November 27, 2016

Bad shawl karma


During Edinburgh Yarn Festival I knitted this brown shawl. It soon became one of my favourites, pretty and wearable as it was. The pattern is Spring Festival, by Jo Kelly. 



So I brought it with me to Shetland Wool Week, where I also casted on a different shawl, in a Wensleydale wool from John Arbon. If I'm not mistaken, the yarn was a special batch that's not part of their usual yarns. Anyway, the yarn is soft and lovely to work with, a bit fluffy and shiny, like mohair. 


I enjoyed the knitting - the pattern is Velvet Rose Shawl by Helen Stewart, aka Curioushandmade.


I loved my new shawl, even more as I mislaid the brwn shawl somewhere in Lerwick. At the moment, the new shawl also has an unknown location, but I'm hoping it will show up again. Luckily I have another skein of the yarn, but I'm not feeling like casting on another shawl just yet. 

November 12, 2016

New pattern - the Ringdans cowl

I just published my new cowl pattern, Ringdans ("round dance").


This cowl was designed to make the most of the 8 colours of Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight from the Spring and Summer KAL 2016. It uses just under one ball of each colour and can be wrapped twice around your neck to keep you warm.

Besides that, it's a fun knit.


The pattern is available in Norwegian and English.


November 3, 2016

Shetland Wool Week photo album - Land of Rainbows




November 2, 2016

Shetland Wool Week photo album - Eshaness







Crofthoose hats!




November 1, 2016

Shetland Wool Week Photo Album - Lerwick


Lerwick, on a sunny (and windy) day in September 2016




October 31, 2016

Shetland Wool Week Photo Album - fairisle knitting


Exhibition on Whalsey





October 30, 2016

Shetland Wool Week Photo Album - colours


It's been almost a month since I came home from Shetland Wool Week, 
so it's definitely time to share some photos!




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