voor de dubbele remake ondertussen al! Maar nog meer waw voor die eerste foto. Eentje om in te kaderen
    ๐Ÿ‘

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  6. Wow, ik ben zwaar fan van deze trui, evenals het verhaal van de trui. Prachtig!

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    1. Dankjewel Joke! Ik vind het zelf ook een erg leuk idee dat dit nu al de derde 'generatie' van deze trui is. Wie weet of en wanneer de vierde generatie volgt

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