as I mentioned a few posts ago I had begun to knit a riddari jumper. Well after a late night knitting on Saturday night I finished it and got it boarded on Sunday. I knitted the body and sleeves on my chunky machine and hand knit the yoke.. (as usual) I used Shetland Aran BSS13 for the main colour and 3 shades of Quince & Co Lark for the yoke. This was my first time knitting with Quince yarn, I love their aesthetic and branding so I got in my head I had to try it.. and I really liked it! I don’t know if I would like the whole jumper in it because its so soft but for the yoke it is really effective.
As the pattern is written more for a man I would say the sleeves are a bit wider than I would have liked so although I made the smallest size I could have been even smaller, especially around the top of the arms. So that’s something to think about if I was to make it again, which I think I would! I bought quite a lot of Lark to choose my yoke colours so I definitely have enough yarn.. har har.. we knew that anyway..
I actually started this a while ago but it took me a bit to get into the groove with it, once I did though I rattled through the yoke in a few nights. There are a few rows using three colours which is not my favourite.. My Fair Isle technique isn’t that efficient anyway so I ended up just picking up and dropping the third colour as and when it was needed.
Rather appropriately it is now less than one month til I head to Iceland! I will definitely be packing my Riddari jumper. :)
Speak soon. x