I am a slow knitter.. faster than I was, but still pretty slow. I am also an easily distracted which is why I am showing you something I started back in October..
I love yoke jumpers.. of any description .. anything with plain sleeves and plain body and a fancy yoke. Yum. I love Icelandic yokes and when I saw the pattern for Strokkur by Ysolda which came out last year I knew I had to make it.. I even saw Ysolda wearing it at Wool Week last year which pushed me over the edge to order the wool.
I love the yellow used in the original jumper but one of my fave colour combos of all time is Grey and Orange.. I even used the proper wool called for in the pattern. I ordered the Lett Lopi from carregyarns.co.uk and I would definitely recommend them, everything is posted out really quickly.
To be fair, November and December were pretty busy for me, I had nearly got the body finished and when I picked it up again I couldnt wait to do the yoke so instead of knitting the sleeves and joining it up i provisionally cast on then once i’d done the yoke i picked them up and knit them top down.. worked a treat!
I got the jumper washed and on the board yesterday and today it was dry! Im really pleased with it. I found the Lopi quite hard on my hands and I think because of this i knitted it pretty tight! the more i got used to it though it seemed to get easier.
mmm.. orange and grey is lovely together.
I would have taken some pictures outside but Shetland has been in a month long rainy,windy,dull spell. Sigh, we can only hope for better from February!