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joanshawl Spinning loves knitting

This is the latest thing off my knitting needles … and spinning wheel. The pattern is Drachenfels, available in the shop via Ravelry, and is a very simple knit that can be modified to suit your whim. I made it through about 12″ of the pattern and then took off down my own path, enjoying changing colors at will, leaning more heavily on one than the other to use the available amounts of yarn. The shawl took two balls of black Rauma Tumi (50/50 wool/alpaca) and one of pink, plus about 320 yards of two ply handspun. If you aren’t a spinner, Stonehedge Crazy can be substituted for the handspun. This is a pattern suitable for a beginner, but I must tell you, I enjoyed having an easy knit for a change. Totally enjoyable.

Heritage: Your one stop shop for Shetland and Norwegian yarns!


Our selection of Norwegian yarns has expanded! We now have Tumi, a fingering weight alpaca/wool blend that is scrumptious. It will substitute in patters calling for Finullgarn or Spindrift. It is the yarn specified in the current issue of Interweave Knits for the Endless Rose Cowl (which will be a shop sample very soon).

Did you know that we carry the ENTIRE line of Jamieson’s Spindrift–you will find color cards at the link at the top of this page and you will find one to purchase in the Fair Isle knitting book section. We also have Jamieson’s Ultra Lace and their authentic Shetland cobweb yarn.

We carry Rauma Norwegian yarns for sweater and accessory knitting and for weaving, specifically: Strikkegarn, Finullgarn, Prydvevgarn, Tumi, Mitu and a bit of PT5 Sport and Pandora Cotton. Be sure to visit the pattern and book pages to view patterns straight from Norway in both traditional and modern designs.


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