Two favourite sweaters of mine: “Skagen” in two different colour schemes. Design by Sandnes Garn (TEMA 51 NORSKE IKONER) and yarn Sandnes SMART, 100% wool, gauge 22 st/10 cm.
I liked the pattern so much that I made two for my grandsons, too, who are 3 and 5 respectively. Pattern and design also by Sandnes Garn (TEMA 59 NORSKE IKONER TIL VOKSNE OG BARN) and this time I used Sandnes SISU as yarn, which is a lot thinner: gauge 26-28st/10 cm.
Vague plans to do a third one in the future in different colours: coal grey, light grey and bright red. We’ll see how that goes, there are so many other patterns I have in mind, as well. The one drawback with the pattern is that there are so many threads to weave in afterwards… And that’s the part of knitting I like the least!
One of my favourite materials to work in – Alpaca. Here a collage of some of my Alpaca sweaters and cardigans, all in Drops Alpaca.
Drops Alpaca comes in lots of beautiful shades and if they’re not enough, it can easily be combined with Mini Alpakka from Sandnesgarn.no, which , however, is more expensive.
I tend to buy yarn in bulk when they’re on sale which happens about twice a year when we’re talking about Drops Alpaca: November-December -25% and May -35%. So even though my Alpaca stash looks like this at the moment…
… I’m awaiting a new order of lots and lots of yarn as it is that favourite time of year for yarn shopping – May.
Here you can see the Alpaca garments individually: