Wednesday, 24 July 2013
The Heat Is On
And what is better than knitting a shawl from wool then?? LOL! I actually knit most of the time, hot weather or not. But it took a short time taking the photos this time. Even though wool is sort of breathing - it is a little too hot right now.
Well, after all that summer babble - it is time to wrap this thing up. It is knitted from wool that is used at the local Mandal Veveri where they make this new sophisticated blanket inspired from norwegian folk costume, also called bunad.
They sell it locally as yarn - it is wool and it may be used in their weaving. It has absolutely no tension - and it is best in garter stitch or other loose knitting.
I added a red mohair from the stash. I really love it. In spite of being a little stiff it turned out to be so nice to wear as the mohair added some softness to it.
I had no pattern, just made it up as a knitted. Simply cast on 3st and knit while increasing 2st every other row.
See the link for my ravelry page and read more if you are interested.
So there you have it: Summer, wool and knitting. And some local raspberries. Nothing is better than that.
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Plum mohair, wool from Mandal Veveri
Size: 220 x 90cm
The little extra: Tassels, butterfly beads, small glass beads
My Ravelry Page (with some sort of pattern): Hometown Wool