Picasso’s Coat finished – ピカソのコート出来ました


Picasso_coat_final01aLast night I finished my ‘Picasso’s Coat’. Thank you everyone, who helped making this possible. I will bring the coat to The Japan Hobby Show next week. 


Picasso’s Coat: sleeves are growing


Little by little the sleeves of my Picasso’s Coat are getting longer. Now I need to make a drawing to determine the increases.

Picasso’s Coat – modeled


With both sleeves started I can now model the Picasso’s Coat for the first time.

Picasso’s Coat Video

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The ‘Blue Period’ defines the works of Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. This was the inspiration for an art knit project what I call the ‘Picasso’s Coat’. I am knitting a circle shaped coat using only yarns in shades of blue and blue-green, like Picasso did. From each yarn I am only using 10m, regardless of material and thickness. If you like to be part of this project please send me 10 meters of your favorite blue or blue-green yarn. Find out more at: https://bkestlerknit.wordpress.com/picassos-coat/ #kestler #knitting #kunststricken #編み物 #stricken #picasso #blue #yarn #lace

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Picasso’s Coat: Sleeve started – ピカソのコート:スリーフ


sleeve01Letztes Wochenende habe ich am ersten Ärmel von meinem Picasso Mantel angefangen. Habe zunächst die provisorischen Maschen aufgetrennt und aufgenommen. Jetzt stricke ich, im gleichen Muster wie der Kreis den Ärmel. Dabei lasse ich nur einen Umschlag weg, damit das Muster einen Schlauch bildet und nicht einen Kreis. Werde wohl erst einmal ein paar Runden an dem einen Ärmel stricken und dann den nächsten anfangen.

Picasso Coat: only 5 more repeats


edging26Now I am almost done with the body for my Picasso Coat. I only need to knit 5 more pattern repeats to finish the short row edging. I need to find a place, where I can take a picture of the circle. 

Picasso Coat: 3/8 left to knit


edging22Over the past weeks I received some very nice yarn. With my socks books coming out in autumn and the Hobby Show last week, I didn’t have much time to work on the Picasso Coat. Now, I have some more time to continue. Yesterday I finished another 1/8 of the outer edging. With only 3/8 left I hope to finish the circle end of May. Then I need to work on the sleeves.