An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Wednesday, March 10

March 10, 2004 Posted by Vaire

I've set the OKAY Print aside for a while and cast on a pair of socks from Novita's* 7 Brothers instead. 7 Brothers is DK weight (although this particular skein feels more like sport weight) smooth 4-ply 75% wool / 25% polyamide basic yarn. It is very hardwearing because of the polyamide, especially when socks are knit with 3mm or 3.25mm needles. It is the yarn that has never let me down. Ummm... I'd better stop gushing. In case you didn't notice, it's one of my favorite yarns. I haven't found a shop that sells Novita yarns here in Stockholm yet, but I can always shop when I'm in Tallinn.

Thanks to QueerJoe I've found the perfect pattern for Deni sweater: The Incredible, Custom-fit Raglan Sweater. Instead of casting on for the neck, I'll knit a hood instead and continue from there. I've got 1kg of yarn (2000 meters) and it should be enough, but if the sleeves turn out too short, I can unravel the hem. Perfect.

* Unfortunately their site is in Finnish only, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Right? Click on 'Neulonnan ideat' for patterns or 'Novita-tuotteet' for products and browse the subcategories. If you need translations, drop me a line.