Thursday, 26 May 2011

Kaffe Fassett - A Little Bit of Knitting

Today I thought I would show you that,  I can, when in the mood, knit something a bit more complicated than just    mug hugs and dishcloths!
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I adore Kaffe Fassett and two of these three cardigans are based on one of his patterns.
I just want to stroke the pages of his books, I love the colours, the patterns and the textures of his designs.  I know I should knit more stuff like this, (though at the moment I am averaging one dishcloth a night)  but something like the cardi above takes an awful lot of concentration and counting, something that’s not very easy when I am watching The Apprentice.  There was a time before I started card making when I used to read knitting patterns books for bedtime reading!  This first cardi is following Kaffe’s pattern to the letter, but with my choice of colours..
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When my children were small I used to knit them vintage patterns from the 40’s and 50’s, so they were always a bit different and recently I have been looking on e-bay for old patterns and have been thrilled with the ones I have bought.
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Goodness only knows what I was on when I knit the second cardi (above). It’s using the basic Kaffe pattern but then I’ve gone my own sweet way.  There is no way any child would get lost wearing this little number!
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This last cardi isn’t a Kaffe, but a basic pattern that I put my own stamp on re: the design. The bit I HATE most ….. sewing every single thread in…… aggghhhhh!
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This is Kaffe’s Dining Room below , oh my life, I just want to touch everything.  I belong in a room like this!
..  And when I eventually give up blogging and crafting and have a bit more time, this is going to be my first project …..


Angie said...

I have just had a great time catching up with your blog after not having the net for 2 weeks. Love these cardigans ...and wow what a project you have in mind one day.

Barb Cady said...

I just love Kaffe Fasset too! I have his mosaic book with lovely designs for the garden, oh to dream! Your cardigans are marvelous so please don't wait to knit your dream project, it will look it looks amazing.xx

Elizabeth said...

Love these cardigans and love Kaffe Fasset - have done so for the better part 30 years! I had been a keen knitter all my life and his designs and patterns were the ultimate in knitting. Sadly, I've had to give up knitting because of severe RSI but when I saw your cardies my fingers started itching for wool and needles again :) And as for sewing in the ends - I do so sympathise with you. Elizabeth x

Uma said...

fantastic cardi, so lovely and bright

Deesie said...

I can only say: WAUW! Those little cardigans are really amazing! Love your blog!

Lilibet said...

They are lovely cardi's.One way to get round the threads is to sew as you go!