Saturday, 22 August 2015

Wool spa

My feet never felt better than after an opportunity to "tread wool" at Skansen this afternoon. Fulling is the correct word in English, isn't it?

I managed to add to my stash too: two shades of grey of a wonderfully soft blend of wool, angora and alpaca. Perhaps mittens with a pattern inspired by this carving?

Or simply stripes - like the twined mittens mentioned in my previous post. I do have a soft spot for grey and another one for stripes.

I thought I'd post some photos of the tweed sweater I brought to the archipelago too. It's finished now and perfect instead of a jacket when it gets cooler in the evening. I've only managed to capture the colours in one of them, so here's a close-up to begin with:
The wool is so beautiful I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, both in terms of shape (a top-down seamless raglan sweater) and pattern (stocking stitch). I did add side cables, though, to make it more comfortable to wear and more enjoyable to knit.

The edges are patterned too, a k2 p2 spiral. It's easy when you knit in the round and have a multiple of 4 stitches plus or minus one: the spiral will come automatically.

 Last, some more shades of grey from the Wool Spa:


ylva said...

Hej !länge sedan jag var inne på din sida och kollade , du ser ut att må bra :) woll-spa ser härligt ut hoppas att du haft en fin sommar och får en mysig höst
Kramar Ylva i Uppsala

Jules said...

That's a really lovely sweater. Simple but so well made and wearable!

KiwiJames said...

I love the cable detail... I'm not sure what you call it there but here I call it a single chain honeycomb and I'm using it on a scarf project at the moment.

Anonymous said...

The spiral neckband is so beautiful - I must try that sometime! Looks like you had a fun time.

ron in mexico said...

Beautiful sweater. The cable is a great design feature and a comfort feature that I would never have thought of. I am sure it made blocking easier with a line to follow as sweaters in the round can become twisted. I must say that the tweed is extremely handsome. Looking forward to your new gray projects.

Charlotte kaae said...

Fantastisk, jeg vil med på uld spa ;-)