Monday, 14 May 2012

Nordic Julekuler: "Dovre" 8/55

Hi all :)
Another Norwegian-style woolly ball has recently enlarged my collection of Arne & Carlos' Julekuler - "Dovre" - finished and stuffed last Sunday afternoon. Apparently it's a pattern seen on children's mittens across the cultures.

(Dovre 8/55)

Easy and pretty fast to knit although it involves frequent switching between the colours which is tricky :) I'm happier now as my woolly balls are more spherical than the 1st ones I made since I started to be more careful with stuffing them. A decent amount of springy polyester and neat careful arrangement inside the ball is the key to a correct shape. Getting there! 


I've also tried a bit of yarn bombing using a rose bush in the garden :) It served as a mock-Christmas tree. Can't really wait till I see my julekuler hanging on a real festive Christmas tree.


 And here is what they look like together, finished and ready :)


More Norwegian balls to come soon!
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8 comments:

  1. Those are just too cool. I have made different kinds of Christmas balls, but I have not knitted any. These are so pretty, but I think they would be too hard. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. They're gorgeous.They look so beautiful hanging in the tree.

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  3. I like your yard bombing, you should extend to the whole neighbourhood!

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  4. They're just lovely and look gorgeous on the rose bush. I love the red and white against the green of the garden.

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  5. They look so good and will look really lovely on a Christmas tree. Hope you have a good week.

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  6. Those are so lovely! What a great idea. They will look gorgeous at Christmas.

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  7. I love how you hang them from the tree to photograph. Really nice work.

    LH
    x

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  8. these are great, such a good idea

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