In all his felted glory.
I enjoyed knitting this a lot, and am very pleased with how the Telemark wool performed – it felted nicely. I left off the bi color cording that the pattern includes because I tried out the felted cord/eyelet technique on a small bag I made, and didn’t care for the results. Instead I put two handles on it. The handles were knit in one piece on a size 8 circular — I cast on 200 stitches, knit 8 rows of garter stitch, and then felted the long skinny thing and cut it in half, giving me two 20 inch handles.
This is the first time I have knit stranded color work, and I am very happy with how it came out, and how much I was able to learn from the knitting. I could see a visible improvement in my gauge and stranding across the pattern.
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