Icelandic knitting

In my quest to better myself as a knitter, I attended two workshops by the awesome Ragga Eíriksdottír, organized by my favorite local yarn store. On Fridaynight I learned all sorts of techniques to make the perfect mitten (not yet finished, so no pictures for you there), and all Sunday I spent making a little hooded cardigan in the traditional Icelandic way.

Knited mini hoodie

And knitting the traditional Icelandic way means: knitting in the round and then cutting your garment. Yes. CUTTING. Also known as steeking. Very, very scary indeed, but awesome once done succesfully!

Knitted mini hoodieI’m a very happy girl now: I learned so much, challenged myself, and am dying to learn even more. Now I’ve made this cute little mini hoodie (which just fits one of The Little One’s stuffed toys), I want to make a grownup version so I can actually wear it myself!

 

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