Tabackstorp wrist warmer

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 :grin:

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First, that collaboration/celebration of the heritage sheep of Sweden sounds soooo cooool!

Second, your wrist warmers are truly gorgeous! The colors, the textures, the buttons… WOW!

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Gorgeous work & a wonderful story! I love shell buttons. The blue stitching was a good choice. They look gorgeous & soft & beautifully made.

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They’re so pretty!

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Lovely knit, with a cool backstory!

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Oh these are darling, love the story & the buttons!

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It’s super cool! If you’re on any platforms using hashtags you can look for #ullenviärvde (the wool we inherited)

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That texture and the elegance of these is amazing. They are stunning!

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These are fabulous and I love the yarn heritage!

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Beautiful!

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These are beautiful and you have to feel fancy and special when you wear them. Stunni!

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I’ve been fabulous at work :wink: An no cold hands!

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:revolving_hearts: Eep! Your stupendous craft is one of this week’s Featured Projects! :confetti_ball:

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These look really beautiful!
Can I please ask a silly question :speak_no_evil: … does the blue end go down toward your wrist or up your arm?

It goes towards the wrist, but my mother in law tried them on ”backwards” and it looked good too.

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These are totally gorgeous!

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