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October 24 2018
November 11 2018
Project info
Aska by Ástþrúður Sif Sveinsdóttir
Size I
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1,316 yards = 5.8 skeins
einrúm E+2
1.25 skeins = 283.8 yards (259.5 meters), 62 grams
einrúm E+2
0.95 skeins = 215.7 yards (197.2 meters), 47 grams
einrúm E+2
3.6 skeins = 817.2 yards (747.2 meters), 180 grams

Bought as a kit from Hélène at the Icelandic Knitter website. I have had to buy another ball of the Black MC though (luckily in the UK), despite getting perfect gauge. OK, I knitted the sleeves longer, but I would have run out after the first sleeve knitting to the given measurements. I didn’t need the second ball of the grey, but it was very close… so I can understand why 2 balls of grey were in the kit.

Mods: sleeves less narrow (decreased every 6th row to 54sts) and also longer (to 16”). Sleeve decrease round = k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Also I knitted a row of eyelet holes (k1tbl, YO, p2tog) in the neck ribbing for the twisted cord; it seemed logical to do this, rather than forcing the cord through the ribbing.

Yarn: the Einrum has a strand of silk running through the Icelandic wool; I’m not totally convinced about the combo, but it does give a nice sheen to the yarn - although oddly enough, that doesn’t happen with the Black shade, ?almost like it takes the dye differently thinking_face… but overall it still makes for a nice airy sort of fabric.

FO: this is great! blush I feared it might be too poncho-esque (ie difficult to fit under a coat) but it definitely works as a pullover, lovely and lightweight in the Icelandic wool. I also feared, with the silk content, that it might grow when washed; but it definitely hasn’t and has blocked easily to the given measurements. I truly love these colours and the volcanic-ash-effect of the stripes/feather-and-fan pattern. Also love it with the twisted cord: the neckline isn’t actually over-wide, but the cord is a nice finish (and I’m rather proud as I haven’t made one before wink).

Absolutely thinking of making another very soon… winkheart_eyesred_heart

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by einrúm
80% Icelandic, 20% Silk
227 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 18, 2018
  • Project created: October 28, 2018
  • Finished: November 12, 2018
  • Updated: February 15, 2019
  • Progress updates: 4 updates