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Aug 3, 2014

WIP | For Better or Worse

When I was about 12 years old, I talked my mother into buying me a suit.

It consisted of what I now know was a Chanel-style jacket and a very plain skirt. The original price was steep, but because it was very late in the season, it was radically reduced and almost within the range she’d set before we ventured out to shop.

Both pieces were knit from a very fine wool. The skirt was solid gray, but the jacket featured a tweedy combination of cream, camel and gray trimmed with gray edging. The clean, classic lines and sophisticated color combinations were definitely not a typical preteen look. 

I adored that outfit and wore it for years. It also revealed an essential truth: My fascination with knitted fabric and love of muted neutrals are woven into my DNA.

Fast forward to today.

For better or worse, I’ve been planning another afghan using this combination of Cotton Fleece yarn:


For better or worse, I decided to do something a bit different, so I started swatching and experimenting in the background. After all, if you dig deeply enough, there are a number of fast, easy and reversible stitches to choose from, right?


For better or worse, I finally buckled down and got started.


Yep. At the last minute, I returned to my roots and cast on for another tone-on-tone Fluted Rib afghan, this time in warm, earthy neutrals.

I simply couldn't resist the desire to see how the stitch and pattern would work in muted colors. For better or worse.

UpdateTwegen, the pattern for this fast and easy reversible afghan has been released.


19 comments:

  1. I vote "for better." Am fond of neutrals too and am looking forward to seeing this version.

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  2. I say "better", too! I am loving the gray and brown together!

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  3. Definitely 'for better' the colours work so well together.
    Ali xx

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  4. I think its definitely going to be better, its lovely! I love the colour palette you have picked too.

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  5. Gorgeous - I love the colour and the stitches.

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  6. absolutely for better, love your photography also, really makes your knits pop.

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  7. It is beautiful, can't wait to see it as you progress!

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  8. love these earthy colors!!!

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  9. Your yarn is beautiful! Can't wait to see the afghan! :)

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  10. Every single thing you show on the pictures I love. The colors and the stitches are gorgeous!

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  11. Beautiful, beatuiful neutrals. I look forward to seeing the finished result.
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.
    irene
    xxxx

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  12. Gorgeous pattern and yarn combos- very creative- looks beautiful.

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  13. Even your swatches are so beautiful that you could easily sell them. At least to me! I'd definitely say "for better"!

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  14. I love your swatches so I am sure this muted afghan will look beautiful also. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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  15. I love it!! I'm normally a bright colours person myself, but those colours look so lovely and warm! :)

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  16. Love the colours, very nice. I want photos of this original outfit!

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  17. I like the color effect in the last photo.

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  18. It's amazing to reflect on how early our love for fiber arts started. The natural colors are going to be amazing in the blanket.

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-b

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