Ístex, the great wool company here in Iceland, presented six new limited edition colors (the top ones in the list) in their unspun wool for this summer. As soon as I saw the colors, I knew what I wanted to make out of some of them. I love love love colors, and I love working with the unspun wool, it is so alive and fun to work with if you are careful enough not to break it all the time. I had been wanting to make this sweater from the Pickles website (I love it, they have some fantastic free patterns there!). I knew for a long time that I wanted to make it out of the unspun Icelandic wool, but I couldn’t find the right colors as I wanted something bright! So, it all fell together with the limited edition colors. I went the same day as they were sent to shops to buy yarn for my sweater.
It took me about a week to finish it. Super fast and easy and I really, really love it. Have hardly taken it off since I finished it.
Design: Dressy Sweater by Anna & Heidi Pickles
Needles: 4mm and 5mm
Yarn: Plötulopi in 4 different colors and eingirni in black for the bottom, neck and arm openings for strength.