their own stripes

my first cardigan  made from scratch. A year ago I bought 0,5 kg unwashed Gotland lambswool for 50 Kr (5 Euro).

Hand-carding the wool was the most time and labour consuming part.

I don’t know where the stripes are coming from, they are just there !(after all mixing the wool while washing, carding AND plying). Because the wool is so silvery-shiny you don’t see them while spinning.  First when I noticed them coming I thought “oh-oh…” but now this is just… randomly striped cardigan

Very warm and the most ecological sweater I own. (The pattern is Tilda

)

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14 responses to “their own stripes

  1. Puushumlan ;-) March 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Väldigt fint – garnet, koftan och du i den. :-)

  2. Anonymous March 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Круто! )

      • Elena Erda March 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        сколько же ты его творила? ) а полосочки совершенно естественные такие, приятные получились… /выше это я там наследила анонимно/

      • Alfia March 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        привет :)
        чистого времени не измерить часами :) ну, я его так, между делом творила, не весь сразу, понемножку.
        овечка, видимо, была изподтишка, подспудно полосатая, какая овечка – такая и кофта :)

  3. opusanglicanum March 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I wouldn’t have noticed the stripes until you pointed them out, they’re quite subtle. it looks lovely

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