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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.

Summer is Here

May was very cold, but now it feels like summer is finally here. I have been on a few trips and sheep are always funny. When they are shedding they look hilarious.


You find their wool all over the place.

It is hard to see where one lamb ends and the next begins.
Spot the lambs

This is from a hike where we had a great view over Skálafjørður.

The first km took us almost an hour, but from there on the rest was easy.

Sailing between islands. Passing the old smack called Westward Ho.

Passing Westward Ho

Just caught this tourist in her new hat with lambs all around it. We are on Koltur looking at the island Hestoy.
Hat with lambs

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”.
The henhouse on Koltur

Shawl in Progress

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.

mathematix shawl

Not much room left on the needle here.

mathematix shawl

Older post about my Mathematix Shawl project.

Scarf in Fisherman’s Rib

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.
Cast off.

blue scarf in fisherman's rib

Blue Scarf


Hiking to Reynsatindur

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.