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August progress

The cardigan is coming along smoothly but boy can it be difficult to knit a thick Lopi  (not even lopi light) cardigan in August.  First of all, it´s not really portable because of the shear size and weight of it and second… it´s so so so warm. But soon it will be winter and I will be thankful that past Arndís was smart enough to knit a super warm cardigan BEFORE winter came.

 

Hello my name is Arndís….

…. and I can’t stop making cardigans! I just can’t stop! 


I can’t imagine going through this year without knitting a Lopi cardigan. I’m using 7mm knitting needles and plan Alafoss lopi with a intarsia twist. Can’t wait to show you guys more!

Summer Announcement 

Me and Edda have decided to take a summer break from blogging while we travel around our beautiful country in July with our families. We will however be active on instagram and Facebook, see links on the website. If we see something blog worthy on our travels we will post 🙂 Happy summer!

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.