Donau. A short cardi in handspun yarn

Yesterday I finished this:

Tone in "Donau".

Tone in “Donau”.

This is my sweet daughter Tone modelling “Donau”, my new handspun cardigan.

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From behind. I like the way the colors flow..

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She is a size XS, and the cardigan fits her perfectly! It’s now up to me to calculate the stitch and row numbers for other sizes (S, M, L and XL), and to write the pattern for the webshop.It is a very simple construction, so that won’t be a too much of a problem, I’m sure. I guess I’ll need to test knit at least one of the larger sizes, just to be sure that I’m not completely off track, and to get a feeling of the amount of yarn that is to be used for the larger sizes..

It is knitted in welt-pattern using a needle size 6 mm (US size 10), so it was a quick knit. Nice, for a change..

The yarn for Donau is the result of a monthly challenge that is going on over on Ravelry, in the Danish Spinner’s Group.
The theme this month was “An der Schönen blauen Donau” (On the Blue Danube), and I was immeditately inspired to haul down five differne colourways from the shelves: Cougar, Icarus, Rhodos, Glittertind and Sailor. Here they are:

Colors: Sailor, Glittertind, Rhodos, Icarus and Cougar

Colors: Sailor, Glittertind, Rhodos, Icarus and Cougar

I combined the colous to make 10 different skeins, bulky singles yarn. It was a quick spin, and very enjoyable!

Bulky singles for "Donau"

Bulky singles for “Donau”

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