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Twist Collector: Irmgard
This edition of Twist Collectors features the work of Irmgard, (ravelry name, interknitty) who is a skilled knitter from Germany.
She didn't have a lot to add to her project notes, but I do think her knitting speaks for itself.
Of Robin Melanson's Stormsvale she wrote: "When I saw the new edition of twist collective I knew at once that I had to knit Stormsvale. I already had the contrasting colours [as hat leftovers] in stash."
She recently finished this delicious version of Gudrun Johnson's Vaila in Malabrigio, Frank Ochre. Irmgard wrote "As always with twist collective, the Vaila pattern is very well written and was fun to knit."
She knit Marnie MacLean's Lily, and although she found the bobble method in the pattern left her with a small hole, she found a method that worked for her knitting style, and ended up with a lovely sweater.
Irmgard also personalized Ysolda Teague's Vine Yoke (and who hasn't?) to get a smaller yarn to match up with a pattern she had to knit. She lengthened the body and arms, but after it all she concluded "Perhaps I should have followed the pattern without modifications. I like it all the same!"
No Twist collection would be complete without a version of Wisteria by Kate Gilbert. Irmgard wrote "The ideal sweater: A beautiful pattern, fun to knit and warm for our frosty january!"
For Connie Chang Chinchio's Broderie, she played with the length of the sweater, and stabilized the front edge with a row of single crochet.
And for Kelmscott, she wrote:
"A beautiful pattern — I love the lace pattern and the collar! . . . This is not an easy pattern — the lace is patterned on both right and wrong side, it requires a lot of finishing and I had difficulties getting the crocheted button covers right." Oh, Irmgard, if only you had Carol's button tutorial to help(scroll down two posts from here).
Thank you Irmgard, for letting me share your beautiful knitting with Twist readers.