Wool Tribe’s Christmas Party!

So excited that Woolly Originals is going to have a pop-up shop at the Wool Tribe’s Christmas Party! This fab event is organised by Jo and Mica of Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and will take place on Saturday 2nd December at 5pm at Akva in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. Tickets are available from Wool Tribe

Other vendors at the event include Ginger Twist Studio, Woollenflower, Cosmic Strings and The Crochet Project. Woolly Originals will be there with a selection of bags, badges and also launching a new design, Heritage Orchard! 

See you there!

Gamaldags Cardigan

This August, whilst I was travelling around the top of Iceland, I visited the wonderful Anna-Fold yarn shop in Akureyri. I wanted to buy some local wool, so purchased enough Isotex Lettlopi to knit a cardigan. I chose a khaki main colour of the Aran weight wool with four complimentary colours for a fair isle yoke.

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On returning home, I decided to use this Icelandic wool to knit a Gamaldags cardigan by Helene Magnússon, known as The Icelandic Knitter.  I worked out my colour scheme on graph paper and then began.


Being a thicker weight than my last knitted cardigan, namely my Shetland 2-ply Cockatoo Brae, this one quickly progressed. Sleeves first, then the main body. Knit in the round as a jumper, it was relatively easy to steek.


Once I had finished sewing in buttons and steek ribbon on the inside, I soaked and blocked the cardi to size. It took three days to dry as it is rather thick! I’m delighted with the finished result, and grateful for the colder weather so that I can wear it!

An Unexpected Parcel

Yesterday, a wonderful parcel arrived from Yorkshire! My friends, Martin and Amal who are currently hiking across the Penines, on holiday from Australia, came across Swaledale Woollens. Knowing my obsession with wool, they bought a selection of wools, carried them to the next post office on their route, and packaged them off to me! So grateful for such a fantastic gift, thank you! 

Just need to decide what to knit with these DK beauties! Any suggestions gratefully accepted.