I have copied the pattern of an old sweater from a photo I found in one of my old albums.
Gauge using Snældan Skipstroyggjutógv 3-ply and needles size 8 mm.
13 stitches and 15 rows are 10 x 10 cm.
Me in my much loved sweater in 1977.
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.
Sailing between islands. Passing the old smack called Westward Ho.
The chickens on Koltur have their own historical henhouse. I don’t know how old this building is, but there have been found remains of a fireplace in Koltur from around year 800. We call this period of the first settlements “landnám”.
And here is my work in progress, the Mathematix Shawl. Almost through the 8th and last repeat of the slip stitch pattern. There are one or two mistakes in the edging, but not severe enough for me to unravel it. Actually I am so happy with this pattern that I am planning one more shawl in grey colours – maybe.
The shawl is knitted in 2-ply Snældan and it will be very soft and light when it is finished.
Not much room left on the needle here.
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.
Did you know that you can buy Snældan 5-ply in Red, Dark Blue and Pink? The Dark Blue is very dark – almost black. Find them here.
Vágar Airport in Sørvágur, the only airport in Faroe Islands.
We walked to Reynsatindur and Jógvansfjall on Vágar. Highest peak is 676 m.
Here in June there are so many flowers in the mountains.
Vágar is known for its many horses.
And since it’s getting warmer the sheep are throwing their wool everywhere. It is normal for them to shed the wool.
Snældan 5-ply Charcoal colour 9 is back in stock.
Sirri 3-ply Dark Blue C2 is back in stock. So now you can order the yarn for your blue sweater with light gray stars :)