… OrganiX : organic knitting (2) …

Some variations on a theme: the ‘eye’

OrganiX T

The OrganiX T is a tunic with an ‘eye’-cathing hidden pocket. It features a boatneck or an attached cowl. It is worked from the top with 2 color ridges (the second color gives extra depth to the ridges). Shortrows are used for the ridged pocket eye-motif.

This garment is worked seamlessly from the top-down using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers (SusieM on Ravelry). This method is really nice and easy to work. It looks like a set-in sleeve, but is completely seamless. It’s such a pleasure to watch the sleeves and body take shape with every round.

I used a larger needlesize than recommended to obtain a stretchy  garment and a comfortable fit .
Instructions for both boatneck-T or attached cowl.

OrganiX cowl or scarf

The OrganiX cowl is worked in the round with 2 color ridges and features the same but different ‘eye’-catching motif. The second color gives extra depth to the ridges and makes it reversible.

And again … The OrganiX scarf sideways, with 2 color ridges and features …. an ‘eye’-catching motif. It’s also reversible.

… organic knitting (1) …

An idea that never seems to leave me. See here and here. Don’t know how I should call those: ‘eye’, or ‘leave’ or ‘almond’, ‘amande’.  They look so organic.

The following pics are things I made several years back: eyes and circles

and more colorful ‘eyes’

To be continued … for sure

… fleur Tee …

fleur Tee is a lightweight Tee or pullover for a cool summer evening or as a layering piece over a shirt.

I used a  larger needle size than recommended to obtain an airy, stretchy light weight garment. (pics: grey-white Tee = no ease, purple Tee, is oversized with 4” (10cm) of positive ease).

Fleur is worked top-down with raglan sleeves. Short rows are used to shape the neckline. The lacey flowers are worked separately in the round and sewn in afterwards as in the fleur cardigan. The Tee is finished with an I-cord bind off.

This is so versatile. It looks very different depending on type of yarn and colors used, going from romantic feminine white to colorful flower power if you make the flowers in a different color… I will definitely make some more

… and another fleur …

Fleur with silk lace yarn (tussah retordé). I just nearly finished an experiment with the fleur cardigan pattern. Making the Large size with lace weight to obtain a very airy knit.

It’s not so very easy to work, started in March and I continue ‘petit à petit’ to see the result

Finished sewing the flowers in. I’m wondering how this will turn out once blocked and if I can find the right buttons. I don’t know if I can wear this, but it sure makes pretty pictures.

Fleur en soie, unblocked