This is the Icelandic pattern Riddari, and the yarn is 2-ply Sirri.
The last skeins of the three fall colours in 3-ply are now for sale in the shop at 55 DKK per skein. This is a last chance offer since they are out of production and I only have a few left.
C22 Autumn Green.
C25 Burnt Orange.
Find them in the shop.
All of the Snældan yarns in natural colours are now 50 DKK per skein, and the coloured are 30 DKK per skein.
Shipping is flat rate of 65 DKK to Europe and 150 DKK to America, Africa, Asia and Pacific. And remember sales over or equal to 1,000 DKK will receive free shipping.
Take a look at this amazing red mushroom I found in the plantation here in Tórshavn. It looks like something out of a fairy tale.
When I get questions about yarn weights, I always feel a bit lost since we don’t group yarns this way. Now I stumbled on to this guide on craftsy.com to determine your yarns. I have tried the method on the yarns from Sirri and Snældan, and here is the result.
WPI is Wraps Per Inch, and as you can see I wrapped the yarn around a pencil.
Sirri 3-ply: 12 WPI = DK (Doubble Knitting)
Sirri 2-ply: 20 WPI = Fingering
Sirri 1-ply: 30 WPI = Lace
Snældan 5-ply: 10 WPI = Worsted
Snældan 3-ply: 17 WPI = Sport
Snældan 2-ply: 22 WPI = Fingering
Snældan 1-ply: 36 WPI = Lace
At least this should make it very clear, that 3-ply Sirri is not the same weight as 3-ply Snældan.
There are of course different terms from country to country, so here is a link to Yarn Weigth Terms to help find the right terms and which needles to use.
Hope this was helpful, and comments are always welcome :)
Or how I went from this…
… to this
One of my friends knitted a sweater in lots of Sirri colours, where especially the Light Blue C7 and the Coral C18 looked great together. Since then I have wanted to knit something with those two colours in it. So when I started out with the Icelandic Aftur pattern I thought now I had my chance. I started out with Light Brown and knitted the body and the sleeves. The colours don’t start until you have joined body and sleeves for the yoke.
I started out with my darkest colour, Purple C10, but when I had come as far as in this next photo I didn’t like it, and found it was a big mistake with the Light Brown for main colour. Light Grey would have been so much better.
I mixed the same colours a bit different, and this was the next try.
No, no, even worse!
Maybe Dark Blue was better than Purple? And now I was tired of knitting just to unravel again, so remebered this clever method to try out colours.
This is what I ended up with: Light Brown, Dark Brown, Purple C10, Lavender C9 and White. So only 5 different colours since I switched one of the colours in the yoke with my main colour Light Brown.
Finished sweater is a bit lose but very nice in the thin 2-ply Sirri.
I had 15 sts for 10 cm when I knitted in the round, the pattern requires 18 sts, so I had to do a bit of math to adjust the pattern. I started out with 150 stitches instead of 180, very easy math this time ;-).
And 34 sts for the sleeve.
A new gauge for a new project.
Sirri 2-ply on needles 4.5 mm.
18 stitches and 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Editing to say, that when I knitted in the round, I had 15 stitches for 10 cm. Very big difference.
This turned out to be my Aftur sweater
Mix Sirri with Kitten Mohair in this soft blue scarf.
Fisherman’s rib takes a bit longer to knit, but it is worth it.
The finished scarf measures 24X180 cm.
Yarn: 150 gram 2-ply Sirri C16 and 100 gram Kitten Mohair from Sandnes Garn nr 5836.
Needle size: 8 mm
CO 25 sts using both yarns. Knit the first two and the last two sts of every row.
Work in firsherman’s rib for 180 cm. This tutorial shows how I prefere to knit the fisherman’s rib.
For the next two weeks I am on holiday. Any orders sent to Faroe Knitting during this period will be processed the second week of September
I have started a new project, a blue scarf in Sirri 2-ply and Kitten Mohair. If anyone wants to knit along, I have 25 sts on 8 mm needles. Every row begins and ends with K2, and the rest of the row is fisherman’s rib, so it is very easy, and the mohair gives it a nice look and softness.
I had two balls of Kitten Mohair from Sandnes in my stash (colour 5836) which I have mixed with the colour closest to it in Sirri (C16) I hope this will be enough for a good long scarf.
The 3-ply Dark Blue Sirri C2 is back in stock.
This very difficult question I received in my mail today, and I know it’s very difficult to match colours when you just have photos to look at.
So now I am asking all of you, when picking two colours ,which colour would you choose with Teal?
I have some photos to help, taken in daylight by my window, no artificial light. I know they look different on different computers, and the best way to match colours is, if you can watch them in real life in daylight, but let us give it a try.
Teal C8 is placed in the middle on every photo.
C3 – C8 – C4
C6 – C8 – C5
C10 – C8 – C9
C13 – C8 – C12
C16 – C8 – C7
The pattern for this sweater is from the book Knitting with Icelandic Wool. It is called Æði.
Instead of the yarn in the pattern, I use Sirri 3-ply Blue C16, White and Light Gray.
I am knitting size XS on needles 8 mm, since it has 109 stitches, and I know this should fit me (Size M) in Sirri yarn. And then size L for the length of sleeves and body.