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Leaving for Miklagaard at Sunset

Does this title intrigue you?  Wait til you see the socks.  No, wait til you find out how she designed them.  What a feat (feet)!  <groan>

I read Mariann’s blog because she is nice enough to translate it into English.  She is a knitter from Holland who lives in Oslo.  She loves picture knits and designs beautifully.  She is MariannAn on Ravelry.

Here is where she started

This is a free pattern from Sandnes Garn for a Dragonboat Sweater.  (I hope May is reading this.)  It has this marvelous Viking ship on it.  I’ve been to Norway and seen these in person and the ships are marvelous works of art. The carvings and brass fittings take your breath away.

On her blog Mariann tells about seeing the pattern and wondering if she would really get much wear from the jacket.  So she decides to use the chart and adapt it to a sock pattern.  This ain’t easy.  Socks don’t allow you nearly as many stitches as a jacket, and Mariann wasn’t going to be satisfied with merely copying the picture.

See her work of art–and these really are wearable art–here on her blog.  After you get your breath back, you may want to check out her work on ravelry and you can download the jacket pattern here.

I like to take a moment and reflect on the romance in the name she has given these which is the title of this blog entry.  Having coffee or tea enhances the moment.  Enjoy.


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