Nordic Knitting

Before I leave for my Reversible Sweater Knitting Retreat headed by Claudia/CountryWool, I want to share what I made at a past retreat.

I love this sweater--it's my absolute favorite thing to wear in the winter! I started it in 2006 at the Nordic Knitting Retreat and finished the following year at the next retreat. First I made this hat as a gauge swatch:

Look at the pretty hem (my introduction to hems--LOVE them):

This was my first big project using both hands carrying yarn (stranded color knitting). There's a great video on the technique here: Philosopher's Wool

And here are the pattern details:

Pattern: Lusekofte In The Woods Sweater & Hat by Claudia/CountryWool;
seamlessly knit in the round
Yarn: "Heilo" by Dale of Norway
Required Gauge: I don't have the pattern in front of me with all of the details
Comments: Well written pattern; fun to knit and wear!

Hopefully I will post pictures on Monday of the baby sweater I plan on starting and completing at this weekend's retreat. You can get a lot of knitting done when the kids are not around and all of your time is spent knitting! Until Monday...

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