Tuesday, October 16, 2007

No lado “tricotadeiro” da vida… - On the knitting side of life…

Bem, algumas de vocês devem estar fartas de ler sobre costura no Couture ET TRICOT (espero que não sejam muitas a sentirem-se assim!)! De facto o meu tricô tem tido um lugar de segundo plano e o ritmo tem sido baixo, uma vez que estou a passar uma fase em que a costura toma a maior parte do meu tempo livre. Isso não significa que não esteja a fazer tricô, devagarinho e de vez em quando! O projecto que tenho em mãos é este casaquinho do catálogo Automne 1 da Phildar:
OK, some of you must be really tired of reading about sewing in this blog (I hope there aren't many readers feeling this way...)! It's a fact that lately my knitting work has fallen into second plan because my sewing has taken almost every free moment in my life… So the pace is slow but that doesn't mean that I haven't been knitting; just that there isn't much progress to report. I've been knitting once in a while and I'm currently working on this Phildar Jacket (from the "Automne 1" book):
É um projecto relativamente fácil e rápido (as agulhas são de 8mm!), todo feito em ponto meia do avesso (excepto a beirinha das frentes que tem duas malhas em liga para não enrolar).
This is an easy and quick project (8mm needles!), all in reverse stockinette (except for the front edge last two stitches that are in purl to create some kind of ribbing).

Aqui têm a amostra que fiz antes de começar o trabalho:
Here's the swatch I made for confirming the gauge:
E aqui os fios usados, que são tricotados juntos para conseguir o efeito final do casaco:
And here are the yarns used (two different yarns knitted together, in this case):
Como podem ver, os fios são mesmo da Phildar; quando encomendei o catálogo, também comprei os fios para o modelo original e as agulhas (que não têm barbela, mas mesmo assim não tive dificuldade em usá-las). Neste momento tenho as costas e uma das frentes pronta, estou a começar a outra frente e hoje vou comprar os botões e as molas que preciso para este projecto!
As you can see I'm using the original yarn from Phildar; I ordered it together with the pattern book and the 8mm needles (which don’t feature the hook like the ones I'm used to but I did ok with them afterall). At this point I have the back and one of the fronts already finished and I'm at the beginning of the other front. Today I plan on going to the notions shop and by the buttons and snaps for this jacket!

Até à próxima, onde vou tentar explicar mais uns detalhes das calças (a propósito, terminei-as no Domingo) e também mostrar umas prendinhas fabulosas que recebi no correio!
Next time I'll try to explain a few more construction steps for the wide pinstriped trousers (I finished them last Sunday, btw) and also show you the fabulous gifts that I got in my mailbox!

33 comments:

Sheila said...

What a beautiful jacket and great yarn selection, which looks like mohair and boucle yarns.

Summerset said...

Great choice, both color and style wise!

Marta said...

fiquei completamente apaixonada por este modelo, comecei á muito pouco tempo no tricot, mas decididamente este é um modelo que eu era capaz de levar do principio ao fim, adorei mesmo.
Beijocas e parabens pelo teu trabalho

twollin said...

I'm really interested in seeing this because I own several Phildar books and even with the translations I find them difficult to follow.

macati said...

bem... isto realmente ja tem um pouco mais a ver comigo mas ainda ando às voltas com a minha 1ª camisola mas tenho andado tao ocupada... vai ficar um casaco lindíssimo... aiiiiiiii tou ansiosa pa ver o resultado!
:)
manela

Erica B. said...

That jacket will be gorgeous!

Adrienne said...

That is going to be BEAUTIFUL Tany!

berry said...

I love the jacket and also the colors of the wool! Great!

Vicki said...

I am not a knitting person, so have not missed posts on knitting. But, I still love to see what you have done. This one looks like it will be really comfy and warm.

tia Glória said...

É lindissimo

Sew Forth Now Podcast said...

Tany, congrats, you are the winner of a Simplicity 3661 pattern from the Sew Forth Now Podcast. Let me know your size range 8 to 14 or 14 to 22.
sew_forth@hotmail.com
Thanks,
Lori

christina said...

That is going to be a fantastic sweater!

tcusic said...

Beautiful pattern and yarn selections. I am looking forward to seeing the finished project. Meanwhile, I am enjoying your sewing very much.

yaiAnn said...

Ooooh, that is a CUTE sweater. I may have to find a copy of that!

Katrin said...

Hello Tany, you must be kidding to think that any of us might be fed up with your fantastic sewing posts...
However this knitting post is also very interesting and the jacket is absolutely gorgeous. I also love the colour :-).
Best wishes from Germany,
Katrin

Tany said...

Obrigada meninas!
Thank you ladies!

Marta: Obrigada e muito bem-vinda ao Couture et Tricot! Este realmente é um projecto fácil e bonito, ideal para uma pessoa que se está a iniciar! Beijinhos e volta sempre!

Twollin: Hi and welcome to Couture et Tricot! My experience with the Phildar models is limited; I found the instructions for this model quite straight forward (I had to translate them from French) and I never tried knitting with instructions in English... Maybe the system is different and that makes the process confusing? I'm planning on knitting an US model soon so I guess I'll find out!

Lori (Sew Forth Now Podcast): That is wonderful!!! Thank you so much!

Isabelle said...

That is going to be a pretty jacket! Love the combination of textures. Big hugs!

toya said...

you know I love this jacket, it will looks so good on you and the yarn itself is so pretty.

Jackie said...

That's some really nice yarn. I can't wait to see you wearing it. I'm not tired of reading about your sewing. You are an inspiration! :)

Debbie Fox said...

Tany, I never get tired of reading about your sewing projects. You have inspired me to slow down and take my time with my sewing so that maybe I can produce beautiful masterpieces like yours. I cannot knit a stitch, but I do admire that you can, and that everything you make turns out just beautiful

May said...

Tany, at least you are engaging in both sewing and knitting through out the year. As for me, I need to get back to sewing desperately. BTW, I received Mrs. Stylebook Autumn issue.

Tany said...

You are all so sweet! Thank you!

Debbie Fox: Thank you! It means a lot to me knowing that my work is helping and inspiring others! Welcome to Couture et Tricot!

Mamã Martinho said...

Eu nunca me cansei de ver os teus trabalhos de costura e de pouco ver o tricot. Continuo a achar que vale a pena cá vir ver os teus trabalhos independentemente da forma como são confeccionados.
O tempo também não tem ajudado para que termines esse casaco, por isso ficamos á espera!

Bjs

Mónica

Marji said...

love the jacket. the pattern is so chic, and very Now, and the color will be fabulous on you.
LOL, I thought the pullover I'm working on now was on big needles (4.5mm)(remember I'm generally a fine gauge knitter), I can't imagine what it would be like to knit on 8mm needles. Bet it feels a bit like juice cans. Are you able to establish a rhythm?

Rucas said...

Bem eu não me importo de ser mais costura, eh, eh. Mas digo te uma coisa tu em malha também és fera, rssss, o casaco que estás a fazer é fenomenal, estou deserta de o te ver vestido :)

Continuo sem perceber quantas horas tem o teu dia, 100? :)
Beijocas grandes

Tany said...

Marji: LOL, I've never tried knitting with needles this big before! It was weird at first, and even now I feel my rhythm is much slower with these big needles. But it's all a matter of getting used to it and I fell in love with this jacket the moment I saw it so...

Cris Corrêa said...

Tany,
saudades de vc amiga...
voltei, graças a Deus foi tudo bem por lá.
quero a receita dio casaco, é muito lindo!

Audrey said...

♥..Olá...Amiga!!!Tenha....... ♥

           Um maravilhoso ♥ Final de Semana.

         ♥ Bjs Audrey♥

Cris Corrêa said...

Tany,
amei seu recadinho...
vou tentar fazer o casaco.
meu e-mail: crisebc@yahoo.com.br
obrigada
bj
cris

Zaz said...

hello,
i like these types of jackets. i remembered it that i've bought the catalogue. i knit something of the same sideways buttoning a while ago it's on my blog if you care to see it.
i arrived at your blog through a japanese site that explains "cutting" fabric recommended by another american one. i am a french parisian, happy to meet you, you're very talented.
:)
http://www.zazeway.blogspot.com
my green sweater is called "chardon" by the way...

Eva Lima said...

Este modelo é lindíssimo. Já fiquei a precisar dum casaco...

Anonymous said...

Hi, you are very talented and i am glad I came across your site-I cannot knit, but know someone who can, so she makes all my knits for me! i got some phildar patterns recently, do you think they are easy to follow? they havent arrived yet-what if i want to change the size or use thicket yarns? how would i go about it?
good luck.

Tany said...

Zaz: Thank you and welcome to Couture et Tricot! I visited your blog and loved your work! Your green jacket is awesome!

Anonymous Hi, I'm sorry for the late response but I was away on a short vacation. Thank you for your kind words! As for the Phildar patterns, they seem easy to me... But I guess it will depend on the particular pattern's difficulty and also on the degree of expertise of the knitter. I believe altering the gauge is fairly easy (just a matter of knitting a swatch and doing the math) but I've always used the original recommended yarns on the Phildar patterns.