Half Norwegian

This black rock is the Nord Kapp!

I am back from a fabulous Knitting Cruise to Norway! The Fjords were amazing, and I really loved the days we spent north of the polar circle, when the sun never set. Unforgettable!

To make sure every participant had a nice knitted souvenir to take back home, I designed “Half Norwegian”: My new shawl featuring a Norwegian Star cut in half – it’s a popular pattern for two-colored-knitting in Norway that started in the little town of Selbu, where it was used to make mittens warmer and prettier. Here, you start from the center with the light color and add the dark parts later on. No stranded knitting involved, almost no casting on or binding off, just increases and decreases. No picking up of stitches either. A very relaxing project – maybe yours for Strickmich! Sommer Camp that starts next week? Pattern is available on Ravelry and in Strickmich! Shop.