An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Wednesday, April 19

Spring Knitting

19.4.17 Posted by Vaire ,

The spring is here, and then it's not, and then it is back, and then it snows. Like it did over the Easter weekend.

What else is there to do but knit?

Kungfiskare Scarf

I spun this yarn last year from a wool dyed by a dyer local to me (who is sadly out of business) in a colourway called Kungfiskare. The fibre was dyed as fractal and I wanted to show off the stripes on bias.

Kungfiskare Scarf

It took me a few tries to get the width I was happy with, but now it is flying along. I love what the stripes are doing, and every colour section is a new adventure. It is going to be a long skinny scarf for someone.

Align Mitts

Light cotton shortie mitts for spring. The rib sections are longer than the stocking stitch, but that is the nature of the beast and the cotton yarn does not have the same elasticity as wool does. They are just fine when worn even though they look a little crumpled here, but that's just because I forgot to take the photos before shoving them into my pockets.

Red Radial

A Radial by Woolly Wormhead knit in my handspun. I love knitting with handspun, the yarn feels different from millspun. And I love how I can match the yarn with the pattern to best show off its properties. This one is a 3-ply merino sport weight, so I little heavier weight than the pattern suggested, and a little heavy for spring.

Except when it snows and/or is around 0 degrees Celsius. Then it is an absolutely perfect shot of red cosiness on my head in the mornings.