Towards the end of last summer postman Eric dropped off a rather large parcel all the way from Iceland. To my delight it contained many gorgeous colourful balls of Einrum yarn, you can imagine my joy!
Designing something using this beautiful yarn had been on my list for a while, now I had no excuse and so I set to work.
A jumper it was going to be, that was obvious from the start. I could see it clearly in my head and before long “Wanderlust” was born.
Wanderlust was inspired by my love of travelling and discovering new places and the jumper is entirely knitted in the round starting with the Yoke and thus travelling around the world. No sewing up at all and finished with an applied I-cord at the neck-line, for which full instructions are given, completes a relaxing knitting experience.
Even if you have never knitted a top-down jumper before, you can easily manage this project, as long as you can knit and purl…you are on your way.
The beautiful Einrum+2 Yarn from Iceland, 80% Icelandic Wool/20% Silk, is simply gorgeous to work with. Warm, yet lofty, with just the right amount of drape and a little sheen, makes garments snug and cosy and will see you right though the cooler months of the year. Equally, this jumper will become your go-to for cooler evenings in the summer.
The pattern comes with full instructions and is available to download in either English or German from the usual places, with all links in the right hand column of this blog.
The Yarn is available from Claudia at Wollsinn, just click on this link HERE
I really hope you like it and I would love to hear your thoughts on this, my very first published garment design.
Wish me luck!