wool&gathering

Knitting, design, wool and other gatherings….


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Bjørk i Skumring…

I´ve finished all 4 of my “Mostly Purled” projects from this summer! I´ve shown “Cashmere Summer Top” and “Fog&Whisper” on this blog earlier. Now I´m presenting “Bjørk i Skumring“!


Yarn: Mirasol, Sulky Legato, lace weight
Color: Birch Bark + Twilight (100 grams of each color)
Needles: 3,5 mm
Pattern: My own
Technique: Top-down, short-row shaped shoulders, Boxy, 3/4 sleeves, v-neck

It weighs 205 grams. The v-neck edging is done in i-cord using a small amount of Tynn Alpakka in col. coal, from Du Store Alpakka. The tight 3/4 sleeves are knit by picking up stitches from the body. The yarn is great! Love the colors!
Thanks to my lovely model H!

I´ve yet to present the last of my mostly purled projects: the baseball sweater… I´ve just got to wash it first, due to a LOT of wearing …always a good sign…


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Ringstind; a study…

My favorite wool is Corriedale. There´s not a lot of it around, and once I found some I had to knit a favorite sweater. So I drew up a stranded pattern to go with raglan decreases (…in this case; increases – being knitted top-down). And Store Ringstind was born!

Store Ringstind

Store Ringstind


I love this sweater, and have long wanted to develop the stranded pattern.
I´ve started playing with different types of wool, and different techniques, to see how the Ringstind pattern can be used in a design…
1. Ringstind Titus:
Ringstind Titus

Ringstind Titus


Yarn: Titus from BaaRamEwe
Color: Coal + Natural
Needles: 3,5 mm
Technique: Top-down raglan

2. Ringstind Pt5

Ringstind Pt5

Ringstind Pt5


Yarn: Pt5 Sport from Per Tryving
Color: Coal + Off-white
Needles: 3,5 mm
Technique: Top-down, short-row shaped shoulders, contiguous-method

3. Ringstind OMA Corriedale

Ringstind OMA Corriedale

Ringstind OMA Corriedale


Yarn: Corriedale from Old Maiden Aunt
Color: Greige + Famous Blue Raincoat
Needles: 3 mm
Technique: Top-down, saddle-shoulder, contiguous-method (same as my Gerda´s Cardigan)

To be continued…


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Selbu Mittens…

Long time! It´s been a busy summer, and the summer without knitting. And I mean NO knitting, whatsoever…
I´m currently teaching myself to “knit again”, and can proudly present a couple of pairs of mittens. They´re both from traditional Norwegian patterns I´ve found on “Eg sa strikk”´s blog.

The wool in both pairs are 100% Norwegian wool.