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Monday, March 7, 2011

Icelandic Lace Shawl

Some years ago my boyfriend and I spent a week at the danish island Bornholm. One day we came a cross a small farm where they bred a very old breed of sheep, "spelsau". They also designed and sold knitted items and yarn made from the wool of these sheep, in addition to selling lamb meat and skins. In addition to breeding spelsau, they were breeding the danish horse "knabstruper". It was a beautiful place, and the owner was very friendly, showing us around and telling us all about the sheep and horses. When we left, I had bought a couple of skeins of naturally coloured yarn, one from a white sheep, and one from a brown sheep. I wanted to knit something very special from this yarn. 
Not too long after our return to Norway, I found the perfect project for the yarn: the Icelandic lace shawl. I needed some more colours, so I found a yarn that was similar in thickness and quality.
I was very pleased with the result, and I now have a beautiful shawl to remind me of a wonderful vacation and a great visit to the little farm with the sheep and the horses.
Pattern: Icelandic lace shawl, free download from Knitting daily.
Yarn: naturally coloured yarn from spelsau and Tove from Sandnes garn.
Finished size: 200cm/80" across the top, 80cm/32" long.
Weight: 271grams
Yeela is wondering whats going on. Why is everybody out taking pictures?
 Mira says: I dunno, but I think it's for her blog.

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