Jeg var så heldig at få lov til at teststrikke Manu for Kate Davies , og nu er den endelig færdig. Der var en længere periode, hvor den hvilede eftersom jeg var bange for at løbe tør for garn. Det viste sig lige akkurat at gå, men det var lige til øllet.

I have been fortunate enough to have been allowed to test knit Manu for Kate Davies, and now it is finally finished. There was a long period where it rested in my wip basket as I was afraid of running out of yarn. As it happened I barely made it, but the yarn scare almost just made me feel even more proud.

  • Silver Manu (Ravelry project link)
  • Mønster/Pattern: Manu (Ravelry link) by Kate Davies
  • Garn/Yarn: Artesano Inca Cloud, col. YH, 12 nøgler = 580 g / 12 skeins = 580 g
  • Pinde/Needles: 3,5mm, 4mm, 4,5mm
  • Noter/Notes: Forlænget krop og ærmer og undladt lommer. Afstanden mellem knaphullerne er også forøget en smule / Made the body and sleeves longer and left out the pockets. Also widened the space between the button holes

En af årsagerne til garnmangelen er, at jeg har gjort kroppen og ærmerne længere. Resultatet er, at trøjen er den perfekte længde, men at jeg måtte undlade at strikke lommerne. Jeg er nu egentlig meget godt tilfreds med den lommeløse model, da lommerne nok havde understreget mine brede hofter i en lidt for høj grad.

I made the cardigan and sleeves longer to accomodate my long torso and long arms. This of course resulted in the afore mentioned yarn scare, which meant I had to drop the pockets. Actually I’m rather well pleased with the pocketless version, as I think the pockets would have highlighted my rather wide hips just a bit too much. And I’d rather have a cardigan that fits my body perfectly than one that is too short but has pockets.

Detaljerne i trøjen er virkelig lækre. Opskriften kæler for de små ting, der tilsammen gør det færdige resultat helt perfekt. Jeg er vild med i-cord afslutningen, som får kanterne til at se meget pæne og ordentlige ud, og de integrerede knaphuller i i-corden er en detalje jeg helt sikkert vil tage med mig til andre trøjer, for det er godt nok meget pænt.

Knapperne er i sig selv en fortælling værd, for de er hjembragt fra Færøerne af min mor. De er af rent sølv og bliver normalt brugt i folkedragten eller til lukningen over skulderen på de færøske sweatre. Jeg har fra barnsben (jeg boede på Færøerne nogle år da jeg var lille) synes de knapper var noget af det smukkeste, og jeg synes at den enkle, smukke cardigan og de fine, blanke, sølvknapper er det perfekte match.

The details in the cardigan are truly awesome. The pattern manages to get all the small tings right, which in total makes the finished result absolutely perfect. I am loving the i-cord finish, which makes the edges look very neat, and the integrated buttonholes is a detail I am certain to use a lot in future knitting, because they are perhaps the neatest and prettiest I have ever seen.

The buttons are worth a story in themselves. They were given to me by my mother after she had been on vacation on the Faroe Isles. They are made of pure silver and are traditinally used in the folk costumes, or for the closing of a traditional sweater along the shoulder. Since I was a child (I lived on the Faroes for a couple of years when I was little), I have thought those buttons some of the most beautiful in the world, and now I am lucky enough to have a perfect fit between a gorgeous, simple, beuatiful cardigan and those wonderful, shiny silver buttons. A perfect match and one I’m very happy with.

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