FO – Japan Sleeves

As part of the Finished Object- friday I present you today a bright thing.

Be warned: put on your sunglasses!

You have them?


Ok. I trust you.

japan sleeves jettshin

When it comes to colourwork or colour combos Jettshin is my hero. I have to admit, when I saw Jettshin’s Japan Sleeves (picture above), I knew I had to knit this pattern too. And especially in this bright orange. This is totally my colour!

Of course the yarn and this specific colour wasn’t available in Switzerland, An american knitting friend visited her parents in the States. So I could send a parcel to her parents. It’s so good to have friends like that….

japan sleeves front

Pattern: Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli
Needle size: 3.0 mm
Yarn: Wollmeise Pure, in “Maus jung” and Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, in “Neon Peach”

I used a slightly darker grey to get more contrast.

japan sleeves lace rectangles

The construction of this sweater is unsual. You knit first two lace rectangles. The lace pattern itself is difficult, because it’s not logical and you have to pay attention while knitting. No good idea to bring the lace to our weekly knit’n’sip nights… Tell me how I know it.

japan sleeves - side

Once you’re done with the lace part, it’s a breeze. You pick up the stitches along the rectangles. The sleeves are shaped by short rows. Then you bind off the sleeve stitches by a 3 needle bind off. The body is plain stockinette – knitted in rounds.

As usual I did some modifications. You can read them on my Ravelry project page.

Do you have a knitting hero? Which person is your knitting muse? Do you have several muses?

4 Responses

  1. Ursula
    | Reply

    der Pulli ist sehr schön und steht dir gut…

    • donnarossa
      | Reply

      Vielen lieben Dank :-)

  2. Siga
    | Reply

    Super. Und ich habe gar nicht deine letzten Blogeinträge gelesen. Jetzt werde ich mich “updaten”.
    Es war schön, dich live in diesem Pulli zu sehen.

    • donnarossa
      | Reply

      Es war schön dich nach so langer Zeit wieder mal zu treffen. Leider etwas kurz. Aber ich hoffe, wir sehen uns bald wieder :-)

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