My childhood in Norway was kept warm by pretty, though bulky and itchy, hand-knitted sweaters. After knitting a few warm (and less itchy sweaters, thank you new yarns) sweaters myself, I realised I often didn’t wear them…. as too warm. Enter a soft cotton-merino mix by Drops. It’s pleasant to wear on the skin, nice and warm though not too hot. The pattern is Icelandic: Riddari. I’ve had pneumonia, knitting is all I could manage, at least something good came out of it 🙂
Purposefully I stopped knitting too early, to create a feminine boat-neck. In the back it’s hanging too low though. I would also have liked it a bit tighter, but after 8 trials of pattern size vs knitting needle size, it’s the best I managed. Enter the risky solution= washing it and hoping it will shrink just enough to solve both problems 🙂
Proof that my hobbies ceramic + knitting get along very well! As you see, my stockinette is far from even, have a look at this amazing stockinette by Felicia… Which is probably why I like knitting intricate Scandinavian patterns to distract from it.
Many thanks to this amazing lady on Ravelry for inspiration. Aaaah look at that fit!
In the end I opted for ice blue, white, mustard and coral.