Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quimper Stripes

Breton stripes are a huge thing here this year.... and if you are 11 you have to have a breton shirt.

Or you ask your mother whether she can knit one....

So here is the result: Quimper Stripes.

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It is quite a simple sweater, but with Brettony stripes, a nice small roll neck and a bit of waist shaping. It is knit in one of my (at the moment) favourite yarns: Madelinetosh Tosh DK. The white is "antler", the blue is "Betty Draper Blues" . And yes the lure of that yarn is as much the name as the colour itself....

Quimper Stripes

I hope to have the pattern ready somewhere in April....

And the little cat (our Totoro), he broke his leg 2 weeks ago and he is a very sorry little cat. He's getting better though (caught a mouse even with a broken leg just today), but he had to be in the picture!

1 comment:

  1. My cat Noodles had a broken leg in November. It was believed he got into a fight with a racoon since there were two "bite" open wounds. He got the cast off his leg within 4 days. I told the vet he would have to heal with a gimpy leg, that I was not subjecting him to that cast again. He has a slight limp 4 months later, and he is doing so much better. He even killed a squirrel.