Friday, March 14, 2008

La Alhambra Pullover

This pullover reminds me of La Alhambra with pillars and ceilings adorned heavily with arabesque paneling. We visited Granada, Spain, two years ago and I finally got to visit La Alhambra. What a feast for senses! It is a spectacular place visually, of course, but the sounds of water running through the palace and the aroma of flowers and trees. I would love to visit again and again. Perhaps, I should have chosen ivory yarns for the pullover.

The pattern is from Couture Knit no. 8 by Shida Hitomi shown above, which I got last summer in Japan. I saw this pullover first time in Ms. Shida's book of
250 knitting patterns a few years ago and I’ve been longing to knit it ever since. Mine is knitted with Rowan Pure Wool DK in Dahlia, which of course is not the original yarn.

As you can see, I changed the collar so that the cable patterns continue from the body, and that it stays off of my neck. I just ignored the neck shaping, kept knitting with cable patterns slightly modified, and cast off when the length I wanted was achieved.


  1. really pretty! I love the color and the cabling. It does have a cool moorish quality too - and it looks like you'll have a few more cold days in which to enjoy it!

  2. Wow. That is truly gorgeous.

  3. Very beautiful May. I too have visited the Alhambra and I find the name of your project very apropiate.

  4. Amazing! The color is nice, too, but now that you mentioned ivory, I'd like to see it in that, too.
    Now I want to visit Spain!!!