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The stash busting yarn

I cant say I enjoyed this project, but mostly because of the time constraint.  I am already looking forward to making a speckled/hue version of the cardigan later… (when I have time). Boy did it make a dent in my ever growing stash.  I have so many little balls of luxury yarn that I just cannot bring myself to through away and this project used them all.  The design consist of a slip stitch pattern, so your just working one color at a time, of two rows with three different color bases.

The main base:  2,5 skeins of lovely Einrúm, a lopi/silk blend as my base that I bought to make a sweater that I later scrapped.

second base: all sorts of fingering and sport white and off white yarn used in various baby projects.

all sorts row – grays, yellows and multicolored yarn mostly Madeline Tosh.

Tomorrow I have a photo shoot date with my lovely friend Vaka, cannot wait to show you.

Still so so so slow

Even though I’m working with a slip stitched pattern progress is slow.  Just finished the second sleeve. Just the raglan to go. The July project is going to be amazing. There might be a sneak peek on our instagram account so stay tuned!

Happy June

Happy June!  Cannot believe this is our sixth month! We are half way there.  


Stash busting, really looking forward to this one. I’m actually very diligent on giving away my stash to charity… but I ´m a bit more dingy on my more luxurious stash like hand dyed yarns or cashmere.  So for june I ´ m designing a sweater that can incorporate as much or as little of your stash to make a beautiful sweater.  Using all those little balls of yarn you just can´t find it in you to give away.

Hello my name is Arndis…..

 

Hello my name is Arndís and I can’t stop making swatches!!! The concept was Fair island pattern inspired dress… but the darkest color that I bought doesn’t fit.  So stash diving was in order and I´m using left overs from the February Fancy hat as my darkest color.  I´m also thinking of not making a traditional fair isle pattern but use a slip stitch pattern with the traditional fair isle color contrast