Monday, September 18, 2017

Haukeli Sweater, Lingonberries & a Hike to Kvalnes

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The forest is full of lingonberries at the momet and I've been picking lots of it. Here in Norway we use ligonberry jam with our meat dinners. A typical norwegian dish is meatcakes with gravy, potatoes, vegetables and lingonbery jam. I guess it's the nodic version of cranberries.

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This is the Haukeli sweater and I think it will be my warm and cosy go to sweater this winter :)


It's knitted top down and I'm starting to like to knit sweaters this way. It's great to be able to try it on and I find it easier to shape the waist and find the right length for both sleeves and body.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Haukeli genser from Kofteboken
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers #9546 Deep Sea and #8011 Aspen. The colours are most true in the photos were I am wearing it.
Needles: 3 mm / US 2.5 for the ribbing, 4 mm / US 6 for the body and the sleeves and 4,5 mm / US 7 for the colour work.
Size: Large
Modifications: I made short rows in the back to get the neckline higher.

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We are having a wonderful fall this year. We've had several days with temperatures around 15 C and no frost yet, so the leaves have had the chance to change colours and stay on the trees and it's so pretty! On Saturday we went hiking to Kvalnes an abandoned place after a big rockslide in 1959 were several people died. Some of the old houses is still there and the view is beautiful. We saw a cople of eagles, picked raspberries and watched tiny fishes in the sea. There are more photos here.

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Looking for fish
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We started walking at the end of the road in the middle of the photo
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The only old house standing. The rest are just ruins.
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Wild raspberries :)

4 comments:

  1. A lovely view there. I've never had ligonberries. Are they only native to Norway? They sound like how many like cranberry jam with their Thanksgiving dinner.

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    1. No, you can find lingonberries all over scandinavia.

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  2. Love the sweater and the socks from previous post! And the berried look scrumptious!

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  3. beautiful sweater and scenery photos!!

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