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Best Selling Yarn

I have received so many orders for yarn to knit this beauty, that I thought it was time I tried the pattern my self.

It is the Humulus Pattern by Isabell Kraemer, and most people order the colours gray 3 and yellow 10 as the pattern says, so I almost get surprised when I get an order for blue or red.
This one is for my friend Marie, and she also wanted the yellow 10 autumn colour.

Gandálvur the cat was of course curious when I laid my project out on the floor, so he was allowed in the picture.

Colours of Snældan

Colours of Snældan
Yes, there are new colours in the shop.
From left to right the numbers of the colours are:

10 Yellow, 13 Pink, 18 Red, 24 Purple, 25 Violet, 41 Atlantic Blue, 47 Flag Blue, 49 Very Dark Blue, 55 Raven Black.

Let me know in the comments, if you are missing a colour, or if you have questions about the colours.

Black Sheep in Cold Weather

As I went for a run today in the sun, I soon realized it wasn’t as warm as I had thought. This meant that my iPhone 4S died after about 10 minutes, all though it had about 40 % left on the battery. I just managed to take this one photo and it went black. This has been an annoying problem for a long time, so I am considering a new phone. One that also takes better pictures.
But here is a black sheep in the cold weather.

Double Yarn Hat

An easy pattern for a one skein project. All you have to know is cast on, knit, purl and how to knit 2 stitches together through the back loops.


Yarn: 100 gram 5-ply Snældan (Yardage is about 150 cm)

Rabbit fur pom-pom.

Circular needle size 6 mm.

One size. Height 20 cm. Circumference 48 cm.

Gauge: 11 sts in rib, k1p1 = 10 cm.

Abbreviations: knit = K, purl = P, stitches = sts, continue = cont, knit 2 stitches together through the back loops = k2togtbl.

CO 48 sts using double 5-ply Snældan. Join in the round.

K1p1 for 9 rounds.
Knit 2 rounds.
Purl 2 rounds.
Repeat those 4 rounds 4 more times.
Knit one round.

Decrease like this:

K6, k2tg tbl, cont til the end of the round.
K5, k2tg tbl, cont til the end of the round.
K4, k2tg tbl, cont til the end of the round.
K3, k2tg tbl, cont til the end of the round.
K2, k2tg tbl, cont til the end of the round.
K1, k2tg tbl, cont til the end of the round.
K2tg tbl, cont til the end of the round.

Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew it well. Pull the tail through the remaining 6 sts and pull it through to the wrong side.
Sew in the ends well.

Sew the rabbit fur pom-pom to the top of the hat.

Home again from Wales

I am home again from my mini holiday in Wales with good friends.
It was a hiking trip, and we had a lovely hike in the area of the Waterfall Park.

We stayed in the Clyngwyn Bunkhouse in Pontneddfechan, which was perfect as a base for our walks.
Autumn was just starting, so the colours where changing. Our second day was very wet, so my hiking boots were still a bit damp, when I got home. I better polish them with some leather fat before my next rainy hike.