Saturday, 25 October 2008

Diary of a magazine knitter...............................

Well not so much a diary but an insight into how I spent my summer. Quite a while ago I was asked to knit up a sample of a top for Yarnforward magazine and after I had sent it back I was asked if I would like to knit another item for them. This time a man's sweater by the Rowan designer Martin Storey. I was thrilled. And then I was a little panicked. You see I knew I had reports to write but I had the whole of the summer holiday before the deadline - didn't I?
As it turns out there was a need to bring that forward a little but I did make it just by the skin of my teeth and a lot of patience from the rest of the family.
I have to say I am so proud of the finished item and was so thrilled to walk into my local Tesco's to see the copy of the magazine staring out at me from the rack. Two other proud moments have been seeing it on display on the Yarnforward stand at both the Iknit day and at Ally Pally.

So I originally recieved 24 balls of Rowan Pure Wool DK and a folder with the design. Here is the rest of the story in pictures from patterns, to cast on, to modelling to the final mag and then display at Iknit and Ally Pally.

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5 comments:

easyknitter said...

YAY!

Well done Mel!

Jx

Larissa said...

Yay Mel! Personally the thought of knitting a man-size jumper fills me with dread. Well done!

LikismaAngel said...

I prefer your model to the magazines, especially the rear view!
Lol.

Mel said...

Yes he has got a cute arse but then I guess I have seen it close up and personal!

Cecilia said...

Fantastic job, Mel! That is superb knitting :)))

Cx