More on My Newest Favourite Yarn – Pelsullgarn

Another post on Pelsullgarn just to let you know how serious this addiction has become! And yet I am still knitting on my first design project in it which I have already showed you a photo of (see norwegian-pelsullgarnfurwoolyarn) but what I have not showed you is the Aran Mansjetter/Cuffs from my book “To Rette En Vrang. Designstrikk” knitted in Pelsullgarn by Anette Toft. The yarn is an excellent substitute for Mostly Merino Light Sportweight, used when I knitted the first pair because it has the same feel – without containing mohair – and even more lustre. Here is Anette’s fabulous result and photo.

So that you can compare I wanted to show you the photograph from the book. Dancer Cristiane Sa is modelling the large cuffs, inspired by Yamamoto’s even larger cuffs, see below. I am afraid there is a mistake in pattern and I apologise; do check my Norwegian book page; the chart shows only the beginning of the round and not the repeat. Mostly Merino Light-Sport is made of 77% merino/fine wool and 23% mohair, 55g/2 oz, 228m/250 yds while Pelsullgarn/Furwoolyarn is 100% Norwegian Furwool, 100 g/3.5 oz, 260m/284 yds both  use a 3mm/US 2.5 or 3.5mm/US 4 knitting needle. Even though the yarn is heavier – it does not contain mohair even though it feels and looks like it does – Pelsullgarn actually knits to the same tension/guage so it can used as a replacement even though you need a larger amount of it.

Photograph: Kim Müller

I know it has been a long wait for some of you, but it is now available online from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, here is the link ull.no. I have more in my stash and I think you are beginning to understand how excited I am to design a garment in this magnificent colour – not an easy choice since I loved all 12 colours! I will keep you posted on my progress!

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12 Responses to More on My Newest Favourite Yarn – Pelsullgarn

  1. Tracy A. says:

    The cuffs are absolutely gorgeous! I am a big fan of the color that you have chosen your next project in – I’m eager to see the finished product!

  2. Connie H says:

    Fantastic color choice Linda. Reminds me of the sea and beach glass.
    Am sure your next project will be wonderful too….bet you can hardly wait to get started. Love how this yarn shows off the stitch work!

  3. Janieb says:

    This could be dangerous, that is one of my favourite colours!

  4. skb says:

    Hifa har ei slik garnpakke med assorterte farger på tilbod no… løp og kjøp 😉

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