This was a fun little knit, but the finishing took forever… I’ve had the buttons sitting around on my desk, with the cuffs sewn up and just waiting for the embellishment. Well, today was the day…
These came from a set of yarns and patterns celebrating the heritage sheep breeds of Sweden. It’s a cooperation between a swedish indie dyer and a small scale yarn mill. Last year I got 5 packages containing yarn, pattern, information about the breed (and often about the farmers keeping them too), embellishments or accessories to make the pattern and a lock of wool.
These wrist warmers are knitted with yarn spun from wool from the Tabackstorp sheep. I love the natural sheep colour.
The mother of pearl buttons are manufactured in Argentine around 1930. The blue yarn is a hand dyed sock blend that’s 60% mohair and 40% Leichester. All curated by Tant Kofta (the indie dyer).
It’s been awesome! And… um… this is my first finished item from those 5 packages. Well, seven I guess. I signed up this year too