|Sarah Lund in THE sweater of the season|
Which I promptly did at Strikkeboden on our first afternoon in town. They had the exact sweater all knit up in the window, so I knew I had come to the right place. I just asked the proprietor for enough wool for a sweater in my size, and she threw in the pattern (in Danish) for free. Fortunately, if google translate doesn't make any sense of it I can ask the Danish lady who works at my yarn shop for help with the instructions. The wool, Ístex Létt-Lopi, cost a little over £30 for 8 balls, and was the only reasonably priced thing we bought in Copenhagen.
|Me gloating over my cheap yarn and enjoying a very expensive Carlsberg|
Other than the Lopi, which is from Iceland, Strikkeboden seemed to carry a lot of French yarn and Noro. Since I wanted to find yarns I hadn't seen elsewhere, I moved on to Uldstedet just around the corner. I was very tempted by their kits, particularly the Hanne Falkenberg designs, but they didn't have any of the projects I wanted in the right colour or size, so I turned to the Isegar yarn (appropriately, a Danish company). Turns out Marianne Isager makes both yarn and pattern books, and conveniently I had bought her book of Japanese Inspired Knits several years ago and never gotten around to making any of the projects. Here was my opportunity to finally crack open one of my unused knitting books, so I bought four skeins of Isager Strik Tvinni in burnt orange shades to make the maple leaves cardigan.
The last shop I visited was Wilferts, which carries their own line of yarn. Lots of lovely stuff, but unfortunately by this time I had far exceeded my original yarn budget, so I could only afford a few skeins. I went with the Lisboa, a bulky wool with wonderful depth and shine. It complements some Manos Wool Classica I have in Poseidon, which I'm thinking of knitting into fingerless mitts or arm warmers. And then maybe a chunky fair isle hat from the Lisboa.
So, it looks like I have my Fall knitting already all planned out. Now to just get going on my Spring and Summer knitting!