Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring and Ravello

Frühling und Ravello

Spring! First warming sunbeams and bright blue sky. Not even the cheering expectation of relaxingly knitting a few stitches can keep me on my sofa. Both my dogs, Silas and Locksley, don’t mind any weather. They always want to go for a walk – best with all of the pack. So that’s what we did.

The scent of wood, the twittering of birds and a very shy green here and there. “Finally!”, I’d like to shout out while stepping outside my front door. Again I realize how amazing it is to live in the middle of a nature reserve and have the possibility to choose from dozens of forest paths. (I actually have that in winter too, but sadly I somehow ignore that then.)

The temperatures are still a little springfresh and so my recently finished jumper “Ravello” by Isabell Kraemer got the opportunity to be introduced to the world. But sadly the world wasn’t around in our wood – we haven’t met a single soul (I honestly enjoy that) – therefore, I introduce this jumper here on the internet, which is said to be quite global.

Ravello vorne
Ravello front

This is the second jumper I made from this pattern.” It can’t be all bad then”, the Swabians would say (which is meant to be an honour). And indeed the pattern is, as all patterns by Isabell Kraemer are, quite easy to understand. The jumper is knitted top-down in the round in stockinette stitch – no need to sew parts together. I just love this! All you need to know is short-rows and an i-cord-bind-off. Brilliant!

Ravello hinten
Ravello back

For this second version I choose a much better quality of yarn: Lifestyle by Atelier Zitron hand-dyed with acid dye by myself. The yarn is super soft, so this Ravello has a real chance to become one of my best loved jumper.

Locksley freut der Frühling
Locksley enjoys spring