Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Heat Is On

I am not talking about putting on a new woollen shawl when there is 25C degrees outside. No, we have summer. The summer switch has been turned on, finally. The sun is out and the sky is blue and it is hot. The best july for seven years we are told.

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.

Three tiny threads are winded up in balls of yarn - and I must say that I have no idea what they call it or what it is used for. What the gauge is or what needle is recommended. The yarn comes without any label.

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
Needle: 8mm
Size: 220 x 90cm
The little extra: Tassels, butterfly beads, small glass beads
My Ravelry Page (with some sort of pattern): Hometown Wool

21 comments:

  1. Det kan godt være at det er lidt for varmt i solen, men er det ikke rart (dejligt:) at slænge om skulderen sidst på eftermiddagen eller om aftenen. Det ser både let og vamset ud? Dejlig farve!
    Nyd sommeren!
    Knus Dorte

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    1. Tusind tak Dorte!!! Jo, sådan et sjal er alletiders på kølige sommeraftner!!! Nyd sommeren du også!!!

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  2. Beautiful - stiff or not, hot or not.
    I love your designs with many colours, but I also love this simple coloured shawl.

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  3. I love it, Lone, especially the tassels... must be quick to knit!

    Sorry to see you are experiencing spam. I myself don't mind doing the "secret code" but sadly others seem to be bothered by it.

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    1. Thank you so much Monique!!! It was quick but required a lot of attentions since I had 4 threads to watch out for. But it is nice to see it worked up so fast!!! Oh yes, those robot words are annoying, but spam is even worse. Wish blogger could be better in blocking spammers out!!!!

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  4. Your shawl turned out just lovely--I love the red mohair! Enjoy the summer weather!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie - yes, mohair is so lovely!!!

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  5. Your new shawl is beautiful! I love the color! Keep cool my friend ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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  6. Rett og slett nydelig!! Sjalet ser så deilig ut å ha rundt halsen eller skuldrene en litt kjøligere sommerkveld- og for en fabelaktig fin sommerfarge du har brukt!! Nyt sommeren og sjalet! :-)

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    1. Tusen takk Britt. Ja, det er forunderlig herlig å bruke!!!!

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  7. Høres ut som et spennende garn, og sjalet ble flott! Endelig ble det litt varme igjen her oppe, hatt noen uker som det har regne hver dag nå, så dette lover bra :)

    Kos deg fortsatt med sommeren!

    Klem fra nord

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    1. Tusen takk Desirèe!!! Så godt at dere også har sommer!!!! Kos deg med varmen - for en lykke!!

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  8. Kjempelekker!!! Enkelt, men lekkert, slik liker jeg det også.
    Jeg fikk med hjem noen spoler garn, da vi var å besøkte Mandal veveri, i forbindelse med jobben (Husfliden ) det er syltynt , men jeg har også funnet ut at jeg skal strikke enten med doble eller trippel tråd.
    Jeg har et sjal jeg strikker på, som skal få seg en blondekant med dette garnet. Det had vært ferdig forlengst, om jeg ikke hadde begynt på noe nytt hele tiden.
    Ha en fin helg, foresten , i de herligste sommerværet EVER!

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    1. Tusen takk Sylvia - så gøy at du kjenner til garnet. Det jeg kjøpte var det tre tråder i en om du skjønner... Og en veldig god idé med blondekant i det garnet. Nå fikk jeg lyst å lage et blondesjal i det... Kjenner veldig godt til det med å begynne på nytt hele tiden!!!!!! God helg til deg også - dette er beste sommer!!!!

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  9. Nydelig sjal (igjen), men denne sommeren må det da være varmt å strikke i ull? Tidligere somre har jeg ofte strikket i bomull/ull eller som i fjor sommer ren ull, men i år har det vært konsekvent bomull. Ikke at det har blitt så mye strikk heller, for vi holder visst på med alt mulig annet om dagen.

    Kos deg i varmen. :)

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    1. Tusen takk Helle - det går bra å strikke i ull!!!

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  10. Ps. Sauekruset i forrige innlegg var helt herlig. Vet du om og hvor de er å få tak i?

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  11. It looks great! I love mohair as well, and in combination with the other thread it is wonderfull, you've made yourself a very original shawl! Enjoy the weekend.

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