One of the things that I love about Nordic knitting is the constant repetition of patterns that covers a garment, like the pattern on these Faroese boys‘s sweaters. They describe a kind of predictability, that gives you the opportunity to either study the individual structures of the pattern or immerse yourself in the web of repeating patterns, and thereby see new structures or lines.
I have a thing with lines. When I drive in my car I like to observe white stripes on either side of the car, how they describe curves and of course straight lines. But also lines that describe a surface like these from Japan:
I have been in bed with the flu for the past week. I’ve been watching old movies and knitting away, but I needed something that had been calculated for me. Jeannie Cartmel‘s unicurve socks have been in my Ravelry favourites for quite a while now. I love the lines of twisted knit stitches the travel up the foot.
I’m knitting two at a time, using the magic loop technique. This is actually my first pair of socks knitted this way, until recently I would only knit socks on dpns. The yarn is some Arwetta Classic that has been sitting in my stash for a l o n g time.
There has also been some time to knit on the project that I brought to Japan: