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Saturday, April 14, 2012

{Mohair blend Peacock-stitch Sweater Knitted by Me}

Just like to show you my hand knitted Peacock-stitch sweater in a mohair blend. Since I've always loved ajour knitting, this was a great pattern for me.
Photo is taken on March 25, under our weeping peach...
The sun was rather bright...
Relief of one cloud... creates different shades of pink.
That's the peacock pattern!
And my silver bracelet for my birthday... with roses.
The days for wearing a sweater with mohair are over, till we get into fall again.
This is where I got the idea from...
Sweater in Peacock stitch.
Pattern is in Dutch...
One more sweater in Peacock stitch...
Do, or did you love to knit sweaters in ajour knit, like this peacock pattern?

There are two blog-ladies whom I admire for their knitting of sweaters and such: Anett from Fadenstille  and Marlies from Bergzauber stricken.
Of course, there is Mieke from Gebreidesjaals who knits heavenly shawls and stoles in ajour knit with lace patterns. 

Below are two links for more info.

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{30 Years  Ago In My Rose Sweater} | previous post by me


  1. That's a beautiful sweater, you look lovely wearing it. No, I've knitted very little and not for a while.
    Gorgeous present on your arm. Happy Birthday! (Belated)

  2. Dearest Mariette,
    what a wonderful sweater you knitted!
    And the Tree is wonderful too...perfect colour of the Blossoms :O)

    Have a Happy weekend,
    sending Love and Hugs

  3. Wow Mariette! That is a beautiful sweater. And I love your birthday bracelet too. I much prefer silver or white gold for my jewelry. Me and knitting just didn't get along when my cousin, Gwen, tried to teach me many years ago. Funny that you should remember and ask about her. She did stop blogging some time back and hasn't returned to it. She is fine, but I don't hear from her alot - emails ever so often. Hope you have a fabulous Friday. Blessings, Tammy

  4. Liebe Mariette,

    das sind sehr gelungene Fotos von dir.

    Sonnige Grüße

  5. Oh my goodness Mariette...your sweater is beautiful. Wow can you knit!!
    What a great job!

  6. Liebe Mariette,
    der Pullover hat ein bildschönes Muster. Das sieht mir allerdings schon ganz schön kompliziert aus. Da muss man sich konzentrieren! So gleichmäßig kann ich nicht stricken. Du hast es toll hingekriegt und er steht dir auch fabelhafte. Und über das Rosenarmband brauchen wir garnicht reden. Fantastisch!
    Liebe Grüße

  7. Knap gedaan !!! hij is heel mooi....fijn weekend...liefs van mij...xxx...

  8. I love your weeping peach tree and your knitting is exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Mooi patroon en het staat je ook prachtig! Een mooiere locatie kon je niet kiezen, het combineert prachtig met de bloesem.
    Je herkende het patroon al in mijn breirol las ik. Ik heb het niet gebruikt voor een trui, maar wat niet is ...
    Lieve groet,

  10. What a pretty sweater, you've done a great job of it. Love the pink blossom too.

  11. Wahnsinn! Und wunderschön! Liebe Mariette, wann schaffst Du das bloß alles - neben dem Bloggen und allem anderen?

    Liebe Grüße

  12. Wow what a nice sweater and the color is perfect for you. I get inspired.


  13. Prekrasan džemper, jako mi se sviđa boja i bod pletenja.
    Lijep pozdrav...

  14. Croation translation from MELANZANA:
    A beautiful sweater, I really like the color and knitting stitch. Regards ...

  15. Dat is toevallig! Mariette!! ik had hem in het wit, exact hetzelfde. Maar het is wel 25 jr. geleden of zo? uit de Ariadne??
    Hij wordt nu weer veel nagebreid. w.s. uit nostalgie en de nieuwe breigolf die weer door Nederland stroomt.

  16. waaauw, en nu zie ik ineens mijn naam staan..... leuk en heel lief van je !! hart. groeten

  17. Mariette,bello il tuo maglione e pure il tuo bracciale.Sei un fiore tra i fiori!Bacioni,Rosetta

  18. Dag Mariette,
    Prachtig vind ik je trui !!en wat een mooi kleur hij staat heel charmant..ik heb ook al heel wat truien gebreid en het blijft een hele mooie bezigheid..je rozenarmband vind ik trouwens prachtig en staat mooi bij je trui..nog bedankt voor je lieve reactie en ook attent van je dat je nog even bij mijn zoon langs bent gegaan...hij was zeker blij verast dat hij een volger erbij kreeg...hij heeft een drukke baan en daardoor blogt hij ook niet zoveel...ik ga nog even hier bij jou bijlezen ...ben een poosje afwezig geweest in bloggerland...
    Ik wens je een fijn weekend en een hele lieve groet van mij....Liefs ELLY.

  19. WOW! Beautiful work Mariette! My mum make one similar pullover, but in soft pink mohair...in Italy the name of this stitch is "punto pavone"

    (I love the beautiful pink flowers too)

  20. Hi Mariette! You are very talented because that sweater is beautiful and it looks terrific on you! I can't sew at all but seeing this makes me wish that I could!

  21. What a gift you have been blessed with my dear friend! Your sweater is GORGEOUS and looks so beautiful on you ~ the perfect shade of pink to compliment your skin tone. Your tree blossoms are brilliant.

    Thank you for such a lovely post..xo blessings for a lovely week-end... xo HHL

  22. Dear Mariette,
    WOW your sweater is gorgeous. Your work is stunning and I love the color. You look beautiful wearing it too.
    I learned a simply knitting stitch from my grandmother but it is not yarn work I prefer. Grandma could knit anything and did beautiful work. She would love your sweater.

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  23. Dearest Mariette,
    Thank you for leaving such kind comments ever when I haven't posted for so long.
    You having a lovely time with your husbands.
    Hope you are all yours had a great Easter days.

  24. Well don't you just look like a breath of fresh pink spring and sunshine Mariette! Your sweater is so pretty. How talented you are to be able to knit this. Lovely!

    Wishing you a most wonderful weekend friend!
    xo Catherine

  25. non ci crederai, ma mi sono fatta anch'io una maglia come la tua!!!!!!!! qualche anno fa ed era bianca....un bacione e buon w.e. Lory

  26. Prachtig hoor Mariette!
    En wat past hij mooi bij de bloesem van de boom!
    Fijn weekend nog!

  27. Dearest Mariette
    I really like that sweater. Pink is one of my favorite colors.
    Your bracelet is also very beautiful.

  28. Huch, jetzt dachte ich Du zeigst ein ähnliches Modell, aber es ist der gleiche Post, obwohl er wiederum ganz oben in der Leseliste steht...

    Liebe Grüße und noch einen schönen Sonntag

  29. ciao Mariette, sono tornata!!! Bellissimo il tuo maglione...ma sai che ne avevo uno simile fatto dalla mia mamma alcuni anni fa? Un abbraccio grande, Anna

  30. Dearest Mariette,
    I was so happy to from your letter it was very nice thank you again.

  31. Dearest Mariette,
    So sorry for my belated comment.
    Beautiful hand-knitted sweater♡♡♡ You're such a versatile lady.
    I LOVE pink as well!

    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

  32. Dearest Mariette,
    I was try to my name for sign in but I was long in end they going to hold
    a little time from me.
    I hope I can get see you soon.

  33. Dearest Mariette,
    Why I can tell my name in here sign in after my name one time.
    Please can tell me.

  34. Oh ja, ik heb wat afgebreid in ajour, truien -vesten, vanalles.
    Ik vind het zo mooi, net zoals jou trui Mariette...!!!

    Nu heb ik niet zoveel tijd meer om te breien, maar mijn eigen gebreide truien van vroeger heb ik volgens mij wel bewaard, en liggen op zolder.

  35. Hi Mariette,
    wat een mooie trui zeg! Ik kan alleen recht toe, recht aan breien. De foto's van Curaçao zijn trouwens erg mooi, ben nog nooit geweest maar het ziet er allemaal kleurig uit.
    ik probeerde nog de link widget, maar hij pakt steeds de 3 ipv de 5 plaatjes (misschien omdat het nog in de oude Blogger look is?)
    Geniet vd komende week, groetjes!

  36. Oh its gorgeous and my favorite color PINK :)

    I wish I knew how to crochet and knit.


  37. Liebe Mariette,
    ganz bezaubernd ist diese Ton-in-Ton-Färbung vom Pullover und den tausenden von Pfirsich-Blüten und unglaublich schön ;-))))
    In dem Pfauenmuster habe ich diesen Lace-Pulli gestrickt

    herzliche Drosselgartengrüße schickt Dir Traudi

  38. O Mariette wat een mooie trui!

    Hierbij ook lieve groetjes en ik denk vaak aan je al ken ik je niet persoonlijk.
    Hoop dat het al wat beter gaat!



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