As soon as I came across Snefnug I knew it was going to be pretty special. I have come across similar blends by other companies but have always been disappointed that they always has an element of nylon involved, normally in the chainette core. So I was really excited to find this blend by CaMaRose which is all natural, using cotton at the chainette core.
I decided to knit a little sample for the shop straight away and found that Trine, the founder of CaMaRose has a lovely collection of patterns designed specifically for Snefnug.
The Basic Sweater looked to be the perfect quick knit which I knew would look adorable in the shop. The pattern instructions are pretty basic and it wasn’t the most straight forward pattern to follow. I probably wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner knitter but if you’ve knitted a few things before it shouldn’t be too hard to decipher.
The yarn itself was everything I’d hoped. Living up to its name – Snefnug mean snowflake in Danish – it is light, airy and soft. Using a 6.00 mm needle kept the fabric light but I can imagine it would look really good at a tighter gauge too and would be even fluffier. At this looser gauge the jumper knitted up really quickly.