Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dakota Dreams

I hope to publish this pattern eventually (whether in a book, magazine, or as a pattern leaflet). But I thought I'd show a bit of the sweater that inspired the blog title. This is East River, part of what I hope will be an entire Dakota Dreams series of knits inspired by South Dakota. The motifs in this sweater all represent common things in my neck of the woods: wheat, pheasants, and thistle. I loved designing and knitting this sweater- it was made from Rowanspun 4 ply (unfortunately discontinued), knit on Size 2 needles. The buttons are made from coconut shells. It took me 6 months to complete, and I am very proud of it.

Here are scans of the motifs- the colors are pretty close to actual.

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