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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Onde = Wave = Ombre

another Onde Masterpiece – this time from Luxemburg!


Jorun writes: The test of all things knitted:
Would I buy this for twice the cost of the yarn if I found it in a shop? No, I wouldn’t.

Would I buy it for the price of the yarn? Yes, I might. But I would consider a larger size. I think my gauge in the knitted item is tighter than in the swatch I did.

Do I regret having spent time and money on the Onde? Mais non. Je ne regrette rien.

Would I knit it again? I really would like to knit something in the volcan colourway (the shocking pink/orange shade). I would choose another model, probably something ribbed.

Would I do something differently if I did it again? Apart from the size/gauge thing, I would make sure to buy an extra ball of yarn. The collar is too narrow. I had 1.5 meters left of the yarn after binding off and seaming.

What did I learn from this project? That I need to check my gauge “under way”. And I did that invisible side seam for the first time, and it worked very well.

BRAVA! Jorun – fresh, exciting Chloropyll!…

5 responses to “Thursday, July 22, 2004”

  1. Heather says:

    Love the chlorophylle!

    Homestretch for me…I am on the front of my Onde

    I have since ordered Zeste (yellow) for a top for my Pixie!

    Onde addiction

  2. Cinnamon says:

    I may be addicted as well. I spent almost all my time on vacation knitting and then ripping and then knitting the sleeves. But I finally deciphered the pattern instructions and thought that there must be an easier way to translate them.

    I cast on for the front last night and I’m ready to fly to the finishing line.

  3. Diana says:

    Wonderful Onde work by Jorun,
    I checked out her blog but could not figure out how to leave her a comment/ question as it was in her native tongue – Flemish ?? What I really want to know is how many balls of Onde she used so I can compare to my design to make sure I have enough as I am flying blind with this stuff but am very excited to have actually got some delivered all the way to Australia :)

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    Just click on *knitting* on the left side nav bar and you go to an English knitting page…

  5. Jorun says:

    Hi Diana,

    thanks for the compliment! The weird language in my blog is Swedish, but Flemish is a (weird) cousin, so your guess wasn’t too farfetched.

    For the Onde pull, I used two 100g balls in Chlorophyll, and four 50 g balls in white. But [moment of complete confusion] the photo in my archives ( definitely shows five balls in white. No wonder I had to make changes to the neckband to make the yarn last… I wonder where and when I lost the fifth wheel from my Onde-roadster. (The really bad thing about Onde is how it makes everyone come up with really bad word games!)

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